Your Dealership Show Room Through Your Customer’s Eyes

Corporate accountability – Fact or Fiction?

Corporate accountability is a FACT when monitoring the technical performance of the dealership, but mostly FICTION when applied to people performance. The ironic fact is that people drive the success of a dealership so it just makes good sense to apply accountability...

Understanding Productivity and Efficiency

Service financial and performance tracking can be confusing for service managers and technicians. Some systems use different terminology, such as revenue recovery, charge-out efficiency, or service recovery that can also cause additional confusion. In this edition of...

My class of customers

IT’S BEEN TOUGH selling and it won’t be easier this winter. It doesn’t take much to upset the apple cart and every month it seems a truckload is turning upside down. We have to find sales. The traditional methods of how we target our A, B, and C customers are not...

How to explain basic financials to new managers

UNDERSTANDING BASIC FINANCIALS is a common challenge faced by newly hired managers, whether you promote from within the dealership or bring in a new person from the outside. How do you prioritize the immediate training they will need to succeed in their new position?...

Feedback is a gift

THIS TITLE is not an oxymoron. I’m writing this article for two critical reasons: First, feedback is required for us to improve performance. Second, most supervisors cringe at the thought of providing performance feedback to employees. And it gets worse. I’ve talked...

You only have 24 hours

As many of you know, time is one of our most precious and expensive resources. Calculate how much it costs the dealership to keep you employed per hour. Then do the same to determine the cost to run the dealership per hour. Research suggests that we lose 25 – 30...
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