Rob Gehring
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  • Fixed Performance Inc
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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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Outbound Calls

It’s that time of year when many dealerships struggle to keep repair order count high. My favorite way to build repair order counts is to perform outbound calls with open safety campaigns. If this is a daily exercise repair order growth never seems to be a struggle and customer retention is never a concern. During a recent visit to Serpentini Chevrolet in Orrville Ohio, I met an individual that has it…See More
Dec 4
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Lessons From The Strike

I believe we must continually be observant and challenge ourselves with this question “what can we learn from this?”. The strike at General Motors has made a bunch of news lately. However, today I thought it would be timely to discuss what we can learn from this current situation.During a recent dealership visit, a few things caught my interest. The first one was the parts department manager was scrambling trying to find…See More
Sep 30
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Overrides

Today’s dealerships must be completely focused in on fixed operations performance. General Motors going on strike is just one concern of many related to new-car sales. Shrinking new-car margins are here to stay, and so is your dependence on fixed operations. Everyone must be concerned about expenses and monitor them for results. Today’s topic gets overlooked by most. Team members adjust pricing on repair…See More
Sep 17
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Changing Times

Recently I was in a Ford dealership on a coaching visit and reviewed labor operation frequencies. I always find this a wealth of information on how well advisors are doing with customers. In this review, differential services were only performed seven times over the last year. Pickup trucks and SUVs in Ford dealerships are the top sellers in the nation, so I estimated that 800 differentials come through…See More
Sep 6
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DealerTrack Press Release 8-23-2019

DealerTrack Press ReleaseIt is with great pride we announce that DealerTrack has approved our Fixed Performance Margin Plus software to interface with their dealership base. This assures your dealership data is safe and…See More
Aug 23
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Being Your Best

I’ve often used the medical profession as a comparison for dealership service. The reason is they generally do an exceptional job with everything from the appointment, customer intake, and follow-up. Recently I went to my local Dr. to discuss a pain that I’ve been having in my left arm for about six months. The doctor sent me off for an x-ray which was negative so the next step was the orthopedic surgeon…See More
Aug 16
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Plan to Improve

Most people are so involved with activities of the day there is no time left for any sort of action plan to improve the results in the future. You might’ve set sales growth goals and even watch progress daily to see how you’re performing. To me, the best performers have always been the individuals that focus in…See More
Jul 26
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Would you like to double your current reimbursement on parts from your manufacturer?

You should never be too busy for improvements that make your career more efficient and or more productive! Did you know 44 States have passed laws protecting your ability to charge Retail rates for warranty work? It takes the experienced dealer about 40 hours to complete this on their own, per department on average.Use our free no obligation calculator to see if you’re one of the many dealers that are owed money. …See More
Jun 25
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Building Value for Car Sales

Dealerships invest substantial amounts of money to get people into the dealership and consider a new car purchase. Investments in advertisements and promotions are necessary however, the greatest asset for building value in the sales department is the service department.The service department generates large daily car counts that generally draw no attention from sales. Any aggressive salesperson wouldn’t be…See More
Jun 7
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Repair Order Tune Up

Dealerships have many reasons to work with staff and write the best repair orders possible. This helps the dealership in so many ways however to carry a special interest in today’s dealership environment. First, it is critical in maximizing submissions to receive retail pricing on warranty repairs. Second is that poorly written repair orders cost technicians billable hours trying to work around and find…See More
May 10
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Do you know about the law that just passed in Kansas?

Congratulations! Kansas Senate Bill No.39 takes effect July 1, 2019, this legislation requires manufacturers to reimburse Retail on Warranty Parts and Labor. We assist dealerships across the country to receive retail on warranty. Margin Plus client’s average $200K in increased profit the first year!Click the…See More
Apr 10

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Outbound Calls

Posted on December 4, 2019 at 10:19am 0 Comments

It’s that time of year when many dealerships struggle to keep repair order count high. My favorite way to build repair order counts is to perform outbound calls with open safety campaigns. If this is a daily exercise repair order growth never seems to be a struggle and customer retention is never a concern. During a recent…

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Getting Better

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 10:34am 0 Comments

Dick Fosbury won an Olympic gold medal yet most don’t know his name or story. His Olympic record high jump was 7-4 to achieve a gold medal. The interesting thing to me is that Fosbury wasn’t remarkable as he developed in high school or initially in college. The standard techniques of high jumping were not going to make him a star Olympic…

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Building Gross Profit

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 10:15am 0 Comments

Building your gross profit has to be a priority for anyone in business today. Without enough gross profit, you are doomed to failure. Today let’s look at some proven ways for your dealership to build fixed operations gross profit.



The first consideration in building gross profit must be customer…

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Lessons From The Strike

Posted on September 30, 2019 at 9:00am 0 Comments

I believe we must continually be observant and challenge ourselves with this question “what can we learn from this?”. The strike at General Motors has made a bunch of news lately. However, today I thought it would be timely to discuss what we can learn from this current situation.



During a recent dealership visit, a…

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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!

B

 
 
 

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