8 Steps to Get Unstuck for Overwhelmed Auto Dealers

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Being an auto dealer can be an exciting and rewarding profession. However, the fast-paced nature of the industry can sometimes lead to overwhelming situations. It's crucial for auto dealers to implement effective strategies to manage their workload, maintain a healthy work-life balance, and prevent burnout. In this blog post, we will explore 8 practical steps to help auto dealers avoid overwhelm and achieve success in their dealership operations.


  1. Spend less time in the start-up phase quickly.

  2. Get everyone who is part of the business on the same page such as what is needed for CASH FLOW

  3. Focus on cash flow. Cash flow comes within 30 day period of sales.

  4. Add your financing— third-party financing and buy here pay here program.

  5. Get some high-profit sales.

  6. Create a team. The very important team you need to have is your recon team so that you can sell your vehicles faster.

  7. Automate your marketing sales process.

  8. Change your mindset. Set a...

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Why get into car fleet business?

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There are several reasons why dealers choose to get into the car fleet business. Here are a few potential benefits and motivations:

  1. Profitability: Car fleet businesses can be highly profitable. By owning and managing a fleet of vehicles, you can generate revenue through various rental arrangements both short term and long. With efficient operations and proper pricing strategies, you can generate a steady stream of income.

  2. High Demand: There is typically a consistent demand for car rental services. Many individuals and businesses require transportation solutions for various purposes.

  3. Diverse Customer Base: The car fleet business allow dealers to serve a wide range of customers.

  4. Flexibility: Running a car fleet business can offer flexibility in terms of managing your schedule and operations. You can decide on the types of vehicles to include in your fleet, set rental rates, and choose the target market that aligns with your business goals.

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Are you a car wholesaler or a retailer? Wholesale license vs Retail License

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There are two common types of car dealers— retailers and wholesalers. While both sell vehicles, there are distinct differences between them. In this blog post, we'll identify the differences between retailer and wholesaler car dealers, shedding light on their unique characteristics and helping you make an informed decision if you are for a wholesaler type or a retailer one.

A retail car dealer is a dealership that sells vehicles directly to the end consumer.

These dealerships usually have a location where customers can explore various car models, take test drives, and ultimately purchase a vehicle.

A wholesale car dealer, operates differently from a retailer. These dealerships primarily focus on buying and selling vehicles in bulk, typically to other dealerships, independent car lots, or auto auctions. Wholesaler car dealers do not generally sell directly to individual consumers.

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My Thoughts on V12: Dealer Website Review

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V12 Software helps dealers sell cars.
V12Software is a leading automotive marketing platform that offers thousands of both used and new car dealers a platform that helps them advertise their cars and dealerships everywhere online.

V12 Software has great looking websites designed to turn traffic into sales.

Every V12 Account comes fully loaded with:
Mobile-First Website
Mobile-Friendly & SEO Enhanced!

Smart CRM
Manage leads the easy way with recorded calls.

Instant Messaging
Connect with in-market shoppers on the spot.

FBMP Auto Poster
Our app will post your vehicles on FBMP so you don’t have to.

Monitor reviews from one platform.

Social Automation
Post on all social media automatically.

Mobile App
The first web-based multi-platform mobile app.

Craigslist Auto Poster
Smarter Craigslist Auto Poster on the planet.

For 60 Days Free of V12 Software (buy one month, get 2 for free), go to https://signup.v12software.com/login (For the...

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How Start-up Auto Dealers Can Collaborate

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Starting an auto dealership can be an exciting venture, but it takes more than just having cars on the lot to generate sales. Running a dealership requires effort and strategy to ensure the business runs smoothly and reaches its full potential. This is where collaboration comes in. In this blog post, we explore how startup auto dealers can collaborate to increase sales, save time, and expand their reach.

1. Collaboration Can Improve the Reconditioning Process

Collaboration can help dealers in many ways. For example, if you collaborate with other dealers, you can get information about the hottest auctions in your area and learn about issues to look out for when buying or selling cars. You can also get recommendations for mechanics and help with handling difficult situations, such as dealing with a mechanic who did a poor job.

2. Collaboration Can Increase Sales & Save Time!

Collaboration can also help increase sales and save time. When someone sends...

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