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Feb 21, 2020 02:00 PM
A recap of the nation's largest and longest-running auto show.
Feb 21, 2020 01:59 PM
The Chicago Auto Show's black-tie gala, held the evening before the show's public opening, raised $2.9 million for 18 vital area nonprofits.
Feb 21, 2020 01:58 PM
The CATA is expanding the syllabus of course that teaches dealership managers how to detect whether employees are under the influence of drugs at work.
Feb 21, 2020 01:57 PM
Cody Thacker, head of electrification for Audi of America, identified four barriers to greater acceptance of electric vehicles: cost, range, charging availability, and apathy.
Feb 21, 2020 01:56 PM
"One dealer can accomplish some things," 2019 NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist said, "but many dealers together can accomplish anything."
Feb 21, 2020 01:55 PM
Trucks and SUVs now account for 71% of the new financed vehicle market compared with 68% a year earlier.​
Feb 21, 2020 01:54 PM
Candidates' No. 1 motivating factor is salary, but they also care about other things, such as the work environment and culture, opportunities for advancement, and more.
Feb 21, 2020 01:53 PM
Want someone to buy a vehicle from your lineup? Easy. Make sure their friends and family like your vehicles.​
Feb 21, 2020 01:52 PM
"MotorWeek," television's longest-running automotive magazine series, returned to the Chicago Auto Show to announce its 2020 award winners.
Feb 21, 2020 01:51 PM
Claims against dealerships for unemployment insurance deflected.
Feb 14, 2020 02:00 PM
January 2020 Chicago Auto Outlook
Feb 01, 2020 02:00 PM
USO BBQ for the Troops Dealer Materials
Jan 24, 2020 05:09 AM
Legislation has been filed in Springfield to replace the $10,000 trade-in allowance limit, which was enacted this month, and to open dealerships to Sunday sales.
Jan 24, 2020 05:08 AM
Because Indiana and Illinois are "non-reciprocal" in their treatment of sales tax, Indianans are subject to the current $10,000 trade-in tax credit. Residents of the other states that border Illinois are not.
Jan 24, 2020 05:07 AM
Auto shows provide an ideal opportunity for automakers to shake hands with customers and potential customers. As one industry official said, "It's fishing where the fish are."
Jan 24, 2020 05:06 AM
Forecasters say overall sales of used vehicles will drop slightly this year, even while sales by franchised and independent dealers would increase.
Jan 24, 2020 05:05 AM
Technicians taking certain ASE automobile certification tests have the option to see each question in a split-screen, Spanish/English option.
Jan 24, 2020 05:04 AM
The definition of premium is expanding beyond the vehicle to include features such as connectivity, the retail experience and how service is provided.
Jan 24, 2020 05:03 AM
New fuel efficiency rules would apply to model years 2021-2026.
Jan 24, 2020 05:02 AM
About 39% of all cars built globally are white.
Jan 24, 2020 05:01 AM
Van Dahm Lincoln-Mercury operated 1965-1997 in Oak Lawn.
Jan 24, 2020 05:00 AM
The biweekly newsletter pauses one edition, in deference to the 2020 Chicago Auto Show.
Jan 22, 2020 02:00 PM
December 2019 Chicago Auto Outlook
Jan 10, 2020 05:52 AM
Enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres, spirits, champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks, and get a 'first look' at the nation's largest auto show the evening before it opens its 10-day public run.
Jan 10, 2020 05:51 AM
All CATA members whose dues are up-to-date were sent packages containing materials to help them in 2020 as well as tickets to attend next month's Chicago Auto Show.
Jan 10, 2020 05:50 AM
Dealerships in need of any forms provided by the CATA should stock up this month before the association's office closes during the auto show.
Jan 10, 2020 05:49 AM
The average percentage rate on new financed vehicles averaged 5.4% in December compared to 5.5% in November and 5.9% in December 2018.
Jan 10, 2020 05:48 AM
What to do when a dealership is victimized by data hackers.
Jan 10, 2020 05:47 AM
Dealers have until April 15 to participate in the annual study.
Jan 10, 2020 05:46 AM
A semiannual snapshot of the new-car dealer head count in the eight counties in which the CATA has concerns.​
Dec 27, 2019 05:07 AM
The National Automobile Dealers Association forecasted that sales of new vehicles in 2020 will fail to reach 17 million units for the first time since 2014.
Dec 27, 2019 05:06 AM
Analysts are anticipating U.S. consumers to have another year of positive credit activity, marking one of the longest periods of sustained consumer credit health in recent decades.
Dec 27, 2019 05:05 AM
The statewide minimum wage in Illinois increases Jan. 1 to $9.25, up $1 from the current minimum.
Dec 27, 2019 05:04 AM
Slightly more U.S. automobile dealers (53%) view the current market as negative compared to the number who feel the current market is strong, a Cox Automotive study found.
Dec 27, 2019 05:03 AM
Installing a high-speed high-performance door in high-cycle areas will reduced service department fixed operational costs.
Dec 27, 2019 05:02 AM
If a dealership's website is not competitive with assistive technologies, disabled customers may not be able to shop for vehicles or even learn about what the dealership has to offer.
Dec 27, 2019 05:01 AM
The passes promote goodwill with customers and even can help persuade a prospect to close a deal.
Dec 27, 2019 05:00 AM
The measure can be a community relations plum and establish customer loyalty with young customers.
Dec 17, 2019 02:00 PM
April 2019 Chicago Auto Outlook
Dec 13, 2019 05:06 AM
IMPORTANT: The new maximum fee cannot be charged before Jan. 1.
Dec 13, 2019 05:05 AM
A summary of some of the key issues regarding the holidays and the two unions' collective bargaining agreements with area dealerships.
Dec 13, 2019 05:04 AM
The Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act, signed into law by Illinois Gov J.B. Pritzker, deals explicitly with the employment-related implications of legalizing recreational marijuana.
Dec 13, 2019 05:03 AM
Tightening lending standards from auto finance companies, and rising interest rates and vehicle prices are poised to reduce total outstandings about 5% through 2020 and 2021.
Dec 13, 2019 05:02 AM
They vary collision-parts pricing to match local conditions, expand their geographical market and become more competitive.
Dec 13, 2019 05:01 AM
Instructors of a new collision repair program at a Chicago community college need up to 20 donated automobile hoods and fenders for coursework.
Dec 13, 2019 05:00 AM
The idea of e-commerce fully displacing physical dealerships has been around as long as the internet. But consumers don't want an online-only shopping experience for major purchases.
Nov 29, 2019 05:07 AM
Little mentioned in the impending $10,000 credit cap on traded-in vehicles in Illinois: It only applies to First Division vehicles, meaning traded-in pickups are exempt from the cap.
Nov 29, 2019 05:06 AM
Employers who do not provide compliant training will be subject to civil penalties beginning at $500 and increasing to $5,000 for subsequent violations.
Nov 29, 2019 05:05 AM
The president had until Nov. 13 to decide whether to apply the tariffs, but experts on trade law said President Trump still might seek to impose the tariffs despite the missed deadline.
Nov 29, 2019 05:04 AM
Once implemented, the e-odometer rule will help consumers and dealers save time and money.
Nov 29, 2019 05:03 AM
Tax-planning opportunities for dealers to consider as another year comes to a close.
Nov 29, 2019 05:02 AM
The thresholds are adjusted annually based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).
Nov 29, 2019 05:01 AM
Sedgwick Claims Management Services saved 124 area dealers a combined $1.1 million by contesting claims for unemployment insurance during the year's third quarter.
Nov 20, 2019 02:00 PM
April 2019 Chicago Auto Outlook
Nov 15, 2019 05:07 AM
Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan declared that only revenue bills intended to clarify language would be considered during the six-day veto session.
Nov 15, 2019 05:06 AM
The publication can assist dealership sales consultants and product specialists in explaining to their potential customers how to properly use Advanced Driver Assistance Systems to improve traffic safety.​
Nov 15, 2019 05:05 AM
The official with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago a bad economic event -- on the level of the housing bubble burst in 2008 -- would be necessary to take down overall U.S. economic activity.
Nov 15, 2019 05:04 AM
There is a perception that Americans about 23-38 years old are uninterested in having a vehicle. But a new study proclaims most of them want their own transportation.
Nov 15, 2019 05:03 AM
Total used-car sales last month climbed about 1.4% from October 2018, according to Cox Automotive, which estimated the seasonally adjusted annualized rate for used-car sales at 39.6 million for the month.​
Nov 15, 2019 05:02 AM
The donations came from a CATA match of support from Planet Honda in Matteson, which has advocated for the center nearly since the center opened in 2010.
Nov 15, 2019 05:01 AM
The NTHSA data show 913 fewer crash-related fatalities in 2018, down from 37,473 people in 2017. Important, the fatality rate per 100 million miles traveled dropped to its lowest rate since 2014.
Nov 15, 2019 05:00 AM
The change, which has accelerated in recent years, means more convenience and safety for drivers.
Nov 01, 2019 04:07 AM
Terry D'Arcy, 63, is one of a select group of 49 dealer nominees from across the country competing for the 2020 Time Dealer of the Year award.
Nov 01, 2019 04:06 AM
The nominee is president of Larry Roesch Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram in Elmhurst and Roesch Ford in Bensenville.​
Nov 01, 2019 04:05 AM
The new overtime rule increases the salary level for the white-collar exemptions to $684 a week ($35,568 annually), up from $455 a week ($23,660).
Nov 01, 2019 04:04 AM
The ads might be prepared by manufacturers or other third-party website developers. Such advertising may be acceptable in other states, but it is not in Illinois.
Nov 01, 2019 04:03 AM
DSi Recycling Systems, Inc., is a full service Clean Burn furnace and boiler distributor.
Nov 01, 2019 04:02 AM
"The tech shortage is a serious issue, not only for dealers but for OEMs," said Charlie Gilchrist, a Texas dealer and the 2019 NADA chairman. "Older techs are retiring, and we need to bring in new people."​
Nov 01, 2019 04:01 AM
The U.S. auto industry is reliant on a favorable trading relationship with our two biggest trading partners: Canada and Mexico.
Nov 01, 2019 04:00 AM
The founder in 1957 of Heller Ford in El Paso, Illinois.
Oct 23, 2019 01:00 PM
April 2019 Chicago Auto Outlook
Oct 18, 2019 04:08 AM
Increasing the sales tax owed in private vehicle sales can instead raise the same annual sum the trade-in tax credit is projected to collect.
Oct 18, 2019 04:07 AM
Under its modified guidelines, the secretary of state will grant dealers up to 15 days after issuing a TRP to void the application.
Oct 18, 2019 04:06 AM
Charlie Gilchrist, the NADA chairman, argues that the existing Safeguards Rule afforded dealers the flexibility to employ data safeguarding tools which make sense based on the nature of their businesses.​
Oct 18, 2019 04:04 AM
If women customers walk into a dealership and see only men, especially on the show floor, it doesn't mirror their world at large, and could be detrimental to a potential sale.
Oct 18, 2019 04:03 AM
The final rule takes effect Jan. 1, 2020.
Oct 18, 2019 04:02 AM
The agency is focusing on auto lenders who sell GAP products to consumers who would not have benefited from the product given a low loan-to-value ratio.
Oct 18, 2019 04:01 AM
The association will mark the occasion at its annual meeting and luncheon Feb. 17, 2019.
Oct 18, 2019 04:00 AM
Drivers in the U.S. may one day no longer have to crane their necks to check their blind spots if regulators agree to let high-tech cameras and screens replace the humble side-view mirror.
Oct 04, 2019 04:06 AM
Training begins with an Oct. 8-9 class for parts managers, followed by Oct. 10-11 training for service managers. Later classes focus on office managers and general leadership.
Oct 04, 2019 04:05 AM
Under the new rule, most salaried workers who earn less than about $35,500 a year will be eligible for time-and-a-half pay, up from the current threshold of about $23,700.
Oct 04, 2019 04:04 AM
The state enacted two tax amnesty programs that will be available through Nov. 15, 2019. This is the first tax amnesty Illinois has offered since 2010.
Oct 04, 2019 04:03 AM
NADA President Peter Welch contends that the auto industry must find a way to securely and efficiently integrate data flows across all channels of the automotive ecosystem.
Oct 04, 2019 04:02 AM
Global producers of electric cars have big ambitions and a bigger problem: Supplies of nickel sulfate, a key material, are running short.
Oct 04, 2019 04:01 AM
The carsharing service will end operations in Chicago on Dec. 31, 2019.
Oct 04, 2019 04:00 AM
D'Arcy Buick-GMC, D'Arcy Chevrolet-Buick-Cadillac honored.
Sep 20, 2019 04:08 AM
The decades-old rule that empowers California to set tougher car emissions standards than those required by the federal government.
Sep 20, 2019 04:07 AM
If all the proposed requirements are adopted, the NADA estimates the average dealer would incur nearly $300,000 in up-front costs plus more than $275,000 annually to comply.
Sep 20, 2019 04:06 AM
The advocates attended more than 200 meetings to discuss trade, tariffs, recall legislation and repeal of the excise tax on heavy-duty trucks.
Sep 20, 2019 04:05 AM
The proposed regulations address the availability of 100% bonus depreciation for dealers who also deduct floor plan financing interest.
Sep 20, 2019 04:04 AM
The agency intends to zero in on "whether there is discrimination in policies and practices governing auto servicing, including the use of models that predict recovery outcomes."
Sep 20, 2019 04:03 AM
The index was propped up by lower-than-normal depreciation.
Sep 20, 2019 04:02 AM
The vehicles must emit sounds when they are moving at speeds up to 18.6 mph.
Sep 20, 2019 04:01 AM
The coverage program, called Life Event Auto-loan Protection, or LEAP, would allow customers to walk away from their auto loans or skip payments in the case of unexpected life events.
Sep 20, 2019 04:00 AM
The company's primary focus is on fixed operations reporting and consulting.
Sep 16, 2019 04:07 PM
April 2019 Chicago Auto Outlook
Sep 06, 2019 01:13 PM
New-vehicle revenue for the dealers was down in 2018 compared to the year earlier. Nevertheless, total dealership revenue climbed slightly.
