Automobile Value

As discussed in class, an automobile value depreciates as soon as it’s driven off the lot. A recent study using puts a number to that depreciation. Analyzing 15.7 million cars over the course of the year, the study finds the average car value loss is 17% of its value in the first year. […]

Velocity Overdrive, the Road to Reinvention

A Book Review by David Ruggles and comments in italic by Mike Smitka

Dale Pollak’s third book, “Velocity Overdrive,” is another winner and is must reading for dealers and any student of the auto business. That includes auto manufacturer executives.

Dale’s ability to put into words the changes the industry has been experiencing has helped […]