These are trying times. Everything is more expensive. Gasoline, electronics, metals, items all cost more than even a year ago. Automobile dealers know this more than anyone. The prices of cars and trucks are rising, and that holds true for the individual parts that comprise the whole.
Security has become a growing concern for automobile dealership owners nationwide. Given the lighting challenges for expansive vehicle lots, dealerships become a prime target for criminal activity after dark, from car break-ins, parts theft, and vandalism to outright motor vehicle theft and even acts of violence.