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The automotive retailing industry must come together and disrupt to improve the auto finance processes—for all stakeholders.

From the fax machine to the future: auto finance disruption’s time...

Does anyone remember the last time there was major ‘disruption’ in communications between auto finance lenders and auto dealers? If not, let me refresh...
Recruiting for fixed operations is not a one-time effort. Building a talent pipeline ensures that you have a steady stream of top talent.

How dealerships can win the talent war in fixed operations

In an industry as challenging and complex as fixed operations, attracting and retaining top-tier talent is not just a goal—it's a necessity. The landscape...
Group 1 owns and runs 200 car dealerships, 262 franchises, and 43 collision centers in the U.S. and the U.K.

Group 1 acquires 2 high-volume Lexus stores in California

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Group 1 Automotive, one of the nation's largest and top-selling automotive retailers, announced the acquisition of Newport Lexus and Tustin Lexus from Wilson Automotive. The...
Experts expect vehicle affordability to remain a problem in 2024. Check out my conversation with Lotlinx CEO Len Short to find out why.

2024 auto industry steers through vehicle affordability, inventory roadblocks

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As the automotive retail industry settles into 2024, there's cautious optimism about returning to 'near-normal' vehicle inventory levels. This is a welcome change from...
Used car dealers have implemented new strategies to source inventory and keep sales high in the post-pandemic economy.

Rethinking used car management in a post-COVID economy — Josh Callahan...

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Facing fluctuating supply chains, shifts in consumer preferences and normalizing trends, used car dealers have implemented new strategies to source inventory and keep sales...
Beyond the realm of vehicle sales, service departments can harness the power of text blast marketing for additional revenue opportunities.

Revving up engagement: how text message marketing puts dealerships in the...

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In 2024, the world of dealership marketing is witnessing a significant shift. Traditional methods like email marketing are becoming less effective, paving the way...
Today, we explore why relying solely on the owner's manual for preventative maintenance guidance might not ensure the longevity of your car.

Beyond the manual: why additional preventative maintenance is key for longevity...

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If you google the average age of a car on the road in America today you will find it's an astounding 12.5 years and...
We’ll explore some emerging trends within the automotive industry that make some dealers wonder if it’s worth advertising on TV anymore. 

Trends in automotive TV advertising—still worth it for dealers?

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Television advertisements are a big deal for car manufacturers. Minding our language, and depending on who you ask, it might be fair to say...
Explore the seismic shift in the auto sales landscape as luxury vehicles become increasingly reserved for the top income earners.

The high-income club’s grip on auto sales

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The auto sales landscape is undergoing a seismic shift. In April of last year, CBS Detroit reported that Jonathan Smoke, chief economist at Cox Automotive,...
During the 2024 NADA Show, anchor Jim Fitzpatrick spoke with Steve Greenfield, the Co-founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures.

Live Replay NADA Show 2024: Steve Greenfield | Automotive Ventures

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During the 2024 NADA Show, anchor Jim Fitzpatrick spoke with Steve Greenfield, the Co-founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures and host of the Future of...