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...

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...

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Is Your Dealership Getting Fooled by Vanity Metrics? | 7 Tips For Evaluating Your...

Today on CBTNews.com - Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019: Is Your Dealership Getting Fooled by Vanity Metrics? - Jonathan "JT" Thompson, Force Marketing Despite positive page views...
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7 Tips For Evaluating Your Vendors

Any business owner will tell you that the success of their business depends greatly on both the vendors and suppliers that they choose. While...
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Four Ways to Help Consumers Move Past Anxiety During the Car Buying Process

When you hear accounts of those who have purchased cars or articles that touch on the emotional side of the car buying process, many...
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Getting Out of a Rut

In a rut?  It happens to the best of us. Forget about why you’re in it.  Mark gives you three simple steps to get...

Creating a Marketing Strategy with Cable TV Advertising

On this week's episode of Auto Marketing Now, Brian Pasch talks about how to create a targeted and efficient marketing strategy by utilizing cable...

The Importance of a Dream Team Concept

On today's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek discusses the importance of a Dream Team concept between sales and F&I as well as how you...

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...