AutoNation Promotes Jim Bender to President

Today, AutoNation announced the promotion of their Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Jim Bender, to the position of President. The promotion is effective immediately. Jim Bender will serve as both the President and Chief Operating Officer for AutoNation, the country’s largest dealer...

An Open Letter to Dealers: Honest Perspective Amid the COVID-19 Crisis – Dale Pollak

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Author’s note from Dale Pollak, Executive Vice President, Cox Automotive and Founder, vAuto: We are in a crisis that challenges everyone in the automotive ecosystem. OEMs. Financial institutions. Dealers. Suppliers. We are all in uncharted waters where there are more questions than answers. In...

CDK Global Renews Three-Year, $150,000 Pledge to Support NAMAD With Fueling Careers Scholarship Program

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL -- CDK Global, Inc., a leading retail automotive technology company, today has renewed a three-year pledge that includes $150,000 in scholarship funding for the Fueling Careers Scholarship Program in support of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD). The fourth annual Fueling Careers Scholarship Program is...

Hugh Hathcock and Family Announce ReconVelocity Dealer Relief Program to Bolster Vehicle Sales and Service

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DESTIN, FL - ReconVelocity today announced a Dealer Relief Program that includes 90-days of free software, training, and support services to existing and new customers, including its new ReconMatch and VelocityValet software solutions. ReconVelocity enables dealers to streamline used vehicle reconditioning, leading to increased...

Cox Automotive Retail Solutions COVID-19 Assistance Program

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March 21, 2020 Dear Clients: Speaking with many of you over the last week, we have been working through personalized plans to support your individual needs. These conversations made it clear we needed to come back to you with more. In response, we are launching the Cox Automotive...

Sonic Automotive, Inc. to Locate Regional Headquarters in Gwinnett Co., Create 130 Jobs

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Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Sonic Automotive, Inc., (NYSE:SAH), a Fortune 500 Company and one of the largest retailers of new and pre-owned vehicles in the United States, will locate a dealership and regional headquarters for EchoPark Automotive in Duluth,...

Sonic Automotive Selects ReconVelocity for Install Across Nationwide Dealerships

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DESTIN, FL (February 12, 2020) – ReconVelocity, the auto industry’s leading reconditioning software solution that enables dealers to be retail-ready faster, announced today it has been selected by Sonic Automotive to install its full suite of products across 100 dealerships representing 25 brands. Sonic...

Dealertrack DMS Debuts New, Fully Integrated Solutions to Help Dealers Eliminate Operational Complexity, Capitalize on the Right Processes and Data at NADA 2020

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Draper, UT – January 31, 2020 – Dealertrack DMS, a leading provider of cloud-based technology solutions for car dealerships, will unveil a series of new, fully integrated and user-friendly technology solutions and services at the upcoming National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention in Las Vegas...

EBlock and EDealer Name Jason McClenahan President and Chief Executive Officer

TORONTO, ONTARIO: On the heels of a third consecutive year of triple-digit growth in the Canadian market, EBlock and EDealer announce changes to their leadership team, designed to expand the companies’ footprint while continuing to deliver the ultimate online auction and marketing experiences for...

CBT Automotive Newscast for November 28, 2019 – Happy Thanksgiving!

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Today on CBTNews.com - Thursday, November 28th, 2019: Evaluating Your Dealership's Marketing Team and Advertising Spend - Glenn Pasch, PCG Digital Jim recently caught up with Glenn Pasch, auto marketing expert, and CEO of PCG Digital. They discussed the importance of re-evaluating your dealership's marketing team...
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Brian Pasch on Digital Retailing and the Upcoming Digital Marketing Strategies Conference

If the Coronavirus pandemic has taught dealers one thing, it's that digital retailing is not going anywhere. In fact, industry players like Roadster and Cox...
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Tips to Use Online Auctions to Find Used Car Inventory

Car dealers are in a race against time. The mission: Find the best used car inventory, at the best prices, before the competition does. The challenge:...
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Go Find That Car! The Costly Calamity of Misplaced & Idle Recon Inventory

As much as we hate to admit it, we’ve all lost cars – sometimes for days or longer. A car may have been stolen...
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Tier10’s Scott Rodgers Discusses Dealership Marketing During Socially Turbulent Times

The months of May and June had strong sales numbers across the board for the retail automotive industry, and these results echo the success...
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Hireology CEO Adam Robinson Discusses Major Changes to the Dealership Staffing Model

It’s no secret that the automotive retail industry is going through a period of tremendous change due to the Coronavirus. Dealers have been forced...

Staying Successful in the Showroom During COVID-19

On this week's episode of the Saturday Morning Sales Meeting, David Lewis talks about selling cars during the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the...

What Do Dealerships and Bank Conversions Have to Do With TikTok?

Recently, a video by TikTok user Molly Baxter shared a shady business practice perpetrated by a few F&I managers that received thousands of views....

Why Dealers Should Concentrate on Experience, Not Price

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host David Kain is joined by his colleague Steve Purdy, the client success director for Kain Automotive....

Creating a Frictionless Online Car Buying Experience

There is still a lot unknown about how the Coronavirus will continue to affect American lives, industries, and consumerism. However, dealers can assume that...