VW dealers battle staff poachingMon, 22, Aug 2016
Volkswagen dealers are fighting to keep sales staff intact as U.S. sales continue to fall and the automaker's diesel emissions cheating scandal drags into a 12th month.
Louisiana flooding takes toll on dealerships' employeesMon, 22, Aug 2016
As floodwaters slowly recede in the area around Baton Rouge, La., auto dealerships are trying to do business with a limited number of employees, many of whom are dealing with losses of their own.
Store turns Pokemon Go players into vehicle buyersSat, 20, Aug 2016
Street Toyota salesman Nick Schuman has found a way to catch Pokemon and customers at the same time. By playing off the latest craze, he can build rapport in a low-key way with consumers drawn to his store's lots.
Margins, costs threaten luxury-store valuesMon, 22, Aug 2016
Dealership acquisitions were down in the first half of 2016, though multistore deals were up. Buy-sell advisers expect more pressure on luxury-brand store values as manufacturers seek expensive facility upgrades and as margins and volume continue to be under pressure.
The public dealerships are buying -- and sellingMon, 22, Aug 2016
In the first half of 2016, the public dealership groups sold nearly as many dealerships as they acquired, according to "The Blue Sky Report," a quarterly publication by dealership buy-sell adviser Erin Kerrigan.
Updates, incentives help VW dealer retain staffMon, 22, Aug 2016
Dealer Matthew Welch got creative to keep his staff on board and make new hires amid VW's scandal and declining new car sales.
Amid VW scandal, salespeople bolt for rivalMon, 22, Aug 2016
Dealer Danny McKenna has seen staff walk out or refuse hire because of the VW diesel emission scandal. Here's how he's combat it.
Radio ID system welcomes service customers by nameMon, 22, Aug 2016
A Nissan dealership in Texas utilizes a new system that has helped exceed its targeted service revenue.
Automat for auto partsMon, 15, Aug 2016
A vending machine system in the service department enables a Massachusetts dealership to save money on shop supplies and manage technicians' use of expensive tools.
Auction chief: Used-car prices start to softenMon, 15, Aug 2016
After showing strength in the first half of the year, used-vehicle prices are beginning to soften.
Money train rolls on for GM dealersMon, 15, Aug 2016
GM is renewing its Essential Brand Elements aid program, a relief for the many GM dealers who have come to rely on it as a vital revenue stream. But they'll have a few more hoops to jump through.