LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 19, 2006) -- PriceGrabber.com announced an enhancement to its Autos channel that gives dealerships the opportunity to showcase pre-owned inventory on its network of sites. According to company executives, dealerships can now easily publish pre-owned inventory to the PriceGrabber.com network of... Read More

DealerTrack Adds Lead Providers

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. -- In recent announcements, DealerTrack said its network is now offering lead management systems, with InterActive Financial Marketing Group, provider of Carloan.com, Autoloan.com and (800) AUTO-LOAN, the most recent addition, joining Bar None and BlueSky Marketing Group. Moreover, DealerTrack said it... Read More

CarMax: 1Q Sales up 19 to $1.89 Billion

RICHMOND, Va. -- CarMax's total first-quarter sales grew 19 percent to $1.89 billion from $1.58 billion in the same period of fiscal 2006. Moreover, comparable-store used unit sales increased 6 percent, according to company executives. Executives attributed the improvement to an overall curbing in wholesale prices,... Read More

GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (July 14, 2006) -- Chase Auto Finance Corp. announced Thursday that it will be opening a full-spectrum Seattle business center this month, which is designed to expand the company's services and better help area car dealers offer vehicle buyers more finance options. The new center -- located at 1301... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (July 14, 2006) -- California DMV taskforces are currently visiting dealerships throughout the state to ensure they are in compliance with the Car Buyer's Bill of Rights, which went into effect July 1. Mike Macaulay, an independent car dealer as well as a member of the Vehicle Industry Advisory... Read More

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (July 7, 2006) -- Gross profits for America's Car-Mart fell 2 percent for fiscal year 2006 due to higher vehicle costs and higher expenses in preparing units for sale, company executives reported Thursday. Cart-Mart's income for the year decreased 7.1 percent to $16.7 million, as compared to $8... Read More

RouteOne Signs 100th Finance Source

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (July 5, 2006) -- RouteOne recently announced it has signed its 100th lender, signaling a 40-percent increase in the number of finance sources available since January. "The quality of our 100 lending partners is especially noteworthy," said Mike Jurecki, RouteOne chief executive officer.... Read More

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (July 3, 2006) -- Finance Express, which operates an auto finance platform for independent dealers, announced it has hired Shannon Acton for the newly created position of vice president of direct lending. She will be responsible for the dealer finance application program, as well as manage... Read More