Survey and studies
Suppliers cheer up a little, OESA survey findsMon, 20, Feb 2017
3-point belts protect middle seat riders, study findsMon, 20, Feb 2017
Three-point seat belts are effective at reducing fatalities for center rear seat passengers in cars and light trucks, a study shows. The benefit is more dramatic in passenger cars than in light trucks or SUVs.
Tech shortage curbs service department growth, survey saysMon, 20, Feb 2017
Carlisle & Co. and Fixed Ops Journal asked dealers, general managers, and fixed ops directors about service matters. Among the findings: Technician issues are the biggest barrier to fixed ops growth, yet dealership executives spend little time recruiting techs.
Suppliers say recruits are demanding more moneyMon, 16, Jan 2017
AAA: Most U.S. drivers distrust repair shopsMon, 05, Dec 2016
Report: Low desire for online buyingMon, 10, Oct 2016
Low worker retention is hammering car dealersMon, 03, Oct 2016
A look at used-only stores' F&I practicesWed, 21, Sep 2016
Franchised dealerships' used-vehicle departments compete daily against independent retailers. So how do the independents do F&I? The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association provided some insights in its 2016 used-car industry report.
After fatal Tesla Model S crash, chatter shows worries, hopes for autonomous vehiclesSun, 11, Sep 2016
Online conversations about autonomous vehicles turned markedly negative this summer after a fatal crash involving the driver of a Tesla Model S operated in Autopilot mode. But consumers remained optimistic that autonomous drive is the “next big thing in the auto space,” according to a new study done for Automotive News.
Lexus tops at turning CPO shoppers into buyersMon, 29, Aug 2016
'Business as usual is not an option'Wed, 03, Aug 2016
5 years of winners, losersMon, 04, Jul 2016
A look at five years of J.D. Power's Initial Quality Study rankings shows some notable improvements at Kia, Hyundai, BMW, Buick and Volkswagen. But Jaguar, Honda and Acura have slid markedly in the rankings.