More Dealership News

A subscription is required, but Automotive News has some interesting articles on the extreme pressure dealerships are under right now. One recent article noted that GM has lost 165 dealerships in the first few months of 2009, while Chrysler lost 35 dealerships in March alone.

The article noted that the Obama administration rejected GM’s proposal to pare its dealership network down to 4,200 from the 6,273 in operation at the end of 2008, and the inference from the administration is that such a cut may not be enough. 
Many dealers are responding to the tough economy by slashing inventory and cutting employees. One dealer quoted in the article said he was down to one technician in the dealership’s service department. 

About National Oil & Lube News

National Oil & Lube News is the fast oil change industry's oldest and largest trade publication. Started in 1986 by Steve Hurt (a former fast lube owner) and David Arrington, NOLN has grown and evolved right alongside the fast lube industry. Here at NOLN, our aim is to help fast lube operators with every facet of their business, from operations to technical issues. Our monthly magazine and this regularly updated website contain everything from technical tips, recall announcements and service guides to articles on handling customer complaints, building your brand and making your business the best it can be. With tips and advice from experts both inside and outside the industry, you're sure to learn something that can help your fast lube business grow and prosper.
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