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Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) reportedly planned to formally request a NHTSA investigation...

Hyundai, Kia Face New Engine Fire Investigations

Pressure on Hyundai and Kia ramped up Monday with the launch of a multistate probe into fires involving the South Korean manufacturers’ Theta II engines and reports suggesting U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal will ask for a new investigation at the federal level.

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A skilled counterfeiter can turn a mass-market classic into a rare show car worth hundreds of...

Q&A: Car Fraud Puts Dealers on the Hook

Famed car fraud attorney Bruce Shaw says the courts show no mercy to dealers who resell counterfeit units and shares hard-won advice for spotting sophisticated fakes and avoiding costly lawsuits.

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New Infographic Makes Case for Reinsurance Review

New Infographic Makes Case for Reinsurance Review

Protective Asset Protection has released a new, free infographic that illustrates the pressing need for dealers to consider alternatives to NCFC structures.

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Cheap Seats: Top 10 Millennial Vehicles

Cheap Seats: Top 10 Millennial Vehicles

A survey of QuoteWizard users finds younger drivers favor vehicles with an average 2018-MY MSRP of only $23,829, generating a Top 10 list dominated by affordable sedans.

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F&I Tip of the Week: Complain or Teach

F&I Tip of the Week: Complain or Teach

F&I managers bear a heavy workload and countless responsibilities. It’s fair to complain when sales mishandles a deal. But UDS’s John Tabar learned the hard way that teaching is more effective. Watch this Tip of the Week to learn how to prepare and deliver the F&I training your showroom needs.

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Cree has agreed to sell its lighting division to Ideal Industries, abandoning the...

Lights Out: Cree to Focus on Semiconductors

In a move industry watchers may regard as a sign of the times, dealership mainstay Cree has agreed to sell its lighting division in order to fully devote the company to semiconductor manufacturing.

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Ford Motor Co.’s “Protect” division now counts Darwin Automotive among its preferred technology...

Ford Protect Adds Darwin Automotive

Darwin Automotive’s digital retail, F&I, and service menus will be available to Ford dealerships nationwide as part of a new partnership.

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DealerBuilt Draws Capital Investment

DealerBuilt Draws Capital Investment

A new partnership with private equity firm ParkerGale Capital will put new capital and resources toward DealerBuilt’s dealer technology solutions development.

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KeyBank, Westlake Add Dealertrack Titling Solution

KeyBank, Westlake Add Dealertrack Titling Solution

KeyBank Dealer Retail Services and Westlake Financial Services have joined Dealertrack’s growing network of Accelerated Title users.

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PassTime Integrates With Solutions by Text

PassTime Integrates With Solutions by Text

PassTime and Solutions by Text have partnered to deliver SBT’s SMS text-powered software suite to PassTime dealers.

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Aristotle is credited with inventing the triptych-based instruction method, a format that lends...

Here’s a Little Tough Love for F&I

Are you tired of the way sales delivers deals? Stop complaining, step up, and attack the problem with training that will raise the bar for the entire front end.

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General Manager Jim Thorp (left) and Business Development Manager Greg Merchanthouse have driven...

Quirk Chevrolet: Just Give Them the Price

A straightforward approach to sales and customer service helped make Quirk Chevrolet America’s No. 1 Silverado, Bolt, and Volt dealer, and their front line is a highly skilled, efficient, and long-tenured BDC.

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