Chicago Automobile Trade Association
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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.​
NADA national convention: Jan. 24-27, 2019. Click to register.
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.
Nov 06, 2015 05:01 AM
Bill Fox, the 2015 NADA chairman, said the association's legislative and lobbying staff cannot succeed on Capitol Hill without the involvement of the nation's dealers.
Nov 06, 2015 05:00 AM
The NHTSA says that rear end crashes account for 3 percent of all traffic fatalities and 30 percent of all injuries.
Oct 23, 2015 06:47 PM
The company's efforts saved 116 dealer members a combined $682,874 by contesting unwarranted benefits.​
Oct 23, 2015 04:05 AM
The Antioch dealer will assume the office at the next NADA Convention & Expo, March 31-April 3, and he is the presumptive chairman of the NADA in 2017.
Oct 23, 2015 04:04 AM
The Illinois Secretary of State's office is scrutinizing vehicle title applications for cars from South Carolina, following historic flooding this month across that state.
Oct 23, 2015 04:03 AM
They have an average annual income of $33,883 and about $1.3 trillion in annual buying power.
Oct 23, 2015 04:02 AM
Leasing penetration in the EV market is far higher than in the car market overall.
Oct 23, 2015 04:01 AM
Even if self-parking technology might do a better job, some drivers just aren't ready to give up control of the wheel.
Oct 15, 2015 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Oct 09, 2015 04:05 AM
In remarks to more than 500 new-car dealers and dealer association executives, the NADA chairman stressed the importance of correcting misconceptions in the nation's capital about the retail-auto industry.​
Oct 09, 2015 04:04 AM
NADA officials said dealers support a 100 percent recall completion rate, but that many of the defects have nothing to do with vehicle safety.
Oct 09, 2015 04:03 AM
Investor's Business Daily charged the CFPB with using discredited methodology in the agency's pursuit of major auto lenders.
Oct 09, 2015 04:02 AM
A detailed check acceptance policy can help dealers reduce the incidence of fraud.
Oct 09, 2015 04:01 AM
The deal also reduces the amount of content needed to classify a part as tariff-free under the agreement.​
Oct 09, 2015 04:00 AM
Candidates for Controller, Auto Recondition Manager
Sep 25, 2015 04:07 AM
Businesses that don't upgrade from equipment that swipes the magnetic strip of credit and debit cards will bear responsibility for all transactions that are found to be fraudulent.
Sep 25, 2015 04:06 AM
The bill to roll back CFPB efforts to eliminate a dealer's flexibility to discount the APR offered to customers who finance their transactions is expected to go to the House floor in the next couple weeks.​
Sep 25, 2015 04:05 AM
The NADA has compiled video testimonials of real consumers who saved money by financing new-vehicle purchases through local dealerships.
Sep 25, 2015 04:03 AM
The social media contest helped build awareness of the USO fundraisers held this summer at 70 area dealerships.​
Sep 25, 2015 04:02 AM
The company has not determined if it will make a self-driving car, an electric car, or a combination of the two.
Sep 25, 2015 04:01 AM
Commentary by NADA Chairman Bill Fox.
Sep 25, 2015 04:00 AM
The car industry largely enjoys a positive reputation despite a spate of highly publicized vehicle recalls involving nearly all major manufacturers.
Sep 15, 2015 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Sep 11, 2015 02:44 PM
Dealers are moving lots of metal, but mostly pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers.
Sep 11, 2015 02:38 PM
Cars will be able to track where the owner goes as well as gather information about whom she calls or texts and what she Googles on the way.
Sep 11, 2015 02:33 PM
Two days after scoring his first professional win as a racecar driver, Danny Bender was back at his job as a salesman.
Sep 11, 2015 02:31 PM
The NADA opposes both the proposed threshold increase and proposed annual automatic adjustment concept.​
Sep 11, 2015 02:28 PM
The event, which last year raised more than $200,000, takes place in conjunction with the NASCAR Sprint Cup at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet.
