COVID-19 Update: How the $2 Trillion of The CARES Act Gets Allocated

By Desiree Homer The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act has been signed, unleashing $2 trillion in funding across various individual, business, and...

COVID-19 Update: Dealers Forced to Embraced Digital Commerce, Maybe for Good

By Desiree Homer The numbers are coming in, and it’s no secret that dealers nationwide have been forced to limit or halt their in-person engagements...

COVID-19 Update: Dealership Vendors Are Waiving Fees

By Desiree Homer In our current, ‘everyone has to do their part,’ market, we’re seeing reports of various companies switching gears to contribute to an...

Dealer News Today COVID-19 Dealer Resource Guide

Updated March 30, 2020. With the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic hitting the U.S. many franchised dealerships have questions about how to prepare and respond in...

COVID-19 Update: Stimulus Relief Is Coming As A Deal Is Made In Washington

By Desiree Homer Relief may be on the way as both sides of the aisle agree to a $2 trillion stimulus package. The economy may...

COVID-19 Update: Dealership Trade Groups Ask Washington for Clarification on “Essential Business”

By Desiree Homer Can You & Should You Be Open to Sell Right Now? You may have been struggling to interpret the latest round of “essential...

COVID-19 Update: Making Cash Management Decisions

By Desiree Homer Many dealers recognize that solvency in the future will depend on decisions they can make today. The current economic conditions may be...

COVID-19 Update: What The Auto Production Halt Means for Dealers

By Desiree Homer How Dealerships Continue to Connect with Customers Dealerships nationwide are adjusting their operational procedures. Some states, like California, have enacted ‘shelter in place’...

COVID-19 Update: Hyundai & Genesis Rework Dealership Objectives

By Desiree Homer More Automakers Having Our Backs Almost immediately upon the national recommendation of practicing ‘social distancing’ for Americans, automakers jumped to make decisions intended...

COVID-19 Update: GM Financial Offers Floorplan Relief

By Desiree Homer Look for the Helpers & Be the Helpers Many changes continue to unfold in this uncertain landscape. GM Financial is looking to offer...

COVID-19 Update: NADA and Alliance Seek ‘Essential Business’ Consideration for Dealers

By Desiree Homer Lobbyists Continue to Push to Keep Dealership Doors Open Amid the ever-changing business operations mandates in effect now and in the works for...

Revisions to the Military Guidance Act: Are Your Military Customers Getting GAP?

By Desiree Homer The Department of Defense rolled back one of its previous line interpretations within the Military Lending Act in February. This law, intended...

New Battery Technology Could Mean Cheaper Electric Cars

By Desiree Homer Could this new battery slash the cost of an electric car? The “Holy Grail” of electric car batteries is in the works, at...

EV Direct Sales Bill Passes the House in Colorado

By Desiree Homer Will other states follow suit and allow the direct-to-consumer vehicle sales model? The Colorado House of Representatives voted 42 to 20 to pass...

Understanding Automakers Giving Dealers Some Wiggle Room

The consumer buying trends are showing signs of softening, and the experts are predicting flat new-car sales this year. Automakers that once insisted on...

The NTSB Chairman Scolds Tesla Over Autopilot’s Limitations

In an open session meeting regarding the Tesla Model X crash in Mountain Valley, California, the NTSB presented concerns about Tesla’s Autopilot system. Robert...

Leap Year Sales Boost Meant Strong February Sales

By Desiree Homer Typically, automakers don’t share their sales results until the end of the quarter. However, some did release some of their collected data...

Coronavirus In A Seattle, WA Dealership

What Can You Be Doing to Prepare? By Desiree Homer A woman in Seattle took to the Reddit threads, frustrated with her local Toyota dealership, and...

Canada Expands Its Federal EV Incentive Program

By Desiree Homer Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, spoke to the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada last Monday and announced an expansion of the...

Smart Shifting Technology: Innovations in Fuel Efficiency

By Desiree Homer Technology advancements aren’t just reserved for AV/EV segments. There are innovations launching daily to help improve the operational and mechanical components in...

Genesis Races to Prepare Dealerships for Pre-Order Deliveries & Growth

By Desiree Homer Genesis leadership discussed plans for intense growth during the NADA Show in Las Vegas last month. In fact, the automaker is gearing...

How Dealers Are Thinking Outside the Box for Cash Flow

By Desiree Homer As the profit margins on new vehicles narrow, many dealers have invested their focus to the growth of used and certified pre-owned...

Beep Shuttles: A New Take on Self-Driving Cars

For Dealers, A Great Example of Creating a Fresh Approach to Revenue By Desiree Homer There are countless headlines these days about the advancement of electric...

Dealers Are Venturing Away from Preferred Vendor Co-Op Dollars

By Desiree Homer Is your advertising is better served with outside vendors? Dealers often look to their automaker brands for preferred vendors when pursuing their digital...

The Landers Auto Group Acquires Bud Davis Cadillac

Auto groups continue to leverage their size and resources in acquiring other dealerships. The Landers Auto Group is the 25th largest private dealer in...

Environmental Group Pushes to Limit Gas-Powered Purchases

By Desiree Homer An environmental group has announced plans to call for a ban in San Diego, California, on the purchases of new gasoline-powered vehicles...

The Data Is In: Super Bowl Ads Do Boost Car-Browsing Traffic

While many dealerships keep their advertising efforts localized, the major automotive brands will sometimes spend the big bucks on national ad buys to help...

NHTSA Green Lights the First Driverless Vehicle

Meet Nuro’s Electric-Powered Delivery Robot By Desiree Homer Soon, Houston residents will start seeing driverless delivery vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved for the first...

Top Execs Tell Dealers Not to Panic About AV/EV Tech

A NADA Show Hot Topic By Desiree Homer Top executives are telling dealers not to panic about the explosion of autonomous and electric vehicle technology. Henio...

Nissan Testing the Waters with On-Demand Driving Subscription Service

Nissan is launching a test program of its new subscription service, ‘Nissan Switch.’ To speak to a culture of consumers who gobble up on-demand...