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Cadillac Live Digital Showroom Debuts Across the United States

By Mia Bevacqua  Consumers can now explore the Cadillac lineup from the comfort of their own home.  A new digital showroom, called Cadillac Live, launched...

Hyundai and Kia Dealers See Double-digit Sales Growth in November

By Mia Bevacqua If you have SUVs – they will come. At least that’s how it seems. Retails sales are up at both Hyundai and its subsidiary, Kia, thanks in part to the release of...

What’s the Lifetime Value of an Auto Buyer’s Customer Relationship?

Of all the things you do in a dealership on a daily basis, creating a value proposition for customers may not be high on the list. Many dealerships still look at customers as a...

NHTSA Recalls 1.4 Million More Vehicles for Takata Air Bags

By Mia Bevacqua  The Takata airbag saga isn’t over yet. Since 2014, more than 41.6 million vehicles from 19 different automakers have been affected by Takata airbag recalls. And now, dealerships are likely to see...

Auto/Mate DMS Offers Integration with Automated Dealer Kiosk Provider

Tracey E. Schelmetic Auto/Mate, which provides module-based DMS solutions for fixed ops, variable ops, accounting, report and sales, has added another module for express service kiosks. The Albany-based company recently announced that its DMS customers...

Ally Financial Finds Nearly 70% of Americans Would Buy a Used...

By Mia Bevacqua These days, the average price of a new car is over $37,000, compared to just over $20,000 for a used car. With such a discrepancy, it comes as no surprise more and...

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Ally Financial Finds Nearly 70% of Americans Would Buy a Used Car

By Mia Bevacqua These days, the average price of a new car is over $37,000, compared to just over $20,000 for a used car. With...

myKaarma Partners with Uber to Offer Ridesharing Loaner Vehicles

Tracey E. Schelmetic In recent years, the fact that BMW has narrowly outsold other luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Lexus has been partly chalked...

Honda Dealership Sells Cars for $1 On Black Friday

By Mia Bevacqua In Kenosha, WI, the best Black Friday deals weren’t at the shopping mall this year. Instead, they were at the local Honda...

It’s Time to Pay More Attention to Service Marketing

Many dealerships today are continuing to market to a business and profitability model that lies in the past. Research from NADA has found that...

AutoNation Sells One of the Largest Nissan Dealerships to HGreg.com

By Mia Bevacqua Canadian automotive retailer, HGreg.com, now owns one of the largest Nissan dealerships in the United States. The store was bought from AutoNation...

Study Finds Dealers Are Doing a Poor Job of Web Site Personalization

Tracey E. Schelmetic Are car dealers trying to market and sell according to “antiquated notions” about how consumers shop for and buy vehicles? Yes, according...

November Auto Sales Expected To Increase 4% From Last Month

By Mia Bevacqua  Cox Automotive just released its sales forecast for November. And it should instill holiday cheer in auto dealers across the country. Although...

Understory to Offer Unique Hail Damage Policy Based on Weather Radar

Tracey E. Schelmetic While most auto dealers have seen the costs of insurance rise precipitously in recent years, one group has seen their costs go...

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