ADM serves Car Dealers, Automotive Marketing Pros and Internet Sales Managers
Added by Ralph Paglia on November 21, 2013 at 6:03am — No Comments
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Added by Thomas Spivey on November 15, 2013 at 1:49pm — No Comments
As Auto Dealers increasingly trend toward utilizing the Internet to purchase products and services, the demand for online auto transportation companies is skyrocketing.
Dispatch-Your-Autos, Inc. (“the Company”) is a new family owned and managed business that meets this need by operating Dispatch-Your-Autos.com, a convenient and highly efficient link to vehicle transportation companies. Based in Houston, Texas, Dispatch-Your-Autos was founded to advantage of a relative lack of…
Added by Thomas Spivey on November 7, 2013 at 6:41pm — No Comments
I wonder sometimes where we lost our way in the car biz....People buy things from people they like.....from people who care about them. As we end 2013 we are more challenged then ever to connect human to human.
My Father sold automobiles in the 1950 and 60's. At the same time he had 7 kids in 10…Continue
Added by Tim Elliott on October 22, 2013 at 4:41am — No Comments
ALBANY, N.Y. – October 7th, 2013 – Auto/Mate Dealership Systems (http://www.automate.com) announced today that its AMPS Dealership Management System (DMS) is fully integrated with AutoAlert, Inc.'s data lead mining solutions. Auto dealers using both systems can leverage the comprehensive data stored in their DMS like never before, using AutoAlert®'s abilities to identify and communicate opportunities that lead to more sales and higher gross…Continue
Added by Mike Esposito on October 7, 2013 at 10:08am — No Comments
ActivEngage, themost trusted brand in automotive live chat brings the top ten blogs and news stories right to you! We monitor industry trends, current events, and the auto dealer community every week to bring you the top ten blogs and stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition-- gender wars, Toyota dropping Scion,…Continue
Added by Rebecca Kon on August 23, 2013 at 12:18pm — No Comments
As customer expectations increase, so does the pressure on retail dealers to communicate quickly, effectively and personalize content so it is relevant to each individual consumer, wouldn't you agree?
In order to best support the experience there are a number of tools available to dealers using email, text, voice mail, social media and even fax.
Based on growing technology within the automotive industry there are now solutions that integrate all of these channels into one…Continue
Added by Shawn Ryder on August 21, 2013 at 12:06pm — No Comments
In my career in the automotive industry, I got involved in conferences fairly early. I’ve attended many conferences in my life as an Internet Director, as a vendor employee working a booth to helping with marketing and organization for the conference itself. I’ve done everything from…Continue
Added by Arnold Tijerina on August 7, 2013 at 6:09am — No Comments
Written By: Dennis Kane
I have seen a significant number of high value claims as a result of contractors or subcontractors not carrying insurance or inadequate limits of insurance.
Examples of high value claims against dealerships include:
Added by Garry House on July 25, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments
Written By: Garry House
Last month I published a blog focused on the difference between good and great automobile dealers, and I promised to follow that up by discussing what we, at the NCM Institute Center for Automotive Retail Excellence, have learned about the differences between some of the good and great processes employed by these dealers. This is the first of those follow-up articles.
Most every dealership manager…Continue
Added by Garry House on July 1, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments
One of the trends that we’ve noticed over the last couple of years is the debate over gross and turn. Since the recession, there has been an isolated movement to treat all cars as commodities and be willing to take less gross on every unit. Ever run…Continue
Added by Manny Luna on June 26, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Written By: Garry House
In the first couple of paragraphs in his book, Good to Great, author Jim Collins makes several interesting statements:
Good is the enemy of great. And that is one of the key reasons why we have so little that becomes great. Few people attain great lives, in large part because it is just so easy to settle for a good life. The vast majority of companies never become great, precisely because the vast majority become quite good – and that is their…Continue
Added by Garry House on June 14, 2013 at 10:05am — No Comments
Written by: Jeremy Anwyl
A quick look at the current state of auto retailing would suggest that things are good. Tough times (and a couple of notable bankruptcies) have thinned dealer ranks. Although pressures are mounting, the manufacturers are still demonstrating discipline around production volumes. Most importantly, customers are returning to showrooms.
Add all factors together and the result is that volumes and margins on both new and pre-owned vehicles are…Continue
Added by Garry House on May 21, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Written by: Steve Hall
Dealers know you must provide fast, convenient, and competitively-priced service in order to retain your customer base. They also know that oil changes and light maintenance are the most requested service items by customers. Knowing this, why do dealers continually fight express service?
I’ve heard all the excuses: it hurts my hours per repair order; it hurts my gross profit percentage; it hurts my effective labor rate; I can’t make any money in express…Continue
Added by Garry House on May 16, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
Written by: Rebecca Chernek
The glass ceiling for women’s acceptance in the finance industry was shattered over a decade ago.
According to the 2012 Catalyst Census of Women Executive Officers and Top Earners, which counts the number of women in upper management in Fortune 500 companies, women comprise over 18% of all executive officers in the finance industry, and 19% of board directors in the finance and insurance industries in…Continue
Added by Garry House on May 14, 2013 at 7:40am — No Comments
Written by: Thomas Bear
Realizing the dealer/general manager’s day is full of interruptions, if you could wave a magic wand and create the perfect day, what would you do during this day?
Which activities do you wish you did every day? Which activities are the top ten for you to do every day? Here’s an exercise we use in our 20 Group meetings from time to time that might be helpful for you to realign your daily priorities.…Continue
Added by Garry House on May 7, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
Written By: Steve Hall
When we ask service managers how important technician efficiency is to profitability, they most often say that “it goes hand-in-hand” or “if they aren’t efficient, you won’t make money.” I agree with their comments, but am constantly amazed with how they quantify “efficient.”
It seems that we have become accustomed to thinking a technician is efficient if they hit our flagged-hours goal for the week. At times this is true. Everyone can have a bad day, or…Continue
Added by Garry House on April 24, 2013 at 6:49am — No Comments
Written By: Joe Basil
We just returned from a 20 Group meeting and it was the most invigorating workshop we have ever attended. We completed an assessment of our dealership operations and identified major sales and profit opportunities in all departments. We have benefited from the extensive experience of our facilitator and fellow members. We had the opportunity to compare our operation to other…Continue
Added by Garry House on April 9, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
Written By: Robin Cunningham
For the last sixteen months I have had the incredible experience of being a lead instructor with the NCM Institute. I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of dealership managers in our multi-level classes for general managers, general sales managers, used vehicle managers, service managers, financial managers, and some private dealership training, as…Continue
Added by Garry House on March 28, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments