AutoNation, buoyed by holiday deals, sees Sept. sales rise 21%

1:29 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015
AutoNation’s U.S. new-vehicle sales increased 21 percent last month from a year earlier to 29,046 vehicles thanks in part to Labor Day holiday promotions.

U.S. conditionally clears Cox purchase of Dealertrack

6:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015
The U.S. approved Cox Automotive's $4 billion agreement to buy Dealertrack Technologies, which offers technological assistance to car dealerships, on the condition the companies divest an inventory management services unit to preserve competition.

Store buyers always on the hunt for used vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015
When buyers at Sam Swope Auto Group's used-car Buy Center happen across vehicles parked in public places with for-sale signs displayed, they whip out...


Spiraling diesel crisis deals another blow to VW's frustrated dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015
Revelations of cheating and subsequent leadership turmoil at VW add more burdens to VW dealers already seething over a poor product mix, sagging...

In Boston, dealer Herb Chambers builds an empire (and attracts suitors)

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2015
While Herb Chambers says he's enjoying the new-car business more than ever, the prominence in his office of a photo of him with Warren Buffett from a...

Volkswagen dealers have cause to sue the automaker, lawyers say

12:56 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015
Volkswagen dealers -- already seething over a product drought, sagging U.S.


Wash not, want not at Calif. Honda store

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015
Service customers at Capitol Honda in San Jose, Calif., can get a free wash with every visit. They just can't get it at Capitol Honda.


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2015
Dealers featured this week include Dan Lacy, president of R.C. Lacy Ford-Lincoln in Catskill, N.Y.

W.Va. dealership group pays $80,000 civil penalty over ads

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015
A West Virginia auto dealership group agreed to pay an $80,000 civil penalty to settle a U.S.

As Fiat struggles, store sizzles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015
Low gasoline prices and a consumer shift from small cars have the Fiat brand struggling, but at least one Fiat dealership is doing just fine, thank...

Cox merges and KBB

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015
Cox Automotive merged AutoTrader.


Keys to success: Family, decency and hard work

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015
At age 83, Tony Viviano still comes every work day to Sterling Heights [Mich.] Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, the dealership he owns.


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015
Dealers featured this week include Jason Brickl and Darlene Ballweg of Ballweg Chevrolet-Buick in Sauk City, Wis.


Late dealer's quality processes help store thrive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 13, 2015
Whether it's something as important as the vehicle sales procedure or as mundane as making the morning coffee, Don Chalmers has a procedure in place.

Toyota tells dealers that below-invoice ads are taboo

8:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015
Toyota told dealers assembled at a national dealer meeting that they would no longer be permitted to advertise vehicle prices below invoice.

Urban Science buys AutoHook to expand lead-management services

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2015
Urban Science, the analytics company best known for helping automakers and dealers decide where to open stores, acquired AutoHook to expand its...

50 with Chevrolet


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015
Lisa Hartway-Enderby, dealer principal at Hartway Motors in Medina, N.Y.


For Maine dealer, making friends is a snap

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015
A Maine dealership group uses a photo booth and ice cream truck to engage would-be customers at community events.


12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015
Jeff Boyd, a former auto dealer and dealership executive, died Aug. 19. He was 56. Boyd owned Jeff Boyd Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge in Fort Mill, S.C.

AutoNation grounds vehicles under recall

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 6, 2015
AutoNation will stop selling vehicles with open recalls on them.

Maserati dealer sues factory, alleging padded sales

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 2, 2015
A Maserati dealer has sued Maserati North America, saying the auto company insisted the dealership misrepresent sales, reporting 2014 vehicle sales...

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