Dealers http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53467/more en Dealerships Flub Lots of Phone Calls http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealerships-flub-lots-phone-calls <div class="node-body article-body">Study results indicate some callers are lucky the phone is even answered. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealerships-flub-lots-phone-calls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealerships-flub-lots-phone-calls#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Information Technology Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:08:00 +0000 1123501 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>&quot;Critical for auto industry,&quot; Zhao says.</strong></p> Road to Autos’ Future Runs Through Silicon Valley http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/road-autos-future-runs-through-silicon-valley <div class="field-byline"> Joseph R. Szczesny </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Center for Automotive Research at Stanford relies on a growing roster of sustaining supporters from the industry, including major players such as Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Chrysler, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Robert Bosch and Delphi.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/road-autos-future-runs-through-silicon-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/vehicles-technology/road-autos-future-runs-through-silicon-valley#comments Public Auto Makers Dealers Suppliers Vehicles & Technology North America U.S. BMW Ford Mercedes Volkswagen Autonomous Vehicles Future Products Stanford University Center for Automotive Research Tue, 23 Sep 2014 11:31:00 +0000 1120861 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Volkswagen, Stanford collaborate on self-driving Audi.</strong></p> The Dealer 5 | September 23, 2014 http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealer-5-september-23-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Dealer news from WardsAuto and around the web: Falling prices, Maseratis in Buffalo and rattle snakes in Texas...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealer-5-september-23-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealers/dealer-5-september-23-2014#comments Public Dealers Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:59:00 +0000 1122641 at http://wardsauto.com Early Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Demand Prompts Output Hike http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike <div class="node-body article-body">GM’s dealers have taken 30,000 orders for the Colorado, a “very high” number at such an early stage, the automaker says.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/plants-production/early-chevy-colorado-gmc-canyon-demand-prompts-output-hike#comments Public Plants & Production Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Chevrolet GMC Capacity Utilization Employment Vehicle Assembly Chevrolet Colorado Express GMC Canyon Savana Shreveport Wentzville Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:25:00 +0000 1118961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>GM adding third shift at Wentzville, MO, plant for Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon.</strong></p> Is Your Sales Manager Any Good? http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/your-sales-manager-any-good <div class="field-byline"> Darin George </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If sales managers are lousy, the entire sales staff will be all over the map.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/your-sales-manager-any-good" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/your-sales-manager-any-good#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1117041 at http://wardsauto.com Revival of Seatbelt Interlock Could Save Lives, Researchers Say http://wardsauto.com/politics/revival-seatbelt-interlock-could-save-lives-researchers-say <div class="node-body article-body">The researchers found that by 2030 there would be a potential 2% reduction in injuries requiring hospital admission and a 7% reduction in fatalities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/politics/revival-seatbelt-interlock-could-save-lives-researchers-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/politics/revival-seatbelt-interlock-could-save-lives-researchers-say#comments Premium Politics Asia Pacific Dealers Vehicles & Technology Australia Safety Vehicles & Technology Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 1118051 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Overall, seatbelt usage 98% in Australia.</strong></p> Who’s Afraid of Elon Musk? http://wardsauto.com/blog/who-s-afraid-elon-musk <div class="node-body blog-body">And the answer is: Just about everybody.</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/who-s-afraid-elon-musk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/who-s-afraid-elon-musk#comments Blog Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships Retail National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Retail Front Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:17:00 +0000 1113311 at http://wardsauto.com Wait for It…F&I Pros Offer Tips on Doing It Right http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/wait-it-fi-pros-offer-tips-doing-it-right <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the best in the business tell what it takes to be an effective dealership finance and insurance manager.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/wait-it-fi-pros-offer-tips-doing-it-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/wait-it-fi-pros-offer-tips-doing-it-right#comments Public Dealers North America U.S. Dealerships 2014 WardsAuto F&I 150 Finance & Insurance Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:04:00 +0000 1116251 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Speed important at dealership.</strong></p> Acura Luxury Brand Becomes More Independent From Honda http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-luxury-brand-becomes-more-independent-honda <div class="node-body article-body">Mike Accavitti, who started in the auto industry as a teen working at a Chrysler plant, now heads the Acura luxury brand.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-luxury-brand-becomes-more-independent-honda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/management-strategy/acura-luxury-brand-becomes-more-independent-honda#comments Public Management & Strategy Auto Makers Dealers North America U.S. Acura Retail Restructuring Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:22:00 +0000 1110431 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Accavitti heads reorganized division.</strong></p> Squeezed Profits Require Greater Efficiencies http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/squeezed-profits-require-greater-efficiencies <div class="field-byline"> Tony Noland </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How dealers can get the most from their business processes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/squeezed-profits-require-greater-efficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/squeezed-profits-require-greater-efficiencies#comments Public Industry Voices Dealers North America U.S. Dealership Management Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1115171 at http://wardsauto.com