Sep 06, 2019 01:12 PM
The office's new directive is meant to deter brokers and others posing as out-of-state dealers, who then try to resell the car in Illinois as private individuals who would not face the stringent regulations that dealers face.
Sep 06, 2019 01:11 PM
The so-called rear seat reminder systems alert motorists of passengers in the back seat, to avoid deaths of young children left behind in hot cars.
Sep 06, 2019 01:10 PM
Automakers currently must meet nearly 75 auto safety standards for self-driving cars, many of them written under the assumption that a licensed driver is in command of the vehicle using traditional controls.​
Sep 06, 2019 01:09 PM
The pressure to have the latest and greatest cars, trucks and sport-utilities only ramps up with the arrival of kids.
Sep 06, 2019 01:08 PM
Security has been tightened for the Sept. 11-22 event after an activist group last month smashed up 40 luxury vehicles and called for the show to be scrapped.
Sep 06, 2019 01:07 PM
CarDeals2Me is an app that provides car buyers a price quote that expires within 24 hours.
Sep 06, 2019 01:06 PM
A free interactive workshop Sept. 10 at the CATA.
Sep 06, 2019 01:05 PM
The program matches up to $1,500 per dealership and charitable organization.
Sep 06, 2019 01:04 PM
Proprietor of namesake Chevrolet dealerships in Chicago and Merrillville, Indiana.
Aug 23, 2019 04:08 AM
The total raised over seven years is nearly $900,000.
Aug 23, 2019 04:07 AM
Titles would have to be stamped "NOT FOR RESALE WITHIN ILLINOIS"
Aug 23, 2019 04:06 AM
The scores of dealerships for overall customer sentiment and reputation were higher than the other major industries the report examined.
Aug 23, 2019 04:05 AM
Projections show the CPO market will reach a ninth straight record year.
Aug 23, 2019 04:04 AM
The positive rates in July and the latest Fed rate cut may have some potential vehicle buyers thinking there might be another cut by lenders. That appears unlikely.
Aug 23, 2019 04:03 AM
Key recommendations for employees in possession of consumer personal information.
Aug 23, 2019 04:02 AM
Nominations are due Sept. 6, 2019.
The convention and expo is Feb. 14-17, 2020, in Las Vegas.
Aug 23, 2019 04:00 AM
Automaker fetes dealers.
Aug 21, 2019 04:07 PM
April 2019 Chicago Auto Outlook
Aug 09, 2019 04:32 AM
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell cut off a questioner during his July 31 news conference when asked if the Federal Open Market Committee is poised to make more cuts later this year.
Aug 09, 2019 04:31 AM
The Illinois attorney general's office continues to levy fines in excess of $100,000 against area dealerships for violations of the state's Motor Vehicle Advertising Regulations.
Aug 09, 2019 04:28 AM
The association's Chicagoland Dealers Care program equaled a dealer's donation to Elite Stars Foundation, which serves athletes with physical and mental disabilities.
Aug 09, 2019 04:27 AM
Author Richard Libin sees more and more brick-and-mortar retailers closing and moving exclusively online. Is that the future of automotive sales?
Aug 09, 2019 04:26 AM
Customer loyalty could be the most important metric for vehicle manufacturers.
Aug 09, 2019 04:25 AM
The company's efforts saved 133 CATA dealers a combined $1.13 million by contesting claims for unemployment insurance.
Aug 09, 2019 04:24 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealerships.
Jul 26, 2019 04:40 AM
WebBuy provides dealers with a fully integrated, dealer-centric web application that allows visitors to complete the trade-in and vehicle purchase process completely online.
Jul 26, 2019 04:35 AM
The total raised will be announced Aug. 15 at a USO event in Chicago, "Clark After Dark."
Jul 26, 2019 04:34 AM
The company becomes the CATA's recommended wholesale source to buy and sell used vehicles.
Jul 26, 2019 04:33 AM
Lighting upgrade with energy efficient LED bulbs can often result in a payback of two years or less.​
Jul 26, 2019 04:32 AM
Among Gen Z and Young Millennials, more than 30 percent are interested in working for a dealership.
Jul 26, 2019 04:31 AM
Goal achievers know how to take their dreams to the next level.
Jul 26, 2019 04:30 AM
The annual filing is required for businesses with more than 100 employees.
Jul 26, 2019 04:18 AM
In aggregate, the increase in supply won't put pressure on price, an industry analyst said.
Jul 26, 2019 04:16 AM
Think ridesharing services are more cost effective? Think again.
Jul 26, 2019 04:15 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealers.
Jul 23, 2019 04:07 PM
April 2019 Chicago Auto Outlook
Jul 12, 2019 04:04 AM
The recognition, in light of Alfirevich becoming the 2019 Time Dealer of the Year winner, came at the behest of U.S. Rep. Daniel Lipinski, D-Illinois.
Jul 12, 2019 04:03 AM
He will represent dealers in Cook, Lake and DuPage counties.
Jul 12, 2019 04:02 AM
Used-vehicle sales volume is expected to dip by the end of 2019 to 39.2 million unit sales, from 39.4 million last year, and then fall to 39 million in 2020.
Jul 12, 2019 04:01 AM
Top sales performers, a new analysis found, laughed during more than half of their calls, helping to relax themselves and bringing a positive feeling to the call.
Jul 12, 2019 04:00 AM
History shows that merging entire car companies is usually a recipe for failure.
Jun 28, 2019 04:09 AM
The cost to title a car goes up July 1, to$150 from $95. Also July 1, the tax on a gallon of gasoline doubles from 19 cents to 38 cents. Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, vehicle registrations rise to $151.
Jun 28, 2019 04:08 AM
Bill Haggerty will lead the association for the next 12 months.
Jun 28, 2019 04:07 AM
Representatives of the Better Business Bureau spoke of recent dealer ads they reviewed which did not comply with the Illinois Motor Vehicle Advertising Regulations.
Jun 28, 2019 04:05 AM
The campaign reaches its zenith July 13, when at least 110 area new-car dealerships will host fundraisers for USO programs.
Jun 28, 2019 04:04 AM
Among organizations that identified as having a strong coaching culture, 61 percent were also classified as high-performing organizations.
Jun 28, 2019 04:02 AM
The trend of more prime consumers entering the used market has continued for several quarters.
Jun 28, 2019 04:01 AM
Charlie Gilchrist, the 2019 NADA chairman, extols auto shows for their tremendous influence over a customer's vehicle purchase consideration.
Jun 28, 2019 04:00 AM
Advanced driver assistance systems have become more widespread but are growing increasingly complex and troublesome for car owners.
Jun 14, 2019 04:06 AM
Incumbents Dan Marquardt and Kelly Webb Roberts were joined in victory by first-time winners Dan Heller, Scott Muller and Steve Phillipos for three-year board terms that began this month.
Jun 14, 2019 04:05 AM
A poison pill in the capital infrastructure plan, for dealers and consumers: The tax credit available on traded-in vehicles would be capped at $10,000, a change that would take effect Jan. 1, 2020.
Jun 14, 2019 04:04 AM
Despite declining new-vehicle sales, the outlook for the buy/sell market remains robust.
Jun 14, 2019 04:02 AM
The policy provides dealers with tools to ensure their operations are compliant, transparent and consumer-friendly.​
Jun 14, 2019 04:01 AM
Allied members who sponsored elements of the association's annual golf outing.
Jun 14, 2019 04:00 AM
Biller/Collector candidate.
May 31, 2019 04:26 AM
The car in the as yet untitled movie will be Aston Martin's new $330,000 Rapide E, the company's first electric car.
May 31, 2019 04:06 AM
If you plan to hold a barbecue but the CATA doesn't know about it, your dealership won't be part of the market-wide promotion campaign.
May 31, 2019 04:05 AM
Dealer members of the association can secure golf tickets for $95 each; for allied members, $125 each.​
May 31, 2019 04:04 AM
To succeed with a social media strategy, post on a consistent basis and keep the audience engaged -- two things that a content calendar can help accomplish.
May 31, 2019 04:03 AM
About 39,000 new service techs graduate each year from U.S. career technical colleges and training programs. Yet the industry needs to replace 76,000 techs each year to keep up with retirements and new job demand.
May 31, 2019 04:02 AM
Peter Welch, the NADA president, noted that a number of OEMs recently decided to pull back their investments in auto show, often in favor of new digital tools.
May 31, 2019 04:01 AM
Tyler Delahanty, a graduating senior at John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, is winner of the 2019 Spirit of Carol Cooling Scholarship.
May 21, 2019 04:07 PM
April 2019 Chicago Auto Outlook
May 17, 2019 04:07 AM
Completed ballots must be returned by June 7.
May 17, 2019 04:06 AM
The BBB has noticed a significant uptick in advertised prices that contain limited rebates, including finance rebates.
May 17, 2019 04:05 AM
The award is one of the auto industry's highest honors.
May 17, 2019 04:04 AM
With the intent to harm the dealership, an area new-car dealership employee reportedly was secretly recorded recently during a private conversation on the showroom floor.
May 17, 2019 04:03 AM
The chairman of the American International Automobile Dealers Association said the threat of tariffs is causing uncertainty, a business killer. He added that tariffs are taxes on American consumers.
May 17, 2019 04:02 AM
Dealers with 100 or more employees are subject to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's filing mandate.
May 17, 2019 04:01 AM
The company's actions saved 140 area dealerships a combined $489,346.
May 17, 2019 04:00 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealers.
May 03, 2019 04:08 AM
Surveillance video shows just two men did all the work.
May 03, 2019 04:07 AM
Area dealerships will be grilling again this summer (Kiss the Cook aprons optional) in support of the USO of Illinois.
May 03, 2019 04:06 AM
The balloting process for the NADA director representing Metro Chicago begins later this month and Mark Scarpelli, who currently holds the post, is not seeking re-election.
May 03, 2019 04:05 AM
More than 1.1 million people were employed at new-car dealerships by the end of 2018, and the payroll topped $66.5 billion.
May 03, 2019 04:04 AM
Two production cars that go on sale later this year allow owners to use their smartphones to access and operate their vehicles and leave the keys and fobs at home.
May 03, 2019 04:03 AM
Rear seat belts often lack tensioners and force limiters found with belts in the front seat, and there rarely are front airbags to protect in head-on accidents.
May 03, 2019 04:02 AM
Savvy lenders are adapting to technology while establishing and solidifying dealer relationships to generate lending opportunities.
May 03, 2019 04:01 AM
"Having a buyer" and getting a transaction closed are very different, and often not all that correlated.​
May 03, 2019 04:00 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealerships.
Apr 19, 2019 04:08 AM
Facebook's Adam Parkov will share effective advertising solutions for the retail auto industry.
Apr 19, 2019 04:07 AM
The golf outing/annual meeting returns to Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont on June 11.
Apr 19, 2019 04:06 AM
If 25 percent tariffs are implemented, consumers would spend $73 billion more in taxes, new-vehicle sales would decrease by up 2 million units, and up to 117,500 dealership jobs would be lost.
Apr 19, 2019 04:05 AM
Through March, average new-model monthly payments climbed 3.4 percent to $567, while average lease payments rose 2.7 percent to $500.
Apr 19, 2019 04:04 AM
While interest in certified pre-owned vehicles is up, it doesn't appear familiarity has quite gotten there yet.
Apr 19, 2019 04:02 AM
Certain aspects of the rapid reduction in the percentage of sedans on the road could lead to outcomes that may be unpredictable and surprising.
Apr 19, 2019 04:01 AM
The partnership hopes to inspire and prepare the next generation of dealership customers and employees.​
Apr 05, 2019 04:08 AM
Retail U.S. sales are expected to begin in late 2020.
Apr 05, 2019 04:07 AM
The carmaker would export models to the U.S. and Canada within three to four years, sooner than a previous timeline of 2026.
Apr 05, 2019 04:06 AM
Love is in the air again among the world's automotive manufacturers, says Bloomberg Opinion columnist David Fickling.
Apr 05, 2019 04:05 AM
It was Illinois Sen. Jim Oberweis's sixth attempt at such legislation since 2013.
Apr 05, 2019 04:04 AM
The NADA study continues to be the industry's most comprehensive analysis of dealership workforces.
Apr 05, 2019 04:03 AM
Article by Utility Management Group, a CATA Approved Member Partner
Apr 05, 2019 04:02 AM
Bids accepted until April 30 for bankrupt dealership in Schererville, Ind.
Apr 05, 2019 04:01 AM
Automakers fete area dealerships.
Apr 05, 2019 04:00 AM
Margaret M. "Maggie"Webb, 62.
Mar 25, 2019 05:07 PM
February 2019 Chicago Auto Outlook
Mar 22, 2019 04:06 AM
Americans who consider their cars to be sanctuaries on wheels will find that won't be true for much longer.​
Mar 22, 2019 04:05 AM
U.S. regulators will ask the public if robotic cars should be allowed on streets, as they try to set the first legal boundaries for their design in the world's second largest vehicle market.
Mar 22, 2019 04:04 AM
The basics of business at dealerships hasn't changed in the past quarter century, but the way salespeople differentiate themselves needs to evolve.
Mar 22, 2019 04:03 AM
The customer with a 550 credit score now is not the same as the person with a 550 score when the housing market collapsed.
Mar 22, 2019 04:02 AM
Ever-changing regulations mean lenders should never let down their guard or get lazy with their compliance procedures.
Mar 22, 2019 04:01 AM
Bidding accepted on bankrupt Nissan dealership in Schererville, Indiana.
Mar 22, 2019 04:00 AM
He was principal of Joe Madden Ford, in Downers Grove, from 1964 to 2000.
Mar 08, 2019 05:07 AM
The program can create a new revenue stream for dealers by generating $15 for each vehicle processed.​
Mar 08, 2019 05:06 AM
Based on IRS reports so far this year, the average refund has taken a downturn.
Mar 08, 2019 05:05 AM
A 25 percent tariff would raise the average new vehicle's $35,000 sale price by $2,750, impacting sales by as many as 1.3 million units.
