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Building a hiring plan around good behavior

Many dealers leave nothing to chance with ethics. Internal training, external audits and promoting from within as often as possible are the top tactics used to prevent compliance and ethical land mines.

It's not the money; it's how you make it

As new-vehicle margins continue to melt away, structuring a pay plan that rewards the F&I department but still ensures the job is done ethically and legally is one of dealers' greatest challenges, auto retail experts said.

Mazda-Toyota's Ala. greenfield charts new path

Toyota and Mazda will spend $1.6 billion to build an assembly plant in Huntsville. Things have changed since their last greenfield ventures.

$1.7B battery plant in Georgia won't be enough to meet industry's needs

SK Innovation will spend $1.67 billion to build an EV battery plant in Commerce, Ga. Some think that is just the beginning.

Set ground rules for self-promotion

Self-promotion can erode customer trust, F&I experts caution, and dealerships should have ethical ground rules for displays of personal achievement in the office.