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...

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

By Desiree Homer Part 1: Tools Available Right Now to Help Dealers Create Video Engagement Dealers recognized before this pandemic, the importance of using video strategies...

COVID-19 Update: There’s a New App Helping Dealers Navigate Federal Assistance Options

By Desiree Homer DealerSocket has recently launched a new app that may offer some guidance to dealers looking to take advantage of government-sponsored assistance. The...

COVID-19 Update: It’s Going to Be a Buyer’s Market

By Desiree Homer A Look Beyond Today, to the Rush of Car Buyers to Come Many of the experts, leading automotive dealer executives, and consumer groups...

COVID-19 Update: Michigan Allows Online Auto Sales & Deliveries

By Desiree Homer With many of the nation’s dealers forced to temporarily close their doors, either entirely or on the sales side, one state has...

COVID-19 Update: How Dealers Can Benefit from the Paycheck Protection Program

By Desiree Homer Part 2: Action Steps Dealer Owners Can Take Today Yesterday, we offered some insight and resources for dealer owners and managers to help...

COVID-19 Update: How Dealers Can Benefit from the Paycheck Protection Program

By Desiree Homer Part 1: FAQ & Unraveling the Guidelines Some dealers have already attempted to navigate the application process for the Paycheck Protection Program relief...

COVID-19 Update: Optimistic Automakers Tentatively Schedule Reopening of Plants

By Desiree Homer Many automakers halted their production lines and closed plants in response to the mitigation efforts of COVID-19. General Motors, Ford, and even...

COVID-19 Update: Monthly Lease Extensions Are Saving Customers & Dealers

By Desiree Homer According to J.D. Power, estimates show that 1.8 million lease agreements are slated for expiration from March through July. That’s 1.8 million...

COVID-19 Update: Dealerships Are Creating Ways to Help Their Communities

By Desiree Homer Dealerships nationwide continue to reinvent their operations, to maintain support and connection within their communities while everyone shelters in place. Over the...

COVID-19 Update: Carvana & Ally Team Up for Digital F&I Solutions

By Desiree Homer The Digital Sales Process Continues to Take Hold Carvana, the company behind the car-buying vending machine, has made a pivotal move to join...

COVID-19 Update: Volvo Introduces Its Valet Service App

By Desiree Homer An Industry Trend to Offer Vehicle Pick-Up & Delivery Service Volvo announced this week it was launching Volvo Valet, a concierge style pick-up...

COVID-19 Update: Trump Plans to Freeze Vehicle Emissions Mandates

By Desiree Homer The Trump administration is planning to roll back the Obama-era fuel economy and emissions standards. While critics cite this as an environmental...

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...

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...