Dallas dealership group fined for violating 2014 FTC consent orderThu, 18, Aug 2016
Southwest Kia, which operates three dealerships in the Dallas area, will pay an $85,000 penalty to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that it violated a 2014 consent order that prohibited it from deceptive advertising, the agency said.
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.
NADA seeks donations to help dealership families affected by floodsTue, 23, Aug 2016
National Automobile Dealers Association President Peter Welch is asking dealerships across the U.S. to donate $1,000 each to NADA's Emergency Relief Fund and is hoping to raise $2 million total for dealership employees affected by the floods in Louisiana.
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.
Where's that used-vehicle price plunge?Mon, 22, Aug 2016
After used-vehicle prices went up steadily over the last few years, forecasters agreed that those prices would fall in 2016. But that hasn't happened -- yet. Here's why.
Dealership group nailed again on ad chargesMon, 22, Aug 2016
In 2014, Southwest Kia, which operates three dealerships in the Dallas area, signed a consent order with the Federal Trade Commission, promising to halt what the agency said was deceptive advertising. Within months, the dealership group was back at it, the FTC says.
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.
Amazon, Hyundai team up for on-demand test drivesFri, 19, Aug 2016
An on-demand test-drive program in Los Angeles and Orange County will allow people to book test drives of Hyundai Motor America vehicles via Amazon's Prime Now service. . The program, "Prime Now. Drive Now.," will run this weekend and next weekend.