Retail http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53305/more en Mazda Dealerships Go From Orange and Green to Black and White http://wardsauto.com/dealers/mazda-dealerships-go-orange-and-green-black-and-white <div class="node-body article-body"> “Retail Evolution embodies the spirit and direction of the Mazda brand,” says the head of Mazda North American Operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/mazda-dealerships-go-orange-and-green-black-and-white" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/mazda-dealerships-go-orange-and-green-black-and-white#comments Public Dealers North America Dealerships Retail Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:13:00 +0000 1338501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mazda&rsquo;s new dealership look.</strong> &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Payment Gap Widens for New and Used Vehicles http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/payment-gap-widens-new-and-used-vehicles <div class="node-body article-body">Higher new-car prices account for the increasing difference in monthly payments, says Experian’s market report.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/payment-gap-widens-new-and-used-vehicles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/payment-gap-widens-new-and-used-vehicles#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Retail Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:06:00 +0000 1338181 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Consumers look for ways to keep payments affordable, Zabritski says.</strong></p> Car Dealerships Enjoy Good Times; But Mind Those Costs http://wardsauto.com/dealers/car-dealerships-enjoy-good-times-mind-those-costs <div class="node-body article-body">Many dealers tend to focus more on sales and gross profit than expense management. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/car-dealerships-enjoy-good-times-mind-those-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/car-dealerships-enjoy-good-times-mind-those-costs#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:00:00 +0000 1336741 at http://wardsauto.com Let’s Talk About Talking to Car Dealership Customers http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/let-s-talk-about-talking-car-dealership-customers <div class="field-byline"> Nate Marquardt </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technology helps. How else would a dealer remember a customer’s favorite color? But it’s no replacement for conversation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/let-s-talk-about-talking-car-dealership-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/let-s-talk-about-talking-car-dealership-customers#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Internet Marketing Social Media Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:12:00 +0000 1336141 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Nate Marquardt</strong></p> Many Drivers Don’t Use Pricey Vehicle Technology http://wardsauto.com/north-america/many-drivers-don-t-use-pricey-vehicle-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Owners who say their car dealer didn’t explain a feature are more likely not to use it, according to a J.D. Power study.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/north-america/many-drivers-don-t-use-pricey-vehicle-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/north-america/many-drivers-don-t-use-pricey-vehicle-technology#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Retail Vehicles & Technology Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:20:00 +0000 1336241 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Many vehicle owners use smartphones over in-vehicle technology, J.D. Power&rsquo;s Kolodge says.</strong></p> Attorneys Wonder If CFPB Would Win in Court http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/attorneys-wonder-if-cfpb-would-win-court <div class="node-body article-body">A federal regulator has won lending- discrimination settlements against two automotive finance companies. More filings might follow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/attorneys-wonder-if-cfpb-would-win-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/attorneys-wonder-if-cfpb-would-win-court#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Ally Dealerships Honda Retail Regulatory Agencies Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:14:00 +0000 1336111 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>CFPB Director Cordray &ldquo;has not backed down.&rdquo;</strong></p> EFG, Northwood Team Up for F&I Competition http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/efg-northwood-team-fi-competition <div class="node-body article-body">Six teams of Northwood junior and senior automotive marketing and management undergrads will compete for $25,000 this fall.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/efg-northwood-team-fi-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/efg-northwood-team-fi-competition#comments Public Management & Strategy Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Management & Strategy Dealership Management Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:52:00 +0000 1334091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>F&amp;I needs to turn innovation on head for new generation, says EFG CEO.</strong></p> 5 Reasons Dealerships Better Than Independent Repair Shops http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/5-reasons-dealerships-better-independent-repair-shops <div class="field-byline"> Mark Pierret </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Car dealers should demonstrate to customers they can’t get the same quality of service anywhere else.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/5-reasons-dealerships-better-independent-repair-shops" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/5-reasons-dealerships-better-independent-repair-shops#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Fixed Operations Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:26:00 +0000 1320541 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Mark Pierret</strong></p> Wells Fargo Expands Auto-Loan Lending http://wardsauto.com/wells-fargo-expands-auto-loan-lending <div class="node-body reuters_news-body">The nation's fourth-largest bank is adding to its 56 branches devoted to car and dealer financing as it seeks to expand its auto-lending business while more closely scrutinizing loan applicants.</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/wells-fargo-expands-auto-loan-lending" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Public Gated Dealers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Retail Sales & Marketing Tue, 18 Aug 2015 21:10:00 +0000 1333731 at http://wardsauto.com 7 Quotable Quotes on Pros, Cons of 1-Hour Car Deals http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/7-quotable-quotes-pros-cons-1-hour-car-deals <div class="node-body gallery-body"> Industry folks speak out on whether car selling should be life in the fast lane. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/7-quotable-quotes-pros-cons-1-hour-car-deals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/finance-insurance-resource-center/7-quotable-quotes-pros-cons-1-hour-car-deals#comments Public Dealers Finance & Insurance Resource Center North America U.S. Dealerships Retail Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:04:00 +0000 1332231 at http://wardsauto.com