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…

NADA University Is a Game Changer

For the first time in history, the AADA will make NADA University available to Australian Dealers in a recently approved landmark agreement. Australian dealerships will have a new and outstanding opportunity to increase their knowledge and add valuable skills to…

Update: AADA/MTAA Legal Dispute

AADA Chairman Ian Field shares his insights into the current legal dispute with the defunct MTAA: Understanding the current legal dispute between the defunct MTAA and the new AADA is only possible when the history of AADA and MTAA is…

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Progress Made As FCAI Repair Information Code Unfolds

The FCAI, in cooperation with AADA, now has a document which (for the most part) has the agreement of all parties following the latest meeting in Canberra. A ‘Code of Practice’ being drafted by the Federal Chamber Of Automotive Industries…

Budget Backlash

From impassioned public demonstrations, to sliding poll results and intense media coverage, reaction to the 2014 Federal Budget has not gone unnoticed. The Abbott government’s first budget has caused a monumental reaction from the Australian public, not to mention countless…

History Repeating Itself

After almost 40 years, the AADA is now more in line with its original goals and objectives than ever. A position statement from the AADA, when it was previously referred to as the Australian Automobile Dealers Association has surfaced and…

AADA Convention Update – It doesn’t get any better than this

Every year the AADA Convention provides attendees with a dynamic, information-and-inspiration packed line-up of high profile keynote speakers and leading industry figures. In 2013 we had Martin Ward, AP Eagers CEO, international guest David Kain and the ex-Chairman of Toyota…