Mar 08, 2019 05:04 AM
The program helps the contributions that dealers make to nonprofits go a little bit further, and broadcast the message a little bit wider.
Mar 08, 2019 05:02 AM
Yes, auto loan delinquencies are up from the recession of a decade ago, but so too are the number of loan originations.
Mar 08, 2019 05:01 AM
The electric vehicle manufacturer said Feb. 28 that it would eliminate many of its retail stores and move to online-only vehicle sales.
Mar 08, 2019 05:00 AM
The company's efforts saved 78 CATA daler members a combined $538,157 by contesting claims for unemployment insurance benefits.
Feb 25, 2019 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Feb 22, 2019 05:09 AM
Officials of the nation's best-attended show reported a bump in attendance this year despite the slowing market.
Feb 22, 2019 05:07 AM
Dealers selling a vehicle for more than its advertised price continues to be the top infraction seen by staff from the Illinois attorney general's office who review the ads.
Feb 22, 2019 05:06 AM
Participation in the study, seen as one of the automotive industry's largest workforce studies, is open until April 12.
Feb 22, 2019 05:05 AM
Howard Hakes, the 2019 AIADA chairman, forecasts a busy year ahead.
Feb 22, 2019 05:03 AM
A declaration that imported cars and auto parts represent a national security threat would impact America's 9,600 international nameplate dealers, their 578,000 employees, and millions of customers.
Feb 22, 2019 05:02 AM
The program will try to close the gap between the 76,000 technicians who retire or take other work each year and the 37,000 new technicians who graduate from training programs and colleges.
Feb 22, 2019 05:01 AM
Economists warn this is a red flag, as a car loan typically is the first payment people make.
Feb 22, 2019 05:00 AM
His Carol Buick, in Evanston, was once the world's largest Buick dealership.
Jan 28, 2019 05:53 PM
The dealer principal of Apple Chevrolet, in Tinley Park, is the 2019 winner of one of the most prestigious and highly coveted awards that a new-car dealer can win.
Jan 25, 2019 05:07 AM
In addition to and anticipated 20 vehicle introductions, four test tracks on the show floor and test drives of six brands outdoors, the coming show offers something for everyone.
Jan 25, 2019 05:06 AM
The state senator took a step he has repeated annually since 2014 and introduced legislation to open Illinois car dealerships to sales on Sundays.
Jan 25, 2019 05:04 AM
Radelet and his team will continue to represent CATA dealers as the association’s employee relations counsel.
Jan 25, 2019 05:03 AM
Vehicle incentives, which automakers often offer begrudgingly but which consumers have come to expect, will nudge up this year, said ALG, part of TrueCar.
Jan 25, 2019 05:02 AM
Two main factors that drove higher used-vehicle prices in 2018 and will likely continue in 2019 are new tariffs, which are causing vehicle prices to increase, and the Fed's interest rate hikes.
Jan 25, 2019 05:01 AM
The move is another step to reverse policies implemented by the former CFPB director, Mick Mulvaney, who had announced in August 2018 that the bureau would scrap supervisory examinations of lenders in regards to violations of the Military Lending Act.
Jan 25, 2019 05:00 AM
The AIADA president recounts automobile industry highlights from 2018 and offers a forecast of what's to come in 2019.
Jan 22, 2019 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jan 11, 2019 05:06 AM
The deal is with members of Teamsters Local 731, which represents parts countermen, stockroom attendants, garage attendants, drivers, and utility employees.
Jan 11, 2019 05:05 AM
Materials shipped Jan. 11 to all members of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association in good standing, to help them get through the coming year and to help publicize the Chicago Auto Show.
Jan 11, 2019 05:04 AM
The show floor of the Chicago Auto Show will be awash in an elegance not present during the show's 10-day consumer run.
Jan 11, 2019 05:03 AM
The measure can be a community relations plum and establish customer loyalty with young consumers.
Jan 11, 2019 05:02 AM
Dealers should prepare for the closing by ordering any odometer statements, used-car buyer's guides and other forms provided free by the association.
Jan 11, 2019 05:01 AM
The incoming chairman forecasts the issues he expects to face as he guides the NADA this year.
Jan 11, 2019 05:00 AM
Growth in originations to subprime borrowers is a sign that the auto industry is normalizing and will stay healthy in 2019.
Dec 28, 2018 05:05 AM
Dealers who wish to be excluded from the class action settlement with Reynolds and Reynolds in the lawsuit over excessive DMS charges must send a first class letter, postmarked by Jan. 2, indicating that intention.
Dec 28, 2018 05:04 AM
The sales and use tax landscape is rapidly changing in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision which affects tax liability on the sales of vehicles and parts.
Dec 28, 2018 05:03 AM
Despite retail sales falling for the sixth consecutive month, the continued growth in transaction prices is allowing manufacturers to offset lower sales with higher revenue.
Dec 28, 2018 05:02 AM
A major concern among the young potential buyers is the availability of charging stations. Another reason: a lack of exposure to carmakers' marketing efforts.
Dec 28, 2018 05:01 AM
Drivers can unlock and turn on the 2019 Santa Fe with the touch of a finger.
Dec 28, 2018 05:00 AM
Transporting freight using the technology is a much nearer term possibility than humans.
Dec 14, 2018 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Dec 14, 2018 05:11 AM
The new maximum fee cannot be charged before Jan. 1.
Dec 14, 2018 05:10 AM
The NADA on Dec. 13 forecast 16.8 million new-vehicle sales in 2019. If that happens, it would be the first time in five years that annual sales would fall below 17 million units.
Dec 14, 2018 05:09 AM
The report analyzes why dealers choose one lender over another. It also tracks analyst callback time and maps the frequency that dealer issues are resolved on the first call.
Dec 14, 2018 05:08 AM
The strong subprime performance seems to disprove naysaying claims in recent years that a subprime auto-lending bubble was about to burst.
Dec 14, 2018 05:07 AM
The decision is designed to ensure proper disposal of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.
Dec 14, 2018 05:06 AM
The guide provides prospective purchasers with details fuel economy estimates for MY 2019 light-duty vehicles, along with other information including estimated annual fuel costs.
Dec 14, 2018 05:05 AM
The event will be headlined by Toyota executive Bob Carter and feature the passing of the AIADA chairman's gavel.
Dec 14, 2018 05:03 AM
The company's efforts saved 103 CATA-member dealers a combined $442,968 by contesting claims for unemployment insurance.
Dec 14, 2018 05:02 AM
Flu activity typically peaks between December and February.
Dec 14, 2018 05:01 AM
The passes can promote goodwill with customers and even can help persuade a prospect to close a deal.​
Dec 14, 2018 05:00 AM
The office will be closed Dec. 24 and 25.
Nov 30, 2018 05:08 AM
For dealerships with unionized employees, a summary of the upcoming holiday and holiday pay issues in the collective bargaining agreements with Mechanics Local 701 and Teamsters Local 731 Garage Attendants.​
Nov 30, 2018 05:05 AM
The BBB, which monitors dealer advertising for compliance with the Illinois motor vehicle advertising regulations, reports continued instances of advertising prices that are not available to all buyers.​
Nov 30, 2018 05:02 AM
Tax-planning opportunities for dealers to consider as another years comes to a close.
Nov 30, 2018 05:01 AM
The thresholds increase each Jan. 1 based on increases in the Consumer Price Index.
Nov 30, 2018 05:00 AM
Dealership employees recognized.
Nov 20, 2018 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Nov 16, 2018 05:08 AM
The average price of a used vehicle hit an all-time high in the third quarter of 2018, according to car-buying advice site Edmunds.
Nov 16, 2018 05:07 AM
"Two key areas [auto and home] of consumer spending are not looking as strong as we would expect," said Robert Dye, chief economist for Comerica Bank.
Nov 16, 2018 05:06 AM
White House discussions on Nov. 13 on the impact of car imports as a matter of national security concerns pointed against the imposition of tariffs of up to 25 percent on foreign-made vehicles.
Nov 16, 2018 05:05 AM
The U.S. is moving toward a subscription-based economy, driving companies to focus less on individual sales, and more on gaining recurring customers.
Nov 16, 2018 05:04 AM
The popular roundtable discussions at the annual convention of the National Automobile Dealers Association will feature a range of topics. NADA Show 2019 is Jan. 24-27 in San Francisco.
Nov 16, 2018 05:03 AM
Get familiar with the names of federal legislators who will lead congressional committees that have oversight of the automotive industry beginning Jan. 3, 2019.
Nov 16, 2018 05:02 AM
Young men are drawn to exotic sports cars, but young women prefer trucks and SUVs designed for adventure.​
Nov 16, 2018 05:01 AM
The city with the highest rate of car thefts in a state is not necessarily the city with the poorest community or the biggest crime problems.
Nov 16, 2018 05:00 AM
Area dealerships feted by manufacturers, others.
Nov 02, 2018 04:07 AM
Chief economists argue that the chances of an economic slowdown turning into a recession are unlikely.​
Nov 02, 2018 04:06 AM
Mobility-as-a-Service, or MaaS, is the integration of various forms of transportation into an on-demand service to rent vehicles.
Nov 02, 2018 04:05 AM
For auto loans, the default rate was 0.89 percent for September 2018, down from 1.05 percent a year earlier.​
Nov 02, 2018 04:04 AM
Ever-rising monthly payments are the No. 1 concern for car buyers today, and the average monthly payment for a new vehicle hit an all-time high in two different months this year.
Nov 02, 2018 04:03 AM
The Federal Trade Commission offers just-the-facts security advice tailored to the needs of dealerships and other small businesses.
Nov 02, 2018 04:02 AM
The average annual earnings for employees at new-car dealerships rose 3.1 percent from 2016 to 2017, the National Automobile Dealers Association reported.
Nov 02, 2018 04:01 AM
A look at some of the notable changes -- what's in, what's out -- in new-car engineering.
Nov 02, 2018 04:00 AM
A large percentage of Americans (42 percent) said recently that they would not ride in a fully automated (self-driving) vehicle.
Oct 19, 2018 04:08 AM
Alfirevich is one of a select group of 51 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored Jan. 25 at the NADA Show in San Francisco.
Oct 19, 2018 04:06 AM
Franchised dealers can inspect a vehicle shown to be from a disaster area. If they believe the vehicle to be not damaged, they can complete an affidavit to obtain a clean title.
Oct 19, 2018 04:05 AM
One of the main features of the trade agreement is a change to the "rules of origin" for autos, that more of the car must be made in North America for it to be duty-free.
Oct 19, 2018 04:03 AM
One of the biggest false narratives is that ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft are less expensive than personal vehicle ownership.
Oct 19, 2018 04:02 AM
The hope is that 2019 models have been incentivized enough so that they're just slightly more expensive than last year's used models.
Oct 19, 2018 04:01 AM
The Maryland and Virginia dealerships reportedly mailed more than 21,000 fake "urgent recall" notices in order to increase business at the dealerships' service departments.
Oct 19, 2018 04:00 AM
As of 2017 data, cars 10 or more years old now outnumber those newer.
Oct 18, 2018 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Oct 05, 2018 04:06 AM
The association this year elevated three credit card processors to recommended status: Dealer Pay, Heartland Payment Systems, and USBank/Elavon Payment Solutions.
Oct 05, 2018 04:05 AM
"It is very difficult to understand how a tariff on imported vehicles and parts would improve national security," said Steve Gates, a third-generation dealer.
Oct 05, 2018 04:04 AM
The pending trade agreement among the United States, Mexico and Canada would require a greater portion of vehicles to be made in North America.
Oct 05, 2018 04:03 AM
The party came as the culmination of a campaign that raised $182,000 last summer largely through USO barbecue fundraisers at 115 area new-car dealerships.
Oct 05, 2018 04:02 AM
The need for replacement vehicles probably will affect values, especially in the region.
The AAA said it is important for dealers, automakers and rental-car companies to educate drivers at the time they take delivery of their vehicle on how the systems work.
Oct 05, 2018 04:00 AM
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a statement highlighting that the guidelines do not have the same force as laws.
Sep 21, 2018 04:07 AM
Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspections of dealerships have reached a level not seen since 2015, said Phil Troy, founder of CATA allied member ComplyNet.
Sep 21, 2018 04:06 AM
Three-year-old vehicles now are worth 4.8 percent more than values should be during this time of year, the automobile auction company Manheim reported.
Sep 21, 2018 04:05 AM
When consumers reach a dealership, they are buyers, not shoppers. Keeping them in that mood depends on a smooth transition from online to off-line.
Sep 21, 2018 04:04 AM
Overall, U.S. dealers in a new survey are more positive than negative in describing the current market in the third quarter but are fearful that proposed auto tariffs could hurt profitability.
Sep 21, 2018 04:03 AM
Brad Strong, the AIADA's 2018 chairman, argues for the importance of the North American Free Trade Agreement.​
Sep 21, 2018 04:02 AM
While the submissions are merely voluntary, the three reports resemble slick marketing brochures instead of stringent regulatory filings.
Sep 21, 2018 04:01 AM
Manufacturer fetes dealership employees.
Sep 21, 2018 04:00 AM
Mr. Foley was a past chairman of the CATA and the Chicago Auto Show.
Sep 17, 2018 07:25 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Sep 07, 2018 04:06 AM
Overall U.S. auto sales rose slightly in August as customers took advantage of Labor Day discounts against a healthy U.S. economy. But sales are expected to cool in coming months.
Sep 07, 2018 04:05 AM
Three-year-old models constituted about one-fourth of the used cars sold at franchised dealerships from April though June this year, according to a new Edmunds report.
Sep 07, 2018 04:04 AM
The flow of 90-plus-day delinquency for auto loan balances has been slowly trending upward since 2012.​
Sep 07, 2018 04:03 AM
Dealers are helping efforts to improve the employment numbers of skilled workers, including automobile technicians.
Sep 07, 2018 04:02 AM
The agency attempted to clarify the management of hazardous and nonhazardous solid wastes, including undeployed airbag modules and inflators.
Sep 07, 2018 04:01 AM
The bureau's Office of Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity is turning its focus to education, compared to the enforcement powers it once held.
