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Kimberly Hurley

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

Should The Threat of New Tariffs Worry Auto Retailers?

With President Donald Trump's move to impose new tariffs on car materials from foreign suppliers, there has been a massive amount of pushback from...
Tarrifs

Trump’s Ramping Up On Threats for More Tariffs

Despite the continuing pushback on President Donald Trump’s decisions on trade, an article from the Washington Examiner has reported that the White House is...
fixed operations

Service Department Now Makes Up 49% of Your dealership’s Gross Profit

The automotive industry is always varying, especially as consumer behaviors and the status of the economy continue to shift. The retail market of vehicles...
EchoPark

Sonic Automotive, Inc. Has Modified Plans for EchoPark

Sonic Automotive, Inc. opened its first EchoPark Automotive store in late 2014 and the company now operates seven locations scattered throughout Colorado and Texas....
U.S.-Mexico Agreement

Auto Industry Gains a Slight Sense of Hope After U.S.-Mexico Agreement

After months of fear and apprehension regarding U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff threats against other countries, a White House news release published on Monday...
Peter Welch

NADA President Testifies in Front of Department of Commerce

Subsequent to several automakers and automotive organizations releasing statements regarding President Trump’s tariff plans and implementations, the President of the National Automotive Dealers Association...

Automakers Begin Taking Action After Tariff Implementation

Corporations are already taking action to mitigate potential negative effects of the tit-for-tat tariffs being imposed globally, including automakers in China. This comes after...
Tariffs

Tensions Intensify as Tariffs Take Effect

As promised by both countries, the United States and China have each implemented $34 billion in tariffs on goods. Bloomberg News has now reported...
Tariffs

Automakers Bracing for Potentially ‘Devastating’ Tariff Consequences

In addition to Daimler AG, other automobile makers have now spoken out against President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs. A Bloomberg article published on July...
AutoNation

Mike Jackson, AutoNation CEO: A Trade War will be “Inflationary”

AutoNation’s CEO and Chairman, Mike Jackson, is the latest executive to speak out against President Donald Trump’s proposed tariffs on cars and SUVs being...
car buyers

Six of the Most Innovative Current and Upcoming Connected Car Features

The days of just using your car to get from Point A to Point B are over. Today, cars are not only collections of...
marketing teamvideo

Evaluating Your Dealership’s Marketing Team and Advertising Spend (Part 1) – Glenn Pasch, PCG...

Jim recently caught up with Glenn Pasch, auto marketing expert, and CEO of PCG Digital. They discussed the importance of re-evaluating your dealership's marketing team...
service centers

Servicing the Newest Automotive Technology Increases Profits for Automotive Service Centers

Previously, automotive service centers only had to worry about the basic functions of a vehicle, like engine work, tire changes, and routine maintenance. The...
F&I staff

3 Reasons It’s Still Ok to Call Your F&I Staff ‘Managers’

Titles. Do they matter and if so, do they matter to the person who has the title or the person interacting with them? In dealerships, as...

Auto Loan Interest Rates Continue to Soar

Auto loan interest rates continue to go up, according to a recent Edmunds analysis, with rates reaching their highest in a decade. Looking at...

Stop, Look, and Listen

  On today's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis talks about how you can close more sales and find success by stopping, looking, and listening.

The Reward of Consistent Practice

Nobody gets better on game day. On today's Saturday Morning Sales Meeting, Dave discusses the rewards that come with consistent practice and preparation.

The Power of the First Impression

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis and Associates talks about the meet and greet in the service...

Don’t Take the Bait

Nobody can offend you without your consent. If anybody says or does anything to try and get under your skin, don't give in. On...