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Ford Labor Agreement Expiration

Many Ford dealerships have signed three-year labor agreements that have limited them from taking advantage of state laws that require them to pay retail on warranty rates. Many of these Ford agreements expire this month! With all of the challenges facing today’s car dealerships, you must take advantage of every opportunity you can to improve […]

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It’s Not About the Sales

These days car dealerships are trying to maximize returns from their fixed operations. As our company approaches 21 years of working with car dealerships fix operations today, I thought it wise to look at the core of what makes it work.  We spend so much time with advisors because they must do it right to […]

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New car sales remain a struggle

New car sales will remain a struggle for at least the next year or so. This will place a huge importance on fixed operations for dealership overall profits. We know how to get more gross profit for you on customer pay and warranty repairs. I am offering you Coronavirus pricing on our Margin Plus program. […]

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Humbled

During times like these, it’s challenging to watch the news. The world is closing down and getting sick. Family members are being hospitalized and no one is allowed to visit. Compare that to people like my Niece Jamie Bickel who went to New York as a Respiratory Therapist to help in the fight with Coronavirus […]

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We are here for you

​We understand with this Coronavirus epidemic, many Dealerships Sales departments are closed. With that said, we know many dealerships Service departments remain open to serve our people on the front line, Medical personnel, Police officers, Firefighters, and many others. At Fixed Performance, we have decided to stay open to serve our brothers and sisters in […]

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War Plans

Let’s face the facts, today’s car dealers and everyone in our industry is at war. I recommend your dealership register for disaster relief at www.sba.gov. The forms are very detailed however, we must realize this is a disaster we are in. Our government will soon make a huge amount of money available for small businesses. […]

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Scared or Determined

These are interesting times that have me thinking about 2008 when it seems our world would collapse. Negative thoughts amplified the facts causing most of us to question our future. My own personal situation at that time included a health issue that took away the use of my right hand from surgery and complications from […]

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Now an Auto/Mate® Affiliate

We are proud to announce that we are now an Auto/Mate® affiliate. You can find Margin Plus on their open mate partners affiliates page. If your dealership utilizes Auto/Mate for a DMS, we are your manufacturer warranty reimbursement people!   Sincerely, Rob Gehring, PresidentFixed Performance Inc. (Fixed Operations Consulting)ATES (Automotive Technician Employer Standards)Margin Plus (Manufacturer Warranty […]

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F.O.T. Focus on Three

Life is moving fast, and if it seems you are challenged to get anything done, this week’s newsletter is for you. I’ve seen people use to-do lists that are so long there is little to no hope of finishing them. They might have 20 projects that have been started without completing one. Today let’s look […]

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Wasting Time

The most precious thing that we all have is our time. It fascinates me that we all have equal amounts yet use it so differently. Take smoking as an example. We all understand it’s not healthy however imagine the amount of wasted time is taken for smoke breaks. Scanning social media or playing games are […]

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