Car Subscriptions at the Auto Dealership: Worth a Try?

Consumers won’t stop buying and leasing cars anytime soon. But could auto dealers find a revenue opportunity in new mobility models, such as car...

TrueCar Acquires DealerScience; Promises Better Experiences for Dealer-Customers

One of car buyers’ biggest historical complaints, after the fact, is the lack of transparency in the process. Fees seem to come from nowhere,...

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...

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...

Shell Pumps $8 Million in Funding into Online Auto Service Marketplace Openbay

We buy many things using our smartphones nowadays: music, entertainment, goods from Amazon and groceries. So why not vehicle service? Thanks to a new $8...

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...

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...

As Another Earth Day Concludes, What Can We Expect From EVs?

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.

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.
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In Buying and Selling Dealerships, Relationships Are the Driver of Success

There’s an old adage that maintains that success is not about what you know, but who you know. This is never truer than when...

Will a Trade War Disrupt the Automotive Industry?

By Al Bredenberg, Senior Writer In recent months, the U.S. auto industry has been sweating it out over a potential trade war emerging between the...

Toyota North America CEO Says Cars Are Not Dead

Is the passenger car a thing of the past, at least in the U.S.? If you’re watching sales and manufacturing trends as well as...

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...

Car Buyers Choose Reviews as Most Important Purchase Factor

What’s most important to car shoppers when it comes to choosing a vehicle? Is it the look? The way it drives? Fuel economy? After...

USAA Adds Augmented Reality to Car Shopping App

While most of us still use science fiction films as our reference point for virtual reality (VR), we’re starting to get used to its...

Mobile Mechanic Company Wrench Acquires Otobots

It’s a familiar meme in American television and films: a motorist, helpless without a car because it’s in for vehicle service, pleads with a...

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?...

Cyclist Safety Technology Tested in Europe

European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) just announced that the Nissan LEAF was the first of its kind to be evaluated for its...

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...

Cox COO O’Neil: U.S. Car Dealership Owners Will Drop from 9,000 Now to 1,000...

The auto retailing industry could see tremendous changes between now and 2030, according to Mark O’Neil, chief operating officer (COO) of automotive services and...

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...

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,...

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...

Ford Will Reduce Its Vehicle Platform Count to Five

At a recent conference in New York City, product development executive Hau Thai-Tang announced that Ford Motor Company will be shrinking its portfolio of...

Auto Dealers See Challenges; Opportunities in Mobility

Most auto dealers realize there are changes coming in the way people purchase, lease, own and use vehicles, and that the tried-and-true business model...

Used Car Dealers in New York City Hit with New Sets of Consumer Protection...

Used car dealerships doing business in New York City have some new rules to observe thanks to legislation crafted late last year that went...

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...

New Study Finds That 28 Percent of Callers to Dealerships Will Purchase a Vehicle

How well do you rate your dealership when it comes to handling inbound phone calls? The answer may weigh heavily on your sales. A...

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

Delaware Tech Creates First Diesel Mechanic Training Program in Region

In some parts of the country today, the need for qualified service mechanics is becoming so urgent that car dealers are partnering with the...