Sep 11, 2015 02:25 PM
The awards are presented annually to outstanding businesses in recognition to their commitment to high standards in relationships with their customers and more.
Aug 28, 2015 04:07 AM
In three Julys, Barbecue for the Troops events have raised about $250,000 for USO programs that support deployed troops, military families, wounded, ill and injured troops and their caregivers, and families of the fallen.
Aug 28, 2015 04:06 AM
Dealers should demonstrate to customers that they can't get the same quality of service anywhere else.​
Aug 28, 2015 04:05 AM
Contest winners and their guests will be feted at the NASCAR Xfinity Race Series at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet on Sept. 19.
Aug 28, 2015 04:04 AM
A report found that at least 20 percent of new-vehicle owners have never used 16 of the 33 technology features measured.
Aug 28, 2015 04:03 AM
A dealer who hailed an Uber ride was surprised when his driver arrived in a car sporting another dealer's license plates.
Aug 28, 2015 04:02 AM
Prices in the second quarter of 2015 climbed 7.6 percent year-over-year to an average of $18,800.
Aug 28, 2015 04:01 AM
The revenue departments of Chicago and Cook County this summer increased enforcement in collecting the use tax owed on a vehicle sale between private parties.
Aug 28, 2015 04:00 AM
The former CATA president, now can be found--where else?--on the links.
Aug 14, 2015 02:05 PM
The national average for regular gas would be $1.98 a gallon for the month of December, a petroleum analyst said.
Aug 14, 2015 04:06 AM
More than two-thirds of attendees at this year's Chicago Auto Show said they intended to purchase or lease a vehicle within 12 months.
Aug 14, 2015 04:05 AM
The U.S. House Financial Services Committee vote on July 29 was 47-10.
Aug 14, 2015 04:04 AM
Customers are increasingly picking what car or truck they buy based on its in-vehicle technology, according to a new report.
Aug 14, 2015 04:03 AM
The NADA can help dealers host a child safety seat inspection event.
Aug 14, 2015 04:02 AM
The new rule updates requirements for the tanks to improve leak prevention and detection.
Aug 13, 2015 02:06 PM
The most promising demographics for the auto industry is represented by Social Security recipients.
Aug 12, 2015 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jul 31, 2015 04:05 AM
The dealer association urged repeal of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's 2013 guidance designed to pressure lending institutions into eliminating the ability of auto financing discounts for car buyers.
Jul 31, 2015 04:04 AM
NADA Chairman Bill Fox makes his case against a U.S. senator's amendment that would prevent the sale of vehicles under open recall.
Jul 31, 2015 04:03 AM
Virtual-reality and show-and-tell presentations will lead to the thinning out of dealer lots, as in Europe, an analyst predicts.
Jul 31, 2015 04:02 AM
A recent study found 66 percent of new-vehicle buyers said they negotiated with their salesperson to get the best deal.
Jul 31, 2015 04:01 AM
Two area dealers among Automotive News rankings of 100 best dealerships to work for.
Jul 31, 2015 04:00 AM
A partner for more than 40 years at Gerald Lincoln-Mercury in Skokie.
Jul 30, 2015 09:31 PM
A recap of the July 28 seminar at the CATA.
Jul 21, 2015 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jul 17, 2015 02:03 PM
Actions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which are intended to regulate auto dealer business practices are prohibited by the Dodd-Frank Act, the NADA charged.
Jul 17, 2015 02:01 PM
Under a rules amendment, dealers who finance car purchases or provide car leases would be allowed to provide online updates to consumers about their privacy policies, as opposed to sending yearly updates by mail.
Jul 17, 2015 01:59 PM
The threshold to determine if certain workplace managers are exempt from overtime would more than double to $970 a week, or $50,440 a year, under a proposal by President Obama.
Jul 17, 2015 01:57 PM
The generation aged 18 to 34 years old might be quite interested in the certified pre-owned inventories on dealer lots.
