Employee turnover costs dealers billionsMon, 23, Jan 2017
When look-alike stores sell the same vehicles at roughly the same prices, only the people distinguish one dealership from another. Yet very few dealers are good at hiring and retaining employees. It's costing the industry billions of dollars a year.
Dealers watching inventory, adding staffMon, 23, Jan 2017
Dealers, slightly cautious about 2017, are holding the line on facilities expansions or renovations. More plan to trim new-vehicle inventory in anticipation of flat to lower U.S. sales. But overall, dealers are almost evenly split on their inventory plans.
NADA: 100 and still going strongMon, 23, Jan 2017
Dealertrack aims to introduce 'seamless, easy' F&I platformMon, 23, Jan 2017
Dealertrack's next-generation F&I system is a simpler, more deal-centric approach to working with Dealertrack's tools, such as credit applications, bureau reports, compliance tools, desking solutions and F&I product menus. That should allow dealerships to do everything in one place instead of opening multiple programs.
Exec: Alliance could benefit from Mitsubishi dealersMon, 23, Jan 2017
Mitsubishi Motors' alliance with Nissan Motor has sparked speculation about sharing parts, vehicles or production capacity. But Mitsubishi's No. 2 executive in North America says it also could benefit Mitsubishi dealers.
2017 NADA convention events calendarMon, 23, Jan 2017
Suburban stores at greatest risk of consolidation?Mon, 23, Jan 2017
NADA consultant Glenn Mercer says suburban dealers are most likely to sell out in the next wave of store consolidation. Rural stores have lower volume, but also are less subject to price competition. And suburban real estate is worth more, so the suburban dealer has exit options.
Autonomous cars could mean new role for dealersMon, 23, Jan 2017
The advent of autonomous cars and ride-sharing mobility services could mean massive changes for dealers. No one knows exactly what those changes will be, but industry officials are confident that the dealer body won't go extinct.