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Texas Law Creates Loophole for Berkshire Hathaway Dealerships

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill that clears the way for Berkshire Hathaway Inc. to sell cars in Texas while manufacturing RVs in Indiana, resolving an ongoing dispute between Berkshire Hathaway Automotive and the Texas DMV.

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Half Million North Texas Residents Still Driving Unrepaired Recall Vehicles, Takata Warns

More than 500,000 North Texas residents are driving recalled vehicles equipped with faulty Takata airbag inflators, according to Airbag Recall, a website setup by the Takata Corp. to inform consumers about the recall. The company is urging drivers of these vehicles to have them repaired immediately.

LoJack Recovered $112 Million in Stolen Vehicles in 2015

The most targeted vehicles were those worth more than $30,000. However, the average value of recovered vehicles in 2015 was $10,287. Thieves are also targeting specific vehicle colors, with black and white cars accounting for 20% and 18% of vehicles recovered, respectively.

Texas DMV Closes Case Against CarGurus

The enforcement division of the Texas DMV has closed its case against CarGurus after the vehicle-shopping site made revisions to its used-car advertisements. In April, the department threatened enforcement actions because of the way the site listed used vehicles for sale.

Texas DMV Halts Plan to Fine Dealers With CarGurus Listings

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division has pulled back on its plan to fine dealers with listings on CarGurus.com after the department and the shopping site discussed revisions to CarGurus’ advertising practices in a call yesterday.

Texas Dealers Could Face Fines Over CarGurus’ Business Practices

Last week, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division issued a cease-and-desist letter to CarGurus and the state’s dealer association, threatening dealers with fines up to $10,000 a day if the shopping site does not revise its advertising practices.

SMART Payment Plan to Unwind Texas Business

SMART Payment Plan was ordered to wind down its business in Texas for operating without the proper state license since 2009. The biweekly payment provider can reapply for the license in 12 months.

Mix ‘n’ Match

Trisha Winski of Mercedes-Benz of Westwood, Mass., and Grant Wilson of Huffines Kia in Denton, Texas, have found the perfect match for their customers. It’s a suite of products that’s feeding the service drive and their per-unit averages.

AutoNation to Acquire Six Texas Stores

AutoNation acquires Audi, Porsche and three Volkswagen Stores in the Dallas market from Boardwalk Auto Group, as well as Spring Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Houston. The stores generate about $575 million in revenue per year.