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Kerrigan Advisors Represents El Monte Honda in its Sale – The 10th Honda Dealership Kerrigan Advisors Has Represented for Sale since 2015

El Monte Honda sold to Car Pros Automotive Group

 

 

Irvine, CA., Tuesday, November 20, 2019 – Kerrigan Advisors, the leading sell-side advisory firm to auto dealers in the US, represented and advised on the sale of Los Angeles County-based El Monte Honda, owned by Steve Nelson and business partners, to Washington-based Car Pros Automotive Group. This is the first Honda dealership for Car Pros, a west coast-based…

Clearing up the air: All about fume collection in the auto industry

The automotive industry is one of the many air pollution contributors, producing carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, as well as other types of pollution. Activities such as robotic welding create hazardous metal fumes, which need to be collected to the source as close as possible. There’s no reason to threat, though, because the car sector is doing its best to keep the air clean for all of us. To be more precise, the manufacturing processes have been adapted and…

Where Oh Where Do We Find More Techs?

With the increasing demand for service repairs, dealers are scrambling to recruit more technicians. At the same time, the pool of experienced technicians is dwindling, as not enough new technicians are entering the workforce -- and demand will only increase.

 

Regardless of how much money your dealership may spend to expand your facilities to…

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Effective Tips to Keep Employees Engaged and Happy in Dealership

Employee engagement means a lot in car dealership business. Engaged employees can make your business and disengaged employees can't only decrease the sales but can also lead customers' dissatisfaction and efficiency in organizational tasks. In this forum posts, I am going to tell you some effective tips to keep your employees engaged. 

  • First of all, as a boss of a car dealership business, you must need to understand the significance of employee engagement. You can read quality…

How Do You Define Management Competency?

Successful dealerships strive to recruit, hire, and retain the best-available management talent. Once that talent is on board, effective performance management processes must be in place to provide these yet-unproven (to us) managers with feedback on their work results and to ensure that they are receiving the tools and support to become high achievers. So I always ask my potential client-dealers to describe their method of evaluating the overall competence of the…

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…

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Blog Posts

Quit Selling Scared

Posted by Grant Cardone on June 5, 2014 at 9:16am 18 Comments

My friend David Lewis wrote a blog suggesting the 'Trial Close' is an outdated concept and that it bothers the customer and you should stop using trial closes immediately.  But really? 

One of my favorite trial closes, "do you guys have…

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Drop the Leadership Lunacy

Posted by Dave Anderson on November 2, 2019 at 8:00am 0 Comments



As I continue with the third in a series of articles on the topic of generational leadership it’s important to prioritize focusing less on what makes each generation different, or what makes different generations “difficult,” and instead…

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Where Oh Where Do We Find More Techs?

Posted by Dan Beres on November 19, 2019 at 8:39am 0 Comments

With the increasing demand for service repairs, dealers are scrambling to recruit more technicians. At the same…

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Are You Over Communicating To Your Customers?

Posted by Doug Van Sach on November 15, 2019 at 10:00am 0 Comments

When it comes to email marketing, frequency of communications plays an important role in getting customers to…

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Are you in the Dark about the Effectiveness of your Website Strategies?

Posted by Tim Duke on November 6, 2019 at 9:49am 0 Comments

In my last blog, I shared a few design tips I…

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5 Essential ORP Communications

Posted by Courtney Evans on November 8, 2019 at 9:36am 0 Comments

Your dealership has probably been using an owner retention program (ORPs) for years, but when was the last time…

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Former Dealer and Founder of Hire The Winners is subject of new documentary on his life "Wrestled Away" The Lee Kemp Story

Posted by Lee Kemp on October 21, 2019 at 6:09pm 0 Comments

"Wrestled Away" The Lee Kemp Story was released globally on October 1, 2019 on most of the Video on Demand platforms including:



iTunes: https://t.co/nBw1YBSnNT



Amazon:… Continue

Four Steps to Productively Process Disappointment

Posted by Dave Anderson on October 15, 2019 at 11:04am 0 Comments

Disappointments are a fact of life. The question isn't whether we'll experience them, but whether we'll use them to our advantage and get better because of them; or, be abused by them when they happen, and let them hijack our attention, focus,…

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Is Your Store Ready For Training?

