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Future of Dealership Body Shops

Featuring: Gary Edwards - Automotive Performance Coaching

Air Date: April 21, 2022

1pm Eastern/ 12pm Central / 11am Mountain / 10am Pacific

Program Length: 60 minutes 



Challenges: Profitability…Competition…Parts Availability…Staffing


Many dealerships and auto groups are struggling to maintain profitability in their Body Shop Operations.  It’s fairly obvious to say that the market conditions that fueled success in Body Shops have changed.


Visit with Body Shop and Fixed Operations expert, Gary Edwards as he addresses these and other issues concerning the future prospects of maintaining this profit center with the dealership management umbrella:


  • Rising costs vs. insurance companies trying to keep the lid on- Tips on negotiating with Insurance companies 

  • Competition from competitors with more buying power- Service King, Caliber, etc.

  • Are insurance companies opting to repair more vehicles due to rising used car values?

  • Difficulty in staffing

  • Challenges of back-ordered parts delaying workflows

  • Pressures that all the above on profitability... is there still a future in body shops for auto dealers?

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