Category: Dealership Operations

Genuine Parts – The Best Insurance

Insurance companies have a responsibility to guarantee their contractors are fitting genuine parts during warranty periods on vehicles being repaired. A serious matter surrounding the fitting of genuine parts to damaged motor vehicles repaired through insurance companies has recently been…

Used Cars – The Forgotten Franchise

There’s never been a more crucial time for Dealer’s to beef-up their used car operations, yet the department remains undervalued in many dealerships. Most Dealers should be well aware of the challenges their new car department faces when it comes…

Free Trade Agreements And Fluctuating Currency Rocks The Market

New car prices have been shifting substantially over the past few months, with many imports now cheaper than ever. Australia’s South Korean Free Trade Agreement (FTA) officially came into effect on December 12, 2014, with the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement…

Workplace Health and Safety Obligations – Control of Hazards

Workplace Health and Safety legislation requires the owner of a business (called a duty holder in the legislation) to identify reasonably foreseeable hazards that could give rise to risks to the health and safety of, among others, employees and members…

The 7 Habits Of Highly Profitable Dealers

BDO’s specialisation in the motor industry gives us extensive insight into the habits of highly profitable Dealers. Aside from the vagaries of franchise performance, investment in facilities or activity by PMA; these are the key drivers behind a highly profitable…

The Community And The Dealer

Every year automotive Dealers collectively contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to their local communities – a generosity that goes largely unnoticed. Local community is ingrained in the DNA of automotive Dealers. Unlike many other businesses, a special kinship often…

Automotive Evolution

Self-driving cars, altered buying behaviour and the continued push for connectivity are a few of the factors driving big change in the auto industry, according to a new report. Global audit, tax and advisory firm, KPMG has released a comprehensive…

Auto Exec Survey Results Revealed

The Hyundai Group and Volkswagen have been identified as two well-positioned brands for future sustainable automotive growth. The sixteenth edition of KPMG’s Global Automotive Executive Survey, Who is Fit and Ready to Harvest has been released for 2015. The report…