Sep 07, 2018 04:00 AM
For residents of big cities, the idea they can save money by relying on ride-hailing services might be another urban legend.
Aug 24, 2018 04:06 AM
Police "are seeing an epidemic of vehicles being purchased via identity theft and shipped to the Chicago area from around the country."
Aug 24, 2018 04:05 AM
A record 115 area new-car dealerships helped raise the money for the USO of Illinois to serve more than 325,000 active duty, guard and reserve military and military family members.
Aug 24, 2018 04:04 AM
The country added 39 dealer rooftops from Jan. 1 to July 1 this year.
Aug 24, 2018 04:03 AM
In addition to consumer demand, concern over potential tariffs could make new vehicles costlier, driving pricing trends this summer.
Aug 24, 2018 04:02 AM
As interest rates rise, dealer satisfaction is increasingly reliant on quick and meaningful communication with credit staff.
Aug 24, 2018 04:01 AM
They can be seen as introductory gateways to higher-priced luxury models.
Aug 24, 2018 04:00 AM
Nominations will be accepted through Aug. 27.
Aug 23, 2018 07:25 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Aug 10, 2018 04:06 AM
Affordability and a larger inventory of utility vehicles are luring more shoppers to used-vehicle lots.​
Aug 10, 2018 04:05 AM
The Aug. 2 sit-down comes as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of the urgency of the shortage of workers with technician skills.
Aug 10, 2018 04:04 AM
Financing deals in July with zero percent interest were at their lowest levels since 2005.
Aug 10, 2018 04:03 AM
It's hard to tell if the latest trend of "flexible ownership" will grow to 30 percent or more of the market, as traditional leasing has.
Aug 10, 2018 04:02 AM
"In today's connected vehicles," said GM President Dan Ammann, "safety and cybersecurity are one and the same."
Aug 10, 2018 04:01 AM
The move marks the FTC's first action alleging income falsification by auto dealers.
Aug 10, 2018 04:00 AM
The company's actions saved 144 area dealers a combined $1.35 million during the year's second quarter.​
Jul 27, 2018 04:05 AM
Just 14 of 94 dealerships inspected in 20 cities -- including Chicago -- had the new buyers guide displayed on the windshields of all used vehicles for sale.
Jul 27, 2018 04:04 AM
A 25 percent tariff applied to all imported vehicles and auto parts would hurt manufacturers, dealers, consumers, and the economy overall.
Jul 27, 2018 04:03 AM
Bigger-ticket purchases are already challenging for buyers with blemishes on their credit reports.
Jul 27, 2018 04:02 AM
The lease penetration rate for millennials this year is 35 percent, compared to 30 percent for the overall population.
Jul 27, 2018 04:01 AM
DuPagePads and the Inside Out Club each received $1,500 this month.
Jul 27, 2018 04:00 AM
The group has been a proud partner of the CATA for more than five years.
Jul 23, 2018 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jul 13, 2018 04:05 AM
"Ironically," said NADA President Peter Welch, "some domestic brands could get hit harder than international brands."
Jul 13, 2018 04:03 AM
A growing number of loans stretch to 96 months, as long as eight years before a buyer obtains clear title.​
Jul 13, 2018 04:02 AM
The trend was found primarily with FICO scores higher than 700.
Jul 13, 2018 04:01 AM
Minimum hourly pay now is $12 in Chicago, $11 in portions of Cook County, and $8.25 in the rest of Illinois.​
Jul 13, 2018 04:00 AM
The show returns to the newly renovated Moscone Center in San Francisco Jan. 24-27, 2019.
Jun 29, 2018 04:06 AM
Tony Guido, proprietor of Arlington Heights Ford, will lead the association for the next 12 months.
Jun 29, 2018 04:05 AM
Representatives of the Better Business Bureau, which monitors the advertising of area new-vehicle dealers, shared some of the issues they have seen lately in the ads.
Jun 29, 2018 04:04 AM
A fraud ring using stolen identities has lured dealerships from across the country to deliver new vehicles to Chicago addresses.
Jun 29, 2018 04:03 AM
Consumers are often looking for a "product specialist mindset" in a dealership salesperson.
Jun 29, 2018 04:02 AM
The auto finance default rate through May 2018 dropped to 0.93 percent.
Jun 29, 2018 04:01 AM
The company saved 113 CATA dealer members a combined $852,874 by contesting claims for unemployment insurance.​
Jun 29, 2018 04:00 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealerships.
Jun 15, 2018 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jun 15, 2018 04:09 AM
Jay Hopkins, Kevin Keefe, JC Phelan and Thomas F. Shirey retained their board seats. Ryan Kelly joined them as a first-term director.
Jun 15, 2018 04:07 AM
It is vital to register right away in order to be included in the various promotions planned by the CATA.​
Jun 15, 2018 04:06 AM
The show airs 8-9 a.m. Saturdays on WLS-AM 890.
Jun 15, 2018 04:05 AM
The projection assumes automakers would absorb at least half the cost of a tax on imported vehicles, if President Trump's vow to slap a 25 percent tariff on imported vehicles comes to pass.
Jun 15, 2018 04:04 AM
Amid the rise of off-lease vehicles which continue to enhance the used-car population, CPOs have become a progressively more attractive option for car buyers, according to data.
Jun 15, 2018 04:03 AM
Now a graduate of John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, Lucas Philip will attend Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.
Jun 15, 2018 04:02 AM
A number of provisions are effective for employees younger than 18.
Jun 15, 2018 04:01 AM
The changes affect sales of general merchandise, not vehicles.
Jun 15, 2018 04:00 AM
CATA Allied members that supported the association's annual meeting and golf outing.
Jun 01, 2018 04:07 AM
vAuto founder Dale Pollak said dealers are riding a good wave during nearly a decade of unprecedented sales numbers. But they must continue to evolve to succeed.
Jun 01, 2018 04:06 AM
Edmunds experts said May sales of new vehicles, buoyed by Memorial Day sales events, could show a 3.5 percent increase over May 2017 and a 16 percent jump over one month earlier.
Jun 01, 2018 04:05 AM
NADA Chairman Wes Lutz applauds the efforts of dealers to push federal lawmakers to rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's flawed 2013 indirect vehicle financing guidance.
Jun 01, 2018 04:04 AM
The Washington Post editorial board argues that the president's idea for imposing a 25 percent tariff on all automobile imports on national security grounds is a bad idea.
Jun 01, 2018 04:03 AM
With national gas prices on the doorstep of $3 a gallon and at the start of the summer driving season, analyst Maryann Keller said that the epitaph for the sedan might have been written too soon.
Jun 01, 2018 04:02 AM
A leaked proposal by the government recommends freezing mpg requirements at a 37 mpg fleet average from 2020 through 2027.
Jun 01, 2018 04:01 AM
A lot of independent auto finance companies are funded by private equity that is easy to obtain when interest rates are low.
Jun 01, 2018 04:00 AM
To borrow a phrase, one man's damaged bumper covers is another man's gold.
May 21, 2018 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
May 18, 2018 04:22 AM
Ballots will be sent May 25 to all dealer members whose annual membership dues are up-to-date. Winners will be announced June 12 at the CATA's annual meeting.
May 18, 2018 04:21 AM
The legislation to open dealerships to sales on Sundays is unlikely to find enough support among lawmakers before the state General Assembly's expected adjournment on May 31.
May 18, 2018 04:20 AM
Representatives of the CATA met this month with officials of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority for workaround solutions short of equipping every loaner vehicle with a tollway transponder.
May 18, 2018 04:19 AM
From financial services and advertising compliance to protecting consumers personal information and recalls, there are governmental agencies watching for dealer compliance.
May 18, 2018 04:18 AM
The delinquency rate for subprime auto loans more than 60 days past due reached the highest rate since 1996 at 5.8 percent, according to March data, the most recent available.
May 18, 2018 04:17 AM
"We're importing a lot of cars, and we want a lot of those cars to be made in the United States," President Donald Trump said.
May 04, 2018 04:06 AM
A special dealership marketing event on May 17 at the CATA includes a workshop, a keynote address by vAuto founder Dale Pollack, and a preview of the USO of Illinois's 2018 Barbecue for the Troops program.​
May 04, 2018 04:05 AM
The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to consider a special joint resolution the week of May 7 that would rescind the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's flawed 2013 indirect vehicle financing guidance.
May 04, 2018 04:04 AM
U.S. regulators are poised to propose a freeze on fuel-efficiency standards at 2020 levels, saying increased mpg mandates are too stringent.
May 04, 2018 04:02 AM
The 17 states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump administration's intent to overturn gas mileage rules that would require automakers to produce car fleets that average over 50 mpg by 2025.​
May 04, 2018 04:01 AM
The stalling sedan market is forcing automakers to re-evaluate the segment, but that doesn't always require axing nameplates.
May 04, 2018 04:00 AM
Backup crashes kill more than 200 people annually and injure more than 12,000.
Apr 20, 2018 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Apr 20, 2018 04:06 AM
The free workshop will examine new strategies and tactics -- including fresh content marketing ideas, video examples and email solutions -- with the ultimate goal to convert more leads into quality customers.​
Apr 20, 2018 04:05 AM
Certain rules of the Illinois Motor Vehicle Advertising Regulations, when violated, are considered Zero Tolerance infractions and referred to the state's attorney general's office for discipline.
Apr 20, 2018 04:04 AM
The FTC warned six companies' statements that consumers must use specified parts or service providers to keep their warranties intact.
Apr 20, 2018 04:02 AM
The No. 1 reason consumers walk away from a dealership was a general feeling of distrust. Reason No. 2: Poorly worded/nonprofessional communication by dealership staff.
Apr 20, 2018 04:01 AM
Thirty-seven percent of millennials intend to spend their tax returns on a new car, compared to 23 percent of non-millennials.
Apr 20, 2018 04:00 AM
Dealerships, employees feted by manufacturers and learning institutions
Apr 06, 2018 04:10 AM
The justices ruled that service advisers are exempt from overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act because they are considered salesmen engaged in servicing automobiles.
Apr 06, 2018 04:09 AM
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security uncovered a Chicago-based scheme by identity thieves drawn to used vehicles worth $40,000 to $60,000 which are advertised online.
Apr 06, 2018 04:08 AM
Dealers said they have to get crafty to get consumers into a new car at a price they can afford.
Apr 06, 2018 04:07 AM
The fattened inventories of 2- and 3-year-old cars could result in a record year for CPO sales.
Apr 06, 2018 04:05 AM
It should be relatively smooth sailing for the U.S. economy in general and for U.S. auto sales in particular the next couple of years, “unless the politicians mess it up,” an economist said.
Apr 06, 2018 04:04 AM
The program matches dealer grants up to $1,500 per dealership and charitable organization.
Apr 06, 2018 04:03 AM
The award is presented to industry leaders who possess a community spirit and devotion to the international nameplate auto industry.
Apr 06, 2018 04:02 AM
The Michigan dealer encourages dealers to adapt the the retailing challenges ahead.
Apr 06, 2018 04:01 AM
The efforts focused on protecting dealer reserve from persistent threats by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and pushing back on manufacturer stair-step programs.
Apr 06, 2018 04:00 AM
The longtime Northbrook dealer operated Cadillac, Rolls-Royce and Bentley franchises.
Mar 23, 2018 04:11 AM
A review of the Federal Odometer Act, passed in 1972, indicated the secure version is necessary for sales of cars 10 years old and newer when the vehicle's title is not present.
Mar 23, 2018 04:10 AM
Dealers with unionized technicians must register by June 1 to remit contributions electronically to the fund office.
Mar 23, 2018 04:08 AM
The preferred vendors offer unique programs with value to dealer members and to the CATA.
Mar 23, 2018 04:07 AM
Analysts anticipate 3.89 million off-lease units returning to dealer lots this year.
Mar 23, 2018 04:06 AM
New entrants joining the fray included a growing number of international auto retailers.
Mar 23, 2018 04:05 AM
Loan interest rates hit an eight-year high in February.
Mar 23, 2018 04:04 AM
Automobile recalls fell to the lowest number since 2013, but they still represented about 74 percent more cars and trucks than were delivered to consumers last year.
Mar 23, 2018 04:03 AM
The Trump administration has been seeking to raise the amount of NAFTA content in autos to 85 percent from 62.5 percent.
Mar 23, 2018 04:02 AM
Different dates might affect the show's international status.
Mar 23, 2018 04:01 AM
Executive Administrative Assistant candidate.
Mar 23, 2018 04:00 AM
He operated Bill Stasek Chevrolet in Wheeling.
Mar 16, 2018 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Mar 09, 2018 05:07 AM
Despite rising interest rates, Americans are borrowing more than ever to buy new and used vehicles.
Mar 09, 2018 05:06 AM
Tariffs are taxes, which will make internationally produced vehicles less competitive in the U.S., argues the president of the American International Automobile Dealers Association.
Mar 09, 2018 05:05 AM
Leaner automaker plants, better-quality vehicles, and reduced labor and marketing costs will help manufacturers weather any cyclical drop in new-vehicle sales, experts said.
Mar 09, 2018 05:04 AM
Accountants from CATA allied member Crowe Horwath LLP outline recent changes to Illinois's unclaimed property laws so that dealers can enact policies and procedures to comply and mitigate risk.
Mar 09, 2018 05:03 AM
The Department of Defense in late 2017 issued a "surprise" interpretation of the Military Lending Act that imposes substantial obligation on dealers who extend financing for certain credit-related products and services (GAP, credit life, credit disability products) to active service members and their families.
Mar 09, 2018 05:02 AM
The study, now in its 29th year, measures the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles during the past 12 months by original owners of 2015 model-year vehicles.
Mar 09, 2018 05:01 AM
GAC plans to enter the U.S. market in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Mar 09, 2018 05:00 AM
A dealer received an invoice from a Florida-based broadband service provider with which he does not do business.
Feb 23, 2018 05:07 AM
The meeting participants agreed that lifetime warranties constitute a gift that is not allowed under the Illinois Motor Vehicle Advertising Regulations.
Feb 23, 2018 05:06 AM
Another February, another attempt by Illinois Sen. Jim Oberweis, R-Sugar Grove, to open dealerships for business on Sundays. He dubs his Senate Bill 2420 the Freedom to Choose Act.
