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Serious Injury Caused By Faulty Takata Airbag Inflator In 2002 Honda Accord

The driver of a 2002 Honda Accord suffered serious injuries following the rupture of a faulty Takata airbag inflator during an accident in Las Vegas last month. According to Honda, the inflator had most likely been salvaged from a junkyard, as opposed to being installed by a professional.

April 20, 2017
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NADA Study Findings Show Service And Parts Revenue Increased In 2016

According to an annual study conducted by the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), U.S. auto dealerships’ profits increased in service and parts in 2016, while dropping in both new and used vehicle sales.

April 18, 2017
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Tesla Owners Waiting Months For Repaired Cars

The Economist reports that Tesla makes many of the vehicle parts in house. That means that their manufacturing plant has to keep up with demand, and the over 80,000 cars that Tesla produced in 2016.

March 13, 2017
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The Effect Of Potential NAFTA Changes On Auto Parts Suppliers

President Donald Trump has been very vocal about his concerns relating to U.S. auto jobs moving to Mexico, and he met with the CEOs of GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler last week to discuss auto industry issues.

Jan. 30, 2017
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Bonuses Surge For American Auto Workers

As the demand for high-margin pickups and sport utility vehicles increases, workers at domestic car factories are expected to receive among the biggest bonus checks ever.

Jan. 27, 2017
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Amazon Expanding Into Aftermarket Auto Parts Market

Amazon, which is on track to become the top apparel retailer in the United States this year, is now setting its sights on the $50 billion aftermarket auto parts business.

Jan. 25, 2017
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Report: Average Age Of Cars In U.S. Is Increasing

The average lifespan of cars and trucks in the US is increasing, which is a huge positive for service and parts departments across the country.

Nov. 22, 2016
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DSES 2016: Dr. John Boudreau Talks Human Capital

Dr. John Boudreau illustrated the importance of pinpointing organizational investments that influence customer experience most.

Oct. 24, 2016
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Illinois Dealership Faces Wrongful Death Claim Over Carbon Monoxide Leak

A Cook County, Illinois lawsuit alleges that a car dealership failed to inform a customer, who later died in his vehicle, that his car was emitting carbon monoxide into the passenger compartment when he brought it in for repairs.

Oct. 18, 2016
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2016 DealerSocket Dealership Action Report Unveils Relevant Research

81% of car buyers do not enjoy the car buying process.

Oct. 11, 2016
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NADA 2016 Workforce Study: Employee Turnover Remains High

NADA has released the results of their 2016 dealership workforce study.

Oct. 3, 2016
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Cadillac Offers To Buy Out 400 Of Its Smallest U.S. Dealerships

The decision to offer buyouts comes amid concerns from some dealers about Project Pinnacle, a set of new pricing initiatives set to take place next year…

Sept. 27, 2016
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