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Published date: June 27, 2024

Dealerships are America’s Backbone

Dealerships are America’s Backbone

In light of the recent hack on CDK, it is important to highlight the importance of dealerships in the American economy.

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An attack on car dealership software is an attack on the US economy.

Here’s why:

  • Over 1.1 million people are employed by local new-car and new-truck dealerships
  • Local dealerships employ workers from all backgrounds in sales, service and management occupations, often with opportunities for economic advancement
  • Dealerships have invested more than $200 billion in land, buildings and infrastructure in their local communities
  • Dealerships save consumers money through competition (and by highlighting federal and state incentives on EVs, for example 😉)
  • Dealerships are modern, with 42% of the franchised dealer workforce being millennials

Source: NADA

At Lectrium, we stand with our dealer partners and the automotive community during this time, and believe our industry can emerge stronger from this.

Below we compiled a list of resources and events from industry communities, which we found informative and hope serve useful.

Dealer resources

Car Dealership Guy blog on best practices for dealerships

This is broken down into:

  • Sales
  • Service
  • General operations
  • Vendors who can help

ASOTU hosted a livestream with dealers sharing best practices for the outage.

Lectrium is also here to help however we can. For our existing dealership partners, feel free to email our team with any requests: peter@lectrium.io, camila@lectrium.io, zygimantas@lectrium.io, gabija@lectrium.io, arnas@lectrium.io

For prospective dealership partners, get in touch when you are ready to refocus on EV sales, whether that is now or in the near future.

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