Feb 23, 2018 05:05 AM
More than a dozen vehicles made their global or North American debuts during the show's Media Preview, and attendees once again voted winners in five Best of Show categories.
Feb 23, 2018 05:04 AM
With final counting not yet complete, the Chicago Auto Show's benevolent event stands at the doorstep of having raised $3 million for 18 Chicago-area charities.
Feb 23, 2018 05:03 AM
Dealers must monitor their website providers who might add free offers on their websites. The attorney general's office has said it would fault the dealer if such actions arise.
Feb 23, 2018 05:02 AM
NADA chairman Mark Scarpelli encourages all franchised dealers to participate in the annual Dealership Workforce Study.
Feb 23, 2018 05:01 AM
The donation follows a contribution by Cadillac of Naperville, which intends to continue its support not just through monetary donations, but also by donating time.
Feb 23, 2018 05:00 AM
The Federal Reserve has telegraphed it is likely to raise interest rates at least two times this year -- possibly four.
Feb 20, 2018 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jan 26, 2018 05:07 AM
Get a rundown of what awaits, plus tips on where to get tickets and where to park.
Jan 26, 2018 05:06 AM
First Look for Charity raised $3 million for the first time in 2017.
Jan 26, 2018 05:05 AM
More consumers want to complete some portion of the vehicle purchasing process online.
Jan 26, 2018 05:04 AM
The FTC's one-year grace period for dealers to draw down supplies of the old version expired Jan. 27.​
Jan 26, 2018 05:03 AM
The proposed rule to lower mpg targets would be released March 30, 2018, and it would cover model years 2022 through 2025.
Jan 26, 2018 05:02 AM
Mark Scarpelli reviews the current efforts of the National Automobile Dealers Association. Scarpelli is the 2017 NADA chairman.
Jan 26, 2018 05:01 AM
Sedgwick Claims Management Services saved 146 dealers a combined $1.3 million by contesting claims for unemployment insurance.
Jan 26, 2018 05:00 AM
The longtime operator of Borg Pontiac, in Downers Grove.
Jan 23, 2018 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jan 12, 2018 03:19 PM
About 52 percent of the new cars sold in the country last year ran on new forms of fuel.
Jan 12, 2018 05:08 AM
The main issues are related to advertised vehicle prices and disclosures.
Jan 12, 2018 05:07 AM
Sales set a record for a seventh straight year.
Jan 12, 2018 05:06 AM
Consumers could face slightly higher costs for all their borrowing: credit card balances, student loans, financing a house or a car.
Jan 12, 2018 05:05 AM
The CATA building will be closed while the staff relocates to McCormick Place.
Jan 12, 2018 05:04 AM
The measure can establish customer loyalty with young consumers.
Jan 12, 2018 05:02 AM
The FTC has issued a reminder to all businesses of their duties under federal law to identity theft victims.​
Jan 12, 2018 05:01 AM
The donation follows a contribution by Liberty Auto City, in Libertyville.
Dec 29, 2017 05:05 AM
Police can fine dealers if stickers or other obstructions are not removed from the windshield before a test drive.
Dec 29, 2017 05:03 AM
The exercise of dealers lobbying Congress to support the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act presented an enormous opportunity to educate members of Congress on how dealerships operate.
Dec 29, 2017 05:02 AM
The fight for market share could get intense in 2018 as sales shrink, which could result in more incentive spending by carmakers.
Dec 29, 2017 05:01 AM
All members will be sent packages about Jan. 12 that contain Chicago Auto Show tickets and other materials.​
Dec 29, 2017 05:00 AM
The tollway authority soon will assess the cash toll rate for cars that use a tollway without one -- even if the plates are registered to a transponder account.
Dec 15, 2017 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Dec 15, 2017 05:08 AM
The new maximum fee cannot be charged before Jan. 1.
Dec 15, 2017 05:07 AM
Holiday, holiday pay issues related to 701 and 731 unionized employees.
Dec 15, 2017 05:06 AM
Flexible ownership programs could attract young people who are reluctant to commit to one product for a long time.
Dec 15, 2017 05:05 AM
The percentage of loans written for those with subprime and deep subprime credit ratings has fallen to its lowest point since 2012.
Dec 15, 2017 05:04 AM
Car buyers really do want dealership salespeople, according to findings in a J.D. Power sales satisfaction study.
Dec 15, 2017 05:02 AM
Is there enough demand for electric cars to help automakers meet ambitious gas-mileage rules that require them to produce fleets that average more than 50 mpg by 2025?
Dec 15, 2017 05:01 AM
A majority (81 percent) of cyber attacks are aimed at small and mid-size businesses, which include most dealerships and dealer groups.
Dec 15, 2017 05:00 AM
Guidelines to follow to make sure the company's holiday festivities are fun and safe, and don't land the employer in court.
Dec 01, 2017 05:06 AM
Interest expense historically has been one of the top three expenses at a typical dealership.
Dec 01, 2017 05:05 AM
If you take a long enough view, all business models are, in effect, "going away."
Dec 01, 2017 05:04 AM
Energy broker Utility Management Group, a CATA approved member partner, reviews the three options for purchasing natural gas in the Chicago market.
Dec 01, 2017 05:02 AM
GM on Nov. 30 demonstrated its growing fleet of computer-operated, battery-powered Chevrolet Bolts in San Francisco to dozens of investment analysts eager to evaluate the advanced test vehicles.
Dec 01, 2017 05:01 AM
The show floor features plenty of hybrid-electric/plug-in electric/pure electric vehicles, plus lots of gook ol' gas-guzzlers.
Dec 01, 2017 05:00 AM
Any increase is tied to the federal Consumer Price Index for the 12-month period ending Nov. 30.
Nov 20, 2017 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Nov 17, 2017 05:53 AM
By law, dealers must provide the guide to customers upon request.
Nov 17, 2017 05:03 AM
The House would continue full deductibility of business interest, including floor plan interest. In the Senate, the deductibility would be limited to 30 percent of adjustable taxable income.
Nov 17, 2017 05:02 AM
Harassment cases are blanketing the news lately. Don't let it be newsworthy at your store.
Nov 17, 2017 05:01 AM
Some dealership accounting matters to consider acting on before the big ball drops in Times Square.
Nov 03, 2017 08:41 PM
Area thieves are forging driver's licenses and other documents to fraudulently get cars.
Nov 03, 2017 08:38 PM
Beginning Jan. 1, Illinois dealers must carry a $50,000 surety bond requirement, up from the current $20,000 amount. They also must comply with the bond requirement conditions for 60 consecutive months before they are exempt from further bond requirements.
Nov 03, 2017 08:31 PM
Considering the slew of laws, rules and regulations with which dealers must comply, CATA Chairman Ray Scarpelli Jr. remarks that it's a wonder that dealers have any time to sell and service vehicles.
Nov 03, 2017 08:25 PM
The rule generally excludes certain loans unless they have a balloon payment feature, which is defined as at least one payment that is more than twice as large as any other payment.
Nov 03, 2017 08:23 PM
The Napleton Auto Group teamed with Arlington Heights police to try to change the behaviors of motorists caught using their cell phones while driving.
Nov 03, 2017 08:21 PM
Employee compensation at new-car dealerships increased about 1 percent across all job positions in 2016.​
Nov 03, 2017 08:19 PM
Register by Nov. 17 and get an early bird discount of $100 from the onsite registration rate.
Nov 03, 2017 08:16 PM
Employing modern technology such as iPads, kiosks and shared screens may be the key to attracting more millennial talent.
Nov 03, 2017 08:12 PM
There are points to consider when it comes to classifying workers.
Oct 24, 2017 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Oct 20, 2017 04:05 AM
So-called stair-step bonus programs were called harmful to U.S. auto dealers, to consumer confidence, and to brand loyalty.
Oct 20, 2017 04:04 AM
Officials are seeking changes to rules of origin, which govern what share of a car must be sourced from NAFTA countries for the vehicle to receive the trade pact's benefits.
Oct 20, 2017 04:03 AM
The CATA program donated to the Joliet Salvation Army and to Plant with Purpose.
Oct 20, 2017 04:02 AM
The CATA's energy-efficient lighting Approved Member Partner looks at the season when inefficient lighting is used for more hours to showcase vehicle inventories.
Oct 20, 2017 04:01 AM
Whether consumers are comfortable with the technology will determine whether they like, trust and want fully self-driving vehicles.
Oct 20, 2017 04:00 AM
Principals of Chicago area dealerships.
Oct 06, 2017 04:40 AM
The high court for the second time will review whether dealership service advisers are exempt from federal overtime pay requirements.
Oct 06, 2017 04:39 AM
The Senate committee did not vote on a measure to prohibit dealers from selling, leasing or wholesaling any used vehicles under open recall.
Oct 06, 2017 04:38 AM
The new version of the guide recommends that consumers get a vehicle history report before buying a used vehicle and check for safety recalls.
Oct 06, 2017 04:37 AM
A better service experience leads to an uptick in dollars spent, about $54 more than for a walk-up visit.​
Oct 06, 2017 04:35 AM
The guide helps dealers and their sales staffs how to explain car leasing to customers.
Oct 06, 2017 04:04 AM
It was believed to be the first deadly crash involving a partially self-driving vehicle.
Oct 06, 2017 04:03 AM
Michigan dealer Wes Lutz will lead the 16,500-member dealer association in 2018.
Oct 06, 2017 04:02 AM
Certain manufacturer incentive programs have adverse effects on the value of brands to consumers, the 2017 NADA chairman said.
Oct 06, 2017 04:01 AM
The contest was held in conjunction with the CATA's Barbecue for the Troops campaign in July.
Oct 06, 2017 04:00 AM
A first responder to the Hurricane Harvey aftermath helped his neighbors for 48 hours straight, while his own home and all its contents were destroyed by flooding.
Sep 22, 2017 02:35 PM
The number of flood-damaged cars increased. Again.
Sep 22, 2017 02:30 PM
Following the recent breach of Equifax security, dealerships likely are encountering customer questions about the security of their financial information, and the prospects of credit freezes and fraud alerts on credit reports.
Sep 22, 2017 02:28 PM
About 130 area dealers with unionized technicians agreed to a four-year contract Sept. 17, nearly seven weeks after the workers put down their tools and picked up picket signs.
Sep 22, 2017 02:26 PM
The Chicago City Council on Sept. 13 passed legislation requiring the city's dealers to lock up keys and license plates after business hours.
Sep 22, 2017 02:25 PM
Jim OBrill has joined the Chicago Automobile Trade Association as the CATA's new marketing director.​
Sep 22, 2017 02:17 PM
CATA Chairman Ray Scarpelli Jr. updates the membership on the association's various charitable efforts.​
Sep 22, 2017 02:13 PM
With Congress focusing on tax reform, dealers told congressmen their tax reform priorities. Any changes should not negatively impact small business dealerships. They also favor eliminating the estate tax and maintaining the LIFO accounting method many of them use.
Sep 22, 2017 02:10 PM
Building more charging stations could help alleviate "range anxiety" and boost electric car sales, but several states said utility companies shouldn't pass on the costs to all their customers.
Sep 22, 2017 02:07 PM
The FTC's latest guide takes effect Oct. 19.
Sep 22, 2017 02:04 PM
Ford Motor Co. and the Chicagoland Ford Dealers Association will give away 2018 models of the Mustang and Expedition at First Look for Charity Feb. 9.
Sep 22, 2017 02:02 PM
The index, which is the equivalent of a consumer confidence index, shows how U.S. dealers fell about the current automotive market and prospects for the next 90 days.
Sep 22, 2017 01:59 PM
Pressured to keep up with Silicon Valley companies working on autonomous-car technology and ride sharing, automakers have sharply boosted their U.S. patent filings over the past five years.
Sep 18, 2017 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Sep 08, 2017 04:56 PM
The CATA donated $30,000 to the NADA Emergency Relief Fund.
Sep 08, 2017 04:03 PM
The CATA will match donations from the NADA Foundation's Emergency Relief Fund.
Sep 08, 2017 02:10 PM
With estimates of 30,000 to 50,000 Texas dealership employees impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the NADA's Emergency Relief Fund is at risk of running dry.
Sep 08, 2017 02:09 PM
Vehicles in the path of Hurricane Harvey will receive extra scrutiny.
Sep 08, 2017 02:08 PM
The automakers announced various offers of payment relief to customers whose vehicles were damaged by Hurricane Harvey flooding.
Sep 08, 2017 02:07 PM
Florida dealers in the path of the looming Hurricane Irma said various insurance companies had stopped issuing policies on new cars, days before the Category 5 hurricane was expected to reach the state.​
Sep 08, 2017 04:51 AM
The guidelines are set to be unveiled Sept. 12, 2017.
Sep 08, 2017 04:50 AM
The dealer's relationship with the credit desk is a key driver of overall satisfaction.
Sep 08, 2017 04:49 AM
Dealership managers can meet an anticipated 1,000 students at the Sept. 15 expo in Joliet.
Sep 08, 2017 04:48 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealers.
Aug 28, 2017 03:35 PM
The new law forbids manufacturers from forcing a dealer to substantially alter a dealership twice within 10 years, among other provisions.
Aug 25, 2017 04:07 AM
Over five campaigns, area dealerships have collected more than $570,000 for USO of Illinois causes.
Aug 25, 2017 04:06 AM
The number of people with some form of dementia is expected to triple by 2050, so the issue of cognitive ability is only going to become more relevant to retailers.
Aug 25, 2017 04:05 AM
The average used car lost 17 percent of its value in the past 12 months, bad news for some indebted consumers who now owe more on their loan than the asset is worth.
Aug 25, 2017 04:04 AM
One alderman forecast recklessness on the city's streets, but an attorney for a driverless-car lobbying organization said the technology will make roads safer.
Aug 25, 2017 04:03 AM
The U.S. did not give precise details of how much it wants to boost North American content for autos.​
Aug 25, 2017 04:02 AM
Monthly column by 2017 NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli.
