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...

Should Ford stick to doing what it does best?

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Ford CEO Mark Fields has one worry about autonomous vehicles: that growing pressure for companies to bring self-driving cars to the market in five years could cause a car being released "before it’s ready and then there’s an event." Speaking to Business Insider in an...

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Auto Deals Want Congress to Reconsider Tax The American International Auto Dealers Association (AIADA) and the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) joined the Border Adjustability Tax Coalition in sending a letter to Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX), chairman of the House Ways and Means committee.  While expressing support for...

Cody Lusk president of the AIADA speaks with CBT’s Jim Fitzpatrick about the proposed Border Adjustment Tax, Trump administration’s impact on the car business, Tesla’s business model and his...

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Jim Fitzpatrick, CEO of CBT Automotive Network interviewed Cody Lusk, President of the AIADA this week and they discussed the impact a Trump presidency will have on the import auto business, the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT) , Tesla business model of selling new...

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Car Sales will Stabilize in 2017 Steven Szakaly, chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association, predicts sales of 17.1 million new cars and light trucks in 2017. “We are headed toward a stable market for U.S. auto sales, not a growing market,” Szakaly said. “The...

Auto Nation takes car shopping to new heights

Auto Nation takes car shopping to new heights With car shoppers more savvy then ever, the dealer model is being turned on its head. The traditional car-buying experience of going to three or four dealerships, kicking tires and getting wined and dined by a series of...

New JD Power study about vehicle technology training

New JD Power study about vehicle technology training Dealers play a vital role in whether car buyers use the latest in-vehicle technology, even if the customers know it’s in their new purchases. So says Kristin Kolodge, J.D. Power’s director-driver interaction and HMI research. The firm today...

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How to Deal With a Best Price Shopper

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Week In Review: Cody Lusk & Chairman Howard Hakes of AIADA Talk Tariffs, Trends,...

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Top Tools to Use to Make Sure Your Dealership Has the Necessary Technology

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Going the Extra Mile and Following Up

 How far are you willing to go when it comes to following up? Cory explains how to go the extra mile, in an effort...

How to Deal With a Best Price Shopper

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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...

Accountability and What It Is Worth to Your Business

Your culture, what’s that worth? Team morale, momentum, your brand, the customer experience, the team member experience, your own credibility as a leader. You...