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When a customer calls your dealership looking to schedule an oil change, does it sound like this? "Sorry we don't take appointments for oil changes we are open from 7:00am to 5:00pm, bring your vehicle in anytime and "l will squeeze you in." Believe it or not this happens more often than you would think.Maybe you do take appointments for oil changes but you are short on Technicians this week, so your advisor…See More
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How would your customers feel about this?

Posted by Rob Gehring on October 30, 2014 at 8:58am 0 Comments

When a customer calls your dealership looking to schedule an oil change, does it sound like this? "Sorry we don't take appointments for oil changes we are open from 7:00am to 5:00pm, bring your vehicle in anytime and "l will squeeze you in." Believe it or not this happens more often than you would think.

Maybe you do take appointments for oil changes but you are…

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Using Data to Increase Service Revenue

Posted by Richard Holland on October 30, 2014 at 8:52am 0 Comments

One of the most valuable assets you have at your dealership is your customer database. However, frequently dealers fail to effectively use this information to help achieve more specific marketing goals. While some may use their database to send marketing messages to existing and previous customers in an effort to sell…

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November 18th GNYADA Workshop "The Sales Process Redefined", Selling To Millennials

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7 Ways to Leverage Sales to Women and Increase CSI Now

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In today's Women's Wednesday, we focus on selling to women. Let's get real:

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Whenever you think about generating new leads on your website, you automatically assume that your wallet is about to take a big hit. What if we told you that the real secret to generating leads isn't HOW MUCH you spend, but WHERE you spend it?



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Don’t Kill The Messenger

Posted by sara callahan on October 29, 2014 at 8:50am 0 Comments

Customer complaints happen. No matter how much a business wants to provide great customer service, there are times when the dominos aren’t lined up exactly right. The chain breaks somewhere, preventing the last domino from falling. For the most part, customers understand that businesses aren’t perfect. It certainly…

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Preparing your dealership for fall and winter

Posted by Kristopher Hampton on October 28, 2014 at 7:54pm 0 Comments

Have you taken a minute to step out of your shoes and think about your dealerships being prepared for everything that comes with a change in seasons?  The weather has more of an impact then we tend to think.  Why do you think bears hibernate?    

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Is it Illegal to Ask about Criminal History on Job Applications?

Started by Mike Elliott in Dealer Forum. Last reply by Harry Kaye yesterday. 3 Replies

In past years it was common for potential employers to ask about criminal history on applications. However, in recent years this standard has begun to evolve. Since 2011, eleven states have imposed a law against inquiring into criminal history in this first round of hiring. Many similar bills are pending as this movement gains momentum.Companies often have legitimate reasons for inquiring after criminal history, such as filtering out individuals who may be at a risk for security or who have…Continue

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Internet Threatens Art of Selling - Buyers Visit Fewer Dealers

Started by IC. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience. Last reply by steven chessin yesterday. 1 Reply

By: Steve Finlay Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant Yesterday’s car buyer physically went from dealership to dealership in the course of shopping, racking up several visits. Today, buyers do most of that legwork online. On average, modern consumers visit 1.4 dealerships before purchasing, according to the National Automobile Dealers Assn. With that number as small as it is, a dealership might incorrectly assume “since they’re…Continue

Sales Advice from Leading Women in Sales

Started by Mike Elliott in Women in the Auto Industry Oct 24. 0 Replies

I wanted to share an article I read recently on Jill Konrath's site. Jill is a sales trainer. I've read some of her books, I subscribe to her blog and I believe she offers a lot of great insights.Given that Dealer Elite has a Category for Women in this Industry, I thought this was the best place to post this information for managers and salespeople of either gender. The article is entitled :…Continue

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How to Boost Your Mental Toughness: Tips From a Spy

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BY JILL KRASNY @JILLKRASNYThink your job is tough? Try convincing a Soviet agent to spy for the U.S. For that, you need a large dose of grit. Here's how to get it.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantWhen the odds are long and the stakes are…Continue

Why We Love Sales: (And You Should, Too!)

Started by IC. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience on Tuesday. 0 Replies

Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant The Internet was made to connect people, not just information. Nearly half of consumers now visit only 1 dealership prior to purchase and if 1 in 6 buyers skip the test drive we have an issue. Everyone should drive the car they are thinking about buying this vehicle may have a rattle or something this way you can be sure to have the correct paper work prepared and on record so it can be taken…Continue

Shark Tank Star Robert Herjavec on the 5 Worst Sales Sins

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By: Kim Lance Shandrow Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant Robert Herjavec equates making a sales call to asking someone out on a date. For many salespeople, especially newbies, once the fear of striking out takes hold, it’s over. In a single syllable, the dreaded “no” saps confidence and shatters egos. But it shouldn’t, particularly not if you’re in sales. He says if you can’t handle rejection, you’re in the wrong business.…Continue

18 Body-Language Tricks To Make A Great First Impression

Started by IC. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience on Sunday. 0 Replies

By: PETER ECONOMYHow you sit says a lot about you.Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales ConsultantResearch shows that 60 to 90% of our communication with others is nonverbal, which means the body language we use is extremely important.In addition, it's especially important to make a good first impression. Why? Because within the first few minutes of meeting someone, we are already making decisions about what the other person's intentions…Continue

Why TechAutoCareers.com® Apps Are Shaping The Modern Sale Process:

Started by IC. Collins in dealerELITE Professional Experience on Sunday. 0 Replies

Shared: From your friends TechAutoCareers.com® the online resource for the Automotive Sales Consultant™I have met hundreds of sales consultants who have attended sales seminars most say they had a good experience. But the problem is that it wasn’t supported on an on-going basis to ensure success. We are all responsible for our own success, if you give someone the proper information they can not help but take responsibility for there own actions and seeking out information for improvement that…Continue

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Official: Scion shows tC Release Series 9.0, Giants fans rejoyce

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2015 Scion tC Release Series 9.0

The timing is perfect. Really, Scion couldn't have done any better, unveiling the latest member of the Scion tC Release Series - number 9.0, a stylish black-and-orange looker - barely a day after the San Francisco Giants, whose color scheme is black and orange, won the World Series. Also, one day before Halloween.

The Scion's well-timed color scheme is the product of Jeremy Lookofsky of Cartel Customs. The company's styling treatment also includes the custom body kit and orange seatbelts.

The Release 9.0's two main performance enhancements include a center-exit exhaust and TRD lowering springs. Beyond that, though, the changes are largely aesthetic. Black wheels, accents and badges round out the exterior changes, while the cabin features orange contrast stitching on the steering wheel and seats and orange paint on the dash and shifter surround.

Scion will build just 2,000 tC Release 9.0, with prices starting at $23,190 for a manual-trans model and $24,340 for an automatic. Those prices, of course, don't include the $770 in destination charging. Interested customers can look for the limited-edition model to arrive in dealers in January 2015.

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