Acquiring dealerships can be nearly impossible due to high barriers to entry. How can autopreneurs overcome this hurdle? Two words: Private equity. Here's Jeff Lash's vision for the future of dealership acquisition.
The Cantin Automotive Insider and the Dave Cantin Group attended NADA Show Expo this weekend. Here's a preview of what happened.
From self-driving systems, battery-powered vehicles, and even ride-sharing initiatives that are changing how and why we move, these disruptive trends are moving the auto world into the future.
The White House proposed a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum, and in the auto industry, this is the buzzing you’re hearing.
The company suspended autonomous car testing in California after pedestrian death in Arizona
Mercedes-Benz and Via have launched their jointly owned ViaVan service in London, offering a different kind of ridesharing experience that is shaping up to be quite the contender against rival, Uber.
Earlier this year, LexisNexis Risk Solutions boosted auto insurers’ ability to build customer-facing Web-sites and apps that integrated telematics information into companies’ customer support...
Car buyers have evolved in recent years, and they know more than ever by the time they step into a dealerships. Logic dictates that car selling must change with these new trends. It helps to start learning what it is car buyers really want from a dealership in 2018.
Tesla finally thinks it will have AWD Model 3s rolling off the line sometimes in July, an answer prompted by a tweet from a reservation holder.
According to the Wall Street Journal, certain factors such as ridesharing, Internet shopping, and self-driving cars are threatening the traditional small business dealership owner model.
Earlier this week, Mercedes-Benz USA and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA LLC announced plans to launch Mercedes-Benz Collection, a luxury subscription service that will allow customers to switch in and out of vehicles depending on their “needs and lifestyles.”
It would appear that production hiccups have occurred in Tesla’s Fremont, California assembly line, where work on the company’s new Model 3 electric sedan has been temporarily shut down for the second time since late February.
In light of all the bad press autonomous driving has received, MIT wants to get some answers and figure out just exactly how comfortable the American public is with autonomous technology.
KPA Services, LLC, a provider of solutions for risk management, including environmental health and safety (EHS) risk management, has acquired Louisiana-based Environmental Risk Management & Safety, Inc. (ERS).
Coca-Cola linked up with startup in-car commerce platform Cargo to provide beverages to Uber and Lyft passengers in Cargo’s headquarter market of Atlanta. A Cargo-equipped...
Electrify America, a Virginia-based Volkswagen subsidiary, is on a mission to build a comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging network across the U.S., with stations no more than 120 miles apart.
Toyota announced this week that it plans to start designing and selling vehicles in the U.S. by 2021 that can communicate with each other via short-range wireless technology to avoid accidents.
RPlates, made by Reviver Auto, is a “smart” license plate that has the ability to assist law enforcement and help users pay for vehicle registrations without a paper trail.
While the future of EVs isn’t set in stone, analysis tells us that there are measures for manufacturers, municipalities, and dealerships to take to move towards a more EV-friendly culture.
According to Cox Automotive, phone calls account for 26 percent of car buyers’ initial contacts with auto dealerships, second only to walk-ins (at 49 percent), and those calls can be worth a lot of business.
Dow Performance Silicones is introducing a new silicone-based additive, HMB-1903, to minimize squeaking noise in automotive interiors, reported Plastics Today’s Stephen Moore.
Amazon Prime members have long enjoyed speedy package delivery to their homes, and now the retail giant wants to make it even easier to...
Madison County, Illinois has seen a spate of thefts recently from car dealerships, but it’s not for the cars. It’s for the dealer plates, according to KMOV, a CBS-affiliated news station in St. Louis.
Audi has announced it will recall approximately 1.2 million worldwide (342,000 in the U.S. and over 47,000 in Canada) of its newer-model cars and SUVs over a fault that could cause the vehicles’ electric coolant pumps to malfunction and cause a fire.
Ford is making headlines this week, as the automotive company announced plans to scrap most of its passenger cars over the next few years in favor of more crossovers and SUVs.
European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) just announced that the Nissan LEAF was the first of its kind to be evaluated for its...
The large, confusing and often-changing landscape of digital marketing has more than a few auto dealerships bewildered. Determining which channels to focus on is...
Ford has just patented a car which is integrated with a deployable electric motorcycle, proving that comic fiction is slowly becoming a reality. The...
Tired of paying high electric bills? Consider following the example of Charlottesville, Virginia-based Colonial Nissan. Thanks to the installation of a new solar superstructure...
The Toyota Research Institute will open a closed-course testing facility for autonomous vehicles at the Michigan Technical Resource Park in Ottawa Lake. Slated to open...