July used sales expected to climb to 3.4M

AuSM Staff

While it appears new-car sales are continuing to lose steam, Edmunds is projecting that used-vehicle sales in July should climb when compared to the previous month. Edmunds is estimating that 3.4 million used vehicles will be sold this month, which would compute into an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR)... Read More

CertifiedCars.com relaunches website

AuSM Staff

CertifiedCars.com has relaunched with a new website, the online certified pre-owned vehicle marketplace said in a news release. The company said the new site is more intuitive and has easier navigation, new tools to browse and research CPO vehicles. It also has a side-by-side comparison of automaker CPO... Read More

AuSM Staff

The second-quarter dealer survey orchestrated by KeyBanc Capital Markets confirmed how used-vehicle and F&I performances are helping to pick up the slack dealerships might be experiencing within the new-car operations. The report shared this week with AuSM indicated trends in F&I gross profit per... Read More

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

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