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As auto manufacturing shifts towards computerization, it’s fair to ask the question- will mechanics as we know them become obsolete? Since the first electronic control unit (ECU) was released in the 1970’s, it’s been a non-stop race towards the complete computerization of cars. Although cars...

As we discussed in our last edition of this series, things are changing in the automotive sales industry with massive consolidations indicating a trend towards fewer dealerships in the market altogether. Autonews.com reports weak sales for most major manufacturers in early 2019, although the lag...

Times are changing for dealerships across North America. Significant consolidation has led many to feel the effects of electric vehicles, rideshare services, and autonomous transportation have only just begun to affect the dealership market.   “National Automobile Dealers Association, consultant Glenn Mercer predicted the number of U.S....

A new app is promising to take you from car search to possession, all within their platform, with no long-term commitments, and many services included. Fair claims it’s monthly subscription service will remove the need for long-term lease or loan contracts, making the car-acquiring experience...

Computerizing cars has undoubtedly provided a new standard of luxury and ease of use for car owners. Some mechanics complain computers have unnecessarily complicated the car, making it more vulnerable to random glitches and reducing the need for third party repairs or updates. Regardless of...

Amazon is truly the company on the tip of everyone's tongue. By re-writing the retail model, they’ve damaged and permanently closed thousands of businesses. Although the automotive industry has remained relatively unaffected, all signs point to a future dominated by Amazon- and unfortunately, that includes...

In the race towards the future car, manufacturers are sensing disrupt as they face a new and unlikely threat: tech giants. Although both Apple and Google have scaled back their efforts to develop a branded car, they have both continued to pour resources into autonomous...

As a dealership, one of your main sales tasks is learning, understanding, and selling new manufacturer advancements and technology. Your salespersons are often tasked with the additional customer research of which technologies are really worth it and add lasting value to the vehicle. Knowing which...

Recent accidents have caused consumer distrust and major setbacks for the self-driving car industry. An accident in March killed a pedestrian in Arizona, prompting the state to barre Uber from testing their autonomous vehicles on public roads. Another fatality in a Tesla is being blamed on...