Aug 25, 2017 04:01 AM
The waivers will be defined in a way that they are not considered insurance policies subject to the state's insurance laws.
Aug 25, 2017 04:00 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealerships.
Aug 22, 2017 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Aug 11, 2017 04:07 AM
Fletcher Jones Chicago will host blood drives this week at three of its facilities. The drives on Aug. 14, 15 and 18 will be operated by Heartland Blood Centers, a nonprofit medical organization.
Aug 11, 2017 04:06 AM
The sum raised in July by area new-car dealers will be announced at a USO event in Chicago.
Aug 11, 2017 04:05 AM
Clarified legislation before the U.S. House on highly automated vehicles (HAVs) won't jeopardize state motor vehicle franchise and licensing laws.
Aug 11, 2017 04:03 AM
For more than 100 years, consumers have relied on auto dealers to deliver the most efficient and cost-effective means of buying a car. Does your congressman know that?
Aug 11, 2017 04:02 AM
The time to write about possible problems in auto loan defaults was a year ago, and even then the volume of defaults was not near crisis levels.
Aug 11, 2017 04:01 AM
Lawmakers are exploring ways to speed up the deployment of self-driving cars as the auto industry and safety advocates clamor for action at the federal level.
Aug 11, 2017 04:00 AM
The latest U.S. Automotive Performance Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study shows car owners' love affair with new vehicles is stronger than ever.
Jul 28, 2017 04:07 AM
The CATA will match any grants given to CATA-member dealership employees by the NADA Foundation Emergency Relief Fund.
Jul 28, 2017 04:06 AM
Under the leadership of Kelly Webb Roberts, the Webb Auto Group has expanded from one dealership in 2010 to four today.
Jul 28, 2017 04:05 AM
If not properly written, legislation to give NHTSA authority over highly automated vehicles could impact state motor vehicle franchise and licensing laws.
Jul 28, 2017 04:04 AM
Output of some popular sport-utility models in Mexican factories helped spur a 16 percent increase in production of light vehicles in Mexico during the first six months of 2017.
Jul 28, 2017 04:03 AM
Leaving NAFTA would lead to the loss of 25,000 to 50,000 jobs at U.S. auto suppliers.
Jul 28, 2017 04:02 AM
The U.S. Transportation Department could decide to freeze 2021 standards through 2025, rather than raising them every year.
Jul 28, 2017 04:01 AM
There is a mountain to climb, as electric cars currently account for less than 5 percent of new-car registrations in Britain.
Jul 28, 2017 04:00 AM
It is the Better Business Bureau's most prestigious award.
Jul 20, 2017 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jul 14, 2017 04:07 AM
Gov. Rauner has until Aug. 28 to act on the bill that would forbid a manufacturer from forcing a dealer to substantially alter a dealership twice within 10 years.
Jul 14, 2017 04:06 AM
Some of the planned fundraising activities include car washes, with dealers asking for donations; and on-demand DJs, with donations made for song requests.
Jul 14, 2017 04:05 AM
Beginning Dec. 1, certain dealerships must file the OSHA Form 300A electronically.
Jul 14, 2017 04:04 AM
The NADA still predicts 17.1 light-vehicle sales this year, following sales of about 17.4 million in both 2016 and 2015.
Jul 14, 2017 04:03 AM
Some words can move one generation or another into buying mode.
Jul 14, 2017 04:02 AM
The average car already produces enough data to fill an iPhone in less than an hour.
Jul 14, 2017 04:01 AM
Regulators are looking to safeguard a range of vehicle advances -- from high-tech safety features already in operation to completely self-driving cars expected on the road, perhaps soon.
Jul 14, 2017 04:00 AM
It could be that people want a color that will appeal to buyers in the used market, or it could be dimply that people like those colors.
Jun 30, 2017 04:06 AM
The change comes as legislation before the governor might make more changes to the matter.
Jun 30, 2017 04:04 AM
100 dealers intend to add to the $422,000 that dealers collectively raised over that past four Julys.​
Jun 30, 2017 04:03 AM
Twenty-seven of the 33 brands in the study improved their quality compared with 2016.
Jun 30, 2017 04:02 AM
Can data transmitted among vehicles to prevent crashes on the road be stolen and used against drivers?​
Jun 30, 2017 04:01 AM
Individuals in the administration are reaching out to the business community, and they are listening to the auto industry.
Jun 30, 2017 04:00 AM
He was the proprietor of Village Ford Sales in Bolingbrook from 1982 to 2005.
Jun 16, 2017 04:07 AM
The Fox Lake dealer will lead the association for the next 12 months.
Jun 16, 2017 04:06 AM
The three-year terms began at the June 14, 2017, meeting of the association's board of directors.
Jun 16, 2017 04:05 AM
The CATA hopes to enlist 100 area dealers to help raise money for the USO of Illinois.
Jun 16, 2017 04:04 AM
Ashley Roscoe, a graduating senior at Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, won the $1,000 grant.​
Jun 16, 2017 04:03 AM
Dan Marquardt was honored by the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative.
Jun 16, 2017 04:02 AM
Shoppers in May spent an average $3,801 upfront on a new vehicle, a 6.5 percent increase over a year ago.
Jun 16, 2017 04:01 AM
The ability to drive and other workplace tasks is restricted for minors.
Jun 16, 2017 04:00 AM
The city's minimum will increase each of the next three July 1s.
Jun 15, 2017 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jun 02, 2017 04:07 AM
The company has been providing commercial door and dock solutions for more than 40 years.
Jun 02, 2017 04:06 AM
The legislature passed a bill that would improve the dealer-manufacturer dynamic under the Illinois Motor Vehicle Franchise Act.
Jun 02, 2017 04:05 AM
More than 60 area dealers are committed to hosting a barbecue on July 15, and there still is time to join the cause.
Jun 02, 2017 04:04 AM
The deadline had been July 1, 2017.
Jun 02, 2017 04:03 AM
The Naperville-based agency provides transportation to working individuals in need.
Jun 02, 2017 04:02 AM
The event is organized by the Collision Repair Education Foundation, based in Hoffman Estates.
Jun 02, 2017 04:01 AM
Automakers could apply credits to met federal emission standards for the model years between 2016 and 2021.
Jun 02, 2017 04:00 AM
Hatchbacks have emerged as the nugget of hope for the small-car segment.
May 19, 2017 04:47 AM
Area dealers hope to cross the half-million-dollar mark this summer in funds raised for USO of Illinois, after raising about $420,000 for the nonprofit over four summers. The 2017 campaign began at a launch party at the CATA on May 17.
May 19, 2017 04:15 AM
Voting will take place May 26-June 9, 2017.
May 19, 2017 04:03 AM
As vehicle demand has ebbed, automakers find themselves with bloated inventories.
May 19, 2017 04:02 AM
OSHA reversed its prior position that employers can be cited for up to five years after an alleged injury or illness recordkeeping violation occurs.
May 19, 2017 04:01 AM
Commentary by NADA Chairman Mark Scarpelli.
May 19, 2017 04:00 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealers.
May 16, 2017 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
May 05, 2017 04:06 AM
Automakers just reported the fourth straight monthly retreat in new-car sales, the longest stretch of decline since 2009.
May 05, 2017 04:05 AM
The software accurately captures, manages and transfers remittance data electronically.
May 05, 2017 04:03 AM
Equip your dealership with the latest digital marketing, sales and management strategies from the country's top dealership executives, trainers and consultants.
May 05, 2017 04:02 AM
The programs often negatively affect dealers' businesses, and are detrimental to the customer experience.​
May 05, 2017 04:01 AM
The president floated the idea of raising the federal fuel tax for the first time since 1993.
May 05, 2017 04:00 AM
Manufaturers fete area dealers.
Apr 25, 2017 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Apr 21, 2017 04:07 AM
Total dealership employment has risen every year since the Great Recession.
Apr 21, 2017 04:06 AM
Half the dealers in the study responded to leads within five minutes, which is the ideal
Apr 21, 2017 04:05 AM
The dealer said the company is trying to charge him about nine times more than the agreed-upon sum to repossess a vehicle.
Apr 21, 2017 04:04 AM
The campaign slogan: "Dance with your date, not your fate."
Apr 21, 2017 04:03 AM
The scholarship is available to dealership employees and their children.
Apr 21, 2017 04:02 AM
If a sales tactic appears too good to be true, a prosecutor will eventually agree.
Apr 21, 2017 04:01 AM
The company's efforts saved 113 CATA-member dealers a combined $822,736.
Apr 21, 2017 04:00 AM
That is roughly the same distance as 337 round trips from Earth to Pluto.
Apr 07, 2017 03:36 PM
The campaign extends through October, and the CATA has asked manufacturer regional offices to consider another aggressive round of lease incentives to coincide with the campaign.
Apr 07, 2017 03:30 PM
Legislators face an April 28 deadline to move bills out of the chamber in which they originated.
Apr 07, 2017 03:28 PM
The auto industry may be about to head back down from the mountain at a rapid pace after a peak last year.
Apr 07, 2017 03:25 PM
Dealerships must move quickly to secure their systems if they experience a security breach.
Apr 07, 2017 03:13 PM
The dealers had advertised "how rigorously they inspect their used cars" without disclosing some of them were subject to open safety recalls.
Apr 07, 2017 03:09 PM
An attorney weighs in on a notice issued recently by the IRS.
Apr 07, 2017 03:08 PM
John Ragauskis
Apr 07, 2017 03:05 PM
Co-owner of the former Crossroads Chevrolet-Buick, in West Chicago.
Mar 24, 2017 01:03 PM
Consumers can turn to the internet for vehicle price comparisons, but they still need to visit a dealer to complete the purchase process.
Mar 24, 2017 04:05 AM
Illinois dealers will need to update their purchase agreements when selling used vehicles that qualify for an implied warranty.
Mar 24, 2017 04:03 AM
Automakers and suppliers at a conference this month said looser fuel-economy standards might allow for sales of more trucks in areas where they are popular.
Mar 24, 2017 04:02 AM
This month's amicus brief marks a reversal of the DOJ's stance under the Obama administration.
Mar 24, 2017 04:01 AM
In an Op-Ed, the author said dealers share many of the president's core policy ideas, such as simplifying an unwieldy tax code and lowering rates, and eliminating or replacing cumbersome regulations with common-sense rules.
Mar 24, 2017 04:00 AM
The new CATA program provides association members free concierge service and inside access to dining, nightlife and entertainment throughout the Chicago area.
Mar 14, 2017 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Mar 10, 2017 05:06 AM
Beginning July 1, the state's dealerships must extend a 15 day/500 miles warranty on used cars that have been driven less than 150,000 miles at the time of the transaction.
Mar 10, 2017 05:05 AM
Automakers are resorting to average discounts of 10 percent off MSRP, to maintain U.S. auto sales at the present high volume, give or take a few points, analysts said.
Mar 10, 2017 05:03 AM
The shoppers verify that all customers qualify for vehicle purchases at their advertised prices.
Mar 10, 2017 05:02 AM
More than 200 surveyed dealers offer their assessments, from positive to uncertain, on what the "Trump Effect" might mean for their businesses.
Mar 10, 2017 05:01 AM
The border adjustment tax reform bill is high stakes poker, and the precedent is worrisome.
Mar 10, 2017 05:00 AM
Office Manager/Comptroller candidate
Feb 24, 2017 05:07 AM
The association will host a March 2 presentation about techniques and technology available to help dealers, and is producing window stickers meant to ward off criminals.
Feb 24, 2017 05:06 AM
Taking center stage were more than 20 vehicles making their world debuts.
Feb 24, 2017 05:05 AM
The black-tie benefit raised about $3,035,000, the most in its 26 years, and two attendees won new Lexus and Acura models.
Feb 24, 2017 05:03 AM
Car manufacturers would be prohibited from requiring their dealers to remodel their facilities for 10 years after the last upgrade, as part of legislation introduced this month to amend the Illinois Motor Vehicle Franchise Act.
Feb 24, 2017 05:02 AM
It is the GOP senator from Sugar Grove's fourth attempt on the matter since 2013.
Feb 24, 2017 05:01 AM
Republican senators are growing increasingly cool to the idea of imposing a "border tax" on goods, including cars and trucks, exported to the U.S. from other countries.
Feb 24, 2017 05:00 AM
The annual study provides one-of-a-kind analysis of dealership pay plans, benefit packages and more.​
Feb 20, 2017 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jan 27, 2017 05:48 AM
Controller candidate
Jan 27, 2017 05:06 AM
The new version is effective Jan. 27, 2017.
Jan 27, 2017 05:05 AM
The nation's largest auto show runs Feb. 11-20 at McCormick Place.
Jan 27, 2017 05:04 AM
Benefactors in attendance can win a 2017 Acura TLX and a 2017 Lexus NX.
Jan 27, 2017 05:02 AM
The trio of chief executives spoke with the president about policies that will grow investment and jobs in America.
Jan 27, 2017 05:01 AM
The company saved 128 CATA dealer members a combined $827,163 during the quarter.
Jan 24, 2017 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jan 13, 2017 05:05 AM
Forecasts show that car sales are expected to plateau or decline over the next several years, part of a cyclical ebb for sales.
Jan 13, 2017 05:04 AM
The president-elect blasted criticism via Twitter over auto production in Mexico.
Jan 13, 2017 05:03 AM
The materials were sent to all CATA members in good standing.
Jan 13, 2017 05:02 AM
What better way is there to attract future customers?
Jan 13, 2017 05:01 AM
Scarpelli reflects on the challenges and opportunities dealers face in 2017.
Jan 13, 2017 05:00 AM
Mike Massarelli operated Liberty Auto City, in Libertyville, since 1965.
Dec 30, 2016 05:05 AM
The auto sector is responsible for almost 4 percent of the U.S. economy, so it is worthwhile taking a look at the biggest stories impacting th industry in 2016.
Dec 30, 2016 05:04 AM
A look at how auto dealers did in 2016, what regulatory changes were introduced and what ca be expected in the coming year.
Dec 30, 2016 05:03 AM
Businesses in select areas in Illinois must adjust for a sales tax increase effective Jan. 1. The increase is on sales of general merchandise but not on automobiles.
