Dealership Management http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53292/more en Focus Turns to Digitizing F&I as Need for Speed Increases http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/focus-turns-digitizing-fi-need-speed-increases <div class="node-body article-body">Consumers now can get better financing information and apply for loans online, and dealers are beginning to post detailed information on other F&I products, as pressure mounts to whittle time from the car-buying process.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/focus-turns-digitizing-fi-need-speed-increases" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/focus-turns-digitizing-fi-need-speed-increases#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing Finance & Insurance Resource Center U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Internet Marketing Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:09:00 +0000 1239411 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Time-shaving focus squarely on F&amp;I department.</strong></p> Run With the Big-Dog Auto Dealers http://wardsauto.com/dealers/run-big-dog-auto-dealers <div class="node-body article-body">Large dealership groups play to their strengths. That doesn’t mean smaller stores must be weaklings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/run-big-dog-auto-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/run-big-dog-auto-dealers#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Tue, 10 Mar 2015 10:30:00 +0000 1236191 at http://wardsauto.com Unconventional Car Dealer Does It His Way http://wardsauto.com/dealers/unconventional-car-dealer-does-it-his-way <div class="node-body article-body">Brian McCafferty says he’d go out of business before he’d change his business model. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/unconventional-car-dealer-does-it-his-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/unconventional-car-dealer-does-it-his-way#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:17:00 +0000 1232701 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>One-price selling &ldquo;more linear,&rdquo; McCafferty says.</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mexican-Owned U.S. Dealerships Raise Questions http://wardsauto.com/blog/mexican-owned-us-dealerships-raise-questions <div class="node-body blog-body">It’s unclear how will Nissan’s plan will affect its existing dealers, but Jim Ziegler is worried for them. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/retail-front">Retail Front</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/mexican-owned-us-dealerships-raise-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/mexican-owned-us-dealerships-raise-questions#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Nissan Dealership Management Retail Front Wed, 18 Feb 2015 13:17:00 +0000 1226291 at http://wardsauto.com Mechanic’s Newest Tool: Augmented Reality http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mechanic-s-newest-tool-augmented-reality <div class="node-body article-body">Continental’s Connected Technician uses a tablet with a wireless link to a vehicle to coach a mechanic step-by-step through the entire process of diagnosing a problem and then fixing it. The device will be on the market next year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mechanic-s-newest-tool-augmented-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/suppliers/mechanic-s-newest-tool-augmented-reality#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Europe - Regional North America - Regional U.S. Germany Continental Cameras Dealership Management Future Products Human Machine Interfaces (HMI) Product Development Vehicles in Operation augmented reality cloud computer-aided-design dashboard diagnostic tool Interface mechanics OBD II on-board diagnostics service manual service technicians tablet Tejas Desai Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:01:00 +0000 1217851 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Continental&rsquo;s augmented-reality tablet draws vehicle information from cloud.</strong></p> Times Great for Auto Students, Says College President http://wardsauto.com/dealers/times-great-auto-students-says-college-president <div class="node-body article-body">A university is among an array of exhibitors at the NADA convention and expo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/times-great-auto-students-says-college-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/times-great-auto-students-says-college-president#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:25:00 +0000 1219091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Students graduating with job offers, Pretty says.</strong></p> U.K. January New-Car Deliveries Hit 8-Year High http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-january-new-car-deliveries-hit-8-year-high <div class="node-body article-body">“For 2015 we expect to see some leveling off throughout the year. Demand is back to pre-recession levels following record-breaking growth,” Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders CEO Mike Hawes says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-january-new-car-deliveries-hit-8-year-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/europe/uk-january-new-car-deliveries-hit-8-year-high#comments Premium Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Ford Nissan Opel/Vauxhall Volkswagen Dealership Management Sales Results Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:11:00 +0000 1219101 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Corsa tops Focus in January fleet sales by 10 units.</strong></p> Better Test Drives and Service, Quicker Throughput on Toyota’s Radar Screen http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/better-test-drives-and-service-quicker-throughput-toyota-s-radar-screen <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota is shifting its focus to improving the test-drive experience and streamlining sales and service procedures for buyers, in some cases with programs it will launch with Scion, still considered its test-bed brand for new retailing initiatives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/better-test-drives-and-service-quicker-throughput-toyota-s-radar-screen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/auto-makers/better-test-drives-and-service-quicker-throughput-toyota-s-radar-screen#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers Sales & Marketing NADA North America U.S. Scion Toyota Management & Strategy Sales & Marketing Dealership Management Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:25:00 +0000 1213181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Buyers returning to service departments, showrooms as result of Toyota Care.</strong></p> Dinner, Show and Welcome to Dealer World, Mr. Soros http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dinner-show-and-welcome-dealer-world-mr-soros <div class="node-body article-body">Curiously, the news of billionaire George Soros potentially getting into auto retailing comes out of a broker-sponsored dinner.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dinner-show-and-welcome-dealer-world-mr-soros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dinner-show-and-welcome-dealer-world-mr-soros#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:00:00 +0000 1212941 at http://wardsauto.com Dealers Hiring More Millennials, But Struggling to Retain Them http://wardsauto.com/nada/dealers-hiring-more-millennials-struggling-retain-them <div class="field-deck"> 2015 NADA Conference & Exposition </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The group has grown to 27% of the workforce, but turnover remains a staggering and costly 55%. The problem? Long, inflexible hours and commission-based compensation plans, the report’s author says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/nada/dealers-hiring-more-millennials-struggling-retain-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/nada/dealers-hiring-more-millennials-struggling-retain-them#comments Public Dealers NADA North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:22:00 +0000 1210361 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Time-management issues priority for Millennial job seekers.</strong></p>