Chris Hart-Williams, Staff Writer

While millennials still name car dealer as one of the top three occupations they would like to avoid, if car dealerships integrated more modern technology into the sales process, these same millennials would be more likely to pursue a job there. This is according to new survey data Roadster released in... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

“The automotive shopping experience is becoming much more personal.” This quote from DealerRater general manager Jamie Oldershaw might seem like a departure from a retail automotive industry that is rapidly moving to a more digitalized car-shopping process. Except that’s exactly the environment... Read More

PERQ joins growing CDK Global Partner Program

AuSM Staff

PERQ is the latest company to join the expanding CDK Global Partner Program, the company announced Thursday. The program recently reached over 350 partners and 450 unique applications, according to CDK. “The continued expansion of the CDK Partner Program plays a critical role in our ability to enable end-to-end... Read More

VINFactor set to launch Monday

AuSM Staff

The team behind CompetitorPro is launching a new product on Monday that aims to help dealers in decision-making, doing so with a localized approach. VINFactor, which makes its official debut at the DrivingSales Executive Summit, is a free tool designed to decode vehicle identification numbers to provide local market... Read More

AuSM Staff

CarMD and CARCHEX announced a new partnership to provide CarMD Garage customers with $100 off CARCHEX Vehicle Protection Plans. “This partnership enables us to connect with CarMD’s audience of vehicle owners who seem to appreciate insight to help reduce the cost of car ownership,” CARCHEX chief... Read More

AuSM Staff

TradeRev announced three executive changes Thursday, including sales team promotions and additions following KAR Auction Services recent acquisition of remaining interest in the company earlier this month. In 2014, KAR purchased a 50-percent stake in TradeRev and over the next four years, acquired the remaining interest... Read More

AuSM Staff

Fair, an app that provides used-car leasing to consumers on a flexible basis, announced two major investments on Friday. The company said it is closing a BMW i Ventures-led strategic funding round that also includes investments from Penske Automotive Group, among other strategic investors. Additionally, Fair has... Read More

Groupe PSA jumps into peer-to-peer used-car sales

AuSM Staff

Groupe PSA is getting into the peer-to-peer used-car sales with the launch of Carventura.com. This development not only broadens the company’s used-car presence, but aligns with its Push to Pass plan, a tenet of which includes “digital transformation.” The Carventura site aims to add some security... Read More

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