Will EV Production Match Consumer Demand?

electric vehicle
Innovative automaker Tesla continues to dominate America’s headlines, exploring new markets for electric vehicles and reshaping the discussion of mobility in the coming age. The company is hurting for money and signs aren’t clear that consumers are really ready to flip the switch and...

Vehicle Leasing: Then and Now

leasing
Though it started promising, the end of the new millennium's first decade was a recession that the nation is only beginning to claw out of. The auto industry was one of many that had to rebuild from record lows, and while things were starting...

Auto Retail’s Big Trends and Takeaways from the First Half of 2019

We are only six months into 2019, and there are already significant trends and takeaways for automotive industry analysts and dealers to dig into. Since last year’s gradual sales slowdown, many have wondered how 2019 would shape up. Expectedly, the answer is not as...

Data Indicates Leasing is at an All Time High: What This Trend Means for Your Dealership – Matt DeLorenzo, Kelley Blue Book

leasingvideo
According to the most recent industry data, vehicle leases accounted for 34% of all new car retail sales in March 2019, making it the highest rate ever. This sounds like good news for dealers, but what are the larger implications for the auto retail...

What’s New with Car Subscriptions? Expansions, Pilot Programs, and More

car subscriptions
We live in a world where subscriptions have become the norm. Whether we pay a monthly fee to access thousands of shows and movies, or to receive meal kits right at our door, we overwhelmingly enjoy the convenience of non-committal subscriptions. Consequently, the numbers...

What May’s Auto Sales Performance Could Indicate for the Rest of 2019

auto sales
According to Thomas King, Senior Vice President of the Data and Analytics Division at J.D. Power, May typically reveals the auto sales trajectory for the rest of the year, “May is one of the highest volume months of the year, and its performance typically...

Charlie Chesbrough on Memorial Day Sales Results, Q2 Predictions, and Other Industry Trends – Cox Automotive

industryvideo
 While it’s important to monitor year-over-year trends in the retail auto industry, it is arguably more important to focus on where the industry is headed. Here to give us an overview of this year’s numbers so far and what we can expect for Q2...

10 of the Coolest Cars Under $20,000 for 2019 from Kelley Blue Book

Kelley Blue Book
There are some cool cars getting on the road this year, and by cool we mean fun, techy, versatile and affordable. Those are the criteria Kelley Blue Book used to identify the coolest cars of 2019. Their top ten list looked at vehicles priced...

What Can We Expect From Used Car Sales in Q2? Jonathan Banks from J.D. Power Provides Insight

video
The used car market has had its fair share of turns and changing trends so far in 2019 and Jonathon Banks, Vice President and General Manager for Vehicle Valuations at J.D. Power, suspects that this won't be the end of the surprises 2019 has in...

Manheim’s Used Vehicle Index: How Your Dealership Can Profit from Current Opportunities – Zo Rahim, Industry Insights at Cox Automotive

video
Following Manheim's release of the latest edition of the Used Vehicle Value Index, Zo Rahim joins CBT News to discuss current defining factors of the auto industry. As the Manager of Economics and Industry Insights at Cox Automotive, Rahim says that there is still...

HEADLINES

newscastvideo

The Importance of a Dealership’s Unique Digital Retailing Process – Drew Tutton & Tim...

Today on CBTNews.com - Wednesday, July 17th, 2019: The Importance of a Dealership's Unique Digital Retailing Process -  Tim Cox, CarNow & Drew Tutton, Ed...
Facebookvideo

Using Facebook as a Branding Tool

 TV and radio bring a lot of awareness to dealerships locally. However, it can be really expensive. Brian suggests using Facebook to promote local...
third-party classifiedvideo

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...
conflict

6 Strategies to Manage Conflict and Improve Working Relationships

Conflict among people is a tale as old as time. Much like any other business collective, automotive retailers can become gossip factories or feel...

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...

The Power of Consistency

On this week's episode of the Weekly Tune-Up, Almog Veig of David Lewis & Associates talks about the value and the power of consistency....