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Does Audi’s Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory Actually Work?

We’ve all had those days when it seems like every traffic light that we approach is red. We start to wonder if we have...

Toyota Begins Restructuring of Toyota Motor Credit

Toyota Motor Credit, more commonly known as Toyota Financial Services, is making some changes. The company recently announced that it plans to consolidate 29 dealer sales and services offices, three regional management offices and...

Volvo U.S. CEO Warns Vehicle Dealers Jeff Bezos Is Coming for...

At a National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) event collocated with this week’s New York International Auto Show, Anders Gustafsson, CEO of Volvo Car’s U.S., had a message for car dealers: be willing to accept...

Dealership Employment and Payroll Rose in 2018, According to NADA

While much of the news regarding car sales has been negative or neutral in recent months, there is one bright spot: employment. According to a report released last week by the National Automobile Dealers...

Is Your Dealership Retaining Top Talent?

By Stephanie Licata, M.A., A.C.C. You may wonder why your “best salesperson” left your dealership or why you keep investing in people who don’t stay. There is a critical insight for dealers to retain top...

Analytics Help Combat Dealership Fraud and Embezzlement

Has your dealership been a victim of embezzlement or theft? If you’re like more than half of American auto dealerships, you’ve had some theft, perhaps even by one of your own employees. Nobody likes...

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According to Cox Automotive, phone calls account for 26 percent of car buyers’ initial contacts with auto dealerships, second only to walk-ins (at 49 percent), and those calls can be worth a lot of business.


NHTSA Completes Feasibility Report on Mandatory Tire Identification

In December of 2015, Congress passed the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. One of the mandates of the FAST Act was the creation...

Illinois Bill Aims to Overturn Sunday Auto Sales Ban for the Sixth Time

If Illinois’ Senate Bill 22 becomes law, the state’s auto dealers might find themselves doing something they’ve never had to do before: work on...

FCA Settles Lawsuit by Dealers Pressured to Submit Fake Sales Numbers

More than three years after it arrived in court, an antitrust lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s U.S. unit has come to an end...

New Vehicle Interest Rates to Hit Highest Level in a Decade

The rise in interest rates is squeezing both car buyers, who are finding new vehicles increasingly out of their reach because of high payments,...

DMS Industry Set to Grow Thanks to Technology

Dealer management systems (DMS), which lie at the core of dealership businesses, were once a rather standalone solution. Dealers and sales personnel often had...

Cox’s vAuto Updates Dealer Trade Tool in Conquest Platform

On average, auto dealers are making 22 trades per month. Unfortunately, approximately 17.7 percent of those trades happen at a loss. This is according...

Michigan Secretary of State Shuts Nine Auto Dealerships for Rules Violations

On Thursday of last week, the office of the Michigan’s Secretary of State announced that it had ordered the closure of six auto dealership...

Chrysler Dealers Shuttered During 2009 Bankruptcy To Get Their Day in Court

At the time of its bankruptcy filing in April of 2009, Chrysler had a total of 3,181 authorized dealers in operation. Since just over...


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