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Everybody makes a move at some point in their lives and it is not as easy as it seems. It is like a big project, which requires so much attention and expenses. Moving without your vehicles is not possible because you need them at every point in your life. Most importantly, you cannot depend on car hiring services for very long at another place. So you need to transport your own car, for which you need to hire car shipping services.

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The Greatest of All Time

There’s a lot of discussion lately about who is the greatest of all time in basketball. The great players in any sport work diligently to perform to the best of their ability. In our automotive field, I’m sure we could discuss at great length who the greatest of all time would be as well. Most of us don’t consider ourselves working towards the…

Ford Ranger Service - All You Need to Know

Ford ranger is a nameplate, which was earlier, used by three different car models. Ford itself sold these cars. At first this name was used by Edsel Ranger car by Ford between the periods of 1958 to 1960. After that Ford F-series adopted this nameplate between the periods of 1965 to 1981. Lastly it was used by 1983 model. Previously Ranger was only limited to America and parts of Canada. After 1998, Ford started using the Ford Ranger nameplate globally and it widened its operation. Now it is…

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Are You Looking at This the Right Way?

When I was teaching the Sonic Dealer Academy from 2001 through 2008, my co-instructor, Steve Hallock, became famous for asking each class, “Why do you think we spend so much time talking about the Service Department? It’s because, at a 75% gross profit margin on labor sales, this department offers, by far, the greatest incentive to increase sales. That was then, and many dealership owners and managers looked at service gross potential that way.

These days, however, I’m coaching my…

How to Excel at Managing Change!

When your dealership organization implements projects or initiatives to improve productivity, seize opportunities, or address other key issues, it usually requires changes…changes to processes, job roles, organizational structures, and/or applications of new technology. However, it is actually the employees of your dealership who have to ultimately change how they do their jobs.

Change management is the discipline that guides how we prepare and support our employees…

Do You Have a 20+ Minute Daily One-Way Commute?

It seems like I’ve recently been getting more inquiries like the following from client-dealers and their managers:

“I know I can become a more effective and productive leader/manager, but how can I learn how  to do this without adding an increased time investment to my professional life. I’m already committed for 60+ hours per week!”

Well at least they’re not saying 80+ hours per week like I was frequently hearing during the 2003 – 2010 period! And although I…

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The Digital Dealer 25 Conference & Expo will be held at the Mirage Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. You'll have the opportunity to choose from over 100 educational sessions led by top dealership executives, trainers, and consultants.

 

Don't miss a beat! Here are a few things that will keep you in the loop as we gear up for DD25:

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