California Dealer Association Asks Volvo to Suspend Subscription Service

The start for vehicle subscriptions has been bumpy. Cadillac has indefinitely suspended its BOOK vehicle subscription service. According to the Wall Street Journal, the...

Analysts Speculate That After GM Workforce Cuts, Ford Is Next

Last week, GM announced that it plans to lay off about 15 percent of its workforce, or 14,000 people in total, and shutter five...

Do Car Buyers Really Want Larger Vehicles?

With the announcement of the closure of five plants by GM this week, it was hard to miss that the plants chosen for shutdown...

Car Subscriptions at the Auto Dealership: Worth a Try?

Consumers won’t stop buying and leasing cars anytime soon. But could auto dealers find a revenue opportunity in new mobility models, such as car...

Flexible Factories Give Japanese Automakers an Edge

It’s a trend that shows up in the monthly sales figures: Americans have a taste for trucks, SUVs and crossovers, and they’ve lost their...

A Perfect Storm of Economic Factors Raises the Appeal of Vehicle Leasing

Car buyers are nervous for a variety of reasons. Rising interest rates, stagnant inflation-adjusted wages despite low levels of unemployment, and rising vehicle costs...

October Vehicle Sales Numbers Bring Mixed News

Once again, sales news is somewhat mixed for the month, depending on vehicle category. October vehicle sales numbers in the U.S. came in at...

The Great Recession Blamed for Scarcity of “Mid-Life” Used Cars

The rise in interest rates, the higher sticker costs thanks to tariffs and the scarcity of good deals on loans have all lead to...

Edmunds Predicting Modest Vehicle Sales Decreases in October

It’s autumn, and the weather is getting cooler. Analysts are predicting that so too will auto sales. While the finalized October numbers won’t be...

Cow Enters Car Dealership; Causes $2,000 in Damage

Car dealers are used to all sorts entering the showroom to have a look around, but a Mazda dealership in Scotland recently had a...

FCA Outsells Ford in September for the First Time in 11 Years

While it may still be the nation’s number three auto maker, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) outsold Ford Motor Company in September for the first...

Customer Demand for Premium Vehicle Audio Systems Remains High

While drivers are busy expanding their infotainment infrastructure in their vehicles – communications, connections with home systems, navigation, driver assistance, virtual assistant consultations and...

Septembers Auto Sales Numbers Expected to Be Misleading

Will September be a good month for U.S. auto sales? Nobody’s certain yet, but analysts are guessing that there will be modest declines. A...

American SUVs Fare Well on Top 10 List of Vehicles to Reach 200k Miles

While vehicles that last seemingly forever may not be a dealership’s best friend, it certainly is a good selling point for those customers who...

Analysts Estimate Auto Damage from Florence Will Tighten Used Vehicle Supplies

When the floodwaters finally recede from Hurricane Florence, survivors will be left to clear the mud and debris. Under the floodwaters, they’re likely to...

Zero Percent Financing Deals “Going the Way of the Dodo”

Zero percent financing deals, once a staple at many car dealerships and a favorite of new car buyers hoping to save some cash, are...

Central Ohio Dealerships Join Electrified Dealer Program

In the past, it seems like auto dealers were acting as a barrier to, rather than a promoter of, electric and hybrid vehicles. A...

Anemic August Automotive Sales May Be the Beginning of a Slump

While automotive sales for the month of August in the U.S. don’t look bad on paper – they’re up 2.4 percent overall compared to...

Do You Have a Succession Plan in Place for Your Dealership?

By Dave Cantin, CEO and Founder, The Dave Cantin Group Unless you’re a poet or a heavy metal musician, chances are good that you don’t...

Are Trade Conflicts Putting the Brakes on New Auto Sales?

Thanks to worldwide jitters over U.S. trade policies, the growth of new light-vehicle sales is slowing down in global markets for the first time...

Volvo Names Head of South Carolina Technician Training Center

It’s no secret that the lack of qualified vehicle technicians and mechanics has become a serious problem for many auto dealerships. Various solutions have...

Dealerships Finding High Turnover Among Millennial Car Sales Staff

“You can’t find good staff nowadays.” It may be an old joke, but it’s one that many auto dealerships are feeling nowadays. In the dealership...

Consumer Sentiment on Vehicle Purchases Hits Record Low, According to Survey

While interest rates, unemployment rates and other hard economic numbers have a great deal to do with the pace of car buying, there’s another,...

Ford Will Reduce Its Vehicle Platform Count to Five

At a recent conference in New York City, product development executive Hau Thai-Tang announced that Ford Motor Company will be shrinking its portfolio of...

Delaware Tech Creates First Diesel Mechanic Training Program in Region

In some parts of the country today, the need for qualified service mechanics is becoming so urgent that car dealers are partnering with the...

Ease of Communications Tops Dealers’ Wish List for Relationships with Lenders

What do you value most about your relationship with lending partners? Is it their finance offerings? Their reputation? Their application processes? If you’re like...

Study Finds Higher Fuel Costs Don’t Lead Consumers to Buy Smaller Vehicles

It’s a prediction that even experienced economists make the mistake of putting forth: as gas prices rise, consumers will turn to smaller, more fuel-efficient...

The Top 10 Vehicles Buyers Keep the Longest

What cars do buyers keep the longest? As a dealer, you may have your own ideas. Year after year, you may hear anecdotes from...

Vehicles with Titles Are Twice as Likely to Sell

Today, about 35 percent of all vehicles at auction are sold without the physical presence of a title, according to research conducted by Manheim Auction.  When...

Raving Fans Versus Blood Enemies: Dealerships Provoke the Most Polarized Yelp Reviews

A recent analysis of data from Yelp, one of the largest forums for online reviews, found that reviews of automobile dealerships are more polarized...