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Kimberly Hurley

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Kimberly is a seasoned investigational journalist for CBT Automotive Network.
tariffs

Trump Administration Suspends Mexico Tariffs Indefinitely

Last week, experts in many industries were quite stressed out over President Donald Trump’s plan to implement tariffs on Mexico if the country did...
FCA and Renault

Uncertainty Looms as FCA and Renault Withdraw Merger Plans

You would probably be justified in calling the failed merger between Italy’s Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA) and France’s Renault “eye-opening.” FCA has announced it...
Mexico

Mexico Becomes the Latest Country to Come Under U.S. Tariff Threat

This week, President Donald Trump has shifted his focus from looming tariffs on China to prospective tariffs on Mexico. Instead of tweeting or speaking...
company culture

Creating a Stellar Company Culture in Your Dealership

Your company culture affects both employees and customers in an undeniable way. As Thomas Davenport of Towers Watson Consulting stated, “workplace culture is to...
price

Customers Say “No More Haggling” When it Comes to Price

If you talked to everyone who came into a traditional dealership and asked if they were dreading a specific aspect of the car-buying process,...
EV market

Interesting Players in the Race to Dominate the EV Industry

It’s no surprise that electric vehicles (EVs) have become increasingly popular within the past decade. They are appealing to consumers because they can save...
tariff

Escalating Tariff Threats Still Loom Over U.S.-China Trade Deal

Last week, President Donald Trump fulfilled his promise of raising tariffs on China from 10% to 25% on about $200 billion of Chinese goods....
tariffs

Trump Threatens 25% Hike on Tariffs for China

Just two months after deciding to hold off on implementing tariffs on China, the Trump administration has announced plans to place them on $200...
Tesla

Tesla Scrambles to Raise Funds with Bond and Stock Sale

Days after announcing massive losses for the previous quarter, Tesla has now announced plans to raise about $2.3 billion in new capital to increase...
young people

Gen Z Less Eager to Start Driving

Most adults remember the time when getting a driver’s license meant freedom. Many can recall whining at their parents to take them driving so...
F&I

5 Unethical F&I Practices That Could Sink Your Dealership

It’s no secret that F&I departments have suffered (and sometimes still do) from a bad reputation. Probably the worst in the entire dealership…sleazy, fast-talking...
tariffs

New Developments in the On-Going Auto Tariffs Saga

For the last several months, the Trump administration has pushed towards wide-scale tariffs on many imports. The White House sees these measures as part...
inventory managementvideo

Fast Talk: Brian Finkelmeyer and Patrick Janes Take a Look at the Nuances of...

In this segment of Fast Talk, vAuto's Brian Finkelmeyer and Patrick Janes discuss the challenges dealers face when it comes to inventory management; both...
social media

How Social Media Influencers Are Changing the Auto Industry

As consumer attention fragments among the various pulls of modern-day media, companies are turning to unconventional sources to move their products front and center....
auction volumevideo

Inventory and Auction Volume: The Latest from J.D. Power’s Larry Dixon

On today's edition of CBT News, we speak to Larry Dixon, Senior Director of valuation services at J.D. Power. Larry gives us an update...

A House Divided Will Not Stand

"A house divided will not stand." Make sure your heart and mind are in the same place when you come in today. Jonathan Dawson...

Adjusting Your Language for the Customer

On this week's episode of On the Mark, Mark Tewart talks about the power of language and how it can both help and hurt...

Accountability in Dealership Management

On this week's episode of Kain & Company, David Kain goes over the role of managers and how critical it is to be held...

Marketing and Sales Attribution

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about the latest updates in marketing and sales attribution as well as strategies...