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Dealership: 280 Car Windows Smashed

Speaking to the local news, the owner of the store estimated the damage just to vehicle windows at $80,000.

Feb. 22, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-New-Survey-Personalization-Retailers-Dealership-Digital-Marketing New Report: Get Personalization Right…Or Else.

As automotive retailers strive to attract customers and keep them coming back to their websites, many are working on personalizing the online customer experience through data and technology. According to a recent survey, 70 percent of retailers in North America list personalization as a top priority. The promise is simple: retailers want to provide both […]

Feb. 22, 2018
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Image Search From Google Has Changed

Google’s recent settlement with Getty Images played a role in their search changes.

Feb. 21, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Snapchat-Now-Offering-Analytics-Tool Snapchat Now Offering Access to Analytics Data

Creators who are part of the Official Stories program on Snapchat will now be able to access audience analytics data (e.g., story views, engagement, and demographics). Akin to being verified on Instagram, data access is limited to creators who have “cultivated a large audience.” Previously, Snapchat hadn’t offered much in the realm of analytics data: […]

Feb. 21, 2018
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Allegation: Taxpayer Info Used to Register Cars

Vehicles were reportedly illicitly registered and shipped off island, in violation of an automaker agreement.

Feb. 20, 2018
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Costco Partners with Dealers to Boost Service, Parts Sales

Costco has partnered up with new-vehicle dealerships to expand its members-only discount auto program to service and parts sales, and it’s paying off: the retailer’s auto program transaction volume (including service and parts) rose 7 percent over last year. Rick Borg, executive vice president of program operations, credited the growth to “learning from experience what […]

Feb. 20, 2018
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Feb
19
2018
Prius Lawsuit | FCA Recall | Waymo Ride-Sharing

A lawsuit seeking class action status alleges a Prius software is causing MPG issues.

Feb. 19, 2018
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VW EVs, Dealership Shooting, and Power Company Discount

The dealership shooting involved police intervention after a man chased staff with a knife.

Feb. 16, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-Projection-New-Car-Sales-Decline-Number-of-Dealerships-Rises Projection: New Car Sales Decline, Dealerships on the Rise

The new vehicle sales projections for 2018 follow a general trend: the numbers are set to decline following a record number throughout 2016. Dealership throughput, the average number of new vehicles sold per dealership, is also projected to decline for the third year in a row. The estimates have dealership throughput at 920 new vehicles […]

Feb. 15, 2018
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Montana Supreme Court: Dealership Decision Stands

One of the dealerships in the lawsuit orginally lost their store as Chrysler went bankrupt in 2009

Feb. 14, 2018
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Driving-Sales-Automotive-News-JD-Power-Dependability-Rankings-2018-Buick-Lexus 2018 J.D. Power Dependability Rankings

The 2018 J.D. Power Dependability Rankings are in, and the title of most dependable mass-market brand after three years of vehicle ownership goes to Buick, while luxury brand Lexus took the top spot in the overall industry. J.D. Power measured dependability by the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles; a lower score indicates higher […]

Feb. 14, 2018
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Feb
13
2018
UConnect Update Misfire: Constant Rebooting

The over-the-air-update has reportedly led to widespread issues with the FCA infotainment system.

Feb. 13, 2018
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