CADA’s Tim Jackson Weighs in On Rivian’s Bid to Sell Directly to Consumers

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There has been a battle brewing for the past couple of weeks in Colorado between EV startup Rivian and the state’s franchise dealers. Legislators from both parties proposed an amendment that would allow automakers to sell electric vehicles directly to consumers. On today’s show,...

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...

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Staying Successful in the Showroom During COVID-19

On this week's episode of the Saturday Morning Sales Meeting, David Lewis talks about selling cars during the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the...
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Industry Veteran Chip Perry Named CEO of A2Z Sync

DENVER, July 10, 2020 -- A2Z Sync, a software and dealer-services company that enables dealers to modernize and transform the car-buying experience by re-organizing their stores...
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Ira Wolfe on Why Dealers Can’t Go Back to Business as Usual

"An Obituary for Normal", is how Ira Wolfe, founder and President of Success Performance Solutions, satirically introduces his thoughts about the state of 'normal'...
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Summer Sales Forecast for Auto Retail – Charlie Chesbrough, Cox Automotive

Cautious optimism is the sentiment many dealers are feeling as the auto retail industry settles into Q3. After strong showings for sales, considering the...

Staying Successful in the Showroom During COVID-19

On this week's episode of the Saturday Morning Sales Meeting, David Lewis talks about selling cars during the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the...

What Do Dealerships and Bank Conversions Have to Do With TikTok?

Recently, a video by TikTok user Molly Baxter shared a shady business practice perpetrated by a few F&I managers that received thousands of views....

Why Dealers Should Concentrate on Experience, Not Price

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host David Kain is joined by his colleague Steve Purdy, the client success director for Kain Automotive....