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John has more than 35 years of experience in fixed-operations management and consulting, and trains fixed-ops staff to improve performance and customer service. He started working in auto repair and parts at age 15 and over time held numerous positions at dealerships, including general manager. Visit the website https://fairchildautomotivesolutions.com.
career paths

Keeping Talent Is Key To Success

Keeping Talent Is Key To SuccessFor many years, dealership fixed operations departments have fought to attract and retain qualified talent. I don’t have to...
confident

5 Tips to Build Your Confident Sales Approach

We have all met Service Advisors who just seem to be natural at sales. Some people have simply “got it” when it comes to...
accountability

How Can You Bring Accountability Into Your Dealership with Optimal Results

Service Managers, Service Directors and Fixed Operations supervisors everywhere look for the best practices to employ in running a smooth and profitable business. Obtaining...
customers

How to Keep Your Customers Coming Back

Appointments / Reservations A customer visit typically starts with the service appointment. The best performing Dealers remove the service advisor from the job of setting...
tire store

Top of Mind Selling Prevents the Lost Sale

Successfully selling a high number of tires each month involves constant and consistent communication with your clients. For a lot of customers tires are...
customer retention

Should we go after new customers?

Customer retention has been a buzz-phrase in the automotive industry for quite some time now. Customer retention is essentially the ability of a company...
customer satisfaction

Actions Service Advisors Take to Compound Customer Satisfaction and Profitability

Being a Service Advisor can be an overwhelming, stressful situation. The job may seem that you are constantly being bombarded with requests, tasks, and...
service drive

7 Specific Skills For Your Service Drive

There are a few common skills that every Service associate can conquer that will intensely expand their relationship skills with customers. I call these...
two-way radios

Improving Communication Across the Dealership

Communication is the key to so many facets of life. The timing and energy to properly communicate are especially key to smart business acumen...
service drive

Spot Check Processes in the Service Drive Benefit Everyone

Everyday customers come into your Service Drive, we perform routine maintenance for them and/or repair their cars. We may get them in and out...
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Avoid Repeating Past Management Mistakes with These Strategies from Leadership Expert Dave Anderson

In today’s segment, we’re pleased to welcome back Dave Anderson, motivational speaker, leadership strategist, and President of LearnToLead. Last time Dave was on our show, he and...
road to the sale

Road to the Sale: Selling in the Age of COVID

Why Talk about the Road to the Sale? We (three) have been in the auto business long enough to cultivate a lot of gray hairs...
Sunrise Chevyvideo

How Sunrise Chevy Managed to Have a Record Month in Used Car Sales –...

On today's show, we’re pleased to welcome back Rudy "El Patronn" Tremenio, Managing Partner of Sunrise Chevy in Forest Hills, NY. In this segment,...
rental car

Struggling Rental Car Market Could Be Solution for Pre-Owned Inventory

After more than a century in business, Hertz Global Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy on May 22, 2020. The Estero, Florida-based corporation operates more...
ACERTUSvideo

How Dealers Can Turn COVID-19 Challenges into New Opportunities – Katie Liuzza, ACERTUS

As part of today's broadcast, we’re pleased to welcome Katie Liuzza, Vice President of sales for ACERTUS, an automotive logistics company. In this segment,...

Combining Artificial and Human Intelligence to Maximize Dealership Results

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host and President of Kain Automotive, David Kain discusses the role that AI has to play in...

Building a Culture Around Your Dealership’s Digital Retailing Process

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host and President of Kain Automotive, David Kain discusses how to create a logical environment for your...

Are Your BDC Employees Using the Right Language During this Crisis?

On this week’s episode of Kain & Co., host and President of Kain Automotive, David Kain talks about adapting the language your BDC uses during...

April Kerrigan Report: Have Dealership Values Taken a Hit During the...

Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Ryan Kerrigan, Managing Director of Kerrigan Advisors. Did you enjoy this segment? Please share...
Coronavirus Coverage Central

CBT Automotive Network is providing up-to-date coverage on the COVID-19 pandemic's impact on auto dealers, automakers, and dealership personnel