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...

Inventory and Auction Volume: The Latest from J.D. Power’s Larry Dixon

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On today's edition of CBT News, we speak to Larry Dixon, Senior Director of valuation services at J.D. Power. Larry gives us an update on inventory and auction volume as we settle into Q4, and overall trend predictions of used cars for the next...

Fast Talk: Brian Finkelmeyer and Patrick Janes Take a Look at the Nuances of Inventory Management

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In this segment of Fast Talk, vAuto's Brian Finkelmeyer and Patrick Janes discuss the challenges dealers face when it comes to inventory management; both new and used. To take a deep dive into this topic, the pair also welcome Jonathan Self, Founder of Stratiga...

Three Trends that Will Continue to Shape the Future of the Automotive Industry for the Next Decade

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Have you ever felt that the automotive industry is changing before your eyes? Things that were only a concept ten years ago are becoming commonplace today. This situation can be good and bad. We as humans are creatures of habit, and it can be...

Fast Talk: Brian Finkelmeyer and Patrick Janes Discuss Navigating the Robust Used-Car Market and Growing Your Dealership

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 In this segment of Fast Talk, vAuto's Brian Finkelmeyer and Patrick Janes discuss the challenges dealers face as rising pressure of expenses coupled with the diminishing grosses, continue to compress margins. Brian and Patrick advise dealers on how to navigate our currently robust used-car...

What Dealerships Need to Know About Complying with CBD and Marijuana Laws

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It's important to preface any discussion regarding drugs by recommending dealerships speak with a knowledgeable attorney who understands the nuances of the subject. The laws governing marijuana are rapidly changing as cases are decided in various locations. The advice here is a guide to...

What Dealers Can Learn From Auto Retail Disruptors Like Carvana and Amazon – Zach Klempf, Selly Automotive

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Thank you so much for joining us on another edition of CBT News. Today, we're pleased to welcome back Zach Klempf, founder and CEO of Selly Automotive, to discuss the latest trends and disruptors in the auto retail industry. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Jim Fitzpatrick: I know that...

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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....