Jul 17, 2015 01:55 PM
The most frequent preference for vehicle automation was for no self-driving capability, followed by partially self-driving vehicles, with completely self-driving vehicles being the least preferred choice.​
Jul 17, 2015 01:52 PM
Connexion, a CATA Member Partner, can help dealers considering lighting upgrades this year with an assessment and the ComEd paperwork before the funds are exhausted.
Jul 17, 2015 01:51 PM
The company's efforts saved 132 CATA dealer members a combined $772,052 in benefits by contesting unemployment claims.
Jul 17, 2015 01:48 PM
Automotive News, manufacturer fete area dealers.
Jul 03, 2015 04:05 AM
Some forecasters see this year and next combining for sales of more than 34 million new vehicles, the strongest two-year period of auto sales since 2000 and 2001.
Jul 03, 2015 04:04 AM
The raise also applies to sales representatives --salespeople are exempt from overtime pay requirements but not from minimum wage requirements.
Jul 03, 2015 04:03 AM
Despite the higher payments, the percentage of loans in delinquency or ending in default actually dropped in the last year.
Jul 03, 2015 04:02 AM
Many of the issues in the checklist have been subject to audit assessment and areas of focus by Illinois Revenue Department auditors.
Jul 03, 2015 04:01 AM
More than half of the buyers of a new vehicle in this year's first three months replaced their old vehicle with another car of the same make.
Jul 03, 2015 04:00 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealers.
Jun 19, 2015 04:07 AM
McGrath's 14 fellow directors voted for him to lead the board for the next 12 months.
Jun 19, 2015 04:06 AM
The five dealers won election to three-year terms on the board.
Jun 19, 2015 04:05 AM
Seventy-five percent of dealers said they would not be open for sales on July 4.
Jun 19, 2015 04:04 AM
It is vital to register right away in order to be included in the various promotions planned by the CATA.​
Jun 19, 2015 04:03 AM
Additional wage hikes will be phased in gradually. After it reaches $13 an hour in 2019, the city's minimum wage will be pegged to inflation.
Jun 19, 2015 04:02 AM
The New York Times charged that dealer-arranged financing can lead to unfair and deceptive lending.
Jun 19, 2015 04:01 AM
Respondents said manufacturers are jamming features into cars that owners don't use and often are not even aware of.
Jun 19, 2015 04:00 AM
The mother of two dealers who served as chairman of the CATA.
Jun 15, 2015 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jun 05, 2015 04:06 AM
Researchers found that more buyers than shoppers rate non-pricing factors as important to their processes.​
Jun 05, 2015 04:05 AM
Digital Dealer takes its workshop series to Oak Brook on July 7.
Jun 05, 2015 04:04 AM
The important takeaway from all this is that dealers must have a mobile-friendly website.
Jun 05, 2015 04:03 AM
The CarClicks program leverages a network of automotive shopping sites, search engines and to give dealers more exposure to in-market shoppers.
Jun 05, 2015 04:02 AM
Just because a company is the subject of an FTC investigation does not mean it broke the law. The company's security practices can be deemed to be, on balance, reasonable.
Jun 05, 2015 04:01 AM
An NADA economist said that with vehicles lasting, on average, more than 12 years, "there's nothing wrong with a six- or seven-year loan."
Jun 05, 2015 04:00 AM
CATA allied members are supporting the association's annual golf outing on June 9 by sponsoring various elements of the event.
May 29, 2015 05:10 PM
CATA member ComplyNet reviews the process for dealerships to comply with the OSHA 300 record keeping and reporting.
May 22, 2015 04:08 AM
Six candidates, including three incumbents, are on this year's ballot, which mailed May 22. Voting continues until June 5.
May 22, 2015 04:07 AM
With employee compensation and benefits accounting for 35 percent of a dealership's operating expenses, the role of the HR Department must be more than payroll and party-planning.
May 22, 2015 04:06 AM
Utility Management Group, a CATA approved member partner, shares thoughts on whether now is the right time to enter a contract to lock a dealership's electric rates.
