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Use your intellect to scale your lot size

If you have had the chance of seeing any kind of documentary over a big project, today’s concept of this article will be clear to you. Because we are talking about planning out the whole thing from the beginning to the end. It can make the whole project of yours really easy to handle. In the case of a small profession of an individual, this strategy is also helpful. As you will be planning out the whole process, your work will always stay in observations and the maintenance will be good too.…

Values Remained Stable Last Week

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. Click here to download the full…

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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.

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COFFEE IS FOR CLOSERS!

Posted by Timothy Wilson on November 13, 2018 at 5:39pm 0 Comments

Receive your FREE Coffee Is For Closers coffee mug stuffed with goodies.

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Use your intellect to scale your lot size

Posted by Simon Hopes on November 13, 2018 at 1:13pm 0 Comments

If you have had the chance of seeing any kind of documentary over a big project, today’s concept of this article will be clear to you. Because we are talking about planning out the whole thing from the beginning to the end. It can make the whole…

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Values Remained Stable Last Week

Posted by Black Book on November 13, 2018 at 11:56am 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's edition of Black Book Market Insights, with in-depth analysis of used car and truck valuation trends and insights straight from the auction lanes. …

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Networking Events and How to Make the Most of Your Next One

Posted by Cynthia Madison on November 13, 2018 at 9:09am 0 Comments

Networking is essential and goes beyond the limits of the internet. Yes, you will need more than to sit behind a computer and make online connections if you really want your networking strategy to work and deliver the expected results. This is…

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Always try to keep things simple in Forex trading

Posted by Simon Hopes on November 13, 2018 at 8:40am 0 Comments

In the case of choosing a professional life, you have to think about how will be for your mind. Whether the process is likable or not should be considered before joining an academic course. Then you study for the profession and get a…

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Tips For Selecting The Best Auto Mechanic For Repairing Your Car

Posted by Kate Westall on November 13, 2018 at 4:01am 0 Comments

Like any other automotive machine, a car can also start showing problems any time and would require instant repair to get started. In such a case, you can’t really trust any random person to help you with car…

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Why One Should Choose Authorized Audi service center Over Local Workshop?

Posted by Anna Wrench on November 13, 2018 at 3:51am 0 Comments

Being an Audi owner is certainly a demanding thing because all the intricate and delicate parts of the car requires careful handling at the time of service.  One of the dilemmas that most of the owners go through is…

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5 Things You Need to Do to Get Your Car into Shape

Posted by Tyler Newport on November 13, 2018 at 3:43am 0 Comments

Let’s start off by saying that a used car isn’t necessarily a used-up car and, seeing as how that money is probably pretty tight…

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Google Launches Auto Insurance Comparison Tool

Started by Mike Elliott in Automotive Industry Future - Predictions. Last reply by Reynalda Lor Sep 3. 1 Reply

With the growing popularity of care share programs, self-driving technology could be a game changer for urban traffic systems. A new study looks at how the Swedish capital's transport grid could be transformed. A fleet of shared self-driving cars in…Continue

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What about the other 90%

Started by Lizelle Landino in OTHER - Does Not Fit Any Predefined Category. Last reply by Les Gusky Aug 6. 1 Reply

How do you maximize your website and website traffic to the fullest? Spending so many ad dollars and funds to acquire website traffic is such a investment for dealers.  Let's say you are awesome and your website traffic converts "at best" at 10%,…Continue

Tags: Conversion, In-Market-Shoppers, Retention

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. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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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