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As Tesla Motors fought legislative battles with dealers in numerous states this year, Texas became the only state in which the electric vehicle maker mounted a vigorous challenge to existing franchise laws.
And it's the only state in which Tesla lost its fight outright.
Chalk it up to the legacy of Gene Fondren.
Fondren, the late legislator, lobbyist and longtime head of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, is credited with making Texas' dealer franchise statute…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on September 9, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments
The more dynamic, engrossing and responsive you can make a prospective car buyer’s experience on your site, the greater the chances are that you will be taking your first gigantic step towards creating a sale with a repeat customer. Of course, it goes without saying that this is how you grow your dealership. This also means that there is great value in exploring and effectively using all the relevant tools at your disposal. Let’s take a look at some of the tools that you may want to consider…Continue
Added by David Farmer on September 9, 2013 at 5:02am — No Comments
The Internet Sales 20 Group will be in Los Angeles, November 12, 13 and 14.
You DO NOT want to miss this…Continue
Added by Sean V. Bradley on September 8, 2013 at 7:17pm — No Comments
According to the Washington State Department of Licensing:
Added by Lisa Paolino on September 8, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments
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DETROIT -- General Motors' outlook was revised to positive from stable today by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, which also raised…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on September 6, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments
Do you really know your business? To know your business you must know all the operating metrics as well the core of your business model. Business is part art and part science. Knowing the science part makes the art much easier. Many dealers are still operating under an outdated business model that can no longer be supported in any economy, especially the current economic conditions. The only way to change the outdated model is to ask more questions, better questions, measure everything…Continue
Added by Mark Tewart on September 6, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments
No, I’m not here to pitch dealership live chat. But since TrueCar has announced its heavy-handed policy change that will grant them near carte blanche to bill for all the leads they generate, regardless of the original…Continue
Added by Big Tom LaPointe on September 6, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co., moving to support its limping Lincoln brand, has begun using a bonus program that car dealers criticize as confusing and unfair.
Added by Jon Floyd on September 5, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments
In a continuing effort to bring on the best new talent, Potratz has hired on dealer research and business intelligence expert Dennis Galbraith, founder of Dennis Galbraith Enterprises, Revenueguru.com, former vice president of Cars.com and former…Continue
Added by CDK Global on September 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
Car buyers are spending more time online shopping for a car than ever before! According to a
Added by Ketty Colom on September 5, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments
Creating a great customer experience in your business requires work. Not only does it require work, it also requires both buy-in and trust. In Gallup’s “2013 State of the American Workplace Report”, they found that a…Continue
Added by Richard Holland on September 5, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments
MUNICH -- Daimler named Ola Kaellenius, who leads Mercedes' AMG unit and is a former head of the automaker's factory in Alabama, as its new sales and marketing chief. The…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on September 5, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
Extended warranty provider ForeverCar.com analyzed 1,500 comments on Twitter and Facebook during the last three months to better understand driver priorities when it comes to vehicle repairs. The results were eye-opening as it shows there is a distinct difference in the priority people give to the type of car repair needed on their vehicle.
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Captive finance companies picked up share in the second quarter, buoyed by a rise in leasing -- a lending area they dominate - and gains in new-vehicle loans.
Captives had the…Continue
Added by Jon Floyd on September 4, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments
Two things keep people from being successful: laziness and the lack of leverage. The good news is that neither of these are incurable diseases, but they can be if left untreated. Let’s take a look at both and how to get rid of each one.
Leverage creates the tipping point that gets you moving and taking action. Leverage can come from wants, needs, fear, love, hate and other emotional triggers. All leverage points are good if you channel them correctly, even if they…Continue
Added by Mark Tewart on September 4, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments
I am posting this blog written by Praveen Tamvada, Auto/Mate's Director of Marketing
Last weekend was my…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on September 4, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments
Average service cycle expands from 140 to 145 days as Americans keep longer-lasting vehicles for more years than ever before; dealers must now market to the owner, not the vehicle
Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 4, 2013 at 6:35am — No Comments