Auto Dealer Today Issue

November 2017

Cover Story
Health Care Reform From the Dealer Perspective
By James S. Ganther, Esq.

The Trump administration has shifted its focus to tax reform, but the need to fix health care remains. Learn what’s at stake for dealers and other business owners.

Features

Can I Call Them or What? In September, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that Nissan of New Rochelle would pay $298,000 to settle charges of selling a bogus anti-theft product. Photo courtesy New York State Office of the Attorney General

By Thomas B. Hudson, Esq.

Hudson’s warning of a coming crackdown on dealer fraud came too late for Nissan of New Rochelle and Sansone Hyundai.

How to Escape the Tech Crunch

By Carl Bennett

The dealership of the future will run on seamless technology platforms that eliminate the need for standalone solutions.

3 Things you Need to Know About AI Getty Images

By Matt Muilenburg

Forward-thinking dealers are leveraging the limitless power of artificial intelligence to boost sales and service revenue.

What Are You Teaching? Photo courtesy Sony Pictures

By Ronald J. Reahard

Dealers can be good teachers or bad teachers, and their influence on employees extends well beyond the showroom walls.

Blog

On-the-Point

Jim Ziegler
Stupid Is as Stupid Does

By Jim Ziegler
The Alpha Dawg charts the brief rise and long fall of Johan de Nysschen, the recently departed president of Cadillac and author of the business plan that effectively crowned Lincoln as the new king of American luxury.

They Finally Killed Somebody

By Jim Ziegler
Ziegler believes Uber’s directors should face criminal charges for their role in an Arizona woman’s violent death.

20 Things a GM Must Do Every Week

By Jim Ziegler

All Things Must Pass

By Jim Ziegler

Opening Observations

They Took Cadillac for a Ride

By Tariq Kamal
Hindsight is 20/20, but at least one industry member saw GM’s latest mishap coming a mile away.

Stand Up and Be Counted

By Tariq Kamal
The Dealers’ Choice Awards are the Yelp of vendors and finance sources.

Over the Curb

This Is Us: Dealer Edition

By Jason Heard
Heard knows delegation and outsourcing are the quickest path to a work-life balance.