North Carolina denies Tesla a dealership licenseMon, 23, May 2016
North Carolina denied Tesla Motors' bid to attain a second dealership license in the state, saying the automaker must go through a third-party dealership group.
Packing heat? That's cool with some Texas dealersSun, 22, May 2016
On Jan. 1, it became legal in Texas to openly carry a handgun if the person has a license and the property owner does not display a sign banning the practice. Many dealers display such a sign, and some are even okay with openly packing heat in their dealerships.
Contests boost benefits of just showing upMon, 23, May 2016
Victorville Motors, a Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram dealership in Southern California, created a car-giveaway contest to encourage perfect attendance among students at local high schools. It not only has motivated kids to stay in class and get an education but also has enriched the schools.
As it turns out, in-store is on par with onlineMon, 23, May 2016
Consultants have warned dealerships that customers' in-store experience has to match the online one and that too often, they don't. A new survey shows that, in fact, they do.
Nissan investment excites Mitsubishi's U.S. dealer council chairmanTue, 17, May 2016
The chairman of Mitsubishi Motors' U.S. national dealer council's advisory board said he sees new life for the brand after Nissan's $2.2 billion stake.
Mercedes signals flexibility on dealer trainingMon, 16, May 2016
In response to dealer pushback, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO Dietmar Exler is working on a plan to shift dealership leadership training from West Point to regional sites across the country. He also will consider next-gen Autohaus compliance deadlines on a store-by-store basis.
Lessons learned in a city where hail is rareMon, 16, May 2016
The record hailstorms that have pelted Texas this year have been a big test for fixed operations departments. Here's how two dealership managers responded and what they learned.
Plan before the storm: Tips on handling hailMon, 16, May 2016
Five steps on handling the next hailstorm
Auto-tech contest winners got the bug earlyMon, 16, May 2016
The winners of this year's National Automotive Technology Competition found their love of working on cars early. That clear focus helped convince their parents of the wisdom of pursuing careers as automotive technicians.
Grandpa's 'grease monkey' label hampers tech recruitmentMon, 16, May 2016
Despite the high-tech skills required of technicians, the grease monkey label persists. Recruiters say that can make it tough to convince parents that it's a wise career choice for their children.