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Kimberly Hurley

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

EU Auto Tariff Threats Causing a Firestorm of Fury

President Donald Trump has certainly shaken up the automotive industry with his proposed 20% tariffs on automobiles assembled in the European Union (EU) if...
Daimler

Daimler Profit Projections Lowered with Escalating Trade Tariffs

Mercedes Benz’s parent company, Daimler, has reported that the escalating trade war between the United States and China is the reason they have cut...
Trump

Trump Pushes for 25% Tariffs On All Foreign Vehicles

In another push for fair trade, President Donald Trump is encouraging his team to “slap 25 percent tariffs on foreign cars” as a part...

Edmunds Used Car Report Outlines Rising Prices

Are you considering buying a used car? A March 21, 2018 analysis from Edmunds reported that used vehicle sales hit a record high in...
interest rates

Rising Loan Amounts and Interest Rates Hurting Auto Sales

A May 28, 2018 St. Louis Fed On the Economy blog reported that the Great Recession of the early 2000’s took a huge toll...
Tariffs

Trump’s Tariffs Have the World on Edge As Trade-War Looms

A BBC News article published on June 1, 2018 reported that the United States is playing a “dangerous game” when it comes to the...
used car

Used Car Sales Not Slowing Down

We’ve all seen at least one CarMax superstore making a large blue and yellow presence on the side of the road somewhere. The giant...
Auto Sales

Expectations for May U.S. Auto Sales: Higher or Lower than Anticipated?

In January of 2018, Neal Boudette of the New York Times began a piece he wrote by stating, “The auto industry’s long-running sales party...
Tesla

Over-Promising and Under-Delivering: Bold Predictions from Tesla

Elon Musk is at it again with his predictions, including a new one that Urvaksh Karkaria of Automotive News has labeled as “audacious.” Musk...
accounting

Dominate Year-End Accounting at Your Dealership

Submitting year-end accounting can be a difficult and time-consuming process for dealers. From completing W-2s and 1099s to processing 1095-Cs, the list of forms...
electric vehicles

Two Standard Oil Companies to Usher in an Age of Electric Vehicles

If you’ve been on the fence about introducing Electric Vehicles (EVs) to your customers, now is the perfect time to get on board. Previously,...
issues

Washington Update: Four Top Issues for Dealers

It is an understatement to say that the Federal Government plays a significant role in how companies conduct business. Regardless of the industry, legislation...
Cadillac

What Cadillac’s Announcement Means for the EV’s in 2019

One of the hottest automotive trends of recent years has been the rise of the Electric Vehicle (EV). With companies like Tesla setting the...
tax season

Your Dealership Could Sell More Cars During Tax Season Than You Would Imagine

Let’s face it: taxes are rarely anyone’s favorite topic. Few people look to tax season with anticipation, with the exception of accountants… and dealerships? That’s...

Finding Your Drive to Succeed

Go to work ready to make a difference for your customers. Don't settle for average. Do you have the drive it takes to succeed...

Slowing Down in the Service Process

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis & Associates talks about how slowing down in the beginning of the...

Kerrigan Report: December Capped Off Another Strong Year for Auto Sales

Thanks so much for joining us today for the Kerrigan Market Update. We’re joined today by Erin Kerrigan, founder and managing director of Kerrigan...

Accountability: Achieving More Clarity by Giving More Feedback

On this week’s episode of Hard Truths with Dave Anderson, Dave continues his conversation about accountability, particularly about clarity. Once you have clarity as a manager,...