One PA Dealer Turns the Ride-Sharing Trend into Profits

It can be tough to see around corners and anticipate trends in your market. One dealership group in the Philadelphia area took a leap...

Mini Dealers Are Getting in on the EV Action

Do You Have EV Selling Opportunities Coming, Too? By Desiree Homer  This may be a rebound year for Mini dealers, thanks to the new model, Mini...

CarGurus Stock Takes A Nosedive

What It Means for Dealer Partners & Investors By Desiree Homer Despite its recent acquisition of AutoList, and subsequent enthusiasm for growth in 2020, CarGurus stock...

Digital Retailing Isn’t Part of the Future; It’s a Present Reality

By Desiree Homer Creating a digital experience for the car buyer isn’t enough, says Ron Frey. The industry consultant has spent more than 30 years...

Lawmakers Called to Legislate Guidelines for the AV Future

Are We Any Closer to Autonomous Cars? By Desiree Homer Automotive officials and representatives from various automakers, tech companies, and trade groups collaborated as one voice before...

Bosch Announces Declines, But It’s Not All Bad

Reading Beyond the Data to See the Bigger Picture By Desiree Homer Automotive News recently shared an insightful article about one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, Bosch. The...

Some Ford Service Techs Are Using Virtual Reality Headsets

A Closer Look at the Technology Enhancements Coming to the Service Department By Desiree Homer Ford is the first automaker to tap into virtual reality as...

Amazon & Rivian: Electric Vans Are Coming to Life

By Desiree Homer Amazon just let the world take a sneak peek at its recent Rivian order of all-electric delivery vans. Rivian, the Detroit-based EV...

How Today’s Dealerships Manage Online Reviews

Reputation experts have been telling us for years of the importance of online review management. The top-performing dealerships are leveraging their customer experiences online...

Amazon: Automotive Partner or Impending Competitive Threat?

Growing Concerns for a Retail Business Effect on the Automotive Industry By Desiree Homer Automakers are treading cautiously with a keen eye on Amazon. With its...

Android Auto Offers a Recent Upgrade

The Latest Feature Everyone Loves, With a Bug Everyone Hates (& a Reason to Re-connect with Your Customers) By Desiree Homer Connectivity and infotainment features are...

TrueCar Is Making the Shopping Experience Fun & Flexible

What the Rebranding Will Mean for Dealerships By Desiree Homer TrueCar, the third-party vehicle listings website, plans to introduce a fresh identity and new browsing tools....

How One New Hampshire Dealership Is Recruiting More Women

Dealerships are always on the hunt for top talent to add to their ranks. Jobseekers often visit dealership websites before submitting a resume or...

Universal Nissan in Orlando Leverages A Targeted Email Approach

And How Your Dealership Can Scale Your Service Program, Too By Desiree Homer Some advertising and marketing best practices suggest developing new strategies and avenues to...

CarMax Buys Into Edmunds to the Tune of $50M

By Desiree Homer More M&A news out of Richmond, VA, as CarMax announced its recent investment in Edmunds. CarMax, one of the country’s largest used-car...

ACV Auctions Is Selling More Cars & Dealerships Are Benefiting, Too

By Desiree Homer ACV Auctions, the online platform for dealers to buy and sell units in a live auction environment, is selling more cars these days,...

Toyota Recalls Millions Due to Faulty Airbag Sensors (and the Silver Lining for Dealerships)

By Desiree Homer Toyota recently announced a recall to replace faulty airbag sensors affecting millions of vehicles. In certain types of crashes, sensor failures can...

GM’s Cruise: More Than a Pipe Dream?

GM’s Cruise unit recently unveiled the boxy-looking, Cruise Origin. This electric and fully autonomous vehicle is on its way to production, per a statement by...

GM’s Cruise Unveils Driverless Car for Ride-Sharing Service

Meet the Cruise Origin. A recent GM Cruise unit unveiling offered this autonomous prototype vehicle as not only a new spec model but as an intended...

Dealertrack’s Management System Will Now Integrate Human Resources Capabilities

By Desiree Homer Dealertrack, the integrated dealership technology provider, is partnering with Hireology, the recruitment CRM for multi-location businesses. Imagine streamlining your operational processes with...

Cox Automotive Survey: Only 1 in 3 Are Satisfied with Dealerships as They Exist...

By Desiree Homer  In the automotive industry, there are always experts predicting trends and buying habits. There’s never a shortage of advice regarding marketing best...

Coming Soon in VA: Electric Yellow School Buses

Why Franchised Truck & Bus Dealers Should Care They say it’s the largest order for electric school buses, ever. Thomas Built Buses is set to...

Fiat-Chrysler Confirms Talks with Foxconn Technology Group

More Automakers Embracing Tech & EV: Are You Ready? As we see more and more automakers initiating talks and moving forward with considerations for tech...

Tesla and the Michigan Lawsuit: The Franchise Dealership War Room Strategy Continues

By Desiree Homer We recently shared the latest news regarding Tesla’s victory in Michigan; the iconic electric cars will soon have increased presence in service...

Tesla Continues to Advance with Recent Michigan Lawsuit Settlement

By Desiree Homer The Franchise Dealership War Room Strategy Continues (Part 1) It seems Tesla has recently won its legal battle with Michigan. The news comes...

CarGurus Acquires AutoList: Are Your Listings Still Free?

By Desiree Homer Last week, one of the leading automotive marketplace platforms, CarGurus, announced its acquisition of the popular shopping platform and app, Autolist. This acquisition helps...

Legal Actions Temporarily Halt Merger Between DealerSocket and Auto/Mate

DealerSocket, an automotive software provider, announced earlier this month its plans to purchase competitor, Auto/Mate, however the merger has been temporarily blocked over a...

Serpentini Auto Buys Pat O’Brien Dealerships; Expands to Six Chevy Stores

Last week, the Serpentini Auto Group purchased the Pat O'Brien dealerships. The transaction creates the largest Chevrolet dealership in Ohio, according to president Bob...

EBlock and Auction Edge Team Up to Create Innovative Auction Platform

EBlock, a leading online auto auction platform, and Auction Edge, a remarketing technology provider, have announced a partnership to provide brick-and-mortar auctions with the...

Tesla Model 3 Outsells All Other EVs in 2019

Why is the Tesla Model 3 doing so well while other EVs are languishing in dealership showrooms?