Charging for prepaid maintenance trumps giving it awayMon, 16, May 2016
H&H Chevrolet found that charging customers for prepaid maintenance plans produced better results overall than giving the plans away for free.
Former Texas dealer fails in bid to overturn U.S. money laundering sentenceFri, 27, May 2016
A suburban Dallas ex-dealer has failed to overturn his 188-month prison term in a money laundering conspiracy that enabled drug dealers, pimps and other criminals to pay cash for luxury vehicles without reporting the transactions to the IRS.
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.
Penske rolls out online shopping across U.S.Mon, 23, May 2016
Penske Automotive Group's Preferred Purchase online shopping tool will be available on all 115 of its U.S. dealerships' websites by month end.
Toyota expands Takata airbag recall by 1.6 million vehiclesMon, 23, May 2016
Toyota is recalling almost 1.6 million additional U.S. vehicles for front passenger side Takata airbag inflators that could rupture.
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.
Zuchowski to dealers: Get with the timesMon, 23, May 2016
Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski is sounding a call to his dealers that their way of doing business must change - fast.
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.
Supercharging a Facebook marketing driveMon, 23, May 2016
Quirky outreach can be fun and memorable for consumers, but Jack Ingram Nissan's aim went beyond entertainment.
FCA's Mopar to add first U.S. parts distribution center since 2001Thu, 19, May 2016
Mopar plans a $12.2 million, 400,000-square-foot parts distribution center late this year in northern Virginia, Fiat Chrysler's first new U.S. center since 2001.