How to Win the Digital Retailing Game – Joe Chura, Dealer Inspire

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Steve Jordan Joins KAR Global After 7 Years as NIADA President

Earlier this week, industry heavyweight KAR Global announced that auto retail veteran Steve Jordan would...

Prime Automotive CEO Todd Skelton on How Business Has Changed in the Last 6 Months

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Bill Springer on What Consumers Value Most in the Service Department

DriveSure surveyed nearly 2,000 vehicle owners to find out what it takes to retain their...

3 Items a First-Time General Manager Needs to Focus On – Shawn Hays

On today’s show, we welcome back Your Car Guy, Shawn Hays, General Manager at Carter...

4 Disciplines that Create a Standard of Accountability in the Service Drive

In almost every state across the U.S., dealership service departments were considered essential services and...

NADA, NAMAD Officials Open Up About the Lack of Diversity in Automotive

Black representation in the automotive dealer body has been severely lacking for decades. In fact,...

The Weekly Automotive Market Minute for August 12, 2020

Welcome to the Weekly Automotive Market Minute with Bridget Fitzpatrick: This week, new car sales came...

Is it Time to Re-Evaluate Your Dealership’s Recruiting Strategy? – Steve Munyan

With 30 million people unemployed in the United States and thousands of auto industry workers...

Midwest Dealer Jay Feldman Discusses Acquiring 4th Dealership with Actor Mark Wahlberg

Strategic partnerships can create great opportunities for success. For Jay Feldman, CEO of Feldman Automotive,...

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What is the State of Lending During COVID-19 and How Can F&I Adapt?

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There has been a lot of talk and analysis over the last few months about how the car industry has had to adapt to changes in showroom traffic, lower sales, evaporating inventory, and even struggles in the service lane with fewer repairs. The impact of COVID-19 on dealership operations and the bottom line has been far-reaching. F&I has felt the impact as well. Though PVR is actually up on average, there are fewer deliveries and therefore overall fewer deals during...
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Tom Maoli Asserts COVID-19 Created a ‘perfect storm’ for Auto Retail

When dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, serial entrepreneur Tom Maoli says, "the barrier became the blessing." Tom is the President and CEO of Celebrity Motor Cars, LLC, a New Jersey and New York-based auto group that includes several high-line...
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How to Win the Digital Retailing Game – Joe Chura, Dealer Inspire

For many years, digital retailing in the auto industry has largely been on the periphery of the automotive sphere, but thanks to COVID-19, it's now fully coming into focus. The reality is dealers are being forced to do more...
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Steve Jordan Joins KAR Global After 7 Years as NIADA President

Earlier this week, industry heavyweight KAR Global announced that auto retail veteran Steve Jordan would join their ranks this September as their executive vice president of dealer sales. As the former National Independent Automobile Dealers Association president, Steve joins...
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Prime Automotive CEO Todd Skelton on How Business Has Changed in the Last 6...

  Prime Automotive Group was growing tremendously before the COVID-19 outbreak. CEO Todd Skelton was tasked with keeping the momentum up while also managing the impact of the pandemic. Todd joined us to talk about strategies for maintaining a strong...
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Bill Springer on What Consumers Value Most in the Service Department

DriveSure surveyed nearly 2,000 vehicle owners to find out what it takes to retain their service business at car dealerships and Bill Springer, President of DriveSure is here to discuss those findings. The majority of the car owners that...
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3 Items a First-Time General Manager Needs to Focus On – Shawn Hays

On today’s show, we welcome back Your Car Guy, Shawn Hays, General Manager at Carter Myers Colonial Chevrolet in Richmond, Virginia. This is Shawn's first time in the role of general manager and he has been with CMA for...

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Tom Maoli Asserts COVID-19 Created a ‘perfect storm’ for Auto Retail

When dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, serial entrepreneur Tom Maoli says, "the barrier became the blessing." Tom is the President and CEO of Celebrity...

How to Win the Digital Retailing Game – Joe Chura, Dealer...

For many years, digital retailing in the auto industry has largely been on the periphery of the automotive sphere, but thanks to COVID-19, it's...

Steve Jordan Joins KAR Global After 7 Years as NIADA President

Earlier this week, industry heavyweight KAR Global announced that auto retail veteran Steve Jordan would join their ranks this September as their executive vice...

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Bill Springer on What Consumers Value Most in the Service Department

DriveSure surveyed nearly 2,000 vehicle owners to find out what it takes to retain their...

4 Disciplines that Create a Standard of Accountability in the Service Drive

In almost every state across the U.S., dealership service departments were considered essential services and...

Is Cost or Affordability the Reason for Declined Service Repairs?

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Keeping Your Service Drive Packed in a World of Social Distancing

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Service Opportunities as Average American Fleet Age Nearing 12 Years

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Staff Shortages Continue Delaying Inventories

OEMs have started the process of resuming operations at plants as they were pre-pandemic. While many employees have returned, most factories are still lacking key personnel. This creates extremely difficult challenges for automakers as they try to keep up...
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Tips for Retaining Customers Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted businesses and consumers in a way most people would have never expected. Businesses of all forms are having to cut budgets, lay off employees, and...
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4 Ways to Shift Momentum in this Uncertain Environment

This morning as I watch the wave’s crash and rest upon the sandy shoreline, it occurred to me that the waves have momentum. Sometimes, they appear as flat smooth ripples and sometimes they appear to be large and unruly....
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Dealer Marketing Choices During COVID are Learning Lessons

August 4, 2020, CHICAGO Ill. — LotLinx, the auto industry’s leading VIN Demand Platform™, announced today, on average, paid search spend per vehicle has increased, not decreased, since the COVID-19 outbreak. Immediately following the pandemic outbreak, SEM spend across the...

Tesla’s Stock Soars After Its Historic Split

Investors' most common complaint with Tesla’s stock has been expensive share prices. However, that’s all about to change. The electric automaker announced late Tuesday that they are planning to split stocks 5-for-1 to make them more affordable for investors....
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Consumer Price Index Grows in July, Especially in Automotive

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced on Wednesday that the Consumer Price Index for July 2020 rose by 0.6 percent including seasonal adjustment. Consumer Price Index, or CPI, is the measure that examines the weighted average of...

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