AuSM Staff

Dealers now have another option to put their inventory to work more than just having those vehicles sit idly on the blacktop. On Tuesday, HyreCar and DriveItAway announced a strategic partnership, allowing automotive retailers across the United States to access a collaborative turnkey solution to generate additional... Read More

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In partnership with the National Association of Minority Automotive Dealers (NAMAD), Cox Automotive recently awarded its Rising Star Award to a Michigan general sales manager who is following in his family’s footsteps. In addition to demonstrating a strong commitment to the automotive industry, this year, William... Read More

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration knows defective Takata airbags still are in vehicles currently in operation, so the regulator wants automakers to take additional steps to make sure these units are repaired. Late last week, NHTSA made an announcement, urging... Read More

AuSM Staff

Franchised dealerships that include Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac in their portfolio now have an enhanced advertising option. Naked Lime Marketing (NLM) recently announced that both its email and direct mail targeted marketing services are now approved for the General Motors (GM) iMR program, an expansion of... Read More

Kia CPO has record June, first half

AuSM Staff

Spurred in part by sales of its Sportage and Forte models, the Kia Motors America certified pre-owned vehicle program has completed its best first half ever. Kia dealers sold 39,954 CPO vehicles in the opening six months of 2018, the automaker said in a news release.  That’s up 0.4 percent from the same... Read More

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Lithia Motors announced its first-ever chief technology and innovation officer on Monday, appointing former Massage Envy franchising executive George Hines to the role. Hines, who was chief innovation officer for the wellness brand before joining Lithia, has experience in similar innovation and tech positions throughout... Read More

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Remember when your teacher told you to put all books and materials away because a pop quiz was coming? The Federal Trade Commission sort of did the same thing recently to dealerships. The FTC, working jointly with 12 partner agencies in seven states, conducted the first compliance sweep of dealerships since the amended... Read More

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Karmala Sutton discovered personal and professional inspiration at an early age; a foundation that's propelled her to wide-ranging successes inside and outside the dealership. On Thursday, Ally Financial and the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) honored Sutton, the dealer in training at... Read More

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