Rob Gehring
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Fixed Operations Consultants Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by NANCY SIMMONS Apr 11, 2012. 1 Reply

       Due to rapid growth we are in need of additional fixed operations consultants. Please email resume for consideration to tereash@fixedperformance.comContinue

 

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Customer Pay is King

Having spent my entire life in and around fixed operations of car dealerships there have been many changes. One of the sayings I’ve heard is that the only consistent thing in car dealerships is change. And serious change has occurred such as warranty work being down and the regulations associated with it climbing. They are building the cars better and have become more complicated to repair. Training requirements and equipment needs…See More
Thursday
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What Now?

The moment you notice something may be going wrong the very first thought that comes into your mind might be “what now.” Many people I know have the expectation that their life is just going to be full of problems no matter what they do. In a way, with this mentality, it justifies their life being miserable. The truth is this attitude is never going to be productive or have a long-term…See More
Jan 9
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Did you leave money on the table in 2017?

Gross profit is critical to the bottom line and warranty parts and labor reduce our results. The cost of training, equipment, special tools, and labor continue to rise making profit a challenge for dealerships. Our new Margin Plus program can get your dealership additional gross profit to offset the challenges. Let’s see what you are leaving on the table and perform a data pull from your DMS with two…See More
Jan 3
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The Life You Want

Few people would hesitate to describe the life they want to live. Today I ask what life you want. You had to think about what you would like to do for work or where you would like to live. You might be waiting for the genie in a magic bottle. Maybe you play the lottery considering what to do when you win. Neither of these is very likely to happen so let’s not spend any more time considering them. The…See More
Dec 27, 2017
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I Don’t Want To

It’s easy to say you want to accomplish something and even acknowledge it in front of others. When you start down the path of day-to-day life obstacles should be an expectation that will come your way. The way we think about those obstacles will determine the success or failure of our goal. When a new obstacle arises at first I question if I want to. Recently, I committed to exercising every day and this…See More
Dec 21, 2017
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Volume or Margin

One of the most important considerations we have in business is to understand the balance in choosing between volume and margin. If a dealership was only concerned about volume they might price customer pay repair labor at $60 per hour. If they were only concerned about margin they would consider a labor repair rate of $180 per hour as reasonable. The reality is neither one of these decisions would not lead to…See More
Dec 12, 2017
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The Inspired Life

I’ve heard most successful people are described as goal orientated or driven. They have a passion for their achievement daily and are inspired towards their purpose. Today I want to use an example of an individual I’ve known for many years, Shawn Dill. Shawn fits the bill I just described plus a lot more. Whenever success is illustrated in an individual’s life I believe you should look for tools you can use…See More
Dec 5, 2017
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What’s Your Risk Factor?

Recently I’ve experienced some intermittent chest pain every now and then that would last about 10 to 15 seconds and go away. After considering potential health implications I went to my local doctor’s office that performed an EKG. After the EKG was performed she was studying the print out very concerned. She then looked at me and suggested I go to an ER for further testing and said if I were her…See More
Nov 29, 2017
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What's Your Impact?

All of us have individuals in our lives that for better or worse impact who we are as a person forever. One of those individuals for me was a technician I worked with while being a fixed ops director for a car dealership. He came up to me one morning asking me to read a brochure then have a meeting with him. The brochure was about ALS disease better known as Lou Gehrig’s. I read the information as he directed and said…See More
Nov 22, 2017
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“Will You Do Your Best?”

If I asked you a simple question such as are you willing to be your best, how would you respond? Before you answer that question consider a few things. Doing your best often requires addressing things that aren’t comfortable. It might be a long-term employee that hasn’t had a positive thought in the last 15 years. They talk badly about coworkers and treat customers poorly. They call off sick often without consideration…See More
Nov 15, 2017
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Growing your own Technicians

The technician shortage is a common concern across the United States and everybody is looking for solutions. Many dealerships are placing ads looking for experienced technicians with little response from qualified applicants. The focus is on the immediate need without an understanding of the overall solution. I understand immediate needs must be addressed, however, dealerships should look well in advance for future needs and instill…See More
Nov 13, 2017
Rob Gehring posted a blog post

Growing your own Technicians

The technician shortage is a common concern across the United States and everybody is looking for solutions. Many dealerships are placing ads looking for experienced technicians with little response from qualified applicants. The focus is on the immediate need without an understanding of the overall solution. I understand immediate needs must be addressed, however, dealerships should look well in advance for future needs and instill…See More
Nov 9, 2017
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The technician shortage for dealerships is real and here is how to overcome it!

On Wednesday I presented a webinar on overcoming your technician crisis for Automotive News, and I want to say thank you to all the people that showed up! If you happened to miss this webinar on worries the recording is on the Automotive News website, by the way, it is free! Click the link below if you are having a Technician shortage problem, or maybe you are having…See More
Nov 3, 2017
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The technician shortage for dealerships is real.

On November 1st I will be presenting a free webinar for Automotive News in their Fixed Ops Journal at 2:00 pm ET. This webinar has the topic of Overcoming Your Technician Crisis. In this webinar, we will cover the reasons for our current shortage and spell out how your dealership can combat it! I urge you to attend this webinar and get a checklist to evaluate your…See More
Oct 19, 2017
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Read the Directions

Many things today require assembly when you buy them and include a package of individual parts such as nuts and bolts. Included in this package is printed information call directions that give step-by-step assembly instructions that should produce the assembled product without much effort. Recently I purchased some outdoor chairs with a table well-placed in the middle of them. The factory did pre-assemble every…See More
Sep 13, 2017
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The Real Parts Profit

Most dealers are bottom line performance individuals and start there when reviewing a financial statement. Parts Departments have some interesting considerations that should be understood when reviewing their financial performance. Many dealerships don’t utilize G&A accounting that separates General Management, Dealer, and office personnel into a separate account. I prefer this separation when analyzing the…See More
Sep 7, 2017

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Customer Pay is King

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Having spent my entire life in and around fixed operations of car dealerships there have been many changes. One of the sayings I’ve heard is that the only consistent thing in car dealerships is change. And serious change has occurred such as warranty work being down and the regulations associated with it climbing. They are building the cars better and have become more complicated to…

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What Now?

Posted on January 9, 2018 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

The moment you notice something may be going wrong the very first thought that comes into your mind might be “what now.” Many people I know have the expectation that their life is just going to be full of problems no matter what they do. In a way, with this mentality, it justifies their life being miserable. The truth is this attitude…

Continue

Did you leave money on the table in 2017?

Posted on January 3, 2018 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

Gross profit is critical to the bottom line and warranty parts and labor reduce our results. The cost of training, equipment, special tools, and labor continue to rise making profit a challenge for dealerships. Our new Margin Plus program can get your dealership additional gross profit to offset the challenges. Let’s see what you are leaving on the…

Continue

The Life You Want

Posted on December 27, 2017 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Few people would hesitate to describe the life they want to live. Today I ask what life you want. You had to think about what you would like to do for work or where you would like to live. You might be waiting for the genie in a magic bottle. Maybe you play the lottery considering what to do when you win. Neither of these is very likely to happen so…

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Fixed Performance Inc
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I work with car dealerships to improve fixed operations customer care and profits. Fixed coverage is the key for the dealerships of today to prosper in the future. Retaining customers through a wonderful customer experance in service sells more cars as a bonus!

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At 9:10am on January 20, 2011, Bruce M said…

Rob,

Good to see you on dealerELITE.net.  Thanks for the great information and safe traveling!

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