Don't get stuck with bad cars

Never in the history of the auto industry in this country has a natural disaster caused as much devastation to car dealers as the hurricane that struck Houston. Now the industry will have to figure out what to do with a massive number of flood-damaged vehicles.

Stop title washing: It's past time for all states to get on board

Dealers nationwide should push for full implementation the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System, which was designed to prevent title washing.

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Rental-car rates surge for few vehicles available in Houston

Drivers in need of wheels are being forced to pay up as a thin offering of rental cars becomes available again in Houston, the vehicle-dependent city still reeling after Hurricane Harvey.

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CPO streak may be ending

After several record years, certified pre-owned vehicle sales have slipped into neutral. Some, mostly smaller, players are still gaining, but several market leaders are in retreat.

Used-vehicle prices falling amid glut

The average used vehicle lost 17 percent of its value in the past 12 months, dropping from $18,400 to $15,300, according to data from Black Book, an auto analytics company. With so many new cars rolling out of dealerships lots and instantly becoming used cars, the secondary market is glutted and the pace of depreciation is rapidly accelerating.

Hertz CEO touts turnaround plan after Q2 loss

Hertz says it is making advances slimming its bloated fleet of fast-depreciating cars, tempering concerns about the rental-car company's financial footing as tech giants challenge its business model.

Penske bullish on used-car ventures

When Penske Automotive agreed to buy CarSense in the U.S. and CarShop in the U.K., Chairman Roger Penske said he was "cautiously optimistic" about the used-car ventures. He has since dropped the "cautiously."

Uncertainty grips rental-car agencies

The immediate challenge is a declining new-vehicle market. Long term, the companies face disruptions to their business model from sharing services and autonomous technology.

Certified deliveries

Automakers sold 1.34 million units through the first 6 months of the year, a gain of 1.2% from the same point a year earlier. The rise comes despite 3 of the 4 largest automakers by certified pre-owned sales reporting declines in sales.

Used-car market weathers the storm

The market was bolstered in June by a dip in gasoline prices and an economy that remained strong, giving potential buyers confidence to buy used vehicles.

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