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How Much Is Too Much?

This month’s video question comes from Mike in Caldwell, Texas, home of the Hornets and one big, beautiful water tower. Mike asks, “I offer six to eight products on my menu, and I believe in every one of them. How do I keep my customer focused and not...

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Finding Greatness in the Box

Babe Ruth was a professional baseball player for 22 years. During his career, the “Sultan of Swat” faced opposing pitchers 8,400 times and was feared as a force to be reckoned with because of his ability to hit home runs. That said, over 91% of the...

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Who’s Watching?

So what does BB&T’s decision to ditch its flat-fee compensation plan mean in terms of compliance? That’s the question on everyone’s mind, it seems, especially since BB&T was one of the first to make the switch to flats three years ago...

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GM’s Ammann: ‘Shared sacrifice’ needed to fix Korea unit

GM President Dan Ammann says the automaker's troubled South Korean operations can be a "sustainable, profitable business," if unions and the South Korean government agree quickly on a restructuring. ... Read More »

One Hail of an Idea

For many attendees, last year’s NADA convention marked their introduction to Nobilis Group, a new company that was formed by Dent Zone companies to unite that brand with its AutoBodyGuard and PDR LINX lines of business. The company, headed by its founder,...

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7 Reasons to Embrace Mobile F&I

Over the last few years, we have all seen the acceleration of internet-based commerce, as pointed out by the constant barrage of statistics: J.D. Power says 56% of online car shoppers are on a mobile device. Cox Automotive tells us 63% of car buyers would be more...

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The Laboratory: Wade Ford Tests Connected Cars

On the surface, Steve Ewing appears to have it made. In the business since 1982 and a dealer since 1989, Ewing owns and operates Wade Ford of Smyrna, Ga., just north of Atlanta, as well as a sizeable fleet facility and “Motor Trend Certified Delivered by...

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Toyota to provide 10,000 connected vehicles to Avis’ fleet

Toyota's data-harvesting startup, Toyota Connected, has inked a multiyear deal with Avis Budget Group that will supply 10,000 connected vehicles to Avis Car Rental. ... Read More »

Tesla targeted by new UAW complaint with NLRB

Tesla is facing another complaint from the UAW over allegations that it retaliated against workers involved in unionizing efforts at its factory in Fremont, Calif. ... Read More »

Tesla’s production problems spawn a legion of Model 3 stalkers

Tesla hysteria knows no bounds, especially when it comes to the Model 3 sedan. There's no shortage of stalkers hunting for one of the most elusive numbers in the auto industry -- Model 3 production. ... Read More »
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