Author Archives: AADA - Administrator

Mixed Response To Brisbane AutoMall

Penned as a ‘World First’ the proposed multi-million dollar dealership mall and test track at Brisbane airport could have varied outcomes for Dealers AutoMall is a grand concept that, if completed, could have a significant impact on the Brisbane automotive…

AADA’s All-New NADA Study Tour: Not Just Business as Usual

A totally redesigned and re-imagined tour for 2016 Never before has the AADA NADA Study Tour been so focused on rewarding delegates with an unforgettable global automotive industry experience. That includes the opportunity to partake in the most exciting and…

Would You Buy Mr Otaki’s 2013 Toyota Crown?

Buying a Japanese used car can be a risky business A colleague recently received an unsolicited email from the General Manager of a Japanese trading company offering him a 2013 Toyota Crown described as ‘the best ever car in my…

Training Matters: NADA Courses Highlight Potential For Profits

The roll-out of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) University courses is continuing apace with several dealerships signing up to take advantage of the specially-designed programs Following the delivery of the first Service Department Operations Management Course held in March…

Accessing international automotive workers: levelling the playing field

Many automotive dealerships make extensive use of international workers to address the long-term trade skill shortages in their service departments. Typically on ‘457 visas,’ these workers bring much needed skills in mechanical repair, auto-electrical work, body repair and painting. Auto…

Luxury Car Tax Threshold Update

Dealers who are impacted by the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) should be aware of the most recent changes to the thresholds. The LCT threshold is indexed annually according to a factor determined by Parliament or, in accordance with movements in…

How Many is Too Many?

With 123 car plants in China, overcapacity is only expected to get worse In 2014 China produced 20.98 million vehicles according to the Chinese Association of Automotive Manufacturers, extending its lead as the world’s largest and most profitable car market….

Employing Staff Casually Vs Part-Time

Here are the basics you need to consider when deciding between casual or part-time staff When you require an employee for less than 38 hours per week, you have a choice as to how to employ them. Usually the first…