Since 2020 we have dealt with a pandemic followed by a supply chain issue that still isn't resolved, although it has improved.
The side effect of this double black swan has been historically high profits in sales and finance. While supply and demand created the current market, the pendulum is swinging the other way.
We are now facing two major issues. One that is here and one that, depending on whom you ask, is almost upon us: and a recession.
Interest rate hikes have already begun to make purