COVID-19 Update: Hertz Global Facing Potential Bankruptcy

By Desiree Homer And What the Rental Car Industry Downturns Are Doing to Used Inventory The travel and leisure industries have taken a hit during the...

COVID-19 Update: Ford Cancels Plans for Rivian-Powered EV for Lincoln’s SUV Lineup

By Desiree Homer Another Victim of Coronavirus May Be Electric Vehicle Plans Before the pandemic hit, it seemed the automotive headlines were all about electric vehicles,...

COVID-19 Update: 8.9 Million People Plan to Use Their Stimulus Checks to Buy Cars

By Desiree Homer Dealers Looking to Liquidate the Used Car Inventory In a recent Dealer News Today podcast, Dale Pollak, the founder of vAuto and Executive...

COVID-19 Update: Automakers Return to Production

And How it Will Affect Dealerships By Desiree Homer Everyone has safe reopening strategies on their minds these days. There is an eagerness to return to...

COVID-19 Update: Check Your Marketing Mailers

By Desiree Homer  One Dealership’s Mailer Oversight That Resulted in Customer Backlash With marketing on your mind and plans to reopen your showroom soon, you might...

COVID-19 Update: Buy A Car, We’ll Pay Your Rent

By Desiree Homer  One Dealer Thinks Outside the Box to Lure Car Buyers As your dealership prepares to reopen the showroom, whether it be over the...

COVID-19 Update: One Dealer Offers Payment Deferment on Used Vehicle Purchases

By Desiree Homer Many automakers and lenders have launched new vehicle purchasing incentives during the pandemic. But some dealerships are taking a page from the manufacturer playbook...

COVID-19 Update: J.D. Power Reports Suggest the Auto Industry Is Recovering

Some parts of the country are reopening already, and the media headlines are focused on strategies the states are taking to return to normal...

COVID-19 Update: Ansira Finalizes Its Acquisition of CDK’s Digital Marketing Arm

By Desiree Homer Back in February, CDK Global, Inc announced that it had signed an agreement to sell the business to Ansira Partners, Inc., a...

COVID-19 Update: Enhancing the Service Lane During the Age of Coronavirus

By Desiree Homer Many dealerships adapted quickly to the necessary changes and safety requirements for their service drives. As we head toward the coming weeks...

Dealer News Today COVID-19 Dealer Resource Guide

Updated April 20, 2020. With the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic hitting the U.S. many franchised dealerships have questions about how to prepare and respond in...

COVID-19 Update: Car Buyers Know What They Want

By Desiree Homer The New Rules of Customer Engagement Dealers are hustling online to offer touch-less car-buying experiences, but there’s another piece to the customer journey...

COVID-19 Update: Auto Sales & Leasing Is Officially Deemed Essential

By Desiree Homer The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency revised its essential workers guidance last Friday, and it affects dealers nationwide....

COVID-19 Update: Making Good Use of Loaner Cars

By Desiree Homer Dealers nationwide are looking for ways to connect with their customers, despite the current mitigation strategies in place. One automaker is providing...

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...