Posts by Meg Bernazzani
Calling all dealers driving difference in their community! Share your story to win a Back-to-Business Kit
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.
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:
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:
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
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.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.