COVID-19 Update: Vroom Starts the Process for Public Offering

By Desiree Homer Online used car retailer, Vroom Inc. has officially announced this week that it’s ready for public offering. This company operates within the...

COVID-19 Update: What the Virus Crisis Has Taught Dealers About Navigating the Recent Protests

By Desiree Homer Dealers are building strategies to rebound from the economic shutdown due to COVID-19. And as owners and managers reflect on the past...

COVID-19 Update: Data Emerges Regarding the Used Car Rollercoaster

By Desiree Homer Knowing what to expect in the used car market these days requires a crystal ball. Consumers are coming back, although many dealers...

COVID-19 Update: Could Amazon Be in the Car Game Soon?

By Desiree Homer Amazon.com Inc. is reportedly in talks to buy Zoox, Inc. Zoox, an autonomous vehicle startup company, has been piquing interest from other...

COVID-19 Update: Trade Groups Call on Congress for Liability Relief Legislation

By Desiree Homer More than 200 trade groups, including the American International Automobile Dealers Association and the National Automobile Dealers Association, are now urging Congress...

COVID-19 Update: AutoAlert & AutoFi Join Forces to Develop a New Solution

By Desiree Homer Two of the industry’s most prominent car sales platforms have joined forces for good. AutoAlert and AutoFi are embarking on a mission...

COVID-19 Update: The Gaudin Go Van Takes F&I to the Customers

By Desiree Homer  Innovating during the Coronavirus has led to some pretty remarkable ideas. Dealers nationwide have been jumping in and adapting to their markets,...

COVID-19 Update: A New Market for Parts Departments

By Desiree Homer With the major upset in operations brought on by COVID-19, there are a few silver linings and unintended benefits arising. Dealers learned...

COVID-19 Update: Tesla Back on the Move

By Desiree Homer While some automakers have put their EV innovations on hold, for now, Tesla has continued to surge forward. Recently, Elon Musk was...

COVID-19 Update: Outlook Improves in the Used Car Market

By Desiree Homer The reopening has been a cautious endeavor for dealers nationwide over the last few days. Dealertrack’s Mandi Fang discussed the changing industry...

COVID-19 Update: How Carvana Is Winning & Why You Should Prepare to Compete

By Desiree Homer The global pandemic confined millions to their homes, and there isn’t a used car retailer who didn’t feel the sting of declining...

COVID-19 Update: Free Oil Changes & Car Washes for Healthcare Workers

By Desiree Homer How One Dealer Is Getting Extra Mileage Out of Existing COVID-related Automaker Incentives The country will begin to reopen in phases, and at...

COVID-19 Update: Rural Dealers vs. Metro Dealers in a Race to Reopen

By Desiree Homer The county lines between communities have become a hot topic in many regions. As states roll out plans for continued mitigation and...

COVID-19 Update: When Is It Ok to Go Back to Traditional Advertising Again?

By Desiree Homer One aspect of getting back to normal includes dealer advertising. Right now, you may have shifted your messaging to offer help, with...

COVID-19 Update: Trends & Economic Predictions from the Experts

By Desiree Homer What Dealers Can Expect from the Market Right Now As the country ventures to reopen, we’re starting to see more and more economic...

COVID-19 Update: Hertz Global Facing Potential Bankruptcy

By Desiree Homer And What the Rental Car Industry Downturns Are Doing to Used Inventory The travel and leisure industries have taken a hit during the...

COVID-19 Update: Ford Cancels Plans for Rivian-Powered EV for Lincoln’s SUV Lineup

By Desiree Homer Another Victim of Coronavirus May Be Electric Vehicle Plans Before the pandemic hit, it seemed the automotive headlines were all about electric vehicles,...

COVID-19 Update: 8.9 Million People Plan to Use Their Stimulus Checks to Buy Cars

By Desiree Homer Dealers Looking to Liquidate the Used Car Inventory In a recent Dealer News Today podcast, Dale Pollak, the founder of vAuto and Executive...

COVID-19 Update: Automakers Return to Production

And How it Will Affect Dealerships By Desiree Homer Everyone has safe reopening strategies on their minds these days. There is an eagerness to return to...

COVID-19 Update: Check Your Marketing Mailers

By Desiree Homer  One Dealership’s Mailer Oversight That Resulted in Customer Backlash With marketing on your mind and plans to reopen your showroom soon, you might...

COVID-19 Update: Buy A Car, We’ll Pay Your Rent

By Desiree Homer  One Dealer Thinks Outside the Box to Lure Car Buyers As your dealership prepares to reopen the showroom, whether it be over the...

COVID-19 Update: One Dealer Offers Payment Deferment on Used Vehicle Purchases

By Desiree Homer Many automakers and lenders have launched new vehicle purchasing incentives during the pandemic. But some dealerships are taking a page from the manufacturer playbook...

COVID-19 Update: J.D. Power Reports Suggest the Auto Industry Is Recovering

Some parts of the country are reopening already, and the media headlines are focused on strategies the states are taking to return to normal...

COVID-19 Update: Ansira Finalizes Its Acquisition of CDK’s Digital Marketing Arm

By Desiree Homer Back in February, CDK Global, Inc announced that it had signed an agreement to sell the business to Ansira Partners, Inc., a...

COVID-19 Update: Enhancing the Service Lane During the Age of Coronavirus

By Desiree Homer Many dealerships adapted quickly to the necessary changes and safety requirements for their service drives. As we head toward the coming weeks...

Dealer News Today COVID-19 Dealer Resource Guide

Updated April 20, 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: Car Buyers Know What They Want

By Desiree Homer The New Rules of Customer Engagement Dealers are hustling online to offer touch-less car-buying experiences, but there’s another piece to the customer journey...

COVID-19 Update: Auto Sales & Leasing Is Officially Deemed Essential

By Desiree Homer The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency revised its essential workers guidance last Friday, and it affects dealers nationwide....

COVID-19 Update: Making Good Use of Loaner Cars

By Desiree Homer Dealers nationwide are looking for ways to connect with their customers, despite the current mitigation strategies in place. One automaker is providing...

COVID-19 Update: The Importance of Using Videos to Reach Customers: Part 2

By Desiree Homer Part 2: Creating the Digital Walkaround and Other Key Messaging Strategies In yesterday’s Daily Drive topic, we shared some of the video marketing...