AuSM Staff

General Motors’ Customer Care and Aftersales division recently announced at NACE automechanika Chicago that the company will offer a comprehensive collision certification program, which will start early next year. The new program will be more comprehensive than the current GM training and tools-focused... Read More

AuSM Staff

A previous recipient of the CPO Dealer of the Year Award, southern California’s Galpin Motors recently announced its chairman and chief executive officer, Bert Boeckmann, was presented with Ford’s first Dealer Hall of Fame award in recognition of his lifetime of achievement, outstanding performance and... Read More

Asbury to discontinue Q auto used-car business

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Asbury Automotive Group will be exiting its Q auto used-car standalone store business, chief operating officer David Hult said on a quarterly conference call Tuesday morning. A company spokesperson said via email that the closing process began at its two remaining Q auto stores — which are located in Brandon,... Read More

AuSM Staff

PartCycle Technologies recently introduced an upgraded online used-car-parts platform (PartCycle.com) designed to give dealers an efficient way to get the parts they need for their service/parts customers. The company offers an online recycled auto parts marketplace.  In a news release, the company gives... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

As part of the Aug. 1 print edition of AuSM, our Power 300 issue, we conducted a few Q&As with leaders from some of the top companies in the used-car space.  Below is a Q&A with Ron Cooney, who is the Toyota Certified Used Vehicles sales operations manager at Toyota Motors North... Read More

AuSM Staff

Hireology is looking to help dealerships slow the costly churn of employees being added and subtracted from their workforce. Officials from the hiring and talent management platform are working in partnership with Cox Automotive and the National Automobile Dealers Association to host a retail automotive human capital... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

It was a record half and a record quarter for Kia certified pre-owned Moving just under 40,000 units, Kia Motors America said the first half of the year represented its best six months ever for CPO sales. More specifically, Kia sold 39,799 certified vehicles in the first six months of 2017, beating year-ago figures by... Read More

AuSM Staff

Sheehy Auto Stores recently announced that it raised a record donation of $285,000 to give the American Heart Association this summer. The company made the donation as part of its annual Sheehy 8000 campaign, a community-wide effort from May 12 to July 5, where Sheehy dealerships sold a combined total of over... Read More