Chicago police warn dealers of auto fraud epidemic

A flood of vehicles obtained fraudulently and shipped to metro Chicago has prompted police to warn dealers nationwide to exercise extra diligence in verifying the identity of online customers.

New strategies turn leads into sales

Two dealerships -- Sonju Two Harbors near Duluth, Minn., and Scott Clark Toyota in suburban Charlotte, N.C. -- demonstrate how leads can turn into sales.

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Flash floods send cars drifting down a N.J. river

Heavy rain lashed several parts of the East Coast over the weekend, triggering flash floods in northeast New Jersey that carried vehicles from a nearby Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge dealership downriver Saturday and into a bridge.

New dealer Mark Wahlberg greets customers, meets staff

Actor Mark Wahlberg made his first pit stop into his namesake Chevrolet dealership in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, going on a test drive with a customer, autographing another customer's vehicle and posing for lots of selfies with staff.

UPDATED: 8/13/18 12:21 pm ET - adds Lyft comment
Lyft hitches a ride on CDK network

Lyft is coming on board CDK Global Inc.'s Fortellis platform, the automotive commerce exchange platform said. The move will enable the ride-hailing company's Concierge service to be directly accessed in CDK software.

Cox takes a deeper dive into mobility

Cox Automotive believes its new mobility group will become bigger than anything else it is currently doing. The dealership software and services juggernaut says its mobility division positions it for a future in which fewer consumers will buy or own vehicles.

Rejuvenated Lincoln seeks a place of its own

Lincoln is asking dealers in the 30 top U.S. luxury markets to build stand-alone showrooms, reversing an effort to consolidate with Ford stores now that the brand has become more viable.

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