BMW, with eye on Tesla, to introduce electric 3 Series, report says

BMW plans to introduce an electric version of the 3 Series in September, a move designed to fend off rival Tesla, a German newspaper reported.

Don't be afraid to seek higher factory repayment for warranty parts

Many dealers know they can periodically apply to the factory for a service labor rate increase. Far fewer seem aware that most states' franchise laws also allow a retail parts markup.

Fixed ops, by the numbers

The National Automobile Dealers Association's latest statistical profile of auto retail finances reports.

Legendary Lexus exec tells how he evaluates a service department

Dick Chitty retired in 2003 from Toyota, but he remains an active watcher of fixed operations — so much so that he shared his recipe for success with Fixed Ops Journal.

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