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J.D. Power Analysis: As Summer's Used Vehicle Values Decline, Manufacturers Increase Incentive Spending for 28th Straight Month

J.D. Power Analysis: As Summer's Used Vehicle Values Decline, Manufacturers Increase Incentive Spending for 28th Straight Month

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 15, 2017 -- Analysts at J.D. Power Valuation Services note in their August 2017 Used Car and Light Truck Guidelines Industry Update that July's wholesale depreciation declined by an average of 2 percent, matching historical trends. ... Continue reading

Lithia Buys Downtown LA Auto Group Expects $1 Billion In Revenue

Lithia Buys Downtown LA Auto Group Expects $1 Billion In Revenue

Medford Oregon August 8, 2017; The NADA reported that it didn't take long for Lithia Motors to invest a hefty chunk of the $300 million raised in a senior note offering earlier this summer. In one of the nation's largest dealership transactions of the year, the Medford auto retailer acquired Downtown Los Angeles Auto G ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB RADIO LIVE FROM NYC THIS SATURDAY (AUGUST 5, 2017) MORNING! 7-9 AM

AUTO LAB RADIO LIVE FROM NYC THIS SATURDAY (AUGUST 5, 2017) MORNING! 7-9 AM

Car Question or Concern? Call Toll Free 888-692-7234 Auto Lab is a 28 year old interactive automotive-focused New York area radio call-in show hosted by Professor Harold Wolchok. Each week a cadre of experienced hands-on automotive experts are in-studio with advice for the New York area's 12 million people, providing l ... Continue reading

Card Skimming Devices At Fuel Pumps On Rise in Florida

Card Skimming Devices At Fuel Pumps On Rise in Florida

Many retailers use the NACS WeCare Tamper-Evident Decals to reduce the risk of skimming at fuel dispensers. The tamper-evident labels are placed on dispenser door entries, ... Continue reading

Automotive Financing and Remarketing: Is the Bubble About to Burst?

Automotive Financing and Remarketing: Is the Bubble About to Burst?

CARMEL, Calif.—New car sales have reached a plateau, automotive consumer debt is at a record $1.2 billion, and used car values are at their lowest levels in 6 years. Some analysts fear a bubble. ... Continue reading

More To Car Companies Than Only Cars and Trucks, Auto Channel Says Way To Go!: Toyota Impact Grant Provides Mobility for Homeless Women and Children in Collin County

More To Car Companies Than Only Cars and Trucks, Auto Channel Says Way To Go!: Toyota Impact Grant Provides Mobility for Homeless Women and Children in Collin County

Newly created collaborative to implement program for self-sustaining independence PLANO, Texas – July 6, 2017 – Toyota, in partnership with United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, along with its formal grand opening today, announced the winner of its $1 million Impact Grant. In Collin County, there are approximately 3,0 ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB RADIO SATURDAY MORNING LIVE! - Auto Lab Call-In Radio LIVE Worldwide From New York City 7-9 AM Saturday July 1, 2017

AUTO LAB RADIO SATURDAY MORNING LIVE! - Auto Lab Call-In Radio LIVE Worldwide From New York City 7-9 AM Saturday July 1, 2017

Auto Lab is a 28 year old interactive automotive-focused New York area radio call-in show hosted by Professor Harold Wolchok. Each week a cadre of experienced hands-on automotive experts are in-studio with advice for the New York area's 12 million people, providing listeners with honest, practical and street-smart car ... Continue reading

Upcoming Lease Turn-in Rollover "Tsunami" Among RED FLAG WARNINGS For US Auto Sales

Upcoming Lease Turn-in Rollover "Tsunami" Among RED FLAG WARNINGS For US Auto Sales

By Martha Hindes, The Auto Channel The current upheaval underway with Ford Motor Company's sudden realignment of its top executive structure is only one of the uncertainties facing the auto industry as it approaches the end of the second decade of the 21st century. An annual industry analysis by Bank of America Merrill ... Continue reading

LISTEN HERE: Auto Lab Talk Radio LIVE From New York Saturday April 29, 2017 7-9 AM

LISTEN HERE: Auto Lab Talk Radio LIVE From New York Saturday April 29, 2017 7-9 AM

The Auto Lab Radio Show is Broadcast every Saturday 7 to 9 AM On New York City's WNYM Radio AM 970 and Streamed Worldwide On The Auto Channel This Weeks Show Broadcast Date: April 22, 2017 Car Question or Concern? Call Toll Free 888-692-7234 Auto Lab is a 28 year old interactive automotive-focused New York area radio c ... Continue reading

Auto Lab Radio Talk - LIVE From NYC Saturday February 25, 2017 7AM- 9AM

Auto Lab Radio Talk - LIVE From NYC Saturday February 25, 2017 7AM- 9AM

Auto Lab is a 28 year old interactive automotive-focused New York area radio call-in show hosted by Professor Harold Wolchok. Each week a cadre of experienced hands-on automotive experts are in-studio with advice for the New York area's 12 million people, providing listeners with honest, practical and street-smart car ... Continue reading

LotLinx Wins 2017 Automotive Website Award For Best Digital Marketing Software

LotLinx Wins 2017 Automotive Website Award For Best Digital Marketing Software

CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2017 -- LotLinx, the leading digital marketing solution for car dealers, announced today that it is the recipient of the Automotive Website Award for best digital marketing software of 2017. ... Continue reading

Ford Credit and AutoFi Debut Platform for Faster, Smoother, Simpler Digital Vehicle Buying and Financing

Ford Credit and AutoFi Debut Platform for Faster, Smoother, Simpler Digital Vehicle Buying and Financing

Ford believes here’s a new way for customers to purchase or finance a new Ford vehicle in minutes – right from a dealership website from anywhere, on any device – through a new platform from Ford Motor Credit Company and financial technology company AutoFi. In addition, Ford Credit has made an investment in AutoF ... Continue reading

2017 Chicago Auto Show - The Nation's Consumer Auto Show

2017 Chicago Auto Show - The Nation's Consumer Auto Show

Chicago December 14, 2016; The Chicago Auto Show has never lost sight of its biggest asset: the consumer. Foresight Research measured that 70 percent of Chicago Auto Show attendees come to shop, and 65 percent plan to purchase a vehicle within the next year. ... Continue reading

Snake Oil Is (STILL) Alive And Well in SiliCON Valley - Beepi Used Car Scheme - $149 Million Invested, 260 Employees Hired Buh Bye : Step Right Up Folks Fair.Com Is In The Wings

Snake Oil Is (STILL) Alive And Well in SiliCON Valley - Beepi Used Car Scheme - $149 Million Invested, 260 Employees Hired Buh Bye : Step Right Up Folks Fair.Com Is In The Wings

Snake oil salesman continue to acquire investment capital from jerks. In a statement, Beepi painted a rosy picture of its alliance with Fair (another go nowhere, looser of a concept) by saying “that it’s joining forces with a number of automotive industry veterans to integrate dealers into Beepi’s digital car-buy ... Continue reading

Auto Lab Radio LIVE From NYC - Saturday November 19, 2016 7-9 AM (Eastern)

Auto Lab Radio LIVE From NYC - Saturday November 19, 2016 7-9 AM (Eastern)

The Auto Lab Radio Show is Broadcast every Saturday 7 to 9 AM On New York City's WNYM Radio AM 970 and Streamed Worldwide On The Auto Channel Auto Answers - Maintenance, How To's, Safety, Used and New Car Buying, Ombudsmen Suggestions. ... Continue reading

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