How Dealers can Better Engage with their Local Legislators – Don Hall, President of VADA

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On today’s show, we welcome back Don Hall, President and CEO of VADA, the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association. In this segment, Don and Jim discuss some things that today’s dealer needs to consider in this era of electronic communications, how dealers should engage with...

How to Keep Your Dealership Compliant When Selling Voluntary Protection Products – Charlie Gilchrist & Paul Metrey, NADA

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Recently, the National Automobile Dealers Association launched a new initiative called the Voluntary Protection Products: A Model Dealership Policy. This policy aims to proactively help NADA members maintain a process to sell voluntary protection products that is compliant with federal regulations. To find out...

Larry Dorfman on Why He is Handing Over the Reins of EasyCare to Finbarr O’Neill

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 CBT News is pleased to welcome back Larry Dorfman, Founder of EasyCare, and Finbarr O'Neill, Chairman and CEO, to discuss some of the changes that will be occuring to the leadership of EasyCare. Larry and Finbarr sit down with CBT's Jim Fitzpatrick in order...

CADA President Tim Jackson on the State of EV Legislation, Trump Tariffs, and Summer Sales

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Tesla is perhaps the most well known direct to consumer vehicle manufacturer in the US. But now other major manufacturers are looking to sell their EVs without third-party dealerships as well. Colorado is one of the few states currently trying to pass legislation to...

Cody Lusk & Chairman Howard Hakes of AIADA Talk Tariffs, Trends, and the Future of the Retail Auto Industry

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On today's special edition of CBT News, we're happy to have Cody Lusk, President and CEO of the AIADA and the newly installed 2019 chairman, Howard Hakes. Cody and Howard discuss challenges facing the auto retail industry, including tariffs, consumer confidence, and trade. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Jim...

How Retail Auto Needs to Change in Order to Attract Top Tier Talent – Don Hall, VADA

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Every dealer knows there are ways in which the auto industry needs to change in order to attract talented employees, especially women. On today’s show, we check out Jim’s recent interview with Don Hall, president and CEO of the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association. In addition to...

President of CADA Tim Jackson on Fuel Efficiency Standards, Warranty Reimbursement, and the Innovative Dealer Summit

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There’s been a lot on the agenda for dealer associations to contend with so far this year. On today’s show, we take a look at Jim’s recent conversation with Tim Jackson, president, and CEO of the Colorado Automobile Dealers Association. They discuss Colorado’s fight...

Rhett Ricart, NADA Vice Chairman-Elect on the Future of the Car Business, Tariffs, and the 2019 NADA Show

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As we gear up for the annual NADA show in San Francisco at the end of this month, we’re pleased to welcome Rhett Ricart, Vice Chairman-Elect. Rhett is also President and CEO of Ricart Automotive and today, he speaks with Jim Fitzpatrick about his...

New Vehicle Sales Continue Upward Climb in Northern Ohio

From the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association (GCADA) Cleveland, OH (August 3, 2017) –  While many regions across the United States are reporting softer new vehicle sales this year, Northern Ohio continued to be a bright spot for many brands. Across Northern Ohio, total new vehicle...

OEM: Automaker executive quits business to help make “moonshine”

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BMW, Mobileye in deal to collect map data for self-driving cars -  Israel's Mobileye and German automaker BMW said on Tuesday they signed an agreement to install Mobileye's data generation technology in BMW cars starting with 2018 models. The deal to crowdsource real-time data...

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John Fitzpatrick Provides a Weekly Marketing Update for Dealers

As part of our continuing coverage of the Coronavirus, we’re pleased to welcome back President and CEO of Force Marketing, John Fitzpatrick. In this segment,...
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Kevin Tynan, Bloomberg Senior Automotive Analyst, Shares His Industry Insight

As part of our continuing coverage of the Coronavirus, we’re pleased to welcome Kevin Tynan, Senior Automotive Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. In this segment, Kevin...
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On CBT News for April 9, 2020: McGeorge Toyota of Richmond, VA Doing the...

Today on CBTNews.com - Thursday, April 9th, 2020: McGeorge Toyota of Richmond, VA Doing the Right Thing with Employees, Customers and First Responders - Bob...
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What Dealers Can Do Where Sales Aren’t Permitted

At the end of March, the New York State Automobile Dealers Association (NYSADA) announced that dealers could once again sell, as long as they...

Selling Your Customer’s Story to the Bank

Some dealerships like to cut corners in order to get a customer approved by the lender. On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky...

March Kerrigan Report: How will COVID-19 Affect Dealership Earnings for the...

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Jim Fitzpatrick and Erin Kerrigan, Founder and Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors. In this segment, Erin...

The Importance of Confirming Appointments

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks about confirming appointments with your ptoential customers in order to move to the...
Coronavirus Coverage Central

CBT Automotive Network is providing up-to-date coverage on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on auto dealers, automakers, and dealership personnel