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Calif. Board: GM Violated State Law in Attempting to Cancel Dealer's Franchise

What’s Your Take?

The editor provides an up-close look at the topics he hopes to cover during his Industry Summit 2017 panel session. He’d also like to hear your take on these hot-button issues.

September 18, 2017

Industry Reacts to GM's Disclosure Policy

Industry Reacts to GM's Disclosure Policy

General Motors dealers who sell non-GM service contracts, parts and accessories must now disclose to their customers that the products are not backed by the automaker. Dealer trade groups believe the OEM’s stated goal of enhanced ‘safety and transparency’ is not the real reason for the new policy.

September 18, 2017

GM: Dealers Must Disclose Non-GM Parts, Service Contracts

GM: Dealers Must Disclose Non-GM Parts, Service Contracts

General Motors dealers who sell non-GM service contracts, parts and accessories must now disclose to their customers that the products are not backed by the automaker. Dealers who don’t comply face possible termination of their franchise agreement.

August 24, 2017

Connecting the Dots

The editor opens up about his time in the car audio industry and how that experience shaped his thoughts about the internet, telematics, and the connected car.

August 19, 2017

California Dealers Question Legality of GM’s Online Sales Portal

General Motors responded on Friday to legal concerns raised in a Feb. 8 letter from the California New Car Dealers Association. The automaker said it is not infringing on its dealers' used-vehicle operations, adding that projected sales from its Factory Pre-Owned Collection program will represent 'roughly 1% or less of current used retail volume our dealer network sells.'

February 23, 2016

Trading Places

Trading Places

Ally Financial and GM Financial are both entering new phases in their evolution, and the moves they’re making were on display at NADA 2015.

March 10, 2015

GM Financial Triples Share of GM Leases

GM Financial officials said Ally shouldn’t be surprised by GM’s decision to internalize its lease program. The company ended the year with a 50% share of GM’s lease business.

February 5, 2015

GM Financial Resists Market Share Race

GM Financial reported this week a decrease of about $200 million in North American consumer loan originations for the quarter. But there’s a reason for that, says the company’s chief executive.

October 31, 2013

Rebuilding Floorplan Financing

Rebuilding Floorplan Financing

Despite signs of retail financing beginning to loosen up, dealer financing remains a major concern. It’s one of the reasons why the NADA is stepping up efforts to restart the market.

January 1, 2010

Time to Move On

Unsure of where this recession is headed, I can’t blame lawmakers for their involvement, but can we make sure that all sides are heard before we jump to conclusions.

June 1, 2009