The UAW strike against GM drags on, and dealers with GM-brand franchises may face a shortage of important models – read here pickups – as a result, according to Michelle Krebs, Autotrader’s executive analyst. The economy is also facing some headwinds as the trade war drags on and economic growth slows. The consumer seems to remain fairly confident, however.
So, NADA is sticking with its 16.8 million SAAR forecast for 2019 and Cox Automotive figures this year’s SAAR will come in “at or near” its 16.9 million forecast. Not bad given the negative factors tugging on sales.
This week our friends at KPA discuss what can be a pretty negative event for a dealership – a visit by an OSHA inspector. KPA has tips on ensuring this goes well. Among them – be nice and take copious notes.
Also this week, DHG Dealerships returns to our site with how to develop and implement an internal audit plan. This can help a dealership be more efficient, something all dealerships will need to be in this somewhat adverse environment.
And of course we have Transaction News.