Mexico Becomes the Latest Country to Come Under U.S. Tariff Threat

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This week, President Donald Trump has shifted his focus from looming tariffs on China to prospective tariffs on Mexico. Instead of tweeting or speaking about the possible 25% tariffs on Chinese goods like he has been for several months, Trump has switched gears and...

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...

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Chevrolet GM Shawn Hays on Management Styles, Recruiting Strategies, and Industry Disruptors | 5...

Today on CBTNews.com - Tuesday, November 12th, 2019: Chevrolet GM Shawn Hays on Management Styles, Recruiting Strategies, and Industry Disruptors Jim Fitzpatrick talks to Shawn Hays,...
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Are Automotive Technicians Ready for a Self-Driving, Electrified Future?

In the past, all someone needed was a set of wrenches and a little aptitude to become a mechanic. With zero formal education, backyard...
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5 Unethical F&I Practices That Could Sink Your Dealership

It’s no secret that F&I departments have suffered (and sometimes still do) from a bad reputation. Probably the worst in the entire dealership…sleazy, fast-talking...
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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...

Removing Tension Between Dealers and Buyers

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek talks to Michael Jarman, Co-Founder and CEO of TurboPass. Becky and Mike talk about how...

How to Maximize the Service Appointment Process and Retain More Customers

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with guest host Michael Roppo, President of Automotive Management Resources, to discuss how...

What Separates You from Other Salespeople?

Customers tend to have a similar idea of how car salespeople handle their business. What sets you apart? On this week's episode of Straight...