CarMax's certification check list fails Calif. law, court rulesFri, 21, Oct 2016
A federal appeals court in California ruled that CarMax's component inspection checklist violates a California statue that requires dealers to provide consumers a “completed inspection report” prior to the sale of any certified used vehicle.
Group 1's Q3 net falls 22% on soft energy, UK marketsThu, 20, Oct 2016
Group 1 Automotive's net income fell 22 percent in the third quarter to $35.4 million, hurt by sales weakness in energy-dependent markets and soft sales in the U.K. following the Brexit vote to leave the European Union.
Lithia’s Q3 net rises 25 percent on broad revenue gainsThu, 20, Oct 2016
Lithia’s third-quarter net income rose 25 percent from a year earlier to $54 million, as revenue rose 8.9 percent to a third-quarter record $2.27 billion, the company said today.
N.C. store greets new residents with discounts, couponsMon, 17, Oct 2016
Lake Norman Infiniti in Cornelius, N.C., uses a service that sends coupons to folks who move into the area, successfully building ties to newcomers.
Online auto shopping plummeted during hurricane, study saysWed, 19, Oct 2016
Vehicle online-shopping traffic plummeted nearly 60 percent in coastal cities such as Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., the weekend Hurricane Matthew traveled up the East Coast, research from Jumpstart Automotive Media shows.
Judge 'inclined' to approve VW emissions settlement with ownersTue, 18, Oct 2016
A federal judge, indicating he's “strongly inclined” to do so, will decide by Oct. 25 whether to approve Volkswagen's $10.03 billion settlement with nearly half a million owners of diesel vehicles that don't meet U.S. emissions laws, or if the plan should be modified.
Dealer bets millions on a hoard of VipersMon, 17, Oct 2016
A North Carolina Dodge dealership has secured for itself a veritable nest of Vipers to sell to enthusiasts long after the long-running sports coupe ends production next year.
Dealer's recall policy proves his integrityMon, 17, Oct 2016
I am glad to see that Stewart's policy is shown as a "best practice" and hope other dealers will follow suit.
DealersMon, 17, Oct 2016
A look at dealer anniversaries around the country, including anniversaries with Ford, Mercedes, Volkswagen and Volvo.
Employee satisfaction takes precedence at Capitol Chevrolet-Cadillac of SalemWed, 12, Oct 2016
Scott Casebeer unapologetically makes clear, even during meetings held within earshot of customers, that employee satisfaction takes precedence over everything else. Casebeer owns Capitol Chevrolet-Cadillac, of Salem, Ore., which is No. 1 among large dealerships on this year's list of the Best Dealerships To Work For.
Honda recalls 350,000 Civics for electronic parking brake glitchThu, 13, Oct 2016
American Honda is recalling approximately 350,000 Civic coupe and sedans in the U.S. from the 2016 model year to fix an issue with the vehicles’ electronic parking brake.
Yark Subaru named Best Dealership To Work ForWed, 12, Oct 2016
Yark Subaru, in Toledo, Ohio, has been named the No. 1 dealership on the fifth annual Automotive News list of the 100 Best Dealerships To Work For. The honor was announced Oct. 12 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago.