At AutoNation, we believe that our success is not measured by how many cars we sell, but by how many lives we touch. That’s why we are driven to make our communities better every day.
Since 1997, we have supported over 1,000 non-profit organizations by donating over $30 million and committing thousands of volunteer hours. While [...] [...more]
Following the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March, we have heard over and over and over again about the depleting inventory of the Japanese Big 3. Total car sales have slipped as consumers wait for inventory to come back. That wait is almost over, according to Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation. Jackson predicts that the automotive recovery will begin sometime in October. The recovery will start with manufacturers from Japan. [...more]
A general manager shovels stranded customers out of snow-blocked roadways. A salesman gives a touching eulogy at a life-long customer’s funeral. A consultant drives two hours to personally deliver a newly purchased vehicle. These are not the average stories you hear about customer experiences when it comes to buying a car. At AutoNation, we’re [...] [...more]
While the dangers of texting-and-driving are real, only 30 states have laws banning it. In Florida, where there are no laws regarding cell phones or texting, at least three state representatives have filed legislation for the 2011 legislative session, with more expected. To this end, AutoNation has partnered with the Broward Sheriff’s Office in South [...] [...more]
It’s been over a year now since we were all hit by the economic crisis, and the automotive industry was run over and nearly destroyed. Are AutoNation’s better than expect results reason enough to be optimistic about the future? [...more]
Consumer confidence is at an all time low. What will it take to get this economy on its feet? Equally as important, who can be trusted to lead the way? Author Lori Ann LaRocco set out to find the answers and has written about in her new book, Thriving in the New Economy: Lessons from Today’s Top Business Minds. [...more]
One could say that this year brought the automotive industry to its knees with its share of lay offs, store closings and bankruptcy filings. But the mood on Nova Southeastern University campus was not so somber, it was optimistic. That’s because 500 plus attendees, many of them business students of The Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship, as well as business executives and other distinguished guests came to hear Fritz Henderson, CEO of GM and Mike Jackson CEO of AutoNation Inc., talk about the Road Ahead and the future of General Motors and the automotive industry. [...more]