Pharmacies, eye doctors, hair and nail salons and/or fast food joints in roughly 250 Walmart locations are getting a new neighbor as digital automotive marketplace CarSaver expands a car-buying program with the retail giant and moves in its kiosks.

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Paragon Honda, Honda’s largest certified pre-owned dealer, in partnership with its agency Team Velocity, is transforming the way it assists its customers, leveraging Google’s advanced technology and measurement to take the friction out of vehicle service and maintenance.

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Brian Benstock believes Honda’s product lineup has what it takes to get the automaker through potentially bumpy times ahead.

Stagnating industry sales and rising interest rates will present challenges to dealers of all stripes.

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“The whole notion of having to come to a dealership for service is outdated,” says Brian Benstock, general manager and VP at Paragon Honda, the largest certified pre-owned Honda dealership in the world. “If a customer doesn’t want to set foot in the dealership, they shouldn’t have to.”

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I spoke with Automotive News to discuss how Honda creates an advantage in a challenging market.

“Honda’s product lineup has what it takes to get the automaker through potentially ‘bumpy’ times ahead.”

“…the company is well-positioned to stem the tide even as the brand fights through a down period to start the year.”

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