Dec 30, 2016 05:02 AM
Colorado dealer Jeff Carlson reflects on events during his 12-month tenure as chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association.
Dec 30, 2016 05:01 AM
A border adjustment tax is included in the House Republicans' Better Way Tax Reform proposal. While no official legislative language has been released, the tax likely sits at 20 percent and is a critical piece of the proposal.
Dec 30, 2016 05:00 AM
Even in a year with record sales, bloated inventory is already beginning to impact Detroit Three production, leading to prolonged year-end breaks at some assembly plants.
Dec 16, 2016 05:06 AM
The CATA's labor relations counsel, Franczek Radelet, P.C., summarizes the holiday and holiday pay issues in the collective bargaining agreements with the 701 and 731 unions.
Dec 16, 2016 05:06 AM
The CATA's labor relations counsel, Franczek Radelet, P.C., summarizes the holiday and holiday pay issues in the collective bargaining agreements with the 701 and 731 unions.
Dec 16, 2016 05:05 AM
Show attendees will be able to use an information-gathering tool named epass to seamlessly share contact information, request vehicle data, enter contests and register for activities.
Dec 16, 2016 05:04 AM
The hourlong program took top honors for Outstanding Achievement for Special Event Coverage.
Dec 16, 2016 05:03 AM
An Op-Ed asks whether state auto franchise laws serve the public welfare in the 21st century, or just the private interest of dealers and existing manufacturers, as Tesla alleges.
Dec 16, 2016 05:02 AM
The technology would work hand-in-hand with new automated safety devices, such as auto-braking, in another step towards making driverless vehicles a reality.
Dec 16, 2016 05:01 AM
While overall sales of luxury vehicles are expected to remain flat in 2016, SUVs are bringing growth to brands that historically have been considered niche players.
Dec 16, 2016 05:00 AM
A year-end message from Jeff Carlson, as his yearlong term as chairman nears its end.
Dec 15, 2016 10:37 PM
The new maximum fee cannot be charged before Jan. 1.
Dec 14, 2016 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Dec 02, 2016 05:04 AM
Millennials spend about 30 hours a month on social-network sites -- 26 hours on Facebook alone.
Dec 02, 2016 05:03 AM
By law, dealers must provide the guide free upon request.
Dec 02, 2016 05:02 AM
The form confirms that U.S. employers do not hire people without first verifying their identity and employment authorization.
Dec 02, 2016 05:01 AM
A comprehensive list of dealership accounting matters to consider acting on before the calendar turns to January.
Dec 02, 2016 05:00 AM
Was equityowner/partner of Ettleson Cadillac-Buick-GMC and Ettleson Hyundai.
Nov 18, 2016 05:07 AM
Dealers can continue to use their remaining stock of the form for one year.
Nov 18, 2016 05:06 AM
The Illinois Revenue Department has moved to absolve its $100 fine for dealers who failed to submit tax returns within 20 days on sales or leases from Aug. 16, 2013, to Aug. 9, 2015.
Nov 18, 2016 05:05 AM
In the wake of Donald Trump's presidential victory, Republican lawmakers and business groups are crafting plans to rein in the federal government's consumer-finance watchdog.
Nov 18, 2016 05:04 AM
The update includes the latest tips about technologies that have emerged since the last published guide.​
Nov 18, 2016 05:03 AM
The cars will have to emit sounds when they are moving at speeds up to 18.6 mph.
Nov 18, 2016 05:02 AM
Their relationships with auto finance providers is critical to dealer satisfaction and to remaining competitive, especially as the new-vehicle sales market tightens.
Nov 18, 2016 05:01 AM
While the Los Angeles show used to be known as the "green show," alternative vehicles this year are scant.​
Nov 18, 2016 05:00 AM
FCA reportedly needs more office space, and the company decided to convert the museum for that purpose.​
Nov 17, 2016 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Nov 04, 2016 04:06 AM
Enforcement of the provisions that went into effect Aug. 1 was already extended once, to Nov. 1. It now is delayed to Dec. 1.
Nov 04, 2016 04:05 AM
The new guide outlines the steps to take and whom to contact, if a business experiences a data breach.​
Nov 04, 2016 04:04 AM
The special advertising section emphasizes the contributions of dealers to their local communities and to local charities.
Nov 04, 2016 04:03 AM
But cars are unlikely to reach the 54.5 mpg efficiency goal that President Obama had boasted about for years.
Nov 04, 2016 04:02 AM
Sales of new cars fell about 6.7 percent in October even though the overall health of the industry remains strong. How can both things be true?
Nov 04, 2016 04:01 AM
The NADA has for a century been working to save dealership customers from overly broad policies from Washington, D.C.
Nov 04, 2016 04:00 AM
For the seventh straight year, car buyers in 2016 chose white more than any other color. Indeed white topped vehicle colors in every region of the world.
Oct 24, 2016 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Oct 21, 2016 04:06 AM
Vehicles from parts of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina that were declared disaster areas are under the microscope.
Oct 21, 2016 04:05 AM
Mark Scarpelli, proprietor of Raymond Chevrolet and Kia in Antioch, assumes the reins of the National Automobile Dealers Association at its annual convention and expo in January.
Oct 21, 2016 04:04 AM
The law is similar to an ordinance passed last summer by the Chicago City Council. Both measures take effect July 1, 2017.
Oct 21, 2016 04:03 AM
The average incentive in September reached a record high of $3,923 per unit, beating the previous peak of $3,753 in December 2008--back when the Great Recession was kicking into full effect.
Oct 21, 2016 04:02 AM
The responses are based on a scale of autonomy from level 0 for human only, to level 5 for full autonomy with no option for a human driver to take control.
Oct 21, 2016 04:01 AM
The company has refocused on developing an autonomous driving system that gives Apple the flexibility to partner with existing carmakers.
Oct 21, 2016 04:00 AM
The company's efforts saved 112 CATA member dealers a combined $882,836 by contesting claims for unemployment insurance.
Oct 20, 2016 09:29 PM
Paul Cotton, 59, of Paul Cotton Ford, in Carol Stream.
Oct 07, 2016 04:07 AM
The Defense Department recently amended the Military Lending Act Regulation.
Oct 07, 2016 04:07 AM
The legislation would push back the start date of the rule on overtime pay, now scheduled to take effect Dec. 1.
Oct 07, 2016 04:05 AM
The study, now in its fifth year, continues to show a U.S. retail-auto industry with strong growth and earnings opportunities.
Oct 07, 2016 04:04 AM
Donations to the NADA Foundation are critical to help dealership families in the Pelican State.
Oct 07, 2016 04:03 AM
The credit approval rate of 57.7 percent for car leases in August was the lowest rate seen in 2016.
Oct 07, 2016 04:02 AM
An industry trade group said the EPA and the NHTSA were "overly optimistic" about 2022 to 2025 gas-mileage targets.
Oct 07, 2016 04:01 AM
The contributions will directly support the Three Fires Council.
Oct 07, 2016 04:00 AM
Danish automotive designer Henrik Fisker said Oct. 4 that he plans to launch a new electric car company next year to compete with Tesla.
Sep 23, 2016 04:06 AM
Consumers who use the internet during their new-vehicle shopping process are increasingly turning to social media websites as a source of information, a new study found.
Sep 23, 2016 04:06 AM
Consumers with the highest credit scores might be turning to used vehicles because new-vehicle prices have surged to new highs.
Sep 23, 2016 04:05 AM
Although women comprise the car-buying majority, they are in the car-selling minority.
Sep 23, 2016 04:04 AM
The money will help victims of the extensive flooding this summer in the Pelican State.
Sep 23, 2016 04:03 AM
The company is offering CATA dealer members a 15 percent discount off its regular pricing.
Sep 23, 2016 04:02 AM
One self-driving technology expert said the overall tenor of the guidance signaled that the federal government truly has embraced autonomous driving.
Sep 23, 2016 04:01 AM
Some drivers age 50-plus would be more willing to drive in certain situations if the car they drove had particular technologies.
Sep 23, 2016 04:00 AM
Telemarketers will pay $61 for access to Registry phone numbers in a single area code, an increase of $1 from FY 2016.
Sep 14, 2016 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Sep 09, 2016 04:07 AM
The new rule on overtime pay, which takes effect Dec. 1, has created a lot of buzz but also a lot of confusion about who will qualify for additional pay.
Sep 09, 2016 04:06 AM
The IRS wants to disallow or significantly curtail discounts that are one of the most effective used by dealers in estate planning.
Sep 09, 2016 04:05 AM
Leasing accounted for nearly one of every three new-car transactions in the first half of 2016.
Sep 09, 2016 04:04 AM
The NADA wants to raise money for victims of the worst U.S. natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
Sep 09, 2016 04:03 AM
It's not incentives that are driving them to dealer lots.
Sep 09, 2016 04:02 AM
More people are defaulting on high-risk auto loans, and a credit rating agency predicts the trend continue through the end of 2016.
Sep 09, 2016 04:01 AM
The annual award recognizes businesses' commitment to high standards in relationships with their customers, employees, and communities.
Sep 09, 2016 04:00 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealers.
Aug 26, 2016 04:07 AM
Since the electronic method's inception in April, dealers who use it say it is simple and efficient.​
Aug 26, 2016 04:06 AM
Sales at U.S. retailers were little changed in July as Americans flocked to auto dealers at the expense of other merchants.
Aug 26, 2016 04:05 AM
The four training units, valued at more than $4,700 and given to several local organizations, were provided to the dealer through the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation.
Aug 26, 2016 04:04 AM
All federal and state posters that Illinois and Indiana businesses must display in common areas can be downloaded free from the CATA website.
Aug 26, 2016 04:03 AM
Register online by Sept. 9 and save $100.
Aug 26, 2016 04:02 AM
Automakers wanted to push the period to comment on the feasibility of mpg requirements by 2025 beyond the late September deadline.
Aug 26, 2016 04:01 AM
The current sales boom is being driven by big pickups and SUVs. How to meet the more stringent fuel economy standards by 2025?
Aug 26, 2016 04:00 AM
The NADA produced a 40-page booklet with step-by-step directions to help dealers plan a seat-inspection event.
Aug 25, 2016 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Aug 12, 2016 04:06 AM
CATA board members to appeal to fellow dealers to support NADA PAC.
Aug 12, 2016 04:05 AM
In four Julys, CATA dealerships have generated about $400,000 for USO programs that support deployed troops and military families.
Aug 12, 2016 04:04 AM
The dealerships lost $14,000 and about $50,000.
Aug 12, 2016 04:03 AM
An estimated 20 percent to 30 percent of U.S. consumers don't take their vehicles back to dealerships for the free repairs.
Aug 12, 2016 04:02 AM
Millennials have the highest lease penetration rate of any generation, but the strongest growth has come from shoppers over age 75.
Aug 12, 2016 04:01 AM
NADA members who register by Sept. 9 get a $100 discount from the online rate.
Aug 12, 2016 04:00 AM
Area dealers feted.
Jul 29, 2016 04:06 AM
The Senate companion legislation to House Resolution 1737 has not been acted upon since April 7.
Jul 29, 2016 04:05 AM
Many dealers, such as Texas dealer Robert Turner, believe the agency ... is out to get them.
Jul 29, 2016 04:04 AM
The enforcement mandate was pushed back to Nov. 1, 2016.
Jul 29, 2016 04:03 AM
Most people assume it is possible to be an effective leader without being likable. That is technically true, however the odds are steep.
Jul 29, 2016 04:02 AM
Webinar helps dealers prepare for consumers born in this century -- 23 percent of the U.S. population.​
Jul 29, 2016 04:01 AM
Dealerships are partnering with local community colleges to train technicians.
Jul 29, 2016 04:00 AM
A co-founder of the Napleton Auto Group.
Jul 21, 2016 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jul 15, 2016 04:07 AM
The FTC action directs government agencies to implement a "catch-up" inflation adjustment based on a prescribed formula.
Jul 15, 2016 04:06 AM
The analysis found that intense competition among franchised new-car dealers "demonstrably lowers prices for consumers."
Jul 15, 2016 04:05 AM
Employers should consider appealing a notice if they believe an employee's receipt of a subsidy is in error.
Jul 15, 2016 04:04 AM
Compared to Gen X, which always wanted something different from what their parents drove, Gen Y is very mainstream.
Jul 15, 2016 04:03 AM
The forecast, which is much higher than previous estimates, is influenced by recent research and development by automakers and others.
Jul 15, 2016 04:02 AM
Subcompact cars fell 26.1 percent in value during the past year, the biggest drop of any vehicle segment in the past decade except when gas prices reached $4 a gallon in 2008.
Jul 15, 2016 04:01 AM
The company's efforts saved 114 CATA dealer members a combined $895,587 from April to June this year.​
Jul 15, 2016 04:00 AM
Automakers fete area dealers.
Jul 01, 2016 04:04 AM
Dealers who want to retail a vehicle under recall aren't going to like what they hear.
Jul 01, 2016 04:02 AM
The "persuader" rule attempts to require employers and their outside lawyers and consultants to report any efforts they make the persuade employees on their right to organize or bargain collectively.
Jul 01, 2016 04:01 AM
Having an emergency preparedness plan in place is as important to the survival of a small business as its business plan.
Jul 01, 2016 04:00 AM
The improving trend could bring relief to big banks, which tightened credit standards in the wake of the crisis.
Jun 17, 2016 02:44 PM
Hennessy, principal of River View Ford in Oswego, will lead the CATA for the next 12 months.
Jun 17, 2016 02:41 PM
Dan Marquardt and Kelly Webb Roberts and three incumbents were the top vote-getters in this month's voting for the CATA board of directors.
Jun 17, 2016 02:39 PM
Scarpelli represents dealers in Cook, Lake, and DuPage counties on the NADA board of directors.
Jun 17, 2016 02:37 PM
The wage increase applies only to Chicago workers. The minimum wage in the rest of Illinois remains $8.25 an hour.
