Suburban stores at greatest risk of consolidation?
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.
Dealertrack aims to introduce 'seamless, easy' F&I platform
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.
COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
NADA: 100 and still going strong
This week the auto retail industry will converge on New Orleans to honor and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Automobile Dealers Association. That is quite a milestone.