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How to change engine oil in your Bike & Cars

Engine Oil is to vehicles what blood is to human beings. It plays a crucial part in the proper functioning of your vehicle and ensures the longevity of each of its components. Over time, this engine oil starts to lose its properties that will affect the efficiency and performance of your vehicle, which is not a good thing. To ensure the top-notch performance of your vehicle, it is important that you change your bike or car engine oil at proper intervals and in a proper…

Who is Eating Your Profits?

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

-by Sally Whitesell for AutoSuccess Magazine.

Terminating someone is never pleasant and not to be taken lightly. As a former service manager I only had to fire one service advisor -and I did not make that decision lightly. However, in…

7 Tips to Turn Sales Calls into Customer Appointments

More than ever before, customers are turning to the internet to research and shop for vehicles. This shift in behavior makes phone calls even more critical. Instead of visiting the dealership to ask vehicle questions, shoppers are turning to their phones. 

 

In my last blog, “…

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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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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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Master the Art of Execution

Posted by Dave Anderson on August 26, 2019 at 11:07am 0 Comments

The reason most organizations fail to achieve desired results is because they lack an effective execution process that serves as a bridge from where the organization is at, to where it aspires to go. Many organizations start the year with a…

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When Counting Google Conversions that Shouldn’t Count

Posted by Jim Flint on September 3, 2019 at 7:00am 0 Comments

Tracking Google conversions as if they were the ultimate…

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Ali’s Transactional Call

Posted by Damian Boudreaux on August 22, 2019 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

Last week, in Ali Reda’s Road to Sales Success we revealed that Carlos - new to the…

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Face and Fix These Four Excuses

Posted by Dave Anderson on August 20, 2019 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Excuses are common amongst underachievers, and when you're trying to live the game changer life, the effects caused by making them are devastating to your potential. Game changers are in the habit of owning it, and not making as many excuses when…

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Google Ads Two Changes for Display

Posted by Jim Flint on August 16, 2019 at 6:00am 0 Comments

In this video blog, Jim Flint, CEO, and Founder of Local Search Group discusses two changes you should make to deliver the most efficiencies for your Google Ad campaigns.…

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This Is Not A 30-Day Career

Posted by Damian Boudreaux on August 8, 2019 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Welcome back to our exciting new video series, Ali Reda’s Road to Sales Success! When I met…

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Just Show Up!

Posted by Damian Boudreaux on May 9, 2019 at 7:52am 0 Comments

Here we are again with the video series, Quality of Life.

Let’s start this week by taking a look at that…

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Car Dealership Design Ideas?

Started by Reynalda Lor in General Forum for dealerELITE Members on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Greetings!According to our marketing and HR teams, the sitting arrangements, interior and exterior designing of dealerships matter a lot to engage the potential customers. That's why we are looking to renovate and rearrange our entire store from…Continue

Tags: ideas, design, car, renovation, dealership

Who would you be if you weren't in the auto industry?

Started by Mike Myers in General Forum for dealerELITE Members. Last reply by Richard Burke Aug 26. 7 Replies

I thought this would be an interesting discussion.Most people enter the "car biz" because we didn't make it somewhere else."Who would you be if you weren't in the auto industry?"Continue

Tags: industry, auto, career

Secure Dealership from Gun Abuse?

Started by Reynalda Lor in General Forum for dealerELITE Members Sep 3. 0 Replies

Greetings!If I would say I am not terrified about the gun shooting incidents then it would be wrong. Yes, I am scared that's why our dealership planned to do all precaution to improve the security. Though we have two security guards and one computer…Continue

Tags: detection, gun, dealership, for, security

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

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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

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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