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

A buy-sell that's built for the future

GPB Capital replaced Abrams Capital as majority investor in Prime Motor Group. GPB and Prime see the deal as a bid for survival in a changing auto-retail world.

Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association; Connie Caldwell, owner of Bob Caldwell Automotive in Columbus, Ohio, and General Manager Justin Harmon; Kathy Wagler, president of Crivelli Ford in Aliquippa, Pa.; and Bobby Chenevert and Bob Grace of Southpoint Volkswagen in Baton Rouge, La.

UPDATED: 10/20/17 3:51 pm ET - adds BMW statement
BMW boycott sought by Jesse Jackson

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson is calling for a boycott of BMW products because of a lack of diversity among its dealer body.

Sign up for our daily newsletter

We'll send you the top news of the day each weekday afternoon.

MORE DEALER NEWS ACCESS F&I BEST PRACTICES FIXED OPS
NADA Data shows dealer profits eroding

New-vehicle dealerships sold about the same number of new vehicles through June this year as they did a year earlier, but dealers are making less money on them, an NADA midyear report says.

UPDATED: 10/17/17 3:47 pm ET
Mexico, Canada reject U.S. NAFTA demands as talks wrap up

The ministers leading NAFTA negotiations wrapped up the latest round of high-level talks after Canada and Mexico rejected what they see as hardline proposals by the U.S. The three countries agreed to extend talks to retool the trade pact into early 2018.

Cadillac holds off on virtual showrooms

Cadillac plans to hold off on a key pillar of its Project Pinnacle dealer incentive program and shift its strategy for virtual reality technology in showrooms to larger dealers.

New store, new attitude

A new building did more than expand Anchor Subaru. It changed dealer Bob Benoit's outlook and his connection with his customers. Here's his story.

Dealer anniversaries

Dealers featured this week include Richard Lalonde of Summit Place Kia in Auburn Hills, Mich.; Mike Knowlton, president of Knowlton Ford in Woodsfield, Ohio; and David Hobbs of David Hobbs Honda in Glendale, Wis.

UPDATED: 10/11/17 4:34 pm ET - adds reactions
California DMV proposes relaxed regulations for self-driving cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is proposing more lenient state regulations to allow manufacturers to test and deploy self-driving cars. The agency said it would allow autonomous vehicles to be tested without a human behind the wheel.

Newsletters