From Then to Now: Everything You Need to Know about the CAFE Standards

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In 1975, the United States took measures to improve the fuel economy of most vehicles by implementing the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards. Congress recognized the need for regulations after the oil embargo of 1973 and therefore established these within the Energy Policy...

Four Reasons Why Manufacturers Need to Re-Evaluate Mandated Renovations

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In 2012, a San Diego Tribune article revealed that auto dealers in the region of Escondido spent $10 million to $12 million on dealership renovations and expansions. While city officials were happy for the seeming boost in auto sales due to these renovations, industry...

Automakers Make Their Pleas to Trump Regarding CAFE Fuel Regulations

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According to the Alliance to Save Energy, the implementation of the Corporate Average Fuel Efficiency (CAFE) standards in the 1970’s has continued to create “a better environment and increased energy security.” The standards have been tweaked a little periodically throughout the years, but things...

The Harmonization of Autonomous Vehicle Regulation and the 2019 DC Auto Show

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We are in the midst of a self-driving vehicle revolution. While the Elon Musk’s of the world eagerly work toward making autonomous driving a reality, others like President Donald Trump would rather pass on utilizing the new technology. “Yeah that’s cool but I would never...

Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards

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Back in 1973, the energy crisis struck fear into many Americans, including members of Congress. The oil embargo was highly to blame, as the disagreement between the U.S. and other countries had strained relationships and stifled supply. Although the embargo lasted less...

EPA Rolls Back Car and Truck Standards with Complicated Implications

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On April 2, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took steps to reverse Obama-Era rules that were touted as the most aggressive action taken by any government to combat climate change. The debate over these changes has been raging since they were approved, but...

Max Zanan: Why compliance is more important than ever now

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  With all the talk about margins shrinking from new car sales, your dealership should be focusing strongly on compliance this year. "It can certainly add up," says Max Zanan, Founder of Total Dealer Compliance and author of the book Perfect Dealership.

NADA and Grassroots Efforts Lead to Senate Tax Bill Amendment

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The government regulation process is forever fluid and unpredictable, but auto dealers caught a break with the Senate’s new tax reform bill. On December 2, 2017, the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Job Act. The purpose of this act, compared to current law,...

Why signing bonuses are not enough for keeping service employees

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Sometimes dealers have pain points. Sometimes dealers take those pain points to their dealer associations. Dealer associations can help figure out how to improve those pain points, or do absolutely nothing. When it comes to recruiting, hiring, and keeping employees for service, Nevada is...

Two big mistakes you might be making when it comes to compliance

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A New York dealership was fined almost $300,000 for various deceptive tactics against customers. One may think that this would scare most dealers into straightening up their act, but surprisingly not. Hear why Jason Reaves, President of Wayne Reaves Software, says that some dealerships...

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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...
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Middle and Upper-Class Car Buyers Spending Actively

The second-quarter car sales reports tell a story that few care to recall. The pandemic response sent more than 45 million Americans into 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....

Creating a Frictionless Online Car Buying Experience

There is still a lot unknown about how the Coronavirus will continue to affect American lives, industries, and consumerism. However, dealers can assume that...