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...

Dealership Performance Ratings Battle Continues to Rage

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One year ago, a New York dealership won a ruling against GM’s use of ratings. Today, the fight against unfair performance ratings is growing even stronger. The landmark Beck Chevrolet v General Motors case in New York was the first of its kind to rule...

Self-Driving Car Legislation in the Works, Could Be Unveiled this Month

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Republicans are expected to unveil detailed bills later this week to support development of self-driving cars. Included in the soon-to-be-proposed legislation are regulations that prevent states from implementing their own restrictive laws on autonomous testing and development as well as modifying current rules that...

Mired in Regulation. Vital Information about Compliance

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When it comes to compliance, significant attention has been paid to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). And while this is all well and good, the fact is, there are several other federal, state and local agencies that regulate the retail automotive industry. While...

Three ways the Florida dealership protection law benefits local dealers

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On June 26, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law that not only has a large impact on protections for dealers against manufacturers in Florida but could also have larger effects on other states. The bill was passed unanimously by the Senate...

Is your store compliant with this new Used-Car Rule?

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In November 2016, the Federal Trade Commission introduced changes to its Used Car Rule that affect auto dealers selling used vehicles. If your business belongs to this group, it’s important that you are well acquainted with the new rules. That’s how you can ensure you...

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How Zeigler Automotive Group Continues to Expand Successfully into Larger Markets – Aaron Zeigler...

Today on CBTNews.com - Thursday, July 18th, 2019: How Zeigler Automotive Group Continues to Expand Successfully into Larger Markets - Aaron Zeigler We welcome Aaron Zeigler,...
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What Customers Actually Want in the Waiting Room

Wait time is a perceptual thing. Depending on many factors, time can either stretch or contract. When creating your dealership’s waiting room, you want...
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The Importance of Stopping the Clock

Thinks like meeting the customer at the salesperson's desk, or simply shaking their hand, can be essential to your process. On today's Tip of...
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Creating a Business Development Culture

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks about why you should create a business development culture at all levels throughout...

Creating a Business Development Culture

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks about why you should create a business development culture at all levels throughout...

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...