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April Auto Sales Down Following March Trend

Following the decline of auto sales in March, April’s sales struggled to meet 2016 goals and fell short.

April 25, 2017
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FCA Makes Push For Service Technician Training

The automaker is undertaking a massive effort to staff their dealerships.

April 24, 2017
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Apr
24
2017
GM pulls out of Venezuela following plant seizure by the government

After a government seizure of the General Motors Venezolana (GMV) plant, the company is pulling out of Venezuela.

April 24, 2017
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Tesla Lawsuit Alleges Autopilot Safety Issues

The legal complaint called Tesla’s Autopilot “unsafe to use.”

April 22, 2017
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VW diesel scandal closed, Whistleblower named in book

The Volkswagen criminal case closed on Friday, with District Judge Sean Cox ordering the company to pay a $2.8 billion penalty for their emissions scandal. The case closes on a long line of scandals.

April 21, 2017
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Report: U.S. Dealerships Continue Hiring Employees Amidst Flat Profit Margins

According to the National Automobile Dealers Association’s NADA Data 2016 report, U.S. dealerships are continuing to hire new employees, even amidst flat profit margins.

April 21, 2017
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Dealer Minute: Venezuela Seizes GM Plant, Brazen Truck Theft

This is your ‘dealer minute’ look at news from all around the nation.

April 21, 2017
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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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Apr
20
2017
(UPDATE) Dealership Owners Found Dead Inside Their Store

We have an update to a tragic story we brought you earlier this week, as new details have emerged.

April 20, 2017
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Apr
19
2017
Study: Native Ads Are More Efficient Than Display Ads For Driving In-Store Traffic

A joint research study conducted by native ad platform Sharethrough and location analytics provider Placed indicates that native ads drive traffic into physical stores more efficiently than traditional display ads.

April 19, 2017
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Apr
18
2017
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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