Tim Pendergast
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  • Bucksport, ME
  • United States
  • That Old Car Guy
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Why do dealers hate the 4 square?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roger Williams Jan 16, 2015. 2 Replies

For the life of me I do not understand why dealers hate the 4 square worksheet so much! it has every answer a customer wants to know on it, Price, Payment< down Payment and trade allowance. Yes in…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Bobby Compton Jan 23, 2013. 3 Replies

01/15/2013 As I sit in my little office pondering the state of our business, I cannot help but ask myself a few questions? Number 1Where has all the loyalty and respect gone in our business?Is it…Continue

Thought for the week!

Started Jan 15, 2013 0 Replies

Please lord give me all your misfits, the misunderstood, the castaways and the downtrodden! For I will put them all under one roof and make them all a team of superstars! Every person has a talent,…Continue

The Product of the Future Has Arrived!

Started Feb 29, 2012 0 Replies

Solid Solutions is proud to announce that we are now the exclusive agent in ME, NH and VT for Family First Dealer Services and their all new Trade In Protection Program (TIP) Available to all…Continue

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32 years in the business and recently decided I was better off helping smaller dealers beat the big guys. No fluff, just straight up training on desking deals, motivating sales, service, parts and techs to all work together. For 1 common goal! SUCCESS!


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Train Your People, Train Yourself

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 3:40pm 0 Comments

Train your people, and Train yourself!


I am in dealers all over the country and the one constant I find is the LACK OF TRAINING! How do owners and managers expect to grow their market share with salespeople who have no direction or training?


Typically we arrive a day early to set up for our sale, and I will sit down with the managers and do a Q&A session. When their questions and concerns are addressed I will usually ask them for the…


All I can Say Is WOW!

Posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:29am 0 Comments

Hers a guy who really puts a black eye on our Industry!



A wife's View!

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 11:16pm 0 Comments

Here is a must read for all managers and dealers! Ever wonder what your employees and their spouses go through to make your store money? You should! Read this...



A couple letters from clients!

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 9:46pm 0 Comments

letter 1,



Thanks for all your help!

 I can not tell you how pleased we are with you and your company. You and your team breath a breath of fresh air into the event and mail business. I look forward to our continued relationship. You certainly have a great group of real professional straight shooting car guys. I will recommend you to any dealership any time.

 Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. One thing for sure is any dealership in…


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At 10:20am on August 30, 2010, Robert Karvonen said…
Tim This is the same Bob Karvonen that you once woked for in Waterville Me
At 10:39am on August 28, 2010, Robert Karvonen said…
Hi Tim Welcome aboard Bob Karvonen.
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Welcome Tim. Drop me a note some time let me know what is happnin.



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