Today on CBTNews.com – Tuesday, February 26th, 2019:
How to Revitalize Your Dealership’s Culture to Attract More Female Customers – Jody DeVere, AskPatty.com
In today’s market, women account for 65 percent of all new car, and 53 percent of all used car purchases. Which means, no matter how you look at it, women have incredible buying power and influence on the car industry. Jim Fitzpatrick recently spoke to Jody DeVere, CEO of askpatty.com, and discussed how dealerships can revitalize their brand and culture to attract more female customers. Watch Now
Are You Prepared for the Approaching Service Technician Shortage?
The automotive industry is running toward a problematic shortage. According to information from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2026, the automotive repair industry will need 46,000 more service technicians to meet demand. Currently, the retirement of the last generation of service technicians has left vacancies of 75,000 job openings in any given year. While many have noticed this trend, one automotive group is looking to turn the tide. Read More
Consumer Reports 2019 Vehicle Recommendations
Consumer Reports (CR) has released its 2019 list of recommended vehicles, and Subaru has come out on top. The determination for the annual list is made after testing numerous features of vehicles including acceleration, safety, off-road ability, comfort, space, emissions, and so on. Genesis, Porsche, Audi, and Lexus also made the top five, whereas Fiat, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, and Jeep were among the last five. Read More