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Texas dealers slammed the door on Tesla

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…

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Added by Jon Floyd on September 9, 2013 at 9:06am — No Comments

Conversion Techniques and Technology

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…

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Added by David Farmer on September 9, 2013 at 5:02am — No Comments


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Danny Benites, GM Of Greg Lair Buick GMC Will Be a Panelist At Internet Sales 20 Group Los Angeles



http://www.internetsales20group.com

The Internet Sales 20 Group will be in Los Angeles, November 12, 13 and 14.

You DO NOT want to miss this…

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Added by Sean V. Bradley on September 8, 2013 at 7:17pm — No Comments


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Don’t Text and Drive…It’s Not Worth It

Texting and driving don’t mix; it’s not worth it, in more ways than one. 

According to the Washington State Department of Licensing:

  • A driver talking on a cell phone is as impaired as a driver with a .08 blood-alcohol level.
  • A driver who is texting is as impaired as a driver with…
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Added by Lisa Paolino on September 8, 2013 at 7:54am — No Comments

Using Google Voice to protect the privacy of my staff...

Google Voice for Car Dealers

For some time now I have dabbled with texting customers who requested information online and although the response has always been great I have…

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Added by Mike theCarGuy Correra on September 7, 2013 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

GM outlook raised to positive by S&P; Ford gets investment grade rating

GM outlook raised to positive by S&P; Ford gets investment grade rating

DETROIT -- General Motors' outlook was revised to positive from stable today  by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, which also raised…

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Added by Jon Floyd on September 6, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments

Are You A Dinosaur?

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…

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Added by Mark Tewart on September 6, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments

Why not replace TrueCar with your own referral program?

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…

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Added by Big Tom LaPointe on September 6, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Ford using stair-step incentives to boost Lincoln volume

Ford using stair-step incentives to boost Lincoln volume

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.

Such dealer-bonus…

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Added by Jon Floyd on September 5, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Dennis Galbraith Joins Potratz

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…

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Added by Paul Potratz on September 5, 2013 at 12:21pm — 4 Comments

Webinar: Master Your Marketing Mix

 

Watch On…

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Added by CDK Global on September 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Auto Dealers Say the Darndest Things

How to Provide the Most Positive Digital Showroom Experience

Car buyers are spending more time online shopping for a car than ever before! According to a

 Polk…

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Added by Ketty Colom on September 5, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments


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Empowered Employees and Pizza: A Success Story

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…

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Added by Richard Holland on September 5, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

Daimler named Ola Kaellenius, who leads Mercedes' AMG unit

Daimler promotes AMG boss to head Mercedes sales and marketing

 

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…

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Added by Jon Floyd on September 5, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments


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How Often Do Drivers Delay Safety-Related Auto Repairs?

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.

  • In terms of delaying vehicle…
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Added by Carroll Nguyen on September 4, 2013 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Honda, Toyota, Nissan set pace as August sales advance

Honda, Toyota, Nissan set pace as August sales advance

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Added by Jon Floyd on September 4, 2013 at 10:51am — No Comments

Captives advance on leasing, new-car loans

Captives advance on leasing, new-car loans

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…

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Added by Jon Floyd on September 4, 2013 at 10:43am — No Comments

Action

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…

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Added by Mark Tewart on September 4, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments

Don’t Get Caught With Your Shorts Down

I am posting this blog written by Praveen Tamvada, Auto/Mate's Director of Marketing

Last weekend was my…

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Added by Mike Esposito on September 4, 2013 at 10:24am — No Comments

DMEautomotive Research: Auto Service Intervals Have Increased Nearly 4% in Last Year, Costing Average Dealership $91K in Lost Revenue

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

 

Daytona Beach, FL – September 4, 2013 DMEautomotive (DMEa), the science-inspired, results-based automotive marketing leader, today released new findings[1] from DMEInsights,…

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Added by Crystal Hartwell on September 4, 2013 at 6:35am — No Comments

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