May’s Higher Than Expected SAAR May Not Be An Indication For the Remainder of 2019 – Karl Brauer, Cox Automotive

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 May, typically one of the best sales months of the year, posted a SAAR of 17.4M, well above the 16.9 million that was forecasted and up from 17.26 million in 2018. May’s performance usually tells us how the rest of the year will play...

April Car Sales: As New Vehicle Prices Rise, Consumers Continue to Trend Toward Used Vehicles, But For How Long? – Karl Brauer, KBB

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April Car Sales: As New Vehicle Affordability Issues Persist, Consumers Continue to Trend Toward Used Vehicles, But For How Long? - Karl Brauer, Autotrader & KBB While U.S. auto sales softened this past April, and many customers continued to flock to used car lots...

April’s Auto Sales: Upswing in Luxury Vehicle Demand

March was deceptively positive. The month had a slightly stronger showing than analysts originally predicted. While most automakers floundered, the month ended with a SAAR of 17.45 million units. The story of April is likely to be less favorable. Cox Analysts are predicting a one...

Dealers Turn to CPO Vehicles as High Prices and Interest Rates Push Sales Down – Karl Brauer, Autotrader & KBB

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The first quarter of the fiscal year is officially over, and there are a lot of numbers and trends to break down. Here to talk to us more about March’s earnings is Karl Brauer, executive publisher for AutoTrader and Kelley Blue Book. Karl shares...

January Sales Numbers Defy Automotive Industry Expectations – Karl Brauer, Autotrader & KBB

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Despite winter storms and a long government shutdown, January sales numbers ended up better than most people expected. We explored these findings further with Karl Brauer, executive publisher for AutoTrader and Kelley Blue Book. Karl shared his insight about this month’s winners, losers, and...

July Sales Numbers with Jeremy Acevedo, Edmunds.com

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CBT News' own Jim Fitzpatrick talks with Jeremy Acevedo of Edmunds.com to get the overview for July's Sales Numbers. Jeremy explains that sales were down slightly for the month of July with about 4% year over year and sales coming in around 1.36 for a SAAR of...

June’s Cautious Optimism: Auto Sales are Up, But for How Long?

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Click here, to see June Sales Totals for 2019 Talk about hitting it right on the nose. June’s overall auto sales came in at analyst’s expectations. Edmunds projected an overall increase of 3.4 percent, with the actual being 3.1 percent. A week earlier before the...

Automotive Sales Totals for February 2018

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CBT News Anchor Joe Gumm reports on U.S. automotive sales totals for the month of February 2018 at dealerships around the U.S. The seasonally adjusted, annualized sales rate (SAAR) for the month was 17 million, according to Jessica Caldwell (Director of Industry Analysis with Edmunds). WINNERS For...

Automotive Sales Totals for January 2018

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CBT News Anchor Joe Gumm reports on U.S. automotive sales totals for the month of January 2018 at dealerships around the U.S. The (SAAR) seasonally adjusted, annualized sales rate for the month was 17.2. WINNERS For our winners, we start off with Toyota.  The company’s namesake brand...

Automotive Sales Totals for November 2017

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CBT News Anchor Joe Gumm reports on U.S. automotive sales totals for the month of November 2017 at dealerships around the U.S. The seasonally adjusted, annualized sales rate for the month was 17.4 according to WardsAuto. Trends that influenced the month   When we spoke to Jessica Caldwell (Senior...

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....