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Inside Automotive 

Don Hall, Inside AutomotiveVADA President Don Hall talks EVs and warranty service: ‘We can work this out’
Don Hall, president and CEO of the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association, is one of the industry’s most recognized thought leaders, often leading the charge to solve problems affecting retailers and manufacturers. On this episode of Inside Automotive, host Jim Fitzpatrick sits down with Hall to discuss several issues facing the car business today and the movements to prepare for the challenges ahead. Watch the full segment here

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Tesla shareholders write open letter to board and Musk
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On April 21, shareholders penned an open letter to Tesla’s board of directors, criticizing CEO Elon Musk and urging company leaders to focus their attention on solving several issues “jeopardizing [the company’s] long-term value.” The letter arrives at a time of declining share values and increasing controversy, much of which is centered on Musk’s leadership. Read More

California EVsThe California Energy Commission says The Golden State hit its previously designed EV sales target of 1.5 million EVs two years ahead of its anticipated 2025 goal. Thanks to the significant popularity of E.V.s in California, it may not come as a surprise, but California is one of many U.S. states with booming E.V. sales. Read More

Chevrolet trucks, Silverado recallGeneral Motors is recalling over 40,000 Chevrolet trucks after discovering a potential fire hazard in certain models. The recall affects 40,428 Silverado pickups built between 2019 and 2023, specifically the 6500HD, 5500HD and 4500HD models. Read More

Lloyd ReussLloyd Reuss, a former president of General Motors, devoted his retirement to civic causes and died on April 21, 2023, at 86. Reuss began his 36 career at GM after serving two years in the U.S. Army as a first lieutenant of engineers. At GM, Reuss was chief engineer at both Buick and Chevrolet. He was appointed general manager of Buick in 1980 and led the brand to an all-time sales record in 1983. Read More

For Dealers 

Multi-point inspections: Bridging the gap between vehicle owners and technicians
The multi-point inspection process, which has been around for over 100 years, has one central purpose: to sell additional maintenance services. Period. Granted, there are many secondary reasons to do an MPI, such as vehicle safety and satisfying OEM mandates – but the main reason is to sell service. Read More

6 of the best automotive marketing strategies to drive more car sales
The digital landscape has changed the dealership world significantly over the last 15 years – and even more significantly over the last three. Being both available online as a “Digital Dealer” and looking good to a prospective client is more important than ever before to get customers in the door. We’ll discuss a few of the best things you can start working on right away to enhance the digital presence of your dealership. Read More

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Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell
Jaelyn Campbell is a staff writer/reporter for CBT News. She is a recent honors cum laude graduate with a BFA in Mass Media from Valdosta State University. Jaelyn is an enthusiastic creator with more than four years of experience in corporate communications, editing, broadcasting, and writing. Her articles in The Spectator, her hometown newspaper, changed how people perceive virtual reality. She connects her readers to the facts while providing them a voice to understand the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the digital world.

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