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Kimberly Hurley

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

Four Unique Vehicle Design Trends

Automotive technology is always changing rapidly to adapt to new inventions that will make driving easier and more enjoyable. From electric vehicles to bluetooth...
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...
automotive

Are Automotive Technicians Ready for a Self-Driving, Electrified Future?

In the past, all someone needed was a set of wrenches and a little aptitude to become a mechanic. With zero formal education, backyard...
conferences

Why Dealers Should Send Their Employees to These 6 Upcoming Automotive Conferences

Auto dealerships are always looking for new strategies that will help them keep up with (or pass) their competition. Many individuals think of conferences...

Improving the Point of Sale Presentation

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with guest host Michael Roppo, President of Automotive Management Resources, to discuss improving...

Having the Willingness to Win

The retail auto industry can often times feel like a race. Sometimes we're racing against coworkers or the competition, while other times we're racing...

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...