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What Auto Dealers Often Overlook in Succession Planning, and How It Can Affect the Business

By Kendall Rawls, The Rawls Group To many owners, the idea of succession planning reflects the end since it’s a strategy for…

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Email Blast Tips and Tricks for Auto Dealerships

Email marketing is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways for auto dealerships to stay in touch with their customers and…

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Dos and Don’ts for Your Auto Dealership Web Site

You probably spend a lot of time making sure your showroom looks great. The floors are clean and shiny, the cars are…

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GM Plant Improvements Point to New Engine Technologies on the Horizon

Automaker General Motors is completing improvements to three key manufacturing plants in New York State and a fourth in Ohio. The improvements…

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Dealership Class-action Lawsuits Are a Compliance Issue

Class-action lawsuits and auto dealerships have a rather deep history, one that is rather messy, filled with high-stake settlements and negotiations. A…

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Ally’s Tom Kolski Offers Insights on Floorplans for Tomorrow’s Marketplace

It’s unlikely to be news to dealership owners, but floorplan expenses – always a significant cost for any dealership – are on…

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Analysis: Could EVs Save Ridesharing Drivers Money?

While a lot of the profit and loss depends on the vehicle itself, Lyft and Uber drivers could see some cost savings…

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Uber Gives Up Testing Rights On Self-driving Car, Other Companies Follow Suit

Uber has thrown in the towel on self-driving vehicle testing in California following a crash involving one of its autonomous test SUVs…

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Steel Tariff Could Cost Be a Blow for Ford, GM

The White House proposed a 25 percent tariff on steel and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum, and in the auto industry,…

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Auto Industry Insight: Seeing the Road Ahead

The automotive industry is at a crossroads, and what we’re seeing is the industry, as a whole, facing its biggest technological transformation since the Model T made its debut over a century ago.

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Changing the Channel: Integrating Traditional and Digital Marketing Strategies For Optimal Reach

Successful marketing in the automotive industry can be a complex venture. There are many different avenues dealerships can use to reach their target audience, but it’s no longer about newspaper and magazine advertisements.

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Are you thinking about succession planning?

One of the most important things I ask dealers is “Can you show me your succession plan?” I can’t stress enough the importance of ensuring all of your hard work and determination is passed on in a manner that leaves you a legacy.

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