Category: Feature

RETAIL LABOUR RATE VS INTERNAL LABOUR RATE

In the latest of our series, thanks to legendary service advisor trainer, Lloyd Schiller, of LloydSchiller.com and Brooke Samples of Profit Blueprints, Brooke looks at the debate surrounding what the sales department should pay for repairs and maintenance. Most dealerships…

OBSOLETE PARTS AND WHAT TO DO WITH THEM

Obsolete parts are a drain on dealerships. You’ve bought them but now you can’t sell them, or they have been returned. They return to your shelves and are often forgotten, but they are hurting your bottom line. So what do…

MOVING USED INVENTORY JUST GOT A LOT EASIER

With margins being squeezed across dealerships – most recently across finance and insurance – success is increasingly focused on winning the used car battle. With 2M-plus used cars sold every year in Australia – double the new car market –…

WHAT DRIVES SPINCAR’S DEVIN DALY?

SpinCar is the world’s leading provider of digital automotive merchandising tools, with more than 140 million virtual Walkarounds experienced by car buyers across 14 countries since 2014. In this exclusive interview with Automotive Dealer, the CEO and Co-Founder of SpinCar…

HOLDEN POWERS AHEAD WITH SNAP21 AND CDK

SNAP21 Fast Facts: 54 per cent of customers leave a credible review online using the SNAP21 tool 27 per cent of customers click through to Google reviews 33 per cent of customers share their SNAP21 reviews on the own social…

2018 SALES PASS THE ONE MILLION MARK AS FLAT MARKET PERSISTS

National motor vehicle sales eclipsed the one million year-to-date sales mark during November 2018, in a month in which overall sales were down, according to the latest data released by the motor industry’s statistical service, VFACTS. National vehicle sales for…

KEEP ON TOP OF THINGS WITH BDO’S FAST 15 CHECKLIST

Our friends at BDO Automotive recognise the challenging trading conditions Dealers are currently experiencing, and have compiled a checklist to help ensure you are doing everything you can to maximise your returns. While the items on the following short checklist…