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Dealertrack uniFI Completes Paperless Workflow With Digital Contracting

Dealertrack announced the integration of its proprietary electronic contracting solution with Dealertrack uniFI, promising a paperless lead-to-contract workflow facilitated by a single platform.

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Calif. Dealers Get Warranty Rate Hike, 10-Year Upgrade Intervals, CCPA Exemption

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed AB 179, enacting new dealer protections against below-market warranty reimbursement rates and OEM-ordered facility upgrades. The bill also allows dealers to issue recall notices without violating new data privacy rules.

Sources: Tesla Wants Back in Dealership Game, Seeks Loophole

Electrek reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk wants to open ‘Tesla Centers’ around the U.S., once again challenging rules against direct-to-consumer sales. Sources say the firm’s Electric division could provide a workaround.

Report: GPS Tracking Reduces Impound Costs

In the year since impound fees cost the used car industry $1.1 billion, new data released by Spireon shows maturing technology has made a positive impact.

S.C. Ford Dealer Offers Free Gun With Every Purchase

Four months after factory executives put a stop to a similar campaign at an Alabama dealership, Carolina Ford is offering a free rifle, American flag, and Bible to every sold customer through the end of November.

WheelsTV Brings Interactive Test Drives to CDK Dealers

WheelsTV has joined the CDK Global Partner Program, offering CDK dealers access to WheelsTV’s proprietary interactive video test drive technology.

ADV Adds Nelson as VP and Partner

Twenty-year industry veteran and former NAE/NWAN executive Ryan Nelson has joined Advanced Dealer Solutions as an executive vice president and partner.

Gilchrist: USMCA a Win for Dealers, Industry

NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist voiced his support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in remarks at a press event. The Texas dealer urged Congress not to ignore the ‘reality’ of an auto industry built on favorable relationships among the three nations.

AutoMap Promotes Sargeant to CEO

Mark Sargeant has been promoted from vice president of business development and marketing to CEO of AutoMap LLC.

Summer’s End Puts Retention Index on Downward Track

‘Market strength is waning’ for used vehicles after a strong summer, a trend that is likely to continue through the end of the year, according to the latest report from Black Book.