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Apr 25, 2017
<p><em>New York State Attorney General Eric Schniederman</em></p> New York AG Announces Settlement With 104 Dealers Over Recalls

An investigation by the state regulator found hundreds of vehicles were sold with serious safety recall issues, including unintended acceleration, airbag problems, vehicle fires, steering and break lost, among other issues.



New Gas Tax Hike Not Enough to Fix California’s Crumbling Roads, Group Says

California roads are crumbling, and a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank says in a newly published white paper that a recently passed transportation funding bill won’t raise enough funds to complete the backlog of needed repairs.


5 Tech Tools From NADA 2017

There were plenty of new innovations on display in and around NADA 2017. The editor takes you on a tour of five new tech tools aiming to help dealers land more sales and F&I opportunities.



<p>Pictured are Roadster COO Rudi Thun and CEO and founder Andy Moss. The latter was formerly head of vehicles for eBay Motors and COO of CarWoo! The San Francisco-based firm evolved from a California broker site to digital retailing solution provider in June 2016.</p> New-Age Sales

Roadster’s Andrew Moss and Rudi Thun say they’ve created a digital transactional platform that works both in a buyer’s home and in the showroom. But as they readily admit, not every dealer is the ideal user.


Kontos: Tale of Two Markets Resumes in March

While wholesale prices were below year-ago levels for cars, they were up for trucks. The revelation prompts KAR Auction Services' chief economist to revisit a study he began during the industry's first experience with $4 gas back in 2008, when the price gap between trucks and cars closed dramatically.



TrueCar Set to Launch Trade Valuation Platform

Promising a ‘transparent and real-time’ tool, TrueCar Trade will launch as a six-month pilot program in partnership with R. Hollenshead Auto Sales and Galves Market Data.


NsightLive Taps Black Book for Online Trade Appraisals

NsightLive is a content engagement company that delivers leads to dealers through its Live content platform. With Black Book’s trade appraisal engine, the company now offers independent dealers an online trade appraisal tool.



Navigating the 'New' Used Car Buyer’s Guide

The magazine’s compliance guru breaks down the Federal Trade Commission’s final revisions to the Used Car Rule. His message to dealers is don’t overthink it.


Stretched Thin

The average household is on the verge of being priced out of the new-vehicle market, Experian’s fourth quarter data shows.



Credit Crisis or Market Rationalization?

Delinquencies are rising and auto finance sources are responding. But the editor wonders if there’s something else at play.


F&I Express Tackles Product Cancelations

A new white paper from F&I Express proposes an automated solution to issues inherent to the F&I product cancelation process.



CNA National Launches Z2 VSC Program

The new vehicle service contract offering follows a redefinition of CNA’s vehicle classing system preceded by a thorough rate review. The new offering includes coverage for rideshare vehicles titled to private individuals.


NAE/NWAN Names New President

David Neuenschwander was promoted from vice president to president after becoming an equity partner of both companies. He succeeds Kelly Price, who will now serve as CEO.



Alpha Warranty Managers Honored With National Guard Patriot Award

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve honored two Alpha Warranty Services managers with the Patriot Award, which recognizes civilian supervisors who support service member employees, their families, and their military commitments.


Debating the Chargeback

Everyone has an opinion on how to limit chargebacks. His Madness delves into the passionate debate over how they're applied.



Is Your Quick Lube Driving Away Business?

‘Da Man’ goes undercover to investigate how the national oil change shops are using underhanded tactics like efficiency, training and friendliness to steal your service business.


F&I Tip of the Week: Leave It to the Specialists

Would you expect the owner of a national tire chain to be an F&I product buyer? F&I trainer Gerry Gould reveals the moral of a business manager’s tale of sales success.









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