Read the October issue of Fixed Ops Journal, the parts,
service and collision magazine from Automotive News.

6-figure pickup? It's nothing new

Turns out, there's already a healthy market for six-figure pickups.

Fast recon boosts high-quality used inventory

As profit margins for new vehicles shrink, dealerships are looking to make more money from selling used cars and trucks. The number of U.S. vehicles coming off lease represents a treasure trove of potential inventory.

ADESA's parent buys rest of TradeRev

KAR Auction Services has acquired all of the TradeRev technology that allows dealers to electronically buy used vehicles before they reach physical auctions.

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Why disasters today pack more wallop

Rising coastal populations and technology-laden vehicles, which prompt insurers to be quicker to declare a damaged vehicle a total loss, are driving salvage auction growth.

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.

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.