Get Newsletter Submit a Tip

Fixed Ops

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
Continue Reading  
Do Online Retailers Pose A Threat to Traditional Auto Parts Companies?

As online retailers, such as Amazon, increasingly enter the auto parts industry, do they pose a threat to traditional companies in this space?

Feb. 10, 2017
Continue Reading  
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
Continue Reading  
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
Continue Reading  
Woman Gives Birth At Nissan Dealership

Today’s story is that of a family who went to a Nissan store to get their truck fixed, and ended up having a baby instead.

Jan. 6, 2017
Continue Reading  
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
Continue Reading  
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
Continue Reading  
Milwaukee Dealership Moves Following Theft

This store had seven vehicles stolen during a brazen theft.

Oct. 12, 2016
Continue Reading  
2016 DealerSocket Dealership Action Report Unveils Relevant Research

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

Oct. 11, 2016
Continue Reading  
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
Continue Reading  
Is Your Unique Selling Proposition Maximizing Your Market Potential?

DrivingSales News explores a Cox consumer study with Director of Valuation Product Alec Gutierrez – meritoriously building margin back into the deal.

Sept. 14, 2016
Continue Reading  
NHTSA Proposes Electronic Safety Notice Rule

The new rule could mean automakers using digital mediums to contact consumers.

Sept. 7, 2016
Continue Reading