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...

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...

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CBT Automotive Newscast for January 28, 2020

Today on CBTNews.com - Tuesday, January 28th, 2020: Cox Automotive Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke Discusses Vehicle Affordability, EVs, and Much More Year-end sales data has been...
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Use the Trade-In to Make the Sales Process Quicker and Easier

There is a lot of talk today about speeding up the sales process. Even with all the improvements the automotive industry has seen over...
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Help Your F&I Office Perform Consistently with These Key Strategies

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek, President of Chernek Consulting, discusses the importance of performing well in the dealership on a...
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Confused About Vendor Speak?

 Are you confused about vendor speak? Are your vendors using language your team can understand? If they’re not, Glenn Pasch has a few suggestions....

Help Your F&I Office Perform Consistently with These Key Strategies

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek, President of Chernek Consulting, discusses the importance of performing well in the dealership on a...

Utilizing Modern Technology in Auto Retail

On this week's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis talks about why you should take advantage of modern technology and utilize services such as...

Current Trends and Challenges in Fixed-Ops

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, CBT's Jim Fitzpatrick talks to fixed-ops expert, and regular CBT contributor, John Fairchild of Fairchild Automotive Solutions....