Steve Finlay

Steve
Finlay
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

Editor of WardsAuto Dealer Business magazine, Steve writes about automobile dealers and retail practices.

Articles
7 Great Quotes From F&I Pros
Memorable quotes from people in the world of auto finance.
Car Dealerships Hot Properties
Billionaire Warren Buffett’s purchase of the Van Tuyl group stimulated interest from first-timers.
Study Says Ride Sharing Poses No Threat to Car Sales
Eighty percent of respondents say owning or leasing a vehicle provides a sense of freedom.
Auto Dealerships Offer Loans for Repair Work
Service-department loans range from $900 to $4,500.
Car Dealership Kiosks Are Back Bigger Than Ever
Pearl Technology bills its information stands as “genius stations” with assorted functionality not seen in previous kiosks.
New Digital Product Lets Car Dealers Sell in Their Sleep
Millennials want to buy everything online, including cars, says Aaron Krane, founder and CEO of start-up company Drive Motors.
Study Shows Vast Variability in How Car Dealers Field e-Inquiries
Porsche tops annual mystery-shopping Internet-effectiveness index, with Buick at the bottom.
Cars, Not Planes, Worry Safety Council Chief 1
MyCarDoesWhat is a national campaign to familiarize Americans about the benefits and limitations of modern vehicle technology.
Blind Digital Developer Dale Pollak Tells How He Does It
In a WardsAuto Q&A, an auto-retailing guru describes his new digital product, how it came about and how a sightless person develops software.
Big Trucks Dominate List of Long-Lasting Vehicles
Only one car makes the top 10.
Automakers Cover Dealers' Digital Ad Costs
“It’s been a wild ride with strong results,” Chris Smith of Dealer.com says of a program intended in part to get dealers more involved in online marketing.
Ultra-Luxury SUV Meets Dune-Buggy Set 1
Bentley was determined to make its ultra-lux Bentayga more than just a pretty SUV.
Bentley SUV’s Two Standouts Not Readily Seen
In a WardsAuto Q&A, an engineering executive talks about the Bentayga’s powerful W12 engine and its industry-first 48-volt suspension system.
Today’s Kids Like Toyota, So Who Needs Scion? 1
Toyota has changed, so have young people’s feelings towards the brand, says Bill Fay, head of Toyota’s U.S. unit.
Doomed Chrysler Car Gets Place of Honor
A decked-out Chrysler 200 occupies a prominent spot on the floor of the Chicago Auto Show.
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