It Isn’t Easy

One of the most valuable lessons I’ve learned about life is that it isn’t easy. It seems after hearing thousands of sales pitches over the years someone always presents a new fantastic way to make something quick and easy. I’ve always been open to new ideas and products that improve quality of life. Computers and cell phones are an excellent example of products that continued to improve and make our lives easier. Other pitches I’ve heard could be extremely rewarding financially if I enter the gray area of compromise to what I believe is morally right. Although it is easy to be tempted to enter into such agreements, I have always found it best to walk away from any potential fortune described as quick or easy.

Instead, I’ve taken the path that requires effort, determination, and risk with the hope of future reward that never has a guarantee. Another part of this life lesson is that it isn’t easy to age. I find more aches and pains as the years go by along with an occasional health challenge. Overall, I’ve given up on any expectation about anything in life is easy. In fact, I find it rewarding and healthier to seek out difficult and challenging. There is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment when overcoming the challenges of life.

So, I challenge you to be brave and discard anything quick and easy, to seek out ways and challenge your future finding ways to improve your quality of life through effort and determination. Is your dealership seeking quick and easy or an action plan to develop fixed operations for slowing new car sales in 2019? Maybe we should chat.

Rob Gehring, President
Fixed Performance Inc.
Margin Plus
Cell: (419) 282-1351
Fixed Performance complete fixed operations coaching consulting

It is with great pride we announce that CDK global has approved our Fixed Performance Margin Plus software to interface with their dealership base under the Partner Program. This assures your dealership data is safe and secure when using our program that helps dealerships get retail pricing on warranty repairs from the manufacturer.

The benefits of working with a CDK partner program participating vendor include:

  • Access is limited to pre-defined data types necessary to support the vendor’s application integration.
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting of integration processes.
  • With dedicated CDK partner program support team.
  • No code is installed directly on your CDK system: avoid reliability, security, and data integrity problems.
  • Improved data transparency: Fixed Performance Margin Plus will be visible under approved interface reporting in Dealer Data Exchange (DDX) -CDK’s new data integration reporting tool now activated for CDK dealers.
  • Managed secure access: integration saves you time and increases accuracy.

Our mission at Fixed Performance-Margin Plus remains to help as many dealerships as possible improve their fixed operations.

If you are not yet receiving retail reimbursement from your manufacturer on parts and or labor, give us a call at (419) 433-0282 and let me show you how much this could mean to your dealership’s bottom line. 

Bart Barna,  National Sales Director
Cell: (419) 503-0508
Office: (419) 433-0282

Fixed Performance complete fixed operations coaching consulting