On behalf of our industry, I want to recognize the Automotive News team for the tremendous job of keeping us informed and armed with the latest news during this rapidly unfolding crisis. This is an unprecedented time in our lives, and we are all searching for answers and solutions.
The automaker aims to have 198 dealerships using Transit vans upfitted with repair equipment this year. Many already offering mobile service have helped doctors, nurses and first responders who are fighting the virus outbreak.
In a survey conducted by the Automotive News Data Center from March 18 to 24, the 314 respondents indicated they expect sharp declines in new- and used-vehicle sales and in their overall businesses.
Dealers featured this week include Rick Hamilton of Hamilton Nissan in Hagerstown, Md.; Anthony Borelli, president of Pleasantville Ford in New York; George Grubbs Jr., dealer principal of Grubbs Infiniti in Grapevine, Texas; Tom Seeger, dealer principal of Seeger Toyota in St. Louis; Kurt Koch, dealer principal of Koch 33 Toyota in Easton, Pa.; Alan Teffertiller, owner of Teffertiller Motors in McLeansboro, Ill.; Ted Chapman, CEO of Chapman BMW Chandler in Arizona; Harris Wildstein and Chip Ott, dealer principals of Hamilton Mazda in Hamilton Square, N.J.; and Randy Wise, dealer principal of Randy Wise Chevrolet in Flint, Mich.