Dealership Management http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53292/more en Get To Know Other Departments Beyond Yours http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/get-know-other-departments-beyond-yours <div class="node-body article-body">Dealership sales managers express a desire to gain a better understanding of fixed operations and accounting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/get-know-other-departments-beyond-yours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/get-know-other-departments-beyond-yours#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:12:00 +0000 1301731 at http://wardsauto.com Make Customer’s Drive to Your Virtual Car Lot a Breeze http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/make-customer-s-drive-your-virtual-car-lot-breeze <div class="field-byline"> John Paul Strong </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As websites become the primary method consumers use to evaluate dealership inventory, an excellent site design is no longer a luxury. It is essential.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/make-customer-s-drive-your-virtual-car-lot-breeze" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/make-customer-s-drive-your-virtual-car-lot-breeze#comments Public Industry Voices Management & Strategy Dealers North America U.S. Dealership Management Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1301741 at http://wardsauto.com What’s Next in Credit Compliance http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/what-s-next-credit-compliance <div class="node-body article-body">While it primarily has focused on rate administration as it relates to loan origination, the CFPB is beginning to take issue with the sales practices of F&I products. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/what-s-next-credit-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/what-s-next-credit-compliance#comments Public Politics Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center U.S. Dealership Management Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:28:00 +0000 1301721 at http://wardsauto.com California Car Retailers Outrunning Recall Storm http://wardsauto.com/dealers/california-car-retailers-outrunning-recall-storm <div class="node-body article-body">Even as California dealers face an enormous volume of recalls through actions by Takata, General Motors and other companies, their sales numbers continue to rise. A spokesman suggests some of the credit goes to consumers who appear not to be panicked over the recalls.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/california-car-retailers-outrunning-recall-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/california-car-retailers-outrunning-recall-storm#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America Dealership Management Resource Center U.S. All Brands General Motors Airbags Dealership Management GM's Recall Crisis Safety Sales Results Social Media Supply Chain Vehicles in Operation Mon, 08 Jun 2015 09:22:00 +0000 1293381 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealers&rsquo; proactive approach protects sales.</strong></p> Annual U.K. Auto Dealer Conference Around Corner http://wardsauto.com/dealers/annual-uk-auto-dealer-conference-around-corner <div class="node-body article-body">James Baggott, managing director-Car Dealer magazine, says U.K. car-retailing professionals can take part in an event on par with the National Automobile Dealers Assn. in the U.S.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/annual-uk-auto-dealer-conference-around-corner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/annual-uk-auto-dealer-conference-around-corner#comments Public Dealers Sales & Marketing Europe United Kingdom Sales & Marketing Dealership Management Fri, 05 Jun 2015 11:24:00 +0000 1293411 at http://wardsauto.com Keeping Top Performers http://wardsauto.com/dealers/keeping-top-performers <div class="node-body article-body">Maintaining and retaining high performers always starts with recruiting. Today’s recruits are looking for a career path, where the opportunity to advance is just as important as a paycheck.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/keeping-top-performers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/keeping-top-performers#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealership Management Fri, 29 May 2015 12:06:00 +0000 1288411 at http://wardsauto.com Predictions and AutoNation’s Predicament at the Top http://wardsauto.com/dealers/predictions-and-autonation-s-predicament-top <div class="field-deck"> 2015 WardsAuto Megadealer 100 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Will Warren Buffett make a bid for the Hendrick auto dealership group?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/predictions-and-autonation-s-predicament-top" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/predictions-and-autonation-s-predicament-top#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships 2015 WardsAuto Megadealer 100 Dealership Management Tue, 19 May 2015 11:04:00 +0000 1276771 at http://wardsauto.com Car Dealers Can Cut Wasted Time http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/car-dealers-can-cut-wasted-time <div class="field-byline"> Mark Rikess </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Here are the biggest time wasters and what can be done to eliminate them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/car-dealers-can-cut-wasted-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/car-dealers-can-cut-wasted-time#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Fri, 15 May 2015 08:30:00 +0000 1277861 at http://wardsauto.com Wrong Car Dealership Staffers Stuck Fielding Customer Questions http://wardsauto.com/dealers/wrong-car-dealership-staffers-stuck-fielding-customer-questions <div class="node-body article-body">Service advisers and auto technicians say they’ve got other things to do than explain how infotainment systems work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/wrong-car-dealership-staffers-stuck-fielding-customer-questions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/wrong-car-dealership-staffers-stuck-fielding-customer-questions#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Fixed Operations Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:45:00 +0000 1265621 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Infotainment system usage can confuse customers</strong></p> Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Auto Dealer Bonds http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/worst-advice-we-ve-ever-heard-about-auto-dealer-bonds <div class="field-byline"> Vic Lance </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It’s common to see dealers run into trouble because they’ve followed a misconception about surety bonds. It’s wise not to rely on hearsay.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/worst-advice-we-ve-ever-heard-about-auto-dealer-bonds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/worst-advice-we-ve-ever-heard-about-auto-dealer-bonds#comments Public Industry Voices Management & Strategy Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:19:00 +0000 1261771 at http://wardsauto.com