Category: Feature

Car ownership here to stay: Wes Lutz

Consumers are nowhere near ready to give up their personal vehicles in favour of ride-sharing, NADA chairman Wes Lutz, told the keynote session of the 2018 AADA National Dealer Convention on Tuesday. Mr Lutz expressed his pride in the industry…

Disruption is normal: Mills

Disruption is not “the new normal”, it has always been normal, delegates at the AADA National Dealer Convention heard on Tuesday morning. In his address, titled ‘Mobility Is and Always Will Be the Dealer’s Business’, guest breakfast speaker Charles Mills…

A Global Perspective on the Future of the Franchised Auto Dealer

An elite panel of Australian and international retail automotive industry leaders has discussed the potential pitfalls and possibilities for the franchised automotive industry as we head into the future. The pre-convention session ‘A Global Perspective on the Future of the…

SURVEY: 58% WILL SHARE DATA UNDER THE RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES

Most US consumers are ‘data pragmatists’ who, under the right circumstances, will trade personal information for incentives or benefits, a survey has found. Millennials are even more likely than other groups to share their data. This is not exactly news,…

SMART EXPENSE MANAGEMENT

In the second of our series, thanks to legendary fixed operations trainer and consultant, Lloyd Schiller of LloydSchiller.com, and Brooke Samples of Profit Blueprints, Brooke looks at five practices you can implement to keep on top of expenses at your…

THE LINK BETWEEN EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND SUCCESS

On a national level vehicle sales continue to rise; however, BDO have noted that dealership profits appear to have peaked in 2015/2016. Dealers are feeling the impact of margin pressures, regulatory changes and an increasing cost environment. Couple this with…

WHAT IS INDUSTRY SPECIALIST MENTORING FOR AUSTRALIAN APPRENTICES?

The Australian Government has recognised a decline in apprenticeships and has committed to a mentoring program designed to deliver support to Australian apprentices. This program is available to eligible apprentices and provides additional support throughout the first two years of…

FASTER QUOTES TAKES PARTS SALES TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Faster Quotes is used by Penfold Motors Melbourne, who are extremely impressed by its fast and efficient method of preparing accurate parts quotations, which has helped push the Parts side of their business up to the next level. Parts Dealers…

AUTONOMOUS LUXURY SEGMENT TO GROW

The autonomous vehicle market for the luxury segment will grow significantly in the next decade, and exponentially after that, according to a report. The Markets And Markets report titled “Autonomous Vehicle Market for Luxury Segment by Body Type (Sedan/Hatchback &…