Steve Finlay

Steve
Finlay
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
The Dealer 5 | December 17, 2014
Dealer news and information from WardsAuto and around the web.
The Dealer 5 | December 15, 2014
"Green" buildings; good deals and cheap gas; 3 misconceptions about the web: Dealer news and information from WardsAuto and around the web.
Shoppers Bite at Dealership Sweet Spots
Knowing what to put where on a website no longer is guesswork, says consultant John Quade.
Spin-Off Dealer IT Provider Plans More In-House R&D
The former ADP Dealer Services had followed a strategy of acquiring companies for their technology. CDK intends to change that.
Shared-Platform Auction Project Tricky
Much work remains on developing a system dubbed “the Hub.”
The Dealer 5 | December 5, 2014
"Green" buildings; good deals and cheap gas; 3 misconceptions about the web: Dealer news and information from WardsAuto and around the web.
Study: Dealership Employee Turnover Not So Bad After All
Turnover at new-car dealerships is significantly less than the private-sector average, says Ted Kraybill of ESI Trends.
Website Enhancements Aid Both Dealer and Customer, Says Strategist
Dealer websites will offer more “e-commerce enablement,” says Dave Winslow.
The Dealer 5 | December 3, 2014
Buyers revenge; black and white and gold all over?; DMS as marketing juggernaut?: Dealer news and information from WardsAuto and around the web.
Dealership Business Development Centers Debated 1
BDCs aren’t new, but they’re a topic of renewed interest – and debate.
The Dealer 5 | December 1, 2014
"Fast and Furious" joyriders; the Holiday selling frenzy; Nostalgia for the New Model season: Dealer news and information from WardsAuto and around the web.
Used-Car Prices Dropping, Not Crashing 1
Rising new-car sales and incentives end a streak for pre-owned vehicle values.
Study Challenges Government Lending Disparity Allegations 1
The American Financial Services Assn. commissioned the study after a regulator’s analysis left many people scratching their heads.
The Dealer 5 | November 18, 2014
Black carpet treatment; windmills on car lots; can small pickups push the market higher? : Dealer news and information from WardsAuto and around the web.
NADA Predicts Sales Just Short of 17 Million in 2015
Rising employment and wages, continued low interest rates and low fuel prices will aid 2015 sales, says trade group’s chief economist.
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