Category: Dealership Operations

Maintenance – It’s Not Just for Vehicles

In the latest of our series, thanks to legendary service adviser trainer, Lloyd Schiller, of LloydSchiller.com and Brooke Samples of Profit Blueprints, Brooke stresses the importance of maintaining all aspects of your dealership. As I was weeding my garden for…

carsales Automotive Industry Support Totals More than $30M

Carsales has continued its unprecedented support of the automotive industry with a Dealer fee rebate package for Melbourne metro business affected by the stage four COVID-19 restrictions. The new tranche of Dealer support measures will take the value of carsales’…

Recycling / End of Life Stewardship

The Federal Government has committed to a $1 billion waste and recycling plan. Among its goals is encouragement for industry to take responsibility for control of waste streams which potentially includes the implementation of stewardship schemes. The AADA fully supports…

Over 150,000 Faulty Takata Airbags Still on Roads

At least 155,000 vehicles containing potentially deadly Takata airbags are still on our roads and with less than six months before Manufacturers are expected to complete their recall of these vehicles, the ACCC has urged consumers to check if their…

FAIRNESS IN FRANCHISING: GOVERNMENT RESPONSE

On 20 August 2020, the Government published its response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (The Committee) Fairness in Franchising report. The report recommended changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct (Code) and this is the…

GOVERNMENT RELEASES ITS RESPONSE TO THE 2019 FRANCHISING CODE REVIEW

On 20 August 2020, the Australian Government released its long awaited response (Government Response) to the Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services inquiry (Inquiry) into the operation and effectiveness of the Franchising Code of Conduct report: Fairness in Franchising…

GOVERNMENT CHANGES TO FRANCHISING CODE PENALTIES ‘WEAK’

The Federal Government has doubled the penalties that apply for a breach of the Franchising Code, but AADA believes this response is still ‘far too weak’ to change anything. AADA Chief Operating Officer Brian Savage said “the penalties are still…

FIXED-PRICE SALES MODEL CONCERNS

As Honda and Mercedes-Benz continue to plan to shift to a set-price distribution model, AADA CEO James Voortman has expressed concern to a Senate Committee about the detrimental effect such a move would have on Australian Dealers. Honda has announced…

NEW GM BRAND ‘UNTHINKABLE’

In the wake of the decision by General Motors’ (GM) to withdraw from the Australian market, AADA has expressed concern over the company’s announcement that it will be launching a new vehicle brand. “The launch of General Motors Special Vehicles…