vAuto’s Brian Finkelmeyer Discusses Key Challenges and Opportunities on the Horizon for New Car Dealers

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On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome back Brian Finkelmeyer, Senior Director of Conquest for vAuto, an innovative solutions company for your dealership’s new and used vehicle operations. Visit booth #2316C at this year's upcoming NADA Show to hear more from Brain and the...

Assessing 5 Major Auto Retail Trends with Steve Finlay, Editor of WardsAuto

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In years past, a common criticism the auto industry has faced is that it’s stuck in the past or slow to innovate. However, industry professionals on the showroom floor every day know this simply isn’t true. Here to walk us through some of the...

Cox Automotive Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke Discusses Vehicle Affordability, EVs, and Much More

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Year-end sales data has been released for the auto retail industry, and there is a lot to break down. If you want to find out what 2019’s trends could indicate about the headwinds and tailwinds for the rest of this year, then you’ll want...

Howard Hakes Reflects on a Successful Year as 2019’s AIADA Chairman

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2019 was certainly a busy year for Washington with tariff threats, industry disruptors, and historic trade agreements. And the folks over at AIADA have been following these developments closely and measuring the impact they will have on the industry. Recently, we caught up with...

7 Dealership Practices That Preston Auto Group is Focusing on in 2020

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On today’s show, we’re pleased to continue our conversation with Dave Wilson, Chairman of Preston Auto Group, and Tim Wilson, President of iFrog Digital Marketing. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Jim Fitzpatrick: Hello everyone. I'm Jim Fitzpatrick. Thanks so much for joining me on another edition of CBT News....

Best of 2019: Cody Lusk, President & CEO of AIADA Talks Tariffs, Trade, and Tesla

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 It’s never a dull moment in the auto retail industry and so far this summer, there have been a lot of new developments to the stories we’ve been watching closely. To get an expert pulse on these events, we turn to Cody Lusk, President...

Best of 2019: NADA President Peter Welch Discusses Autonomous Vehicles, Ride-Sharing, Tariffs & More

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On today's show, we're so pleased to welcome back Peter Welch, President and CEO of NADA, to the CBT Network. In this segment, Jim and Peter discuss his latest article "Clicks, Bricks and Trust; Why The Dealership Matters To Every Generation," as well as...

Karl Brauer Discusses The Auto Industry’s Defining factors from the Past Decade and Emerging Trends for 2020

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The automotive retail industry has come a long way since 2010, and as we wrap up 2019, we take a look back on the decade’s defining factors and look ahead to its emerging trends. Here to share his insight on the last 10 years,...

Dave Cantin on the Buy-Sell Market, Acquisitions, and Industry Consolidation

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On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome 20-year automotive industry veteran Dave Cantin, CEO of Dave Cantin Group. As part of the Dave Cantin Group, DCG Acquisitions specializes in the automotive buy-sell market, and today, Dave gives us a pulse on how the market...

Takeaways from J.D. Power’s 2019 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index Study

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J.D. Power just released its annual Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study, and once again, Porsche has topped the list in sales satisfaction for a luxury brand. This consecutive win marks the company's fourth title victory in five years. Mercedes Benz and Infinty ranked second...

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Dave Cantin on COVID-19’s Impact on the Auto Industry

The Effect of COVID-19 on the Buy/Sell Market - Dave Cantin, Dave Cantin GroupAs part of our continuing Coronavirus coverage, we’re pleased to welcome...
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DealerPRO Training Launches Online Forum to Remain Focused on Fixed-Ops Today

In week #1 of DealerPRO Training's Fixed-ops Management and Leadership online forum, Dealer Development Manager Kristin Williams, along with dealers and fixed-ops professionals, tackled...
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On CBT News for March 27, 2020: AIADA President Cody Lusk Discusses the Importance...

Today on CBTNews.com - Friday, March 27th, 2020: AIADA President Cody Lusk Discusses the Importance of Classifying Dealerships as 'Essential' On today's show, we welcome back...
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How Dealerships Can Come out of the COVID-19 Scare Stronger Than Before

The globe is facing an unprecedented challenge, and in many ways, auto dealerships are in the front lines. Despite the growing popularity of online...

The Importance of Confirming Appointments

On this week's episode of Kain & Co., David Kain talks about confirming appointments with your ptoential customers in order to move to the...

Are You Presenting Your Menu the Right Way?

On this week's episode of F&I Today, industry expert Becky Chernek explains how consistent product pricing and offering your full F&I menu to all...

Dealing with Competition as a Car Salesperson

As a car salesperson, you face a lot of competition. On this week's episode of Straight Talk, David Lewis talks about dealing with that...