Doggett Buys Five More Dealerships in Texas

Doggett Automotive Group is continuing its expansion into the automotive dealership business. The Texas-based company acquired five dealerships known as the Mike Smith Auto Complex in Beaumont, TX, on Feb. 5. The dealership portfolio obtained in thi
Feb 8, 2024

Cox Automotive Dealertrack Adds Synthetic ID Fraud Alert as Part of Compliance Solution

Cox Automotive announces the enhancement of the Dealertrack Compliance solution through the addition of a new Synthetic ID fraud indicator, which will help protect dealers against fraudulent transactions earlier in the F&I process. The new Synth
Feb 8, 2024

5 Visual Marketing Tips for Car Dealers to Boost Online Leads

As the name suggests, visual marketing emphasizes using visual elements and nonverbal cues over text, like images, videos, logos, and even physical appearance, to promote a brand’s identity, values, and what it offers. Regarding dealerships, wh
Feb 8, 2024

Ed Morse Automotive Group Expands into Arizona

The Ed Morse Automotive Group is expanding again. The Florida-based automotive dealership announced on Feb. 6 that it has acquired seven dealerships from Lawley Automotive Group in Sierra Vista, AZ. The dealerships involved in the transaction include
Feb 7, 2024

FTC’s New CARS Rule Imposes Added Requirements on Auto Dealers

Almost 18 months after it first proposed the rule, the FTC announced its Combating Auto Retail Scams Trade Regulation (CARS) Rule, which goes into effect on July 30, 2024. The CARS Rule contains some important new requirements for auto dealers across
Feb 7, 2024

Strategic Partnership Brings Impel’s Generative Conversational AI Technology to the CDK Modern Retail Suite

Impel, the global leader in AI-powered customer lifecycle management for the automotive industry, announced today that Impel’s advanced generative conversational AI platform will become a capability of the CDK Modern Retail Suite within the CDK
Feb 7, 2024

Rapid Recon and Velocity Automotive Close the Trade Appraisal Gap

Rapid Recon and Velocity Automotive, driven by Vehlo, announced an integrated system for closing the trade appraisal gap at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention on February 1. This powerful appraisal-assist system delivers deep inte
Feb 6, 2024

Fordin Automotive Drives Innovation in Dealership Management with DeelrPro BI Unveiling

Fordin Automotive, leaders in innovation in dealership SaaS, proudly unveils DeelrPro BI. Led by industry trailblazer Fred Fordin and his son Charles Fordin, this revolutionary business analytics package incorporates state-of-the-art tools and techno
Feb 6, 2024

Garff Kia Breaks Ground on Dealership Remodel in Phoenix

Ken Garff Kia Bell Road commemorate the groundbreaking of its dealership remodel in Phoenix. The Jan. 25 event commenced the remodel of the interior and exterior of the 40,000-square-foot dealership. The $5 million project will add 3,000-square-feet
Feb 6, 2024