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2 proposals for managing used-car inventory

In this excerpt from his new book, Dale Pollak, founder of vAuto, offers two alternatives to managing the age of a dealership's used-car inventory.

About 1 in 4 CarMax vehicles has unrepaired recall defect, safety advocates say

More than a quarter of used vehicles for sale at CarMax outlets in three states have unrepaired recall defects, safety advocates said.

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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.