BHPH Report Staff

Independent dealers went into 2018 with an upbeat mood. Why? The economic and retail sales growth expectations of independent dealers have improved substantially, according to the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association’s business confidence survey for the fourth quarter of 2017. The survey of NIADA... Read More

Car-Mart expands in Kentucky

BHPH Report Staff

This week, America’s Car-Mart expanded its network of buy-here, pay-here dealerships. The company opened its second store in Bowling Green, Ky. The location raises Car-Mart’s footprint in the Bluegrass State to 12 dealerships. Car-Mart indicated this new Bowling Green dealership will be managed by Jesse... Read More

BHPH Report Staff

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association reminded operators about an important change from the Federal Trade Commission that went in effect this past Sunday. NIADA said dealers now are required to display the new version of the federally mandated buyers guide form on all used vehicles displayed for sale... Read More

BHPH Report Staff

The American Bankruptcy Institute looked over the numbers and found that total filings for 2017 dipped 1 percent compared to the previous year, extending a streak of consecutive year-over-year declines that stretches back to 2009. According to data provided by Epiq Systems, total bankruptcy filings decreased slightly to... Read More

Done deal: NIADA acquires NABD

BHPH Report Staff

Just as the industry was purchasing last-minute holiday presents and figuring out where extra guests were going to sleep, the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA) and the National Alliance of Buy-Here, Pay-Here Dealers (NABD) announced an agreement on Dec. 20 that their leaders hinted was... Read More

November bankruptcies climb year-over-year

BHPH Report Staff

The potential pool of customers who just filed for bankruptcy and could be turning to buy-here, pay-here dealers to secure transportation ticked up again in November. According to data provided by Epiq Systems, the American Bankruptcy Institute indicated consumer bankruptcies increased slightly in November as the 57,302... Read More

J.D. Byrider honors top franchises

BHPH Report Staff

J.D. Byrider recently celebrated with the buy-here, pay-here corporation’s 54 owners at the company’s annual convention in Hollywood, Fla. At the event, three Midwestern dealers won top honors as a part of J.D. Byrider’s annual award program. The Franchise of the Year winners were chosen in three... Read More

BHPH Report Staff

Buy-here, pay-here operators who use products from Ituran USA and Auto Master Systems now can benefit from these two systems working together. The GPS solution provider and dealership management system (DMS) recently finalized integration. The companies highlighted that all Auto Master clients using Ituran GPS devices... Read More