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Calling all dealers driving difference in their community! Share your story to win a Back-to-Business Kit

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on July 15, 2020

Even during the current health crisis, you’ve been there to help your community. Delivering meals to hospital staff, providing free oil changes for frontline workers, and more. Now, it’s time you get rewarded for it.

CarGurus wants to celebrate the dealers driving difference in their community—and help them get back to business quickly—which is why we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Driving Difference contest.

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Topics: CarGurus news, community, Driving Difference

Cars sell faster on CarGurus, according to third-party study

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on July 10, 2020

At CarGurus, we’ve always believed that our emphasis on technology, transparency, and dedication to our dealer partners would give us the advantage over competing automotive marketplaces—and it has! According to a recent study by Bates White Economic Consulting, vehicles listed on CarGurus sell faster than those on AutoTrader or Cars.com.* Specific findings of the study include:

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Topics: CarGurus news

CarGurus in the news: what the industry can expect next quarter

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on June 30, 2020

Heading into the third quarter of the year, there are still questions about what recovery will look like for the automotive industry. In two recent Auto News articles, George Augustaitis, CarGurus’ Director of Industry and Economic Analysis, shared his analysis and insights into what he expects to see in the coming months. Check out the full articles below:

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Topics: CarGurus news, covid-19, industry insights

LISTEN: A discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on the used car market

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on June 24, 2020

CarGurus Director of Automotive Industry and Economic Analysis George Augustaitis recently joined  Joe Overby of Auto Remarketing to discuss how the automotive and economic impact of COVID-19 is unlike any other crisis. In the podcast, they also delve into topics including:

  • The ups and downs around supply and demand in the used-car market
  • Auction trends and vehicle pricing
  • How recovery varies across different vehicle age groups
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Topics: covid-19, podcast

What’s new at CarGurus? Quarterly product updates

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on June 24, 2020

As dealerships begin to get back to business, we realize it’s more important than ever that we support our dealer partners, which is why the CarGurus Product teams have been hard at work building new features and product updates. Here are the key CarGurus product improvements you can expect now, and in the weeks to come.

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Topics: CarGurus news, financing, market analysis tool, pricing tool, product updates, restricted listings, rpm

CarGurus in the news: industry insights and marketing tactics

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on June 15, 2020

Since coronavirus first emerged in the US, we’ve been there to support our dealer customers and provide analysis on trends and strategies for getting back to business — and the industry is taking note. Below are recent news stories that feature CarGurus insights and marketing tips.

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Topics: CarGurus news

Meet the winners: Announcing the 2020 Best Used Car Awards

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on June 3, 2020

It’s that time of year again — time to reveal the winners of this year’s CarGurus Best Used Car Awards. The full details are in the linked press release, but here’s the list of winners:

Used-Car-Awards-Winners-List

The awards are based on several factors, including reviews from CarGurus experts and users, popularity and availability, and long-term depreciation rates. This year’s winners aren’t only great vehicles, they’re also popular, widely available, and hold their value well.

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Topics: CarGurus news, used car awards

Driving Positivity: Local dealers are pitching in to help their communities during the pandemic

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on May 5, 2020

Dealers have always been known as pillars of their community, supporting charities, local organizations, and residents during times of need—and the COVID-19 crisis is no exception. Even as many have had to temporarily close their doors or adjust their operations, car dealers across the country are still doing their best to give back and support their communities as they weather the COVID-19 crisis.

We all need a little positivity in our lives right now, so we’ll be highlighting stories of local dealers pitching in to help. Below is our first inspiring story of one dealer making a difference in his community. We’ll be updating this post regularly, so please share your own with us!

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Topics: covid-19, Driving Difference, Driving Positivity

5 takeaways for car dealers in the time of COVID-19

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on April 23, 2020

To say COVID-19 has disrupted the auto industry is an understatement. The global pandemic is continuing to sweep the world, forcing car shoppers to re-evaluate their purchase plans and change their shopping behaviors. Despite the constantly evolving situation, dealers who are able to adapt still have the opportunity to bring in business and stay connected to their customers.

Here are five key takeaways from our soon-to-be-released global COVID-19 Sentiment Study that you can use to adapt your business strategy to today’s new normal.

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Topics: CarGurus data, consumer sentiment, covid-19

COVID-19: Prioritizing the well-being of customers and staff

Posted by Meg Bernazzani on March 18, 2020

We hope that you and your dealership employees are staying well during this challenging time.

As developments around COVID-19 continue to evolve, we understand you are working hard to figure out how to deal with it while continuing to safely serve customers and employees. Some of our dealer customers have shared steps they’re taking to keep people safe at their dealerships and do more business digitally. We’ve compiled all of them below to help you navigate the ongoing situation.

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Topics: best practices, CarGurus info, covid-19