AuSM Staff

Penske Automotive Group took a strong hit from the trio of hurricanes that stormed through the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico since the end of August. The dealer group recently provided a preliminary estimate of the impact on its operations in Florida, Georgia, Texas and Puerto Rico from Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and... Read More

AuSM Staff

On Monday, American Honda Motor Co. launched digital certification applications for its respective Acura and Honda certified pre-owned vehicle programs. The “Integrated Certification Engine” is a digital checklist designed to give Honda and Acura dealers a faster, easier and more accurate way to certify... Read More

Nick Zulovich, Staff Writer

A 2018 model-year Volkswagen that might be in your used inventory one day could have a considerable amount of factory warranty remaining thanks to a decision the automaker announced on Friday. For the 2018 model year, the OEM said most new Volkswagen vehicles in the United States will come with the company has dubbed... Read More

Podcast: On-Site at NIADA National Policy Conference

AuSM Staff

Nick made the trip to Washington, D.C., this week for NIADA’s National Policy Conference and connected with NIADA president David Andrews and Kathy Collins, who is the industry relations manager at CARFAX. We discussed how independent dealers are faring this year and how the industry is handling thousands of... Read More

AuSM Staff

Larry H. Miller Dealerships recently announced its Dodge Ram Peoria and Chrysler Jeep Avondale stores collected 74,996 bottles of water for the homeless after partnering with four local West Valley fire departments to host a community water drive. The drive colleled water from June 1 through August 31, tripling the... Read More

AuSM Staff

Activity over Labor Day weekend and the need for replacement vehicles destroyed by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma evidently aren’t going to push used-vehicle retail sales higher this month. Edmunds analysts said an estimated 3.19 million used vehicles will be sold in September for a seasonally adjusted annual rate... Read More

AuSM Staff

One of the most important events hosted by the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association starts today with a new name and the organization’s most ambitious goals ever. A record number of independent dealers from across the nation are converging on the nation’s capital for the National Policy... Read More

AuSM Staff

CarMax posted double-digit increases in both net earnings and used vehicles retailed during the second quarter of its fiscal year. And the company highlighted on Friday that CarMax achieved those results even though six stores in Houston were closed for a week because of Hurricane Harvey, creating a “modest... Read More