Jun 17, 2016 02:35 PM
The award honors Carol Cooling, a special events director at NBC 5 Chicago who worked closely with the CATA to produce more than a dozen Chicago Auto Show specials. Cooling succumbed to cancer in 2013.​
Jun 17, 2016 02:31 PM
Some dealers assume that positive words such as "love" and "amazing" will be the most persuasive to car shoppers.
Jun 17, 2016 02:30 PM
it will be the first tollway in Illinois without human collectors or buckets to accept money.
Jun 17, 2016 02:28 PM
Allied CATA members support the annual meeting.
Jun 17, 2016 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jun 03, 2016 04:14 AM
Voting for the CATA board of directors continues until June 10, when completed ballots must be received the the accounting firm that is tabulating the election results.
Jun 03, 2016 04:05 AM
Consumer complaints about vehicle software have been growing steadily over the years, and 2016 is on pace with the record-setting level of 2015.
Jun 03, 2016 04:04 AM
Consumers are open to learning about the value of a service contract, which gives dealers an opportunity to educate them.
Jun 03, 2016 04:02 AM
The last in a series of deadlines in OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard took effect June 1.​
Jun 03, 2016 04:01 AM
Dealers have less than a 30 percent chance of changing a purchase decision once a customer is on the lot.
Jun 03, 2016 04:00 AM
Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. Does that mean people will use them too much?
May 20, 2016 02:41 PM
Under the new U.S. Labor Department rule, effective Dec. 1, 2016, the overtime pay exemption for salespersons and others will remain in effect.
May 20, 2016 04:06 AM
The six candidates are nominated to fill five openings on the CATA board of directors.
May 20, 2016 04:05 AM
With the Illinois General Assembly’s scheduled spring adjournment days away, the clock has seemingly expired on state Sen. Jim Oberweis’s latest attempt to open car dealerships to sales on Sundays.
May 20, 2016 04:04 AM
Seventy-five percent of dealers report having trouble with their hiring processes, especially with millennials.​
May 20, 2016 04:03 AM
Some employers now must electronically report all illnesses and injuries directly to OSHA, which in turn will make the information public.
May 20, 2016 04:02 AM
Should consumers continue to drive a recalled vehicle before the repair can be completed?
May 20, 2016 04:01 AM
The week gives dealers the opportunity to inform their customers about proper tire care and service.​
May 20, 2016 04:00 AM
At the same time SUV sales are up 10 percent, small-car sales are down 6 percent.
May 17, 2016 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
May 06, 2016 04:05 AM
The Hagerty Education Program is a nonprofit that strives to ensure that the critical skills necessary to preserve and restore collector vehicles are not lost.
May 06, 2016 04:04 AM
The executive is calling on dealers to switch to a one-price selling model and abolish many other long-held but outmoded sales practices in the face of a rapidly evolving new-vehicle buyer base.
May 06, 2016 04:03 AM
Market share for alternative powertrains decreased from 3.8 percent in 2013 to just 2.8 percent in 2015.​
May 06, 2016 04:02 AM
The margins on selling cars are nowhere near the 40 percent gross profit margins Apple earns on its iPhones, iPads and other products.
May 06, 2016 04:01 AM
The company's efforts saved 122 CATA dealer members a combined $991,316 by contesting unemployment insurance claims.
May 06, 2016 04:00 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealers.
Apr 22, 2016 04:08 AM
Mark Scarpelli, who has served as the NADA’s Metro Chicago director since 2010, is seeking re-election. Scarpelli, principal of Raymond Chevrolet-Kia in Antioch, is the current NADA vice chairman.
Apr 22, 2016 04:07 AM
Join fellow CATA members for a three-fer presentation that culminates with complimentary slow-smoke pulled port sliders to help all attendees get into the barbecue spirit.
Apr 22, 2016 04:06 AM
Dealers and many courts have long considered service advisors to be exempt from overtime pay. But the suit by five service directors in California could change that.
Apr 22, 2016 04:05 AM
The use of electronic reporting is voluntary, so dealers are encouraged, but not required, to use the process.
Apr 22, 2016 04:04 AM
Dealerships whose properties are served by the DuPage Water Commission will collect 0.25 percent less in sales tax beginning June 1.
Apr 22, 2016 04:03 AM
Maximum penalties imposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration have virtually remained the same for decades. That changes Aug. 1.
Apr 22, 2016 04:02 AM
Being blinded by an oncoming car's high beams -- or failing to see a deer cross the road because of too-dim low lights -- soon could be a problem of the past.
Apr 22, 2016 04:01 AM
Inventories of used cars in good condition are soaring in the U.S.
Apr 22, 2016 04:00 AM
A May 1 celebration of the lives of Continental Motors Group co-founder Herman Weinberger and his wife, Shirley.
Apr 20, 2016 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Apr 08, 2016 08:17 PM
Finance/Sales Manager
Apr 08, 2016 04:08 AM
Antioch dealer Mark Scarpelli was installed as the association's 2016 vice chairman.
Apr 08, 2016 04:06 AM
El Cajon, Calif., auto dealer Greg Kaminsky is the 2016 chairman of the American International Automobile Dealers Association.
Apr 08, 2016 04:05 AM
Employers must report their efforts to persuade employees on their right to organize or bargain collectively.​
Apr 08, 2016 04:04 AM
The proposal also asks if the disclosure exemption for older vehicles should be eliminated altogether.​
Apr 08, 2016 04:02 AM
Dealers will be impacted by two rules handed down recently by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.​
Apr 08, 2016 04:01 AM
Problems using phones and other new controls have been issues Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in recent studies of vehicle quality and dependability.
Mar 25, 2016 02:07 PM
Dealers are using social media to build customer relationships and, in turn improve the bottom line. But social media has to be done right to get the rewards.
Mar 25, 2016 02:06 PM
Jeff Carlson, the 2016 chairman-elect of the National Automobile Dealers Association, gives a rundown of what to expect at this year's NADA Convention and Expo, March 31-April 3 in Las Vegas.
Mar 25, 2016 02:04 PM
And it's not just the Oracle of Omaha. U.S. dealership buy-sell action reached record highs in 2015, and new-entrant activity outpaced public-company acquisitions more than four to one.
Mar 25, 2016 02:01 PM
More than 50 percent of vehicle owners cite expected reliability as one of the most influential reasons for choosing a make and model. At the same time, concerns about reliability have risen this year as a reason to avoid particular models.
Mar 25, 2016 01:59 PM
GM/GSM candidate
Mar 15, 2016 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Mar 11, 2016 09:16 PM
Participation in the annual NADA study is open until April 29.
Mar 11, 2016 05:06 AM
Vehicle leasing as a percentage of monthly light-vehicle sales is at an all-time high. But the thing about leased vehicles is that they come back, to the tune this year of 3.1 million units.
Mar 11, 2016 05:04 AM
More than 800 dealers nationwide are 2016 winners of the award, now in its fourth year.
Mar 11, 2016 05:02 AM
Many Americans might not realize that the building blocks towards self-driving cars are already in today's vehicles.
Mar 11, 2016 05:01 AM
Hourly Pricing participants have saved an average of 15 percent compared to what they would have paid on ComEd's fixed-price rate.
Feb 26, 2016 05:06 AM
The nation's largest auto show featured more than 20 vehicles making their global debut, a dazzling array of concept cars, participation from every volume manufacturer, and three indoor test tracks.
Feb 26, 2016 05:05 AM
The amount raised is the most in one year for the black-tie benefit since 2008.
Feb 26, 2016 05:04 AM
The Illinois senator has again introduced legislation to open the state's dealerships on Sundays.
Feb 26, 2016 05:03 AM
The CFPB had a rough 2015, and the start to 2016 hasn't been much better.
Feb 26, 2016 05:02 AM
The company's efforts in the final months of 2015 saved dealers $768,000.
Feb 26, 2016 05:01 AM
Controller candidate.
Feb 26, 2016 05:00 AM
His Continental Motors Group is one of the largest dealership groups in Illinois.
Feb 19, 2016 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jan 29, 2016 05:06 AM
There will be plenty of news before the curtains rise to the public on Feb. 13.
Jan 29, 2016 05:05 AM
There is no better chance to share the latest industry and manufacturer-specific news than at the Chicago Auto Show.
Jan 29, 2016 05:04 AM
A ruling on the matter could come as soon as before the court adjourns its current session in late June.​
Jan 29, 2016 05:02 AM
At No. 3, reliability trails only exterior and interior styling as a top concern.
Jan 29, 2016 05:01 AM
The participation period is open until April 29.
Jan 29, 2016 03:56 AM
Proprietor of Tom Blaskovich in East Chicago, Ind.
Jan 22, 2016 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jan 15, 2016 01:59 PM
What beter way is there for a dealer to attract future customers than to sponsor an auto show visit for students from the local high school?
Jan 15, 2016 05:09 AM
The Secretary of State's office agreed to limit its flood disclosure protocol to vehicles that were located in federally declared disaster areas.
Jan 15, 2016 05:08 AM
The suit alleges the company offered dealers large amounts of money to report unsold vehicles as sold.​
Jan 15, 2016 05:07 AM
Any member who has not already received the UPS shipment should notify the CATA.
Jan 15, 2016 05:06 AM
The U.S. saw a record 17.4 million light vehicles retailed in 2015, with an average $33,269 transaction price.
Jan 15, 2016 05:05 AM
Say goodbye to DEAC, hello to NADA PAC.
Jan 15, 2016 05:04 AM
The summit is May 10-11 in Washington, D.C.
Jan 15, 2016 05:03 AM
Millennials' share of new vehicles bought rocketed to 27 percent in 2014 from 18 percent in 2010.
Jan 15, 2016 05:02 AM
To stay competitive, auto brands should pay attention to the ethnic group's specific needs and interests, two chief marketing officers recommend.
Jan 15, 2016 05:01 AM
The building will be closed while the CATA staff produces the Chicago Auto Show.
Jan 04, 2016 05:07 AM
Green Payment Solutions is offering the terminals to CATA dealer members who sign up with the company by Jan. 29.
Jan 04, 2016 05:06 AM
Hireology is the only recruiting and hiring platform focused solely on helping dealers improve their teams.
Jan 04, 2016 05:05 AM
Large employers get extra time to file paperwork related to the Affordable Care Act.
Jan 04, 2016 05:04 AM
Under the bill, only dealers with 35 or more rental vehicles in their fleets would be required to ground recalled rental vehicles until they are remedied.
Jan 04, 2016 05:03 AM
A total of 456 dealerships had been acquired by mid-December, a 40 percent increase over 2014.
Jan 04, 2016 05:02 AM
The enforcement policy statement explains how established consumer protection principles apply to different advertising formats.
Jan 04, 2016 05:01 AM
Since the 1990s, there have been only a handful of relevant domain options available --think .com, .org, .net -- and many of the best names were taken early.
Dec 18, 2015 05:06 AM
The new maximum fee cannot be charged before Jan. 1.
Dec 18, 2015 05:05 AM
Outside of banks, autos arguably are the most rate-dependent business. So what will the Fed's Dec. 16 move to raise its benchmark short-term interest rate do to car sales?
Dec 18, 2015 05:04 AM
Visits to dealer websites have increased 73 percent in the past decade, a time during which those sites visually and functionally have improved.
Dec 18, 2015 05:03 AM
Numbers for the third quarter by show certified pre-owned cars accounted for nearly 22 percent of used-car purchases at franchised dealerships.
Dec 18, 2015 05:02 AM
New-energy vehicle production surged fourfold to 279,200 units in the first 11 months this year, even as oil traded near levels last seen during the global financial crisis.
Dec 18, 2015 05:01 AM
Part of the problem is the myth that digital odometers cannot be compromised as easily as the old analog versions.
Dec 18, 2015 05:00 AM
NADA Chairman Bill Fox pauses in this season of thanks to reflect on the great things that are happening in the industry.
Dec 15, 2015 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Dec 04, 2015 05:05 AM
The implementation date has been delayed for changes to the so-called "white collar" exemptions to qualify for overtime pay.
Dec 04, 2015 05:04 AM
Companies invest far more in their employees than a worker's weekly earnings.
Dec 04, 2015 05:02 AM
The dealers allegedly engaged in lease advertising that was deceptive and violated the Regulation M disclosure requirements.
Dec 04, 2015 05:01 AM
Michael Silver & Co., a CPA firm and CATA allied member, offers a comprehensive list of dealership accounting matters to consider before Jan. 1.
Dec 04, 2015 05:00 AM
Dealers who sell new vehicles with a gross vehicle rating under 8,500 pounds must prominently display copies of the guide where the vehicles are sold.
Nov 20, 2015 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Nov 20, 2015 05:14 AM
Tickets and vouchers admit users to the Chicago Auto Show free or at a reduced price.
Nov 20, 2015 05:07 AM
The chamber voted 332-96 to command the federal bureau to follow a transparent process when issuing auto finance guidance. Now it's on to the Senate.
Nov 20, 2015 05:06 AM
A 1 percentage point sales tax hike, passed earlier and about to take effect, covers merchandise that must be titled, so that increase will not affect the showrooms of Cook County dealers.
Nov 20, 2015 05:04 AM
OSHA fines have not increased since 1990, even though the Consumer Price Index has risen nearly 80 percent over that time.
Nov 20, 2015 05:03 AM
Auto dealers have a legal responsibility under Gramm Leach Bliley to protect their customers' non-public information.
Nov 20, 2015 05:02 AM
The country's two largest demographic groups, baby boomers and their adult children starting their own families, both favor SUVs.
Nov 20, 2015 05:01 AM
In the first three quarters of 2015, 30.7 million used units were sold in the U.S., a 1.8 percent increase over the same period last year.
Nov 06, 2015 05:06 AM
The victimized dealership has the latest equipment to read credit cards with chip-embedded security, but it was not used because the man's card did not have an embedded chip.
Nov 06, 2015 05:05 AM
The FTC has undertaken seven separate rounds against dealers since 2012 for violations of motor vehicle advertising regulations.
Nov 06, 2015 05:03 AM
The parts would be used for collision school programs, to develop students to be ready upon graduation for entry-level employment.
Nov 06, 2015 05:02 AM
Two factors in particular are reshaping the automobile marketing landscape more than any other: data and the proliferation of mobile devices.