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The Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” has become a cultural phenomenon in our country. Sharks are relatively mysterious and most people don’t know much about them. Cars are very similar in nature. We know that we need them and which ones are cool, but most people don’t really know how they work. And not only that, as…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on August 15, 2016 at 7:27am — No Comments
Wheel’s Automotive Dealer Supplies Inc. announced today its revolutionary Flagmaster 360, a new display design that holds flags and banners open in all weather conditions. Wheel’s is North America’s most renowned experts in innovative marketing products for automotive retailers.
Flagmaster 360 rotates 360-degrees on square or round poles, without the need for shock cords. More…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on August 2, 2016 at 7:39am — No Comments
In my past few blogs, I discussed the various areas in a dealership that are affected by the current recall epidemic, compared the differing viewpoints about recall repairs from dealers and consumers, discussed…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on July 8, 2016 at 6:37am — No Comments
Brand new cars have their own fascination for consumers but used cars make a lot of sense too. Mumbai is known as financial capital of the country but the road infrastructure need to be chosen. As a result, there are millions of people around who are keen on buying the old car in Mumbai.
Added by News Buzz on June 20, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Used car shopping can be very frustrating. It's difficult to know if a used car is reliable and worth the cost. A good used car can be a valuable investment and there are some ways to ensure that you get your money's worth when buying used. Some research before the purchase is…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on June 7, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Added by Jim Leman on May 18, 2016 at 11:51am — No Comments
Finally, it is your car maintenance day! If you have forgot to mention about oil change in your to-do list of car maintenance, perhaps you are missing something really essential and urgent. Changing oil of your car is like applying regular moisturizer on your body. Fresh oil acts like a breather for your car’s engine. The process of Oil changes Brampton has become a regular practice.…Continue
Added by Rahul Paul on May 8, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments
In September 2015, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson announced that AutoNation would discontinue selling any vehicles – new or used – with open recalls. This new policy includes not just those vehicles intended for retail, but also vehicles headed to wholesale buyers. The decision, while admittedly costly, is one that…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on March 18, 2016 at 4:55am — No Comments
'Number Nine' is a repeating lyric in Revolution 9, a "song" on the Beatle's 1968 White Album. It's a mind-numbing little loop, which reminds me of a numbing, repeating refrain we're being continually exposed to today.…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on February 23, 2016 at 12:49pm — No Comments
Just as you wouldn't buy a home with paying for a title search, you shouldn't buy a used car without obtaining a vehicle history report on it. Rather than view a vehicle history report as an unnecessary expense, consider it an insurance investment that may save…Continue
Added by Lizzie Weakley on February 21, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Added by Jim Leman on December 10, 2015 at 1:13pm — No Comments
Ever wonder why CarMax is the largest seller of pre-owned vehicles, selling more than any other company? They retail 160,000 used vehicles just about every quarter and make approximately $2,200 per unit front-end profit -- over $350M. If you do the math on 153 locations, each store averages 348 unit…Continue
Added by Bruce Thompson on December 10, 2015 at 5:53am — No Comments
In a newly released report conducted by J.D. Power and commissioned by the National Automobile Association, trade-in value reduction due to proposed legislation could have significant financial impact on both dealers and…Continue
Added by Chris Miller on December 4, 2015 at 5:06am — No Comments
The National Automobile Dealers Association recently forecast 2016 U.S. auto sales at 17.7 million units.
Clearly, car sales remain vigorous!
Yet, margin is being sucked out of every transaction by price transparency, federal regulations, and too many old-school ways of doing business.
In response, pessimists’ cry:
Added by Tony Rhoades on December 1, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments
The most productive reconditioning department runs like an assembly line, using defined processes, timed steps, and streamlined communications to produce more output, eliminate waste, and get buyers looking at cars online and on the lot five to 10 days sooner, notes Dennis McGinn, CEO of Rapid Recon…Continue
Added by Jim Leman on November 10, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
So, you have planned to buy a used car. You might have a question in your mind about whether to buy it from a licensed dealer or from a private party. Both these options have their own pros and cons.
Benefits of buying from a private party are you can save money and save yourself from aggressive salespersons, whereas purchasing from a licensed dealer brings you certain exquisite guarantees and…Continue
Added by Rahul Paul on October 9, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments
The average used car sold in the U.S. is getting younger and pricier, according to the latest Used Vehicle Market Report from car shopping destination Edmunds.com.
According to the report, the trends suggest a shifting tide in used car inventories, which are skewing more toward newer off-lease vehicles and certified pre-owned (CPO) programs.
Edmunds' analysis found that average used car prices hit a record high of $18,800 in the second quarter, up 7.6 percent — or $1,300 per…Continue
Added by Jeannine Fallon on August 24, 2015 at 1:22pm — No Comments
The Honda Pilot is an affordable, stylish, and useful mid-sized SUV. Its built-in driver assist technology (like cross-traffic monitors and lane departure warnings), roomy cabin space, and 280-HP V6 engine make it an ideal SUV for you and your family, wherever you need to go and whatever you need to store. But when you buy the Pilot second-hand, you’re getting much more than just an amazing vehicle.…Continue
Added by Angela Smith on August 2, 2015 at 7:30am — No Comments
Residents in Clovis, N.M. and Lubbock, Texas who are looking for a Volkswagen dealer are sure to find that Street Volkswagen of Amarillo is one of the top options. As there are not many Volkswagen dealerships in the North Texas area,Street…Continue
Added by Bradley Paschal on June 30, 2015 at 2:07pm — No Comments
Black Book, the provider of independent valuation data for cars, trucks, collectibles and specialty vehicles, has analyzed auction prices of exotic collectibles, with particular emphasis on the Aston Martin DB5 Coupe, the Ferrari 250 GTL Lusso, and the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. From 1977 through 2008, each vehicle appreciated in value roughly 5% annually. Since 2008, these vehicles have appreciated between 20% - 60% annually. A new, younger generation of collector has taken to this genre…Continue
Added by Black Book on May 13, 2015 at 6:07am — No Comments