Two years ago, Chris Brown went looking for a way to facilitate sales, trade-ins, and financing for car buyers who prefer to shop online. Today, his Seattle-area Subaru dealership is doing just that, and he says the experience he and his team deliver is just as ‘stress-free’ as ever.
May 7, 2019
The new extended ‘bumper-to-bumper’ warranty isn’t designed to act like a dealer-offered service contract. Repairs can be completed without filing a claim and there are no deductibles. The option also is included in a vehicle’s overall price.
October 16, 2018
In an Aug. 13 ruling, the California New Motor Vehicle Board sided with Folsom Chevrolet in a case that calls into question the way General Motors and other automakers measure and enforce sales expectations.
August 27, 2018
The firm named Hyundai as the brand with the lowest cost to own and Acura as the lowest cost luxury brand. Top vehicles were selected in 22 categories.
February 12, 2018
Industry Summit’s executive panel convened to discuss and debate the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the status of the used-car and subprime markets, the GM mandate, and the digitization of the F&I process.
December 4, 2017
New-car affordability continued to be a challenge for car buyers, with the average transaction price closing in on $35,000 in September.
October 3, 2017
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
In a surprise addition to the P&A Leadership Summit agenda, Matthew Bartle and David Marcus of Bartle & Marcus LLC will address General Motors’ recent directives regarding the sale of non-OEM parts and service contracts.
August 29, 2017
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
Chevrolet-Buick-GMC and Cadillac Protection is now onboarding and training GM’s U.S. dealers on MaximTrak’s Digital F&I Retailing Suite, which consists of interactive F&I menus, electronic contracting tools, dashboard reporting solutions, and a service drive menu.
August 9, 2017
In a verdict that took less than an hour to decide, a Houston Jury found that a General Motors ignition switch in a 2007 Saturn Sky did not cause a 2011 crash that killed one person and injured another, according to USA Today.
August 26, 2016
Fueled by domestic brands and the sale of trucks and SUVs, the average price for a new vehicle in June increased 2% from a year to $33,652, according to Kelley Blue Book.
July 5, 2016
Kia ended the 27-year reign of premium brands by ranking highest among all nameplates in J.D. Power’s annual study. Overall, new-vehicle quality improved 6%, which was double last year’s 3% improvement.
June 22, 2016
General Motors Co. has named Tony Francavilla as vice president of global quality, according to a company announcement. In this role, he will be responsible or leading the company’s global quality efforts, aimed at providing customers with the highest quality vehicles.
June 14, 2016
General Motors should gain market share by replacing 88% of its light-duty lineup by 2020, while Volkswagen and Korean automakers are relying too heavily on cars with consumer demand shifting toward SUVs and trucks, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst has said.
May 12, 2016