Could dealers benefit from an ethics code?
Even though most dealerships do right by their customers, a few bad apples can generate negative headlines that blanket the industry with nagging stereotypes about dishonesty. A code of ethics could help change that.
Amazon primed for shoppers, not buyersThird-party sites are keeping an eye on Amazon Vehicles. The new site offers photos, reviews and other vehicle information, but doesn't sell vehicles or offer links to dealerships, so sites such as Cars.com and Autotrader don't see Amazon's site as a direct competitor -- yet.
Four dealerships got the worst flood damage among auto retailers in LouisianaFour dealerships bore the brunt of flood damage in Louisiana last week, which destroyed entire inventories in some cases, the presidents of the Louisiana and national dealers associations said.
Chevy dealership in Texas targeted by thieves; wheels stolen from 48 vehiclesUPDATED: 8/25/16 2:07 pm ET - adds manager comments Thieves broke in and stole more than $200,000 worth of wheels and tires off 48 new vehicles at a dealership in Tyler, Texas, last weekend. Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Don Martin said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Sunday at Peltier Chevrolet.
NADA seeks donations to help dealership families affected by floodsNational Automobile Dealers Association President Peter Welch is asking dealerships across the U.S. to donate $1,000 each to NADA's Emergency Relief Fund and is hoping to raise $2 million total for dealership employees affected by the floods in Louisiana.
U.S. consumers' satisfaction with vehicles reverses years of decline
After three years of decline, U.S. customer satisfaction with vehicles is up in 2016, a survey released today shows. Customer satisfaction with vehicles was up 3.8 percent to a score of 82, on a scale of 100, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Radio ID system welcomes service customers by nameA Nissan dealership in Texas utilizes a new system that has helped exceed its targeted service revenue.
The public dealerships are buying -- and selling
In the first half of 2016, the public dealership groups sold nearly as many dealerships as they acquired, according to "The Blue Sky Report," a quarterly publication by dealership buy-sell adviser Erin Kerrigan.
Louisiana floods close or disrupt 60-80 dealershipsUPDATED: 8/18/16 2:53 pm ET - adds photo gallery Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association President Will Green said the 60 to 80 dealerships in flooded areas are primarily working through staff shortages because of employees who can't physically make it to the store or are dealing with the loss of their own homes or vehicles.
Subprime auto lending gets blasted by comedian John OliverComedian John Oliver took a break from mocking Donald Trump and the Rio Olympics to warn about the dangers of subprime auto lending. Oliver devoted nearly 18 minutes of his weekly HBO show “Last Week Tonight” on Sunday to subprime auto lending.
Asbury expands online sales experimentAsbury Automotive Group Inc. is trying a low-cost approach to selling vehicles online.
Used-car prices start to soften
After showing strength in the first half of the year, used-vehicle prices are beginning to soften.
GM keeps slashing fleet sales
General Motors slashed fleet sales 35 percent in July compared with the same month a year earlier.
Cox allows competition among subsidiaries
Stockwave, an auction software, goes after the vehicles that best fit a dealership's needs, even if those vehicles are at Manheim's competitors.