How the Integration Between Lyft and Xtime Can Benefit Your Dealership – Matt Schwartz, Sr. Director of Strategy for Cox Automotive

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Cox Automotive just announced plans to integrate Lyft’s ride-sharing service with their service experience platform, Xtime. This partnership will elevate an area of business becoming increasingly important to dealers as service revenue now accounts for 49 percent of dealership profits, according to NADA researchers. Here to...

Hyundai’s 5-year, 40 Billion Dollar Plan

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This week, Hyundai Motor announced that it’s planning on allocating 45 trillion won ($40 billion USD) within the next five years to make significant technological advances, which includes about 20 trillion won ($17.7 billion USD) to research and development and 14 trillion won ($12.4...

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...

AutoNation Appoints New CEO: Carl Liebert

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AutoNation announced on that CEO Mike Jackson, 70, will be stepping down on March 11, and turning over the reins of the nation’s largest auto group to Carl Liebert, 53. Mike Jackson has been the CEO, Chairman and President of AutoNation for 20 years. Jackson...

CarMax’s Potentially Revolutionary Service: Home Delivery

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Car buying began in the late 1800’s and has gradually been evolving since then. Mark Rikess of WardsAuto noted that car buying can be quite an unlikeable experience due to all of the interpersonal back-and-forth with salespeople and their managers that has been going...

Brian Benstock on What it Takes to Drive an Award-Winning Dealership

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Coming off of a record-breaking 2018, Paragon Automotive became the highest volume dealer to take home the Precision Team Award for Acura and the President's Award Elite for Honda. We recently spoke with Brian Benstock, partner GM and vice president of Paragon Honda and Paragon...

What’s Going on With Trump and Tariffs

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President Trump’s race to make America’s economy great again pretty much stalled from the word “go” largely thanks to the Commander in Chief’s own trade policy. From the beginning of his 2016 campaign, Trump made it clear that he planned on putting America first...

General Motors is Transforming Itself to Reflect a Transforming Industry

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When it comes to foresight, General Motors is proving itself to be a leading Seer of Automotives. In a year when other Titans of the industry saw losses, the company came out ahead, and are projected to grow stronger, largely in part to some...

Commerce Department Set to Release Report Regarding Imported Autos and National Security

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After a long wait, the U.S. Department of Commerce is set to release its report regarding the national security status of automotive imports. Throughout his presidency, Donald Trump has stuck to his statements that the automotive industry is one of the industries hit the...

Cox Automotive’s Brian Moody Names the 10 Best CPO Cars for 2019

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As we approach the halfway mark of the 1st quarter for this fiscal year, vehicle affordability continues to be a hot button issue. Which means now is a good time for dealers to start showing off their certified pre-owned cars to customers. On today’s...

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How to Deal With a Best Price Shopper

Most car buyers come into the dealership with the fear that they will be pressured into buying something that's not really what they want....
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Week In Review: Cody Lusk & Chairman Howard Hakes of AIADA Talk Tariffs, Trends,...

CBT News Week In Review for Friday, March 22nd, 2019: Evaluating Your Dealership's Marketing Team and Advertising Spend (Part 2) - Glenn Pasch, CEO of...
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Top Tools to Use to Make Sure Your Dealership Has the Necessary Technology

Most consumers today are savvy enough to check their credit scores before they even walk into the dealership. Knowing their score lets them have...
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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

Most car buyers come into the dealership with the fear that they will be pressured into buying something that's not really what they want....

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...