May 22, 2015 04:05 AM
Traditional credit scores were valuable for previous generations, but they may not provide the most accurate assessment of credit worthiness for the millennial demographic.
May 22, 2015 04:04 AM
Three of the top five technologies consumers most prefer in their next vehicle are related to collision protection.
May 22, 2015 04:03 AM
Subprime or deep subprime loans made up 19.7 percent of the market in the first quarter, the lowest percentage since 2012.
May 22, 2015 04:02 AM
Subprime or deep subprime loans made up 19.7 percent of the market in the first quarter, the lowest percentage since 2012.
May 22, 2015 04:01 AM
The event takes place in conjunction with the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup taking place that weekend in Joliet, and will bring together hundreds of high school and college collision students, industry members, and sponsors.
May 22, 2015 04:00 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealerships.
May 18, 2015 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
May 08, 2015 04:03 AM
Dealer warranties cannot be advertised as "free" as set out in Section 475.590 of the Illinois Administrative Rules on Motor Vehicle Advertising.
May 08, 2015 04:02 AM
The data repeatedly cited by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is a study on the subprime market, something not disclosed in the report. Instead, the report applies the data to the entire auto loan market.​
May 08, 2015 04:01 AM
Each participating dealer will pay a flat fee, no matter how many employees choose to attend classes. The fee has not been announced.
May 08, 2015 04:00 AM
The average completion rate of recalls currently is 75 percent.
Apr 24, 2015 04:05 AM
Time expired in the current General Assembly session for three measures seeking to permit Sunday vehicle sales in the state.
Apr 24, 2015 04:04 AM
The new rule can halve the number of days between the time a petition is filed and the election is held.​
Apr 24, 2015 04:03 AM
Changes are underway to decades-old sales processes, but some consumers say the industry is not moving fast enough.
Apr 24, 2015 04:02 AM
By giving people more choices, they can get confused and end up buying less.
Apr 24, 2015 04:01 AM
U.S. auto dealers did a better job in 2014 of satisfying people who brought in cars and trucks because of recalls.
Apr 24, 2015 04:00 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealers.
Apr 21, 2015 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Apr 10, 2015 04:06 AM
Three Illinois bills to permit Sunday vehicle sales in the state will receive hearings in the Senate Transportation Committee on April 14.
Apr 10, 2015 04:05 AM
For retailers that do not upgrade their point-of-sale equipment, liability would shift from the credit card company to the merchant for any fraud associated with a transaction.
Apr 10, 2015 04:04 AM
"A Dealer Guide to Federal Advertising Requirements" is an essential tool to help dealers navigate the maze of federal regulations.
Apr 10, 2015 04:03 AM
If laws lowered the number of dealerships, would that in fact be good for consumers?
Apr 10, 2015 04:02 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waited all of 48 hours after the bill reached his desk to sign the measure into law.
Apr 10, 2015 04:01 AM
The company's efforts in challenging unemployment claims saved 165 CATA dealers a total of $831,466 in the year's first three months.
Apr 10, 2015 04:00 AM
General Sales Manager candidate
Mar 27, 2015 07:55 PM
The measures seek to lift the 31-year-old ban on vehicle sales on Sundays in Illinois.
Mar 27, 2015 07:41 PM
Advertising vehicle prices which are not available to all consumers is one of the new "zero tolerance" issues that the BBB will forward to the attention of the Illinois attorney general's office.
Mar 27, 2015 07:31 PM
The latest actions, announced March 26, target auto-loan application fraud and deceptive practices related to add-on products and services.
Mar 27, 2015 07:22 PM
Google said regulators and the public will welcome the potential safety of driver-less cars -- as long as the technology works correctly, that is.
Mar 27, 2015 07:19 PM
The bill, passed with nearly exclusive Republican support, caps CFPB funding at $550 million, $36 million less than the agency is projected to spend in fiscal 2016.
