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Dealer helps high-rate customers refinance

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2015
Honolulu Ford President Mark Benson proactively tries to refinance customers with high-interest-rate car loans, including ones the dealership initially arranged.

Newer Audi, BMW, Subaru models use lots of oil, Consumer Reports survey finds

3:10 pm U.S. ET | June 30, 2015
Newer models from Audi, BMW and Subaru are burning a lot of oil between routine oil changes, according to a consumer survey from Consumer Reports.

Two Las Vegas dealerships settle deceptive advertising charges

3:47 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Two Las Vegas car dealerships have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they used deceptive advertising.

Hyundai ad agency swaps CEOs; top marketer leaves

5:45 pm U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Hyundai's ad agency, Innocean, has executed a changing of the guard that sources described as an attempt to strengthen ties with Hyundai.

Hyundai snags NFL sponsorship, replacing GM

10:00 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Hyundai and the NFL jointly announced a four-year sponsorship deal today as the Korean automaker continued its push into sports marketing.

Mini gets serious with the new Clubman

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Mini will take a more serious tone in marketing for the new Clubman, which it is aiming at premium compact buyers.

Toyota uses geography-targeted Snapchat ads

10:33 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Toyota is driving "Let's Go Places" to some new digital venues that are decidedly local.

BEST PRACTICES

Dealer Wise goes the extra mile(s) for buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Let's say you're shopping at one of the Randy Wise Automotive stores in this area, and you decide to check out a vehicle from a different brand at...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A role for dealers in lease transfers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
I read with great interest about James B.

EDITORIAL

How dealers can protect themselves from bad actors

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
A blot on auto retailing is developing in Birmingham, Ala.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

My Saturn stores were profitable

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
My company, Lucas Dealership Group, owned and operated 30 new-car dealerships between 1960 and 2000, including six Saturn stores.

LOST IN TRANSLATION

NYC dealership must provide documents for non-English speakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
As part of a settlement with the New York attorney general's office, a New York City dealership group must begin providing translations of sales...

No seat unturned in flood-damage search

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Since torrential downpours hit Houston in late May, Bob Sluss has been extra vigilant about leaving no stone - or seat - unturned when appraising...

CarMax makes big plans for smaller markets

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
CarMax Inc. plans to expand its reach by opening smaller stores in smaller markets, said CEO Tom Folliard.

Dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015
Dealers featured this week include Chuck Anderson, dealer principal at University Mazda in Seattle; Don Gasgarth, dealer principal of Don Gasgarth's...

U.S. auto sales remain robust in June

12:32 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2015
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Aston Martin collaborates with ad giant WPP

3:00 am U.S. ET | June 26, 2015
Aston Martin is collaborating with advertising giant WPP on the automaker's global marketing communications in a step toward a formal working...

REMEMBER THE TITANS

Nissan renames Nashville's NFL stadium

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 25, 2015
Nissan North America has won naming rights for its hometown NFL stadium in Nashville where the Tennessee Titans play.

Nissan acquires naming rights to Nashville's NFL stadium

6:15 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
Nissan has acquired the naming rights for the NFL stadium in its North American home town, where the Tennessee Titans play, according to sources...

Equity-mining tools are gold mine for Honda store

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
When equity-mining software brings a sale and trade, the finance and insurance department is a big beneficiary.

Fiat Chrysler could win merger partner with Alfa Romeo revival

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 24, 2015
The Alfa Romeo Giulia will be the lynchpin of the brand's turnaround plan and potentially an opportunity to attract a cash-rich merger partner for...

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