Rob Gehring
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  • Huron, OH
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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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A Need for Good People

I have written and spoken extensively on the need for qualified technicians. This morning’s news says there are now more job openings than unemployed people nationwide. This means if every job opening was filled there wouldn’t be enough unemployed individuals to fill those positions. Many dealerships haven’t placed importance on compensating their teams well. As the employment levels continue to rise…See More
Jun 6
Rob Gehring posted a blog post

A Need for Good People

I have written and spoken extensively on the need for qualified technicians. This morning’s news says there are now more job openings than unemployed people nationwide. This means if every job opening was filled there wouldn’t be enough unemployed individuals to fill those positions. Many dealerships haven’t placed importance on compensating their teams well. As the employment levels continue to rise…See More
Jun 6
Rob Gehring's blog post was featured

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 greatest of all time in what we do. We should all constantly be working on…See More
May 26
Rob Gehring posted a blog post

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 greatest of all time in what we do. We should all constantly be working on…See More
May 25
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Got Retail on Warranty?

One of our clients just got an additional $300,000 gross profit on warranty using our Margin Plus program! Over 40 states have laws about this. Are you getting retail pricing for warranty parts and labor repairs yet? If not call 1-888-205-8718, or simply click the link below and see what we can do for your dealership!  http://marginplus.net/index.html…See More
May 17
Rob Gehring posted a blog post

The Real Reason to Sell Maintenance

In my advisor training, I talk about feature benefit presentations and review labor operation frequencies. The reaction of advisors is similar as I use their numbers individually to estimate potential sales by labor operations. They are amazed when we review just three labor operations that show their potential in excess of a quarter million dollars if they presented feature benefits to…See More
May 14
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Technician Mentor Program

Typically, a dealership will invest over $40,000 to get a technician certified to master status. To keep this technician current will require investing additional thousands in training every year. Historically dealerships haven’t attempted to maximize this investment by sharing with less trained newer talent. With the shortage of new technicians entering into the automotive industry, dealerships must…See More
Apr 16
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Growing Technicians

One of the largest concerns facing the automotive industry is the shortage of technicians. Many qualified technicians have left in retirement or have moved on to other markets that also have needs such as fleets or oilfields. Adding to this concern is very few young technicians have chosen to enter a market with so many challenges. A few of the obstacles for today’s youth that desire to be a technician…See More
Apr 3
Rob Gehring posted a blog post

Growing Technicians

One of the largest concerns facing the automotive industry is the shortage of technicians. Many qualified technicians have left in retirement or have moved on to other markets that also have needs such as fleets or oilfields. Adding to this concern is very few young technicians have chosen to enter a market with so many challenges. A few of the obstacles for today’s youth that desire to be a technician…See More
Apr 3
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The Future of Technician Income

Technician income is on the rise and the current shortage of available technicians is as well causing concerns for most dealerships across the country. Dealers have become aggressive offering more per flat rate hour and I’ve seen sign-on bonuses as high as $20,000. New technicians coming into the Automotive industry is low quickly elevating the shortage. The new technicians that enter the field face…See More
Mar 23
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Developing Your Standards

Those who hope to achieve success in life understand your standards hold a critical part in any achievement. Isn’t it interesting as critical as standards are towards achievement so little time is spent understanding and developing them? We are so caught up with the concerns of the day and dealing with current issues there isn’t any time left to develop the processes that would eliminate them. Recently I…See More
Mar 19
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What is Your Primary Focus?

I’ve had the privilege of visiting thousands of dealership service departments throughout the United States. The most successful have common characteristics and today I would like to illustrate one. Many have heard me say how important customer pay effective labor rate is along with repair order count. I’ve had countless training sessions illustrating the importance of gross profit margins on labor or…See More
Mar 6
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The Customer Is Right.

I’m not going to be bold and say the customer is always right. Frankly, they are not always right however, without them you have no business. Let’s rephrase that and say the customer is important. We could even say the customer is critical and be correct. What I find amazing is how little interaction there is between management and staff in exactly how the customer should be treated.…See More
Feb 21
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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
Jan 18
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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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A Need for Good People

Posted on June 6, 2018 at 10:00am 0 Comments

I have written and spoken extensively on the need for qualified technicians. This morning’s news says there are now more job openings than unemployed people nationwide. This means if every job opening was filled there wouldn’t be enough unemployed individuals to fill those positions. Many dealerships haven’t placed importance on compensating their teams…

Continue

The Greatest of All Time

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 11:00am 0 Comments

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…

Continue

Got Retail on Warranty?

Posted on May 17, 2018 at 12:45pm 0 Comments

One of our clients just got an additional $300,000 gross profit on warranty using our Margin Plus program! Over 40 states have laws about this. Are you getting retail pricing for warranty parts and labor repairs yet? If not call 1-888-205-8718, or simply click the link below and see what we can do for your dealership!  …

Continue

The Real Reason to Sell Maintenance

Posted on May 14, 2018 at 12:41pm 0 Comments

In my advisor training, I talk about feature benefit presentations and review labor operation frequencies. The reaction of advisors is similar as I use their numbers individually to estimate potential sales by labor operations. They are amazed when we review just three labor operations that show their potential in excess of a quarter…

Continue

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Fixed Performance Inc
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president owner
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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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