Mar 27, 2015 07:10 PM
Manufacturers fete area dealers
Mar 16, 2015 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Mar 13, 2015 04:06 AM
The CATA has advised its members to be prepared to contact senators when, and if, the bills get a committee hearing.
Mar 13, 2015 04:05 AM
Sixty-one percent of buyers in a recent study said they purchased their latest new vehicle due to a want, not a need, suggesting the increasing health of the automotive market.
Mar 13, 2015 04:04 AM
Vehicles increasingly connected through network wireless networks could fall prey to hackers interfering with vehicle functions.
Mar 13, 2015 04:02 AM
The guide's release coincides with intense scrutiny by the FTC of dealer compliance with federal advertising standards.
Mar 13, 2015 04:01 AM
Participation is open through May 29.
Mar 13, 2015 04:00 AM
Bradley Hoffman, who operates 11 dealerships in Connecticut, is the 2015 chairman of the American International Automobile Dealers Association.
Feb 27, 2015 05:05 AM
Attendance this year jumped 7 percent over 2014, even though the 2015 show was one day shorter than last year.
Feb 27, 2015 05:04 AM
The state senator introduced three bills that seek to repeal a 31-year-old ban on Sunday car sales in Illinois.
Feb 27, 2015 05:01 AM
Despite an indictment of its methods, the CFPB has yet to address an analysis of its financing comparisons or its implications on CFPB policy.
Feb 27, 2015 05:01 AM
Eighteen charities shared in more than $2.5 million raised by the 2015 Chicago Auto Show's benevolent event, First Look for Charity, and two attendees won new vehicles.
Feb 27, 2015 05:00 AM
President and chief executive of Hawkinson Ford Co., in Oak Lawn.
Feb 19, 2015 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jan 30, 2015 05:05 AM
Dealers with noncompliant ads have less time to make them compliant, and there now are five "zero tolerance" rules which, if violated, immediately are brought to the attention of the Illinois attorney general's office.
Jan 30, 2015 05:04 AM
The nation's oldest and largest auto show opens its nine-day public run at McCormick Place Feb. 14. And even before then, the show floor will be bustling.
Jan 30, 2015 05:02 AM
Dealers and their employees can join the Chicago Auto Show conversation via social media and create compelling content for their channels. The show also is engaging fans in several social media campaigns.​
Jan 30, 2015 05:01 AM
Customers are sticking with the vehicle they decided on when they entered the dealership, rather than changing their mind based on loan terms.
Jan 30, 2015 05:00 AM
The company's efforts saved 134 CATA dealer members at combined $954,584 during the final three months of 2014.
Jan 19, 2015 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jan 17, 2015 04:01 AM
A semiannual snapshot of the new-car dealer head count in the eight counties in which the CATA has concerns.​
Jan 16, 2015 05:04 AM
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the industry needs to embrace the idea of mergers in an open way without the bias of egos.
Jan 16, 2015 05:02 AM
Dealers are required by the Internal Revenue Service to report transactions involving more than $10,000 in cash and "cash equivalents."
Jan 16, 2015 05:01 AM
No fake reviews from PR agencies or competitors are tolerated. No one is allowed to manipulate reviews to make businesses seem better or worse.
Jan 02, 2015 05:06 AM
Calendars changed Jan. 1, and so did the way leased vehicles are taxed in Illinois. And the CATA rolled out an aggressive ad campaign to make sure consumers are aware of it.
Jan 02, 2015 05:05 AM
With decorations, feasts and other holiday merriment behind them, employers in Illinois get to celebrate the start of a new year by updating their policies and practices to comply with new state laws.​
Jan 02, 2015 05:04 AM
Employers who qualify for a penalty waiver but who already paid the penalty may receive a credit for future monies owed to the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
Jan 02, 2015 05:03 AM
All CATA members in good standing on Jan. 2 were shipped materials to help them in the coming year and to help publicize the coming Chicago Auto Show, Feb. 14-22 at McCormick Place.
