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LAR launches Dealers’ Collision Technology Institute

LAR launches Dealers’ Collision Technology Institute

November 1, 2017 at 11:01 am 0 comments

Leader Auto Resources LAR Inc. has announced the launch of its new Dealers’ Collision Technology Institute located in Montreal, Que., which was inaugurated Oct. 18, 2017, according to the dealer purchasing group. Its new facility features all the necessary processes, procedures and equipment to be a success — ranging from […]

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U.S. dealership employment continues to rise

U.S. dealership employment continues to rise

November 1, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

U.S. new-car dealership employment and payroll continued to increase through the first half of 2017, according to a report from the National Automobile Dealers Association. A total of 1,134,200 people were directly employed by new-car dealerships through the second quarter of the year — up from a record 1,131,900 in […]

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Autotrader lists site’s 10 most-searched new cars

Autotrader lists site’s 10 most-searched new cars

November 1, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Autotrader has released a list of the 10 most-searched new cars on its website in celebration of the company’s 20th Anniversary. The online car shopping site was considered to be the first of its kind (nationwide) when it was established in 1997, according to Autotrader, a Cox Automotive marketing brand. […]

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AutoGravity adds new member to dealer development team

AutoGravity adds new member to dealer development team

November 1, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

AutoGravity, a U.S.-based car financing and loan company, has expanded its dealer network development program by appointing Chuck Schofield as Vice President of Dealer Sales. Schofield will join Aleks Bogoeski, who is the Co-founder and Vice President of Sales and Dealer Network. His team is responsible for building a dealer […]

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Embrace digital tools, dealers urged at DealerTalkX Calgary

Embrace digital tools, dealers urged at DealerTalkX Calgary

October 25, 2017 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian auto dealer was in Calgary for the second leg of Kijiji’s three-city 2017 DealerTalkX conference, which focused primarily on the car buying process and changes that dealers need to consider to improve the overall consumer experience. The emphasis was, of course, on digital. The Montreal DealerTalkX event, which took […]

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The 2017 TalkAUTO Canada conference coming Nov. 8

The 2017 TalkAUTO Canada conference coming Nov. 8

October 25, 2017 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

Canadian Black Book and J.D. Power are gearing up for their sixth annual TalkAUTO Canada conference, which is set to take place Nov. 8 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Past events have been a success, and with an early rush of registrations and organizers planning for 400 attendees this year, […]

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New Genesis site to enhance ownership experience

New Genesis site to enhance ownership experience

October 25, 2017 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

Genesis has launched a new website for its customers to both simplify and improve the vehicle ownership experience, according to the company’s news release. The website, known as MyGenesis, is a good example of what OEMs are now offering consumers to meet their changing needs within a more digital environment. […]

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Auto expert publishes dealer’s guide to surviving the digital age

Auto expert publishes dealer’s guide to surviving the digital age

October 25, 2017 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

Seasoned automotive retail expert Max Zanan has announced the upcoming release of his book Perfect Dealership, a car dealer’s guide to surviving the digital age. When considering all the changes that the auto retail industry is experiencing, including the effects of digital disruption, dealers may wonder if the average car […]

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