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Your Car Repair Shop Should Appeal To Parents Whether It is At a Dealership or Privately Owned

Your Car Repair Shop Should Appeal To Parents Whether It is At a Dealership or Privately Owned

Running an auto repair means that you have to take care of all kinds of details including scheduling, discipline, and customer service. Giving a customer t…

6 more reasons why we MUST move Techs to $40 to $50 an hour soon

6 more reasons why we MUST move Techs to $40 to $50 an hour soon

If you have followed my published articles in the past about retaining Techs (based on being a former dealership Fixed Ops Manager and my 17 years of r…

Auto/Mate Names Patrick Reilly as New Head of Marketing

Auto/Mate Names Patrick Reilly as New Head of Marketing

ALBANY, NY, UNITED STATES, December 5, 2016 / -- Auto/Mate Dealership Systems announced today that Patrick Reilly has joined its team …

Anyone can be a Bi-Lingual Salesman now

Anyone can be a Bi-Lingual Salesman now

I came across an article today on a piece of new technology developed by Waverly Labs.  It is an earpiece that translates between languages.  My …

Tips For Your Car Dealership Website

Tips For Your Car Dealership Website

The days of only advertising in the phone book for your car dealership are over. Having an online presence is now more important than ever before. The firs…

Top Ten Blogs And News For Auto Dealers: October 1-5


The most trusted name in live chat brings the top ten blogs and auto 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 automotive stories from around the globe. In this weekly edition – Facebook hits a billion users, a presidential debate, and social media from 1985!

10. The Top Dogs of Klout

See the complete list of influencers in social media for the automotive industry by JD Rucker. I believe they are missing our own Ketty Colom who has a Klout score of 50….

9. Denim Style

Jay Leno wants everyone to know just how much he loves denim shirts.

8. Even in 1985, We Knew Facebook was Possible
Steve Case, the co-founder, former CEO and chairman of America Online, wrote an interesting blog on his role in social media. BONUS! There’s also a retro AOL ad included in this blog too!

7. Pranksters Glue iPhone 5 to the Floor

Watch what happens when you combine a super adhesive and an iPhone 5.

6. How Your Team Is Torn Apart by Five Words

What are the five deadliest words that a manager can hear? “That is not my job.” Find out how to counter this self-limiting belief in the workplace.

5. KitchenAid’s Tweet Shows The Dangers Of Multiple Twitter Accounts

Things weren’t looking good for KitchenAid earlier this week. After a rogue offensive tweet was sent from the company’s account, the houseware manufacturer was embroiled in a social media crisis. Take a look at how KitchenAid responded.

4. Live Free or FLY!

What would you do if your presidential candidate didn’t win the election? Leave the country? JetBlue will fly you there for FREE! Just enter this contest and your preferred destination (mine was Costa Rica) and cross your fingers and hope to win! Wait…do you really want to win this free trip?

3. Presidential Debate Hits 32-Year Record In Gross Ratings

On Wednesday night, all major news networks aired the most widely-watched presidential debate in history, with an estimated 60 million viewers. Everyone was watching (except Jim Lehrer).

2. Dealership Has Customer Arrested For Getting Too Good Of A Deal
When a Virginia Chevy dealership drove off with an accidental discount of $6,000 off his new car, the dealership called him and asked him to return it. When he refused, the dealership reported the car stolen to the police. After spending the night in jail, the former customer is now suing for $2.2 million.

1. Facebook Tops One Billion Users
Facebook reaches a billion users, and how do they celebrate? With a chair.


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