Jan 02, 2015 05:02 AM
The video focuses on how new-car and -truck dealers are the economic backbone of their communities, providing price competition and well-paying local jobs.
Jan 02, 2015 05:01 AM
"Any type of recall is good for business," said a local parts and service director. "Any time you have people coming in without having to advertise, it's a good thing."
Jan 02, 2015 05:00 AM
His namesake Ford dealership in Melrose Park has ranked among the area's best-known for nearly three decades.
Dec 26, 2014 06:12 PM
Review the placements and frequency scheduled beginning Jan. 1 by the association's ad campaign to tout the change in taxation on vehicle leases.
Dec 19, 2014 03:32 PM
The maximum amount that Illinois dealers can charge in 2015 for documentary preparation fees is $168.43, the Illinois attorney general's office announced Dec. 17.
Dec 19, 2014 03:28 PM
The dealer association recently started circulating a new version of the form, but the only real difference between it and the past version is where on the form certain fill-ins print.
Dec 19, 2014 03:23 PM
An exemption dealers have enjoyed goes away Jan. 1, when they will have to keep the OSHA 300 log, 301 form, and 300A annual summary; and must notify OSHA about certain work-related accidents.
Dec 19, 2014 03:18 PM
NADA Chairman Forrest McConnell overviews a new comprehensive study of auto loan contracts which found the method used by the CFPB to measure for unintended discrimination is "conceptualy flawed" and "inherently unreliable."
Dec 19, 2014 03:12 PM
Increasingly, dealers are employing product specialists to enhance the new-vehicle sales process by demonstrating vehicle features and technological innovations.
Dec 19, 2014 03:09 PM
Remember that today's high school students are tomorrow's automobile consumers.
Dec 19, 2014 02:55 PM
Shunning originality, new-car shoppers made white the most popular color for the fourth straight year.​
Dec 16, 2014 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Dec 05, 2014 05:03 AM
The study concluded that the CFPB's methodology frequently misidentifies the background of consumers and dramatically overestimates differences in dealer reserve paid by different groups of consumers.​
Dec 05, 2014 05:01 AM
Skokie-based Michael Silver & Co. offers a comprehensive checklist of year-end accounting procedures.​
Dec 05, 2014 05:00 AM
A UC-Berkeley study found that a driver's body mass plays a part in crash-survival rates.
Nov 21, 2014 05:06 AM
Among recent changes to enforcement of dealer advertising regulations, the attorney general's office now considers five provisions of the regs as "zero tolerance' categories, and the office will act directly against their infractions, bypassing the BBB.
Nov 21, 2014 05:04 AM
The rule states that any limitations on the availability of the advertised price must be clearly and conspicuously disclosed.
Nov 21, 2014 05:03 AM
The company offers a complete suite of services aimed at providing dealers a one-stop solution and a great lighting upgrade experience.
Nov 21, 2014 05:02 AM
The library's documents offer proven tools to help dealers meet compliance standards, improve business efficiency, lower risk, and improve the car-buying experience for their customers.
Nov 21, 2014 05:01 AM
The annual guide on new-vehicle fuel cost estimates must be available free upon customer request.
Nov 21, 2014 05:00 AM
Bill Fox, who sells nine brands in upstate New York, will be the 2015 chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association.
Nov 14, 2014 02:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Nov 07, 2014 05:07 AM
Dealers now can drive a consumer who is interested in a specific vehicle from directly to the vehicle-detail page on their websites.
Nov 07, 2014 05:05 AM
The association coordinated Barbecue for the Troops fundraisers the past two summers that netted more than $125,000 for USO programs.
Nov 07, 2014 05:04 AM
Some ads claim a price savings event -- "3-day price slash" -- and apply the event to both new and used vehicles in the same advertisement.
Nov 07, 2014 05:02 AM
"To forecast a 3 percent increase for next year is not that far out there, as a bold statement," Mike Jackson said.
