Cox Automotive Makes Bold Move with Subscription Services

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CBT Automotive is speaking today with Cox Automotive members: Joe George, President of Mobility Solutions, David Liniado, VP of New Growth and Development, and Vince Zappa, President of Clutch Technologies to discuss the future of the automotive industry, and find out what consumers really...

The Age of Disruption: Five Automotive Industry Trends Dealers Should Begin to Prepare For

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In today’s world, the automotive industry is far from business as usual. A lot has happened in the past few years to make the task of selling cars a lot different than it used to be. Much like the world of music sales, food...

Mike Maroone on Culture, Employee Retention, and Trends in Fixed-Ops (Part 2)

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We’re back with, Mike Maroone, for the second installment of his interview with CBT Automotive where we discuss a number of topics including employee turnover and retention. Why your dealership’s service drive is a profit center. What to do to develop a higher gross...

Used Vehicle Prices are Steady and Strong: Here’s Why…

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Used-vehicle sales typically spike in spring and taper off throughout the rest of the year. With the start of school and the end of summer, new-vehicle summer sales drives are winding down and August sales volumes typically start to wane. This is not the...

Auto Subscriptions Hit Red Tape

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Car subscriptions are one of the hottest trends automakers are currently jumping on, but red tape might prove to be a significant stumbling block for many going forward. Subscription programs like Volvo’s Care and Cadillac’s Book are making it easier for people to have...

Is There a Lack of Enthusiasm for Autonomous Vehicles?

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From Isaac Asimov’s short story Sally to the famous Batmobile, autonomous vehicles have captured the imaginations of many since the invention of the car. The idea of cars driving us where we need to go without the need of human intervention is a futuristic...

Tariffs or Technology: What Will Have the Biggest Impact on Retail Auto? – Steve Finlay

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Steve Finlay, Editor of WardsAuto joins Jim Fitzpatrick in a great discussion about the current effect import tariffs and technology are having on the retail auto industry. Both seen to disrupt the industry in many ways, although the latter has already made an impact. Steve believes we...

Is Tesla Losing Its Key Marketing Strategy? What Does That Mean For Traditional Dealers?

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In a recent mystery shopper survey conducted by the firm Pied Piper, Tesla was ranked dead last in how helpful their salespeople were. 34 dealers were evaluated on several factors including whether salespeople asked about the intended vehicle use, whether they described why their...

Auto Industry Relieved after Tariff Truce With EU

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The U.S. Automotive Industry breathed a collective sigh of relief late Wednesday after news that Donald Trump had decided to ease moving forward in a major trade war with the European Union. In a joint press conference at the White House Rose Garden, Trump and...

Wes Lutz, NADA: Discusses the Future of FCA Under New Leadership

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Wes Lutz, 2018 NADA Chairman and Dodge-Chrylser-Jeep Dealer, joins the network to discuss the future of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) after the unexpected passing of CEO Marchionne and new leadership. The FCA brand over the last few years has climbed it’s way to the top...

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Make This a Transformational Day

Do what you can to make everyone and everything around you better. Rob Shallenberger is inviting you to make today a transformational day on...
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Week in Review: Creative Revenue Streams You May Want to Consider at Your Dealership...

CBT News Week In Review for Friday, October 12th, 2018: How to Build a Successful Service BDC Model and Increase Sales - Sarah Vantine, Scott...
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Are You Using Menu Selling for Compliance?

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek asks the question, "Are you using menu selling for compliance?" and goes over other ways...
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Are OEM Recalls Effecting Overall Dealership Sales?

Last week the Center for Auto Saftey (CAS) published a demand for a recall of faulty KIA and Hyundai vehicles. Their demand is due...

Make This a Transformational Day

Do what you can to make everyone and everything around you better. Rob Shallenberger is inviting you to make today a transformational day on...

Are You Using Menu Selling for Compliance?

On this week's episode of F&I Today, Becky Chernek asks the question, "Are you using menu selling for compliance?" and goes over other ways...

Competitive Analysis

 Many times you can't see the picture behind the frame. We often get caught up in our own dealership bubble and can't see past...