Dealerships: How Is Your Phone System?

If you are running a dealership that has been around for some time, you’ve likely invested in a phone system but haven’t made any...

Volvo Has Bold Bets for Robot Taxis; Autonomous Cars

In the 90s sci-fi movie “Total Recall,” Arthur Schwarzenegger has a frustrating encounter with an automated taxi that fails to understand his order to...

Carvana Opens 10th “Car Vending Machine” in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Quick…list the things you’ve bought from a vending machine. Soda, snacks and coffee spring to mind. Personal care products, perhaps. Even paperbacks in an...

Bill Passes California State Assembly Prohibiting Automakers from Offering Subscriptions Directly to Car Buyers

The car subscription model sounded a bit odd when it was first introduced. Who subscribes to car ownership? In reality, however, customers are warming...

FCA Announces Jeep Wave Subscription Plan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced its five-year-plan this week, and among some of the company’s more noteworthy goals is a plan to launch Jeep Wave,...

Greater Memphis Auto Dealers Association Breaks Begins Construction of Automotive Tech School

Are you having trouble finding qualified automotive technicians to employ in your service center? Of course you are. Everybody is. According to the U.S....

Will Amazon and Alibaba Sink Car Dealerships?

What happens if Amazon gets involved in selling cars? Should dealerships simply hang up their businesses and hope the real estate is worth something?...

Nissan to Cut Vehicle Production by 20 Percent in the U.S. and Mexico to...

Nissan Motor plans to cut vehicle production by as much as 20 percent in North America to offset falling profitability in the U.S., Japan's Nikkei...

Nordic Dealerships Turn Customers Away from EVs

An investigative study conducted by researchers in Nordic countries found salespeople to be extremely anti-electric vehicle when the mystery shoppers were poking around.   According...

May Sales Expected to Be Brighter, Says Edmunds, Cox Automotive

While April turned in less-than-stellar vehicle sales numbers, Edmunds has forecast total sales to lift significantly for the month of May when numbers become...

White House’s Proposed Auto Import Tariffs Draw Criticism from Auto Industry, Fellow Republicans

Are vehicle imports damaging the American auto industry and national security? It depends on who you ask. Earlier this week, the Trump administration announced...

Emergency Braking Maneuvers Were Not Enabled for Uber Self-Driving Car That Killed Pedestrian

The idea of the self-driving car took a beating in the public’s eyes back in March when an Uber vehicle struck and killed a...

Mobiliti Adds Staten Island-based Island Auto Group to Its Subscription Service

As vehicle subscription takes hold in the minds of consumers -- who are warming to the idea that they can subscribe to cars, trucks...

Study Finds EV Shopping Experience is Mostly Dismal at Car Dealerships

While there is a lot written about the electric vehicle (EV) driving and ownership experience, there is less information available about the EV shopping...

Performance-based Training Can Give Dealership Sales a Boost

While market conditions greatly impact sales results, what your car sales people actually do or do not makes a bigger difference. This is part...

Gubagoo Chat App for Dealerships Makes Facebook Marketplace Listings Easy

Customer support by chat is vital today. Americans, now more accustomed to text messaging than talking on the telephone, are heavily reliant on it,...

Washington State’s EV Tax Exemptions to Expire on May 31

Last month, the State of Washington announced that it had reached the 7,500-vehicle threshold for its clean-alternative fuel, electric, and plug-in hybrid vehicle sales and use...

Defaults on Sub-Prime Auto Loans Reach Highest Rates in 20 Years

With interest rates on the rise, some auto-seeking customers are already feeling the pinch of higher loan payments. According to data released by Fitch Ratings,...

Automakers’ Meeting with Trump Shows Nervousness about NAFTA, Tariffs and China

While the Trump administration has been a mixed-bag of results for American and foreign automakers, there is evidence that some policy is drifting from...

Indianapolis-based Dealerships Selling to Larger Firms, Citing Industry Changes

Instead of passing the family business down to the younger generations, Indianapolis-based dealerships are selling to larger groups. Overall, the shift in in dealership...

Georgia Dealerships Plagued by Car Thefts

Car thieves have been particularly active at dealerships in Georgia this past week. A metro Atlanta dealership in Chamblee has reported that thieves broke...

Ford to Shareholders: “This is an exciting new generation of vehicles coming from Ford”

Ford’s decision to cut sedans from its lineup is in the best interest of its shareholders, despite strong criticism at the annual meeting on...

Survey: More Americans Want Electric Cars

One in five Americans plan on buying an electric vehicle as their next car, according to a study published Tuesday by AAA. For those who...

House Votes to Overturn Obama-Era Regulatory Guidance on Auto Lending

This week, the House voted to repeal the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) 2013 guidance on “dealer markups,” or the additional interest car dealerships routinely add to a third-party loans as extra compensation.

Uber Takes to the Skies With Air Taxi Prototype

Uber has unveiled the latest in its ridesharing initiatives, and you’re not going to find it on the roadways. The company launched its air...

New York City Councilman Introduces Bill to Stop Local Dealerships from Parking on Sidewalks

The citizens of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn are apparently tired of auto dealerships parking their inventory on the sidewalks of Fourth Avenue between 88th and 95th streets

Toyota Research Institute to Open New Driverless Car Test Track In Michigan

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...

Virginia Nissan Dealership to Eliminate 93 Percent of Electric Bill with Solar Panels

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...

Ford Patents Car-Autonomous Bike Concept

Ford has just patented a car which is integrated with a deployable electric motorcycle, proving that comic fiction is slowly becoming a reality. The...

Cox Automotive Canada Brings Full Dealer.com Advertising Platform to Canadian Dealers

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...