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Kimberly Hurley

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

Huge Expectations for Hyundai’s Kona EV

Most people imagine a Toyota Prius when they think of an “eco-friendly vehicle” but the history of electric cars actually spans back to the...
TIME

TIME Magazine and Ally Financial to Honor 2019 Dealer of the Year Nominees

Jorg Stratmann of TIME and Doug Timmerman of Ally Financial have announced the 51 nominees for the 2019 TIME Dealer of the Year award...
digital

How Digital Technology Can Improve Dealership Experiences

It is necessary for every business in every industry to invest in digital advances and upgrades in order to stay afloat these days. The...
used vehicle

Used Vehicle’s Value Grow for the Third Straight Month

For the third month straight, used vehicle values have gone up and managed to set a new record, according to Manheim. Increasing by 0.14...
car selling

Cars.com Has a New Sales Approach: “Tinder for Cars”

Cars.com has decided it’s time to take a new approach in regard to car selling, and it’s an interesting one. By using “swipe” methods like...
Tesla

AutoNation’s CEO Mike Jackson: There Will Be a “Day of Reckoning” for Tesla

Just a few days after Bloomberg published an article quoting Tesla’s Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk as saying, “We’ve gone from production hell to...
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....
youtube

How To Sell More Cars With YouTube

The potential of the internet to sell cars cannot be understated. It is rapidly becoming the place that shoppers go before coming on a...
secure

How to Improve Employee Retention and Productivity

As a manager, two of your chief concerns are productivity and employee retention. The first boosts your company's revenue. The second reduces the chances...
datavideo

How automotiveMastermind is Helping Dealers Find the Highest Quality Leads in the Shortest Amount...

On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome Joe Kacala, Chief Product Officer at automotiveMastermind, a dealership data mining and marketing company. Joe is here...
texting

Why Are Service Departments Still Not Texting?

Technology has become so advanced. Most technology is designed to improve communication and make us more efficient, but technology is really just a means...
Howard Hakesvideo

Howard Hakes Reflects on a Successful Year as 2019’s AIADA Chairman

2019 was certainly a busy year for Washington with tariff threats, industry disruptors, and historic trade agreements. And the folks over at AIADA have...

Utilizing Modern Technology in Auto Retail

On this week's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis talks about why you should take advantage of modern technology and utilize services such as...

Current Trends and Challenges in Fixed-Ops

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, CBT's Jim Fitzpatrick talks to fixed-ops expert, and regular CBT contributor, John Fairchild of Fairchild Automotive Solutions....

Hydrate Your Mind

Have you ever been dehydrated? It can negatively affect your entire body. The same thing can happen to your mind if you don't feed...

Being Transparent During the Deal Proposal

On this week's episode of On the Mark, Mark Tewart urges you not to manipulate or hide any information from the customer during the...