This week, the auto industry is working smarter, not harder. Read how OEMs are making the most of new off-lease vehicles and why new vehicle tech could be a service department’s secret weapon. Plus, see which hard workers topped the 2019 WardsAuto Dealer 500 list.
FROM WARDSAUTO: 2019 WardsAuto Dealer 500
Steady business strategies and a focus on retail customer service is what landed these leading dealerships on this year’s prestigious list, including our friends at Larry H. Miller who secured spots for 29 rooftops.
FROM S&P GLOBAL: July Auto Sales Mixed in Major Markets
A new global report shows everyone is feeling burnt out by the changing industry. While the U.S. and Japan were able to crank out positive July sales, China ended the month with an 11.6% YOY decline.
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OEMs like Honda and Acura are seeing the newest wave of high-tech, off lease vehicles as a chance to further improve dealership profitability and build brand loyalty with millennial shoppers.
FROM AUTO REMARKETING: Public Dealer Group CEOs See Positive Service Growth From Emerging Vehicle Technologies
Dealerships are embracing advanced tech features as an opportunity to increase customer retention. Providing a highly-skilled, brand-certified service department will prove to be a major advantage over third parties.