Michael Tynan Honoured

The role of legendary Australian automotive industry figure Michael Tynan, in rolling out the new AADA cannot be underestimated. Indeed, it was Michael who started the process back in 2010 by conducting a comprehensive Dealer survey; the results of which…

Automotive Dealer Magazine Well Received

Here’s what Sam Johnston Dealer Principal of Penfold Mazda had to say about our last issue: ‘I just read the AADA magazine from cover to cover and thought I’d let you know that it was an excellent read. All relevant…

GCG Turbochargers Wins Distributor Of The Year

GCG Turbochargers Australia was awarded Distributor of the Year 2013 for Australasia in recognition of their performance for the 2013 year with the Garrett by Honeywell brand. The recent bi-annual World Wide Distributor Conference in Vienna was the location for…

Toyota Installs Largest Solar Power System in Victoria

A great change has occurred at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia’s manufacturing plant in Melbourne. Officially launched in early June, 2000 solar panels, designed and installed by Autonomous Energy, now cover the roof of Toyota’s Powertrain Factory at their Altona North…

Choosing Accessories Partners – The Checklist

In times of poor retained margins on new car sales, a focus on other income opportunities must increase – and one of the most overlooked and underutilised is accessory sales. One of the keys to maximising your opportunities involves choosing…

Used Car Import Debate Intensifies

An article run by Carsguide about the risks and pitfalls of importing used vehicles on a large-scale into Australia has attracted much attention – including our Kiwi cousins. The Carsguide article contends that while on the surface imported used cars…

Future Franchise Agreement a Hot Topic at Convention

The 2014 AADA National Dealer Convention will take an in-depth look at how changing market trends and laws will demand the need for a changed Franchise Agreement for Dealers. In the last issue of Automotive Dealer, a number of significant…

Dealers Losing Face

As more manufacturers demand a ‘one size fits all’ approach to online dealerships, they are put at risk of losing the critical elements that make them unique. Some Dealers have expressed concern towards the future of their online presence, as…