Retail http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53305/more en Establish an F&I Culture in Your Dealership http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership <div class="node-body article-body">Training the sales team on F&I products, features and customer benefits, as well as the value to the dealership as a whole, will ensure a smoother transition to the F&I manager.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/establish-fi-culture-your-dealership#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center Industry F & I Fixed Ops U.S. Dealer Dealerships Dealership Management Fixed Operations Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:11:00 +0000 1406511 at http://wardsauto.com Toyota Australia Links Bogus Parts to Online Dealer http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer <div class="node-body article-body">Toyota says the recall involves counterfeit brake pads sold by online supplier Westend Spares between June 2013 and October 2015. The fakes were found to contain asbestos, a cancer-causing substance.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/toyota-australia-links-bogus-parts-online-dealer#comments Public Gated Auto Makers Dealers Sales & Marketing Suppliers Asia Pacific Vehicles & Technology Analysis Industry Australia Fixed Ops Safety Technology Vehicle Architecture/Chassis Technology Technology Dealer Miscellaneous Toyota Brakes Fixed Operations Safety Vehicles in Operation Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:15:00 +0000 1408711 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nothing like the real thing, Toyota reminds customers</strong>.</p> Perry Named TrueCar CEO http://wardsauto.com/dealer/perry-named-truecar-ceo <div class="node-body article-body">The former AutoTrader.com CEO is scheduled to join TrueCar on the same day founder Scott Painter leaves the company. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/perry-named-truecar-ceo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/perry-named-truecar-ceo#comments Public Dealers North America Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:53:00 +0000 1408511 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Perry joins TrueCar Dec. 15.</strong></p> Career Plans Switched From Football Coach to Auto Dealer http://wardsauto.com/dealer/career-plans-switched-football-coach-auto-dealer <div class="node-body article-body">Alex Perdikis says his father-in-law, Jim Koons, showed him what auto retailing, when done right, could do for a person. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealer/career-plans-switched-football-coach-auto-dealer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealer/career-plans-switched-football-coach-auto-dealer#comments Public Dealers North America Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Mon, 23 Nov 2015 11:53:00 +0000 1388941 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Dealer Alex Perdikis (<em>center</em>) with staffers <em>(from left)</em> Debbie Colt,&nbsp;Jimmy Lowry, Brian Orlove and Billy Mensh.&nbsp;</strong></p> How Dealers Can Cope With Disasters http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/how-dealers-can-cope-disasters <div class="field-byline"> Clint Fransen </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealers who have been through disasters say the worst thing to do is to underestimate the damage that can occur. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/how-dealers-can-cope-disasters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/how-dealers-can-cope-disasters#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America Retail U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:49:00 +0000 1392371 at http://wardsauto.com Hyundai Genesis Brand Selective, Separate Showrooms Not Forced http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced <div class="field-deck"> 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“We think the channel itself will evolve organically,” Hyundai Motor America CEO Dave Zuchowski says. “We don’t see us forcing dealers (to build) separate facilities.”</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry/hyundai-genesis-brand-selective-separate-showrooms-not-forced#comments Public Auto Makers Management & Strategy Dealers North America Industry U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Hyundai 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show Dealership Management Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:54:00 +0000 1405201 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Hyundai Vision G coupe concept styling hints at design of&nbsp;new Genesis-brand models.</strong></p> Backers Hope Bill Becomes ‘Veto-Proof’ http://wardsauto.com/f-i/backers-hope-bill-becomes-veto-proof <div class="node-body article-body">The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau “is looking for evidence to support what they have already concluded,” says the head of the American Financial Services Assn.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/backers-hope-bill-becomes-veto-proof" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/backers-hope-bill-becomes-veto-proof#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America Industry F & I Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Dealerships Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Regulatory Agencies Thu, 19 Nov 2015 21:23:00 +0000 1406491 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&ldquo;First major victory,&rdquo; Stinebert says of House vote.</strong></p> How Surety Bond Claims Can Destroy Your Auto Dealership http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/how-surety-bond-claims-can-destroy-your-auto-dealership <div class="field-byline"> Eric Halsey </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When a claim goes through, the repercussions are serious.</div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/how-surety-bond-claims-can-destroy-your-auto-dealership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/ideaxchange/how-surety-bond-claims-can-destroy-your-auto-dealership#comments Public Industry Voices Management & Strategy Dealers North America Industry U.S. Dealer IdeaXChange Miscellaneous Dealerships Dealership Management Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:33:00 +0000 1399871 at http://wardsauto.com F&I Without F&I Office http://wardsauto.com/f-i/fi-without-fi-office <div class="field-byline"> Jim Leman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer Lou Bregou, who pioneered a different way of selling F&I, worries about its online future. </div> <p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/f-i/fi-without-fi-office" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/f-i/fi-without-fi-office#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America F & I Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Retail Tue, 17 Nov 2015 11:22:00 +0000 1395031 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Bregou at dealership in converted shopping mall.</strong></p> Obama Opposes U.S. House Bill on Auto Financing - White House http://wardsauto.com/obama-opposes-us-house-bill-auto-financing-white-house <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The Obama administration says legislation would revoke "important guidance" preventing discriminatory practices.</div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/obama-opposes-us-house-bill-auto-financing-white-house" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Politics Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America Industry F & I Retail U.S. Dealer Miscellaneous Retail Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:57:00 +0000 1402431 at http://wardsauto.com