Dealership houses displaced fire departmentMon, 05, Dec 2016
Dealerships turning to veterans to ease shortage of techniciansMon, 21, Nov 2016
'Have wrench, will travel' is pledge of Subaru Australia serviceMon, 21, Nov 2016
Profitability check: How the franchises stack upMon, 28, Nov 2016
Profits at Toyota and Honda dealerships are growing, while BMW, Lexus and many luxury brands are seeing double-digit profit declines this year, estimates by Haig Partners show. It's the first time the buy-sell advisory firm has calculated and compared profits by franchise.
Dealerships battle fast-growing consolidation of body-shop businessMon, 21, Nov 2016
A fine-tuned Google alert will provide a chronicle of dealers who are selling their body shops to, or entering into partnerships with, independent chains and consolidators. So why shouldn't franchised dealerships just give up on collision repair? For one thing, it's a $35 billion-a-year business in the United States.
Porsche to fix parked diesel Cayennes, sell them as usedFri, 25, Nov 2016
When a V-6 diesel fix is approved, Porsche will sell nearly 1,500 diesel Cayennes sitting in dealer inventory for the past year as used vehicles. Porsche Cars North America managed to get other Cayenne diesels initially allocated to the U.S. reassigned to Germany for redistribution elsewhere.
Store mixes casual clothes, high-end artMon, 28, Nov 2016
By blending a casual-attire work environment with a collection of high-end art on the walls, World Subaru in Tinton Falls, N.J., has outperformed other regional dealerships and achieved high customer-satisfaction ratings.
Chevrolet seeks bigger payoff from pickup betMon, 21, Nov 2016
'Alt-OE' controversy, lack of common definition hamper automakersMon, 21, Nov 2016
"Alt-OE" is the most common label applied to supposedly genuine, new factory parts sold by distributors other than automakers through their franchised dealerships. Auto insurers and other advocates say alt-OE parts, used mostly by independent body shops, can provide high-quality collision repairs at a lower cost.
GM's Barra on profits, market share, Trump, technologyMon, 21, Nov 2016
When Mary Barra faced a massive recall crisis as General Motors' new CEO, she implored employees to never forget the errors of GM's past. Now Barra is trying to position GM to lead the industry in a future of electric vehicles, car sharing and self-driving technology.
Shop talkMon, 21, Nov 2016
Dealer's customs stand out from the crowdMon, 21, Nov 2016
Ralph Mahalak Jr.'s six Fiat Chrysler dealerships sell customized vehicles such as a Jeep Wrangler-based pickup and a Dodge Challenger-based reimagining of the Plymouth Superbird. The unique vehicles draw in customers and energize his staff.