California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed AB 179, enacting new dealer protections against below-market warranty reimbursement rates and OEM-ordered facility upgrades. The bill also allows dealers to issue recall notices without violating new data privacy rules.
October 15, 2019
GoMoto and VenueVision have partnered for an integration and reseller campaign that will bring GoMoto-built self-service kiosks to more Canadian auto dealers.
October 11, 2019
Former Epicor division head Scott Thompson has joined CDK Global as senior vice president and business leader for CRM and layered applications.
October 7, 2019
A federal grand jury has charged a Kentucky dealer and two alleged accomplices with defrauding a manufacturer — thought to be Toyota — of more than $4 million by running 350 used pickups through a consumer buyback program.
October 4, 2019
The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says BMW Cleveland violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act when it terminated two older salesmen and failed to rehire a former service manager.
October 2, 2019
Hyundai North America has sued a Pennsylvania dealer for fraud, claiming he bilked the automaker for $5 million by buying up hundreds of used Sonatas and purposely damaging their engines beyond repair.
September 30, 2019
An enhanced integration with iRecon will allow dealers using vAuto Provision to manage inventories and reconditioning at the same time, an ‘end-to-end’ process billed as the industry’s first.
September 19, 2019
Once treated as classified information, factory parts data is now shared freely. Opportunistic franchised dealers are seizing the opportunity by selling unneeded inventory to independent repair shops.
September 18, 2019
Motorcars Honda of Cleveland Heights has been purchased and renamed by the nine-store Foundation Automotive group. The Ohio store was recognized by BP as the world’s first carbon-neutral auto dealership in 2016.
September 18, 2019
Xtime Text Marketing was designed to offer U.S. dealers who use Xtime Invite a new way to connect with sales and service customers in a timely and legally compliant manner.
September 17, 2019
A new infographic from LoJack illustrates how GPS-powered inventory management maximizes front-end profits, drives customer retention and service revenue, and reduces lost loyalty.
September 16, 2019
Kerrigan Advisors’ latest Blue Sky buy/sell report counts 49 transactions in the second quarter, a slight decline from Q1 but enough to maintain a 200-plus-transaction pace for 2019.
September 11, 2019
A new report makes the case for chasing value over price, a strategy that auto dealerships nationwide are adopting to generate higher front-end & back-end grosses while earning lifelong service customers.
September 10, 2019
The combined company retains the Affinitiv name and now includes more than 6,500 dealer accounts managed by 800 employees and generating approximately $200 million in revenues.
September 3, 2019
Manheim policymakers believe predictable pricing will persuade more dealers to take advantage of post-auction inspections after buying in-lane, at a physical sale, or through digital channels.
August 26, 2019