Category: Consumer News

JOIN US IN BRISBANE FOR AADA2021 FUTURE FOCUSED

The AADA National Dealer Convention & Expo is excited to announce AADA2021 Future Focused, a welcome return to our traditional Convention in the vibrant city of Brisbane this September. AADA2021 Future Focused will present an action-packed onsite program and also…

DEALERSHIP OF TOMORROW (DOT): 2021 UPDATE

“For everything to stay the same, everything must change.” – from The Leopard by G. T. di Lampedusa. Lampedusa was writing about Italian politics in the 1800s, but his epigram also applies to the American dealership scene today. His meaning…

DO WE NEED A MOTOR SHOW?

Motor Shows are wonderful events for anyone who loves cars. Manufacturers use them to unveil and hype up concept cars, important new production models and innovations, and the public flocks to see these wonders of technology and horsepower. Yet it…

DATA SHARING LAW EXPECTED SOON

The Federal Government is understood to be close to releasing legislation regarding the mandatory sharing of service and repair information. Bodies such as the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) have been campaigning for the Federal Government to introduce a mandatory…

AADA BACKS MITSUBISHI’S 10-YEAR WARRANTY PLAN

In October, the AADA lodged a submission with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) supporting Mitsubishi’s proposal to introduce a warranty of five years with an additional five years for customers who service their vehicle with a Mitsubishi Dealer….

THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO EXTRAORDINARY

In the latest of our series, thanks to legendary service adviser trainer, Lloyd Schiller, of LloydSchiller.com and Brooke Samples of Profit Blueprints, Brooke explains why there are no shortcuts if you want to be the best. Last weekend, I elected…

‘NEW MATH’ KEY TO COMBATTING MARGIN COMPRESSION

Dealers and used car managers needed to understand ‘the new math’ of used car sales if they wanted to combat margin compression and operate a profitable used car department, Dale Pollak, EVP & Founder, vAuto – Cox Automotive, said in…

SEAMLESS CONNECTION BETWEEN ONLINE AND OFFLINE THE KEY

Seamless connection between online and offline operations is the key to conquering The Next Digital Frontier in Auto, according to the panellists of the feature session of that title hosted by Autotrader & CarsGuide Chief Executive Officer Shaun Cornelius at…

BEING FIRST THE KEY WITH ONLINE CAR BUYERS

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the transition to digital vehicle sales and heightened the importance of effective virtual showrooms. In a timely presentation on the behaviour of car buyers, Richard Dicello, Dealer Sales Director at Autotrader and Gumtree Cars, and…

COLLECTIVE NEGOTIATION ALLOWANCE WELCOME

AADA has welcomed the decision of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to allow franchisees to collectively negotiate with car Manufacturers without ACCC approval. This is a welcome and important development for franchised new car Dealers as it provides…