Top 5 Things Service Advisors Take For Granted

top 5 things service advisors take for granted

This may come as a shock to you, but I occasionally make mistakes. Everyone does, but what’s important is learning from them. When I was a 19 year-old service advisor, I made one of the biggest mistakes of my career – one so bad that it made a customer hate me – but I felt […]

Dealerships vs. Independent Shops Part 2

Monday, Monday, Monday, it’s Round Two of the Shop Showdown! Dealerships vs. Independent Shops: Who Has the Advantage? Who will win the fight for supremacy? Find out the answer, only on the final chapter of this special two-part Service Drive Revolution event! On today’s episode, Jeremy talks about independent shops and why (he thinks) they […]

Dealerships vs. Independent Shops Part 1

dealerships vs independent shops

Monday, Monday, Monday, it’s the battle of the century! Today’s big match is Dealerships vs. Independent Shops…. Who Has the Advantage? Find out now! But before we get to the title fight, let’s start with what’s happening outside the ring… So I rented this Airbnb on this lake up in Washington. My family’s had property […]

3 KPI’s Service Managers Are Judged On

3 KPIs you're being judged on

Being judged on something without you knowing is kind of like being asked to drive without a steering wheel, but it happens to Service Managers all the time… So that’s why today’s show is all about the 3 KPIs, or Key Performance Indicators, that Service Managers are judged on– Whether they know it or not. […]

Are You an Amateur, or a Pro?

amateur or pro service advisor

What a crazy week, but who am I kidding? Every week for the last 3 months have been crazy weeks, especially for fixed ops! So a couple weeks ago, we read this list by Car and Driver of the three most influential cars of all time… but it was a terrible list. Christian and I […]

How to Calculate Effective Labor Rate (ELR)

how to calculate effective labor rate

Effective Labor Rate, or ELR, is probably one of the most important numbers in your Service Drive. It never ceases to amaze me when I’m on strategy sessions with Service Managers and Shop Owners, and we’ll be reviewing their financials and I come to realize that they don’t understand Effective Labor Rate. That blows me […]

Do Service Advisor Personality Tests Actually Work?

I’ve been dying… DYING to give away my Jeep Gladiator. You guys don’t even understand how badly I want to wrap up the Service Manager Challenge and give away this Jeep at our Top Dog event… And COVID has thrown a huge wrench into it! It’s driving me crazy!! So, for those of you who […]

Why Less is More For Service Managers

Less is more. It’s a pretty common phrase that gets tossed around (maybe a bit too often), but it’s true…. Especially in business. And nowhere is that more obvious than the subject of conversation on my monthly call with our Elite Service Manager Group. Our Elite Service Managers shared something that absolutely shocked me, but […]

How to Calculate Hours Per Repair Order (HPRO)

hours per ro

What is Hours per Repair Order, and why is it important? This is one that Service Advisors and Managers get beat up on all the time– and rightly so. It’s kind of confusing. Hours per Repair Order, also abbreviated as Hours per RO, HPRO, or H/RO, is the average amount of time your Service Advisors […]

Why Service Managers Are The Dealers Of The Future

Why Service Managers are the Dealers of the Future

The CRAZIEST thing happened last night! And no, this isn’t one of my famous Chris Collins rants or metaphors to teach you a lesson about business or leadership or being a better Service Manager or Advisor or Sales Consultant (we’ll get to that later… the episode is titled “Why Service Managers Are The Dealers Of […]