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Warranty Reimbursement Increase (Margin Plus)

Now is the time to get your warranty reimbursement increase! We are offering $3,000 off our Margin Plus program until January 31st. Click the link above to find out more. 

Added by Rob Gehring on January 11, 2019 at 10:35am — No Comments

New Year’s Special It’s time to get your Warranty Reimbursement Increase!

We have built Margin Plus from the ground up with only one purpose in mind. That purpose is to file Warranty Reimbursement Increases for new car dealerships! Start the year off right with more gross in your pocket!

 

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Added by Rob Gehring on December 31, 2018 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Your Greatest Risk

As the current year is winding down it’s a common practice for people to set goals for the upcoming Year. Everyone calls these goals New Year’s resolutions. It’s the time of year people evaluate what they desire to accomplish and write them down as a New Year’s resolution to tackle on January 1st. Although I love…

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Added by Rob Gehring on December 28, 2018 at 9:22am — No Comments

Making the Difference in 2019

This has been an incredible year in many ways for our family. It has also been one of the most challenging as I nearly drowned in Lake Erie. I haven’t shared that experience with many folks however, today sharing some lessons learned might be valuable.

My first lesson was the importance of wearing a life…

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Added by Rob Gehring on December 19, 2018 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Be Determined

Growing up it didn’t take long to understand life is going to be full of challenges. It’s interesting to note many of those challenges were brought on by myself, however, others just find their way into my life. No matter who you are or what you do I am confident you’ve had a similar experience with your life. What makes the difference is how you respond…

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Added by Rob Gehring on November 29, 2018 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Developing the Team

Growing up as a Cleveland sports fan has many challenges however, it also includes a valuable lesson for us all. Most of the time talented free agents want to end up on a competitive team with other talented players. This makes a poor team dependent on having excellent draft picks to bring talent to them. This obviously creates challenges for Cleveland…

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Added by Rob Gehring on November 6, 2018 at 2:12pm — No Comments

What is Your Passion?

Over the years I’ve had the privilege to meet some amazing individuals. Some that were worth hundreds of millions of dollars and others that financially was challenged. I find it interesting that individuals I find impressive have common characteristics and have nothing to do with money. I remember the day I met John Bowling who had a…

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Added by Rob Gehring on October 18, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

ATES Technician Mentor Program

One of the largest concerns facing the automotive industry is the shortage of Technicians. Many qualified technicians have left in retirement or have moved on to other industries that also have needs such as fleets or oil fields. Adding to this concern is very few young…

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Added by Rob Gehring on October 3, 2018 at 11:50am — No Comments

ATES The Surgical Approach

I consider surgeons to be the utmost professionals in our society. The title of surgeon carries with it an immediate respectability. When we’re talking about taking a surgical approach in our dealerships it only makes sense if we desire to reach the respectability of a…

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Added by Rob Gehring on October 3, 2018 at 11:46am — No Comments

ATES The Technician Bill of Rights

In dealerships throughout the United States, there is a dramatic shortage of technicians. Technicians…

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Added by Rob Gehring on October 3, 2018 at 11:41am — No Comments

Congratulations California on passing your new state law (eff. Oct 1, 2018)! Did you know your state just passed that requires your manufacturer to reimburse you at Retail for parts and labor? Let us…

Congratulations California on passing your new state law (eff. Oct 1, 2018)! Did you know your state just passed that requires your manufacturer to reimburse you at Retail for parts and labor? Let us help you lock up thousands of dollars from the manufacturer in 60 days! Margin Plus clients average $200K in increased…

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Added by Rob Gehring on October 1, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

We now have a National Sales Director at Fixed Performance, introducing Bart Barna!

Bart Barna has over 15 years of experience in the dealership world. After his Honorable discharge from the U.S. Navy, he started his career in Automotive Sales. Then Bart started working his way up through management becoming a Finance Manager, Sales Manager, General Sales Manager and then a General Manager. We asked Bart what his favorite thing about being a manager was-is and he…

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Added by Rob Gehring on September 10, 2018 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Why is this happening to me?

Several years ago, I wrote a newsletter titled “defining moments” when I talked about how our response to certain events in our life, define who we are as individuals. This was written back in 2009 when car dealers didn’t know if they were even going to be a dealership. Could they order cars and sell to the…

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Added by Rob Gehring on September 5, 2018 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Parts Inventory

Parts inventory may not be a sexy topic however, it could not be any more critical in achieving peak performance in your fixed operations. Many dealerships make the mistake of managing their parts inventories by the number of dollars instead of having what is needed. They believe aged inventory isn’t a real cost and they refuse…

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Added by Rob Gehring on August 9, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

Developing Your Future

No one can see the future however, the decisions you make on a daily basis definitely develop the chances for failure or success. Kenny Rogers said in a song “You got to know when to hold them, know when to fold them” illustrating the same concept that the choices we make today develop our future. What we all need to understand…

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Added by Rob Gehring on July 18, 2018 at 8:00am — No Comments

Get Going

I wear a Fitbit tracking device that monitors how many steps I take during the day. One of the features in the Fitbit is when I’m sitting for a while it buzzes to encourage me to take so many steps to meet my goal for the hour. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a similar product that monitored what we are accomplishing in our jobs? Words cannot express what…

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Added by Rob Gehring on July 9, 2018 at 9:09am — No Comments

Are You Asking?

One of the things I’ve been able to do over the years is accepting the fact I’ll never achieve perfection. However, I constantly look at myself seeking areas for me to improve. Many times I share imperfections with the hope that others might learn from my experience developed over the years. 



I started Fixed Performance…

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Added by Rob Gehring on June 21, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

A Need for Good People

I have written and spoken extensively on the need for qualified technicians. This morning’s news says there are now more job openings than unemployed people nationwide. This means if every job opening was filled there wouldn’t be enough unemployed individuals to fill those positions. Many dealerships haven’t placed importance on compensating their teams…

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Added by Rob Gehring on June 6, 2018 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Greatest of All Time

There’s a lot of discussion lately about who is the greatest of all time in basketball. The great players in any sport work diligently to perform to the best of their ability. In our automotive field, I’m sure we could discuss at great length who the greatest of all time would be as well. Most of us don’t consider ourselves working towards the…

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Added by Rob Gehring on May 25, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

Got Retail on Warranty?

One of our clients just got an additional $300,000 gross profit on warranty using our Margin Plus program! Over 40 states have laws about this. Are you getting retail pricing for warranty parts and labor repairs yet? If not call 1-888-205-8718, or simply click the link below and see what we can do for your dealership!  …

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Added by Rob Gehring on May 17, 2018 at 12:45pm — No Comments

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