Manheim’s Used Vehicle Index: How Your Dealership Can Profit from Current Opportunities – Zo Rahim, Industry Insights at Cox Automotive

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Following Manheim's release of the latest edition of the Used Vehicle Value Index, Zo Rahim joins CBT News to discuss current defining factors of the auto industry. As the Manager of Economics and Industry Insights at Cox Automotive, Rahim says that there is still...

April Car Sales: As New Vehicle Prices Rise, Consumers Continue to Trend Toward Used Vehicles, But For How Long? – Karl Brauer, KBB

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April Car Sales: As New Vehicle Affordability Issues Persist, Consumers Continue to Trend Toward Used Vehicles, But For How Long? - Karl Brauer, Autotrader & KBB While U.S. auto sales softened this past April, and many customers continued to flock to used car lots...

How Dealerships Can Adapt to Changes in Consumer Demand – Brian Finkelmeyer, vAuto

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Auto sales were reported down for most manufacturers in the month of April and the Federal Reserve decided to keep interest rates where they are for the foreseeable future. So what does this mean for consumer demand at your dealership? We recently caught up...

April’s Auto Sales: Upswing in Luxury Vehicle Demand

March was deceptively positive. The month had a slightly stronger showing than analysts originally predicted. While most automakers floundered, the month ended with a SAAR of 17.45 million units. The story of April is likely to be less favorable. Cox Analysts are predicting a one...

Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist at Cox Automotive Discusses Q1 Sales and the State of Automotive Retail

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First quarter sales data has recently been released for the auto retail industry, and there are several trends that indicate some headwinds and tailwinds for the rest of the year. Here to talk in-depth about what dealers can expect from the Q1 sales is...

Dealers Turn to CPO Vehicles as High Prices and Interest Rates Push Sales Down – Karl Brauer, Autotrader & KBB

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The first quarter of the fiscal year is officially over, and there are a lot of numbers and trends to break down. Here to talk to us more about March’s earnings is Karl Brauer, executive publisher for AutoTrader and Kelley Blue Book. Karl shares...

Consumer Confidence Remains High Despite Sluggish First Quarter Numbers – Patrick Manzi, NADA Senior Economist

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Q1 in the auto retail industry has come to an end and there has been a lot of speculation as to what the numbers will look like. Well, here to give us an in-depth analysis of 2019’s first quarter auto sales is Patrick Manzi,...

Trump Budget Aims to End Electric Vehicle Tax Credits

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Slipped in amongst other budget saving measures in the 150-page 2020 fiscal year budget proposed by the Trump Administration was “Repeal the qualified plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit.” According to the data provided in the proposal, if tax credits for electric vehicles (EV)...

Auto Industry Hits Some Headwinds in February with 2.8% Decrease in Sales – Karl Brauer, Autotrader & KBB

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Top auto industry analysts have cited rising interest rates, import tariff costs, and cold weather as some of the reasons for February’s slow down in new vehicle sales. Here to talk to us more about February’s numbers is Karl Brauer, executive publisher for AutoTrader...

Trump Administration Puts Chinese Tariffs on Hold

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Back in September of 2018, Paul A. Eisenstein of NBC News reported that U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to implement tariffs automobiles and auto parts imported from China would potentially cause the loss of over 700,000 jobs as well as a significant drop in...

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The Importance of a Dealership’s Unique Digital Retailing Process – Drew Tutton & Tim...

Today on CBTNews.com - Wednesday, July 17th, 2019: The Importance of a Dealership's Unique Digital Retailing Process -  Tim Cox, CarNow & Drew Tutton, Ed...
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Using Facebook as a Branding Tool

 TV and radio bring a lot of awareness to dealerships locally. However, it can be really expensive. Brian suggests using Facebook to promote local...
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How to Evaluate The Value of Your Third-Party Classified Partner

Do auto dealers need third-party classified marketplaces? Brian Pasch discusses how you can evaluate the value of your third-party classified partner on today's episode...
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6 Strategies to Manage Conflict and Improve Working Relationships

Conflict among people is a tale as old as time. Much like any other business collective, automotive retailers can become gossip factories or feel...

How to Evaluate The Value of Your Third-Party Classified Partner

Do auto dealers need third-party classified marketplaces? Brian Pasch discusses how you can evaluate the value of your third-party classified partner on today's episode...

What Does Digital Retailing Have To Do With F&I?

On this week's episode of F&I Today Becky Chernek talks about digital retailing and what it has to do with F&I. Why should you...

The Power of Consistency

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis & Associates talks about the value and the power of consistency....