Posted by Sally Whitesell on October 11, 2019 at 3:16pm 0 Comments

I have been hired numerous times to perform training in stores that are not mentally or physically prepared for…

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Who is Eating Your Profits?

Posted by Sally Whitesell on September 20, 2019 at 3:49pm 0 Comments

Sometimes you have to get rid of a bad apple. This article is an oldie, but goodie from our archives.

-by…

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Tax Time Advertising

Started by Brian Andersen in Advertising/Marketing Forum. Last reply by Reynalda Lor Oct 12. 7 Replies

I am curious what other dealers are doing to prepare for tax time?  We have multiple roof tops and do deep sub-prime.  We are heavy into Craigslist, just signed up with Cars.com and AutoTrader, have an in house web design team:  …Continue

Tags: tax, ads, advertising

Need Suggestion About Car Audio System

Started by Reynalda Lor in Used Car Forum Oct 23. 0 Replies

Greetings!We recently purchased more than 12 pre-owned Toyota cars from a dealer-only auction. Though the engine quality is good but now, we are looking for its audio up-gradation. To attract our buyers, we are willing to update the audio system of…Continue

Tags: stereo, system, car, audio

Things to Consider Before Getting Car Tyres in Winter?

Started by Reynalda Lor in General Forum for dealerELITE Members Oct 25. 0 Replies

Greetings!As winter is coming close and usually, a number of car owners complain about the tyres. In this regard, you need to understand that if you are living in snowy areas, then its time to change the tyres. Here, I am going to share a few tips…Continue

Tags: tyre, car, tyres, cars

You know you work for a bad dealership when . . . .

Started by Mark Dubis in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by Tim Pendergast Jul 19, 2018. 89 Replies

We all know many dealers still make money the old fashioned way, in spite of themselves. If we want to attract top notch professionals to our industry we need to be able to quickly identify attributes of the poorly managed and not employee focused…Continue

Tags: for, auto, retailing, environments, work

Traditional Advertising, is it truly over as many might say?

Started by Bobby Compton in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by Willis Williams Oct 18, 2013. 87 Replies

Traditional Advertising, is it truly over as many might say?I've found that there are different environments, climates and demographics that call for traditional advertising! Although Social Media is on the move and in my opinion will be sooner than…Continue

Tags: BOBBY, COMPTON, LIVE, AUTOS, dealerELITE

Do women make better Car salespeople?

Started by aaron kominsky in Women in the Auto Industry. Last reply by Ben Misra May 6, 2014. 77 Replies

What  characteristics differentiate  the differences between a woman vs a man in selling autombiles  in today's marketplace?Continue

CRM advice needed, Small VW Dealership in Northwestern Pa

Started by Andrew Kappler in Dear Abby (dealerELITE) - Advice Needed. Last reply by Michael Robinson Ragsdale Mar 21, 2012. 72 Replies

   I am currently needing advice with regards to CRM software for our dealership, we have something sort of close but very antiquated, that said, I thought that I understood the functionality of said software however I may have been sort of blind to…Continue

Tags: Internet, Manager, Leads, Business, Development

Autotrader, Cars.com, what is your favorite 3rd party lead provider?

Started by Robert Hildreth in Ask an AUTOMOTIVE PROFESSIONAL. Last reply by MANNY LUNA Sep 27, 2011. 58 Replies

We have agreements with about everyone....had a terrible experience with Carsdirect 72 leads 0 sales...and customers seem to use it as a wish lists...for new or used...not to mention I hate that they have a site to tell me how much I should be…Continue

Tags: Dealix, Carsdirect, Cars.com, KBB, Zag

Finish this Sentence.....

Started by NANCY SIMMONS in General Forum for dealerELITE Members. Last reply by Justin Wade Bagwell Aug 13, 2011. 58 Replies

If I was a new dealer opening up a new car dealership today, I would...............Continue

 
 
 

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