Dealerships http://wardsauto.com/taxonomy/term/53467/more en Newly Formed Cox Automotive Bundles 20 Brands http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/newly-formed-cox-automotive-bundles-20-brands <div class="node-body article-body">Standouts in the new company include AutoTrader.com, KBB.com and Manheim auction house.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/newly-formed-cox-automotive-bundles-20-brands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/newly-formed-cox-automotive-bundles-20-brands#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Suppliers Internet Marketing Remarketing Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:58:00 +0000 1090231 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Schwartz heads firm.</strong></p> Avoid Confusing Language in Arbitration Clauses http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/avoid-confusing-language-arbitration-clauses <div class="field-byline"> David R. Missimer </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Well-worded contract clauses can prevent complaints from escalating into class actions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/avoid-confusing-language-arbitration-clauses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/avoid-confusing-language-arbitration-clauses#comments Public Industry Voices Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Laws/Law Enforcement Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:11:00 +0000 1087921 at http://wardsauto.com Auto Loan Delinquencies Up, But Not Red Flags http://wardsauto.com/retail/auto-loan-delinquencies-not-red-flags <div class="node-body article-body">Delinquency rates remain “extremely low,” but they’re something to keep an eye on, says Experian Automotive’s Melinda Zabritski.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/retail/auto-loan-delinquencies-not-red-flags" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/retail/auto-loan-delinquencies-not-red-flags#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Auto Makers Dealerships Finance & Insurance Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:57:00 +0000 1089291 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Some borrowers struggling, Zabritski says.</strong></p> Social Media Works for Diligent Dealers http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/social-media-works-diligent-dealers <div class="node-body article-body">Marketing executive Alexi Venneri offers tips on how to score with social media. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/social-media-works-diligent-dealers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/social-media-works-diligent-dealers#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Internet Marketing Social Media Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:22:00 +0000 1086191 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Venneri once ran marketing for Seattle Mariners baseball club.</strong></p> Survey: Automaker Sites’ Clout With Buyers Limited http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/survey-automaker-sites-clout-buyers-limited <div class="node-body article-body">Market-research company Kantar says 63% of car shoppers do not visit an automaker’s website in the first 30 days of their online research, instead using content-led sites to consider options, prices and comparisons to determine the best deal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/survey-automaker-sites-clout-buyers-limited" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/sales-marketing/survey-automaker-sites-clout-buyers-limited#comments Premium Retail Sales & Marketing Dealerships Europe United Kingdom Dealerships Internet Marketing Social Media AutoTrader Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:11:00 +0000 1087211 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>In-person dealership visits becoming less frequent, survey shows.</strong></p> ADP Dealer Services Soon to Become CDK http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/adp-dealer-services-soon-become-cdk <div class="node-body article-body">New name represents blend of information-technology firm’s three main services.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/adp-dealer-services-soon-become-cdk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/adp-dealer-services-soon-become-cdk#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Information Technology Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:25:00 +0000 1087961 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>New logo simple, powerful, Anenen says.</strong></p> Dodge Undergoes Brand ‘Purification’ http://wardsauto.com/blog/dodge-undergoes-brand-purification <div class="node-body blog-body">The brand moves from overall mainstream to so-called mainstream-performance. </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/dodge-undergoes-brand-purification" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/dodge-undergoes-brand-purification#comments Blog Retail Auto Makers Dealerships North America U.S. Dodge Fiat-Chrysler: What's Next Retail Front Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:04:00 +0000 1085501 at http://wardsauto.com Nothing Jurassic About Sonic’s Impending Used-Car Stores http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/nothing-jurassic-about-sonic-s-impending-used-car-stores <div class="node-body article-body">Echo Park is the name of national land in Colorado’s dinosaur country. EchoPark is the name of megadealer Sonic Automotive’s upcoming standalone pre-owned operations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/nothing-jurassic-about-sonic-s-impending-used-car-stores" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/nothing-jurassic-about-sonic-s-impending-used-car-stores#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Sonic Remarketing Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:15:00 +0000 1087021 at http://wardsauto.com How Dealers Can Make Things Just Ducky http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-dealers-can-make-things-just-ducky <div class="field-byline"> Tony Noland </div> <div class="field-deck"> <font color="800517">INDUSTRY VOICES</font> </div> <div class="node-body article-body">September is when dealers need to work a little harder to accomplish desired retail results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-dealers-can-make-things-just-ducky" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/industry-voices/how-dealers-can-make-things-just-ducky#comments Public Industry Voices Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0000 1084101 at http://wardsauto.com Dealer Environmental Efforts Include Going Paperless http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/dealer-environmental-efforts-include-going-paperless <div class="field-byline"> Jim Leman </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If all U.S. dealerships reduced energy consumption by 10%, it would save more than $193 million and eliminate a million tons of greenhouse gases, according to NADA.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/dealer-environmental-efforts-include-going-paperless" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/dealerships/dealer-environmental-efforts-include-going-paperless#comments Public Retail Dealerships North America U.S. Dealerships Dealership Management Fixed Operations Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 1086091 at http://wardsauto.com <p><strong>Printed documents add up, dealership general manager John Mantione says.</strong></p>