Aussie Dealers Jazzed About NADA

Over 20,000 auto dealers and industry representatives including a select group from Australia embraced this year’s National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Expo in New Orleans Louisiana USA, January 24 – 27. Despite the colder than normal weather caused…

Fraud: The Enemy Within

Managing internal control risks is the key to avoiding any nasty surprises The automotive industry is experiencing many significant changes which are highlighting the importance of strong, well-managed internal controls more than ever. While increasing difficulties in maintaining profit margins…

John Crennan – Back in the Driver’s Seat

John Crennan is an Australian auto industry legend who left ‘the love of his life General Motors’ after a long and distinguished career to launch and successfully run Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) and the Holden Racing Team (HRT) with UK…

2014 is the Year of the Horsepower

In Chinese astrology, the Year of the Horse is considered a fortunate year that brings luck and good things. People born in the year of the horse are considered great communicators and enjoy being in the limelight. They are also…

How Partnering Ignites Your Aftermarket Profits

Partnerships with service providers and industry related businesses are about combining skill sets. They’re about sharing the load, having access to more resources and being stronger together than going solo. So, how solid are your partnerships? Having researched the top…

Looking to a Framework for Service Profitability

From an earnings and returns perspective, contributions from fixed operations make the difference between an investment that makes sense and one that leaves the owners wondering why they bothered in the first place. For a dealership to be viable it…

Online Car Buying is Coming

A new CEO, a new focus, and significant commitment from some of the best people in the retail automotive industry… It’s fantastic to see positive action in the creation of a new, reinvigorated AADA. We have a very relevant saying…