Rob Gehring
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  • Huron, OH
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  • Fixed Performance Inc
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New car sales remain a struggle

New car sales will remain a struggle for at least the next year or so. This will place a huge importance on fixed operations for dealership overall profits. We know how to get more gross profit for you on customer pay and warranty repairs. I am offering you Coronavirus pricing on our Margin Plus program. This is where we get you, retail prices on warranty repairs. That is $1995 down for parts and $1995 for…See More
Apr 30
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Humbled

During times like these, it’s challenging to watch the news. The world is closing down and getting sick. Family members are being hospitalized and no one is allowed to visit. Compare that to people like my Niece Jamie Bickel who went to New York as a Respiratory Therapist to help in the fight with Coronavirus for the next two months. My neighbor is making cloth masks and passing them…See More
Apr 16
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War Plans

Let’s face the facts, today's car dealers and everyone in our industry is at war. I recommend your dealership register for disaster relief at www.sba.gov. The forms are very detailed however, we must realize…See More
Apr 2
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Scared or Determined

These are interesting times that have me thinking about 2008 when it seems our world would collapse. Negative thoughts amplified the facts causing most of us to question our future. My own personal situation at that time included a health issue that took away the use of my right hand from surgery and complications from it for about a year. After some deep soul-searching that had me wondering if Walmart was…See More
Mar 24
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Wasting Time

The most precious thing that we all have is our time. It fascinates me that we all have equal amounts yet use it so differently. Take smoking as an example. We all understand it’s not healthy however imagine the amount of wasted time is taken for smoke breaks. Scanning social media or playing games are additional time…See More
Feb 13
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Asking the Right Questions

No matter what business you’re in asking the right questions makes a huge difference in results. The most important questions seldom get asked or even considered when evaluating a product, individual, or company. One question that I particularly like to ask is; “what makes you different?”. The truth is this should be every salesperson’s presentation so the potential client can understand the real value of…See More
Dec 27, 2019
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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, 2019
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Oct 21, 2019
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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, 2019
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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, 2019
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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, 2019
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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, 2019
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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, 2019
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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, 2019
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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, 2019
Rob Gehring posted a blog post

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, 2019

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New car sales remain a struggle

Posted on April 30, 2020 at 2:31pm 0 Comments

New car sales will remain a struggle for at least the next year or so. This will place a huge importance on fixed operations for dealership overall profits. We know how to get more gross profit for you on customer pay and warranty repairs. I am offering you Coronavirus pricing on our Margin Plus program. This is where we get you, retail prices on warranty repairs.…

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Humbled

Posted on April 16, 2020 at 10:31am 0 Comments

During times like these, it’s challenging to watch the news. The world is closing down and getting sick. Family members are being hospitalized and no one is allowed to visit. Compare that to people like my Niece Jamie Bickel who went to New York as a Respiratory Therapist to help in the fight with Coronavirus for the next two months. My…

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War Plans

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 9:30am 0 Comments

Let’s face the facts, today's car dealers and everyone in our industry is at war. I recommend your dealership register for disaster relief at…

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Scared or Determined

Posted on March 24, 2020 at 9:30am 0 Comments

These are interesting times that have me thinking about 2008 when it seems our world would collapse. Negative thoughts amplified the facts causing most of us to question our future. My own personal situation at that time included a health issue that took away the use of my right hand from surgery and complications from it for…

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Fixed Performance Inc
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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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