Nov 07, 2014 05:01 AM
The passes promote goodwill with customers and even can help persuade a prospect to close a deal.
Biller/License & Title specialist
Nov 06, 2014 08:17 PM
Op-ed by NADA Chairman Forrest McConnell.
Oct 24, 2014 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Oct 24, 2014 04:06 AM
For an annual Illinois dealer license, the extra $500 for the Dealer Recovery Trust Fund needn't be paid in 2015.
Oct 24, 2014 04:05 AM
A panel at a presentation of "The Future of the Car" also considered what's ahead for dealerships.
Oct 24, 2014 04:03 AM
A Northfield dealer saves $100,000 annually by eliminating paper repair orders and related documents in the service department.
Oct 24, 2014 04:02 AM
New-car shoppers who spend 12 hours or more on the Internet visit an average of 3.3 dealers before making a buying decision.
Oct 24, 2014 04:01 AM
The good news: The record-breaking number of recalls in 2014 have mostly been for relatively basic technology.​
Oct 24, 2014 04:00 AM
Controller/Office Manager candidate
Oct 10, 2014 04:05 AM
Changes include a reduction of time offending dealers have to correct a violation of the regs, and a smaller allowance of violations a dealer can commit before the AG is notified.
Oct 10, 2014 04:04 AM
Monthly column by Chicago Metro NADA Director Mark Scarpelli.
Oct 10, 2014 04:02 AM
According to the survey results from, women are "warming" up to the negotiation process -- more so than men.
Oct 10, 2014 04:01 AM
Long popular in Europe, the systems have not been a hit so far in the United States.
Oct 10, 2014 04:00 AM
The company's efforts helped 147 area dealers save a combined $846,187 by contesting 547 unemployment claims filed against the dealers.
Sep 26, 2014 04:06 AM
The dealer association will receive the USO Salute to Leadership award on Oct. 25 for its continued dedication and support of the U.S. Armed Services.
Sep 26, 2014 04:05 AM
It's not enough to vote every other year; we have to get involved, ... we have to demand a stronger performance from Congress, AIADA Chairman Larry Kull said.
Sep 26, 2014 04:04 AM
Some businesses had been exempt from keeping a workplace injury and illness log, including one for car dealers dating back to the 1980s.
Sep 26, 2014 04:02 AM
NADA President Peter Welsh took to the Wall Street Journal's Sept. 25 op-ed pages to challenge a criticism of state automobile franchise laws, made days earlier in that newspaper.
Sep 26, 2014 04:01 AM
New Road Dealer feature lets dealers take photos of a car, give a short description, and instantly share the information with a network of 200+ buyers and used-car managers.
Sep 26, 2014 04:00 AM
The Michigan university's annual outdoors show will feature more than 500 new domestic and imported cars, trucks, and other vehicles.
Sep 25, 2014 08:57 PM
With millions of Apple iPhone 6s on the market, there no doubt are millions of broken and outdated devices. The USO will happily accept them, to help fund its programs and services.
Sep 16, 2014 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Sep 12, 2014 01:34 PM
Frances L. Ford
Sep 12, 2014 04:06 AM
House Resolution 5403 seeks to nullify the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's flawed guidanace on auto lending.
Sep 12, 2014 04:05 AM
Proviso East High School's automotive technology program has no vehicles with which to teach 360 students enrolled in the program, following a three-alarm fire.
Sep 12, 2014 04:04 AM
Private transactions in the first half of 2014 were up 80 percent from the number recorded a year ago.​
Sep 12, 2014 04:03 AM
In the first quarter of 2014 24.9 percent of new-car loans carried terms of 73 to 84 months. Four years ago, less than 10 percent of such loans were for that long.
Sep 12, 2014 04:02 AM
For the first time, the total balance of auto loans exceeds $900 billion.
Sep 12, 2014 04:01 AM
Gen Y car buying is on pace to increase 17 percent for the full year compared with 2013. Gen X sales volumes are expected to increase 6 percent, J.D. Power said.
Sep 12, 2014 02:11 AM
Frances L. Ford
Aug 29, 2014 04:08 AM
The second annual effort among CATA dealers raised more than twice as much as last year's inaugural outcome.​
Aug 29, 2014 04:06 AM
The new deal is effective through July 31, 2018.
Aug 29, 2014 04:04 AM
The dealers said they weren't aware of the newer requirement to file monthly contribution and wage reports. One dealer is facing more than $10,000 in penalties.
Aug 29, 2014 04:03 AM
The CATA Member Benefits Committee is in talks with potential lighting partners and has advice for dealers considering lighting improvement or replacement projects.
Aug 29, 2014 04:02 AM
Monthly column by Chicago Metro NADA Director Mark Scarpelli.
Aug 29, 2014 04:01 AM
Salespeople who are respectful of female car shoppers overtakes trustworthiness as the top influencer.​
Aug 29, 2014 04:00 AM
William F. Haeger III, Stella M. Hennessy.
Aug 26, 2014 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Aug 15, 2014 04:08 AM
The department disseminated a reminder notice recently about registering with the Voluntary Disclosure Program ahead of audits.
Aug 15, 2014 04:07 AM
The contract for attendants and drivers would be retroactive to Aug. 3 and extend to July 31, 2018.
Aug 15, 2014 04:06 AM
Dealers must certify that their vehicles are "roadworthy" and prohibits dealers from misleading buyers on the safety of used vehicles for sale.
Aug 15, 2014 04:04 AM
Vehicle buyers and sellers will be able to enter VIN information at various websites and immediately determine if a vehicle has any unrepaired recalls.
Aug 15, 2014 04:02 AM
Just five percent of them use social media in their car-buying research, only slightly higher than the 1 percent of the overall population.
Aug 15, 2014 04:02 AM
The Internet is often viewed as an alternative to traditional media, but it should be seen as part of an integrated marketing program.
Aug 15, 2014 04:01 AM
The dealer association decried the editorial as "an unfair and unfounded attempt to portray the auto lending industry as a hotbed of deceptive practices."
Aug 15, 2014 04:00 AM
Experts estimate that four out of five child safety seats are installed incorrectly.
Aug 01, 2014 03:26 PM
The deal gives shoppers on a more accurate trade value for their car, with data provided by NADA Guides.
Aug 01, 2014 03:24 PM
See three ways for dealers to minimize the impact of the capacity charge imposed by ComEd.
Aug 01, 2014 03:17 PM
The public believes Tesla's approach is better, but they are unaware of how the dealer franchise system actually works.
Aug 01, 2014 03:13 PM
Monthly column by Chicago Metro NADA Director Mark Scarpelli.
Aug 01, 2014 03:11 PM
This year's popular car colors are examined in an annual ranking,
Aug 01, 2014 03:06 PM
The company's efforts saved its CATA dealer clients a combined $954,584.
Jul 22, 2014 01:00 PM
Monthly Chicago Auto Outlook
Jul 18, 2014 04:08 AM
The Illinois Department of Employment Security offered no leniency on the fine, even though it failed to notify the business of the new filing requirement.
Jul 18, 2014 04:07 AM
The financial services program offers substantial monthly savings and increased/improved service models to all association members.
Jul 18, 2014 04:05 AM
Initial partners are named in the association's Recommended Consultants program, new for 2014.
Jul 18, 2014 04:03 AM
Attractive financing put second quarter used-vehicle purchases within reach for more consumers. And the market sweet spot is moving upward in terms of price.
Jul 18, 2014 04:02 AM
If you're not fulling engaging in the mobile space in your marketing efforts to women, you're missing out.
Jul 18, 2014 04:01 AM
Attendee registration and housing opens July 21. For more information, visit
Jul 18, 2014 04:00 AM
Manufacturers fete area dealerships.
Jul 03, 2014 04:07 AM
Consumers think dealers make about five times more profit on the sale of a