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Epic snows have meant economic woes across all industries

...reported sales dropped an average of 24 percent and payroll dropped about 7 percent among their small businesses members.Car dealers and real estate agents complained the poorly timed storms ? many of which hit on or around weekends ? were disastrous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-08/epic-snows-have-meant-econ
Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

...without the necessary repairs," Rosekind says.Used-car dealers fought past legislation because they didn't have access...Automobile Dealers Association, which represents new-car dealers that sell used cars, hasn't taken a position. It...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-28/used-cars-often-sold-unfix
US to fine Japanese air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day for failing to cooperate in probe

...to stop sales of defective autos that are an "imminent hazard."Also in the bill are provisions requiring used-car dealers and rental-car companies to get recall repairs made before they can rent or sell cars.The NHTSA is continuing to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-20/us-fine-japanese-air-bag-m
What Is It?

...to last week's Renault. The DeLorean's engine was a 2.8-liter V-6 Renault engine.About two years ago, a car dealer on Washington Road in Evans had a DeLorean on his lot. It remained there a for couple of weeks. I stopped and looked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-01-22/what-it
Automakers end 2014 strongly, pushing some brands to records

...Buoyed by a resurgent economy, holiday sales, cheap gasoline and a love affair with pickup trucks, Americans headed to car dealers in droves last month, pushing full-year sales to what's likely to be the highest level since 2006.Fiat Chrysler...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-05/automakers-end-2014-strong
Former Edgefield car dealer Butch Pendarvis known for entertaining

...among customers or friends, J.M. "Butch" Pendarvis Jr. was known for his entertaining.The second-generation car dealer, who for decades owned and operated Pendarvis Chev rolet in Edgefield, S.C., took customers to his Estill, S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-10-10/former-edge
Unnecessary procedure

...affiliated with the state government.Columbia County consumers wouldn't tolerate the state telling them who their car dealer would be. They shouldn't tolerate the state dictating who operates their community hospital, either.Ponder how...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-12-06/unnecessary-procedure
Electric cars gain a toehold in Atlanta

...second, Nissan builds the cars in Smyrna, Tenn., ensuring a steady supply to meet demand in Atlanta.The trick for car dealers is to have enough cars on hand to meet demand for, say, 60 days, but not so many cars that they'll sit on the lot...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-07/electric-cars-gain-toehold
J. M. Pendarvis Jr.

...Chevrolet-Olds became the largest Chevrolet-Olds dealership in South Carolina. Butch was an outstanding salesman and car dealer winning countless sales and management awards from the Chevrolet and Oldsmobile divisions of Geneeral Motors Corp. during...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000172757693
Thieves steal tires from car lot

A Gordon Highway car dealer told police that thieves stole tires from three vehicles on the lot.An employee at Auto Liquidators, 1546 Gordon Highway, noticed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-21/thieves-steal-tires-ca