Dealer anniversary awardsMon, 25, Apr 2016
Dealers featured this week include Ken Gensinger Sr., dealer principal at Gensinger Volkswagen in Clifton, N.J.; Amy Hunter of Jeff Hunter Toyota in Waco, Texas; Mike Dye, owner of Max Dye Inc. (GMC-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram) in Salem, Ill.; and Dealer Ray Jones, at Center Motor Co. (Ford) in Center, Texas.
Motorcycle, auto stores ride in tandemMon, 25, Apr 2016
By leveraging the market expertise and used sales operation of its Harley-Davidson dealership, Sheehy Auto Stores now has a more efficient way to handle motorcycle trade-ins.
N.Y. attorney general settles with four more dealerships over credit repairFri, 22, Apr 2016
The New York attorney general on Thursday announced four more settlements with dealerships over the illegal sale of credit repair and identity theft protection. The dealerships must pay up to $800,000 in restitution and $64,000 in penalties, a statement from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office said.
Two opportunistic dealers are looking for more Volkswagen storesMon, 18, Apr 2016
Dealers Clay Cooley and Jason Kuhn are contrarians: They have been buying Volkswagen dealerships despite the company's slumping sales and its ongoing scandal over diesel-emissions cheating.
Mazda trains dealers to lift customer loyaltyMon, 18, Apr 2016
Mazda has a fresh product portfolio stocked with crossovers. But its new North American chief says the brand still has work to do to elevate customers' experience and earn their loyalty.
Dave Smith owners rev up brand growth plansMon, 18, Apr 2016
After rejecting acquisition overtures for years, Dave Smith Auto finally found a suitor that shared its rapid-expansion goals. A year after its purchase by RFJ, that expansion has begun, and the principals involved aim to spread the Dave Smith name across the Northwest.
Porsche Macans grounded at ports get CARB approval, head to dealershipsTue, 12, Apr 2016
After weeks of waiting, Porsche Cars North America on Monday received certification of its 2017 Macan from the California Air Resources Board.
Tough competition for talent driving wage growth in dealershipsMon, 11, Apr 2016
The dealership labor market is tightening as retailers hire additional employees and pay them more, the annual NADA Data report shows. The trend adds to the pressure dealers face to come up with better ways to recruit and retain talent.
EchoPark will expand to Texas and the CarolinasSat, 09, Apr 2016
Sonic Automotive will break ground on about two dozen new EchoPark used-vehicle stores in Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina beginning late this year or early in 2017. It will be the first major expansion of the fledgling network of stores.
Sales-effectiveness ratings can kill a franchiseMon, 04, Apr 2016
Dealers who are struggling with the sales effectiveness metric from automakers say it can be a cold, inflexible standard -- one that can cost them a franchise.
You know where your pizza is, but your car?Mon, 04, Apr 2016
Dealership service departments have embraced a few relatively high-tech, customer-focused features, such as allowing customers to make their own service appointments online, but they lag what consumers are used to, say industry experts.
Mich. Chrysler-Jeep store gets second life after it wins back franchiseMon, 04, Apr 2016
Fox Hills Chrysler Jeep in Plymouth, Mich., is back in business after spending seven years empty and dark, but challenges remain.