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Why Dealerships Are Focusing More on Used Car Inventory Than New Cars

Demand for cars has dramatically increased the value of used vehicles, a worldwide trend. In the United States, used cars are outselling new cars by 2:1. Last year, the used car market had a $260 billion value.

How to Spot a Great Body Shop Manager for Your Auto Dealership

Creating synergy between departments in an auto dealership can feel like a Herculean task. Each department must be able to stand on its own yet collaborate seamlessly with the other department. This is especially true of the body shop, and that's why this hire can be critical for your success. Finding a manager for your body shop is relatively easy, but you shouldn't accept anybody just to have somebody in the position. Having a great body shop manager will push your auto dealership to the next level. What should you look for – and how can you ensure retention? Attributes of a [...]

By |May 26th, 2022|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , |

Partner Spotlight: Bruce Daugherty, Bruce Daugherty Consulting

Bruce Daugherty has built an extensive career in the industry by working his way up in automotive sales and service business since 1981 to executive management, most recently serving as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Sunroad Auto in San Diego. For the last 25 years, he managed in all three major time zones and touched nearly all manufacturers in the business. Currently, he is owner and president of his own consulting company. He took some time to share his insights about managing a business in a highly complex industry. What is your background in the automotive industry? After working coast to coast [...]

By |May 17th, 2022|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , |

Great Auto Dealership Culture Encourages Open Communication

Creating a great auto dealership culture depends on your ability to communicate well. Good communication requires more than the ability to answer the phone, talk with customers or send emails. To be effective, you must develop an environment where people can collaborate openly and with trust. For employees to perform at maximum efficiency, Information must flow freely across channels. Fostering effective open communication requires understanding why it’s essential to your dealership and how management can create it. Great auto dealership culture depends on it. Why communication in a great auto dealership culture is essential Everything you do in your dealership centers around [...]

By |April 28th, 2022|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , |

How to Spot A Great Sales Manager for Your Auto Dealership

What goals have you set for your auto dealership this year? Chances are good that you won’t reach them unless you do one thing well.  Your ability to reach your goals depends on having great sales managers that lead your sales teams. No other role is as essential for closing deals and making money. Autodealer points out that the people leading your sales department should do two things: “a sales manager should either be working with a salesperson to help him close a deal or talking with a customer to try to close a deal.” Surprisingly, that’s not what you find most [...]

By |April 14th, 2022|Categories: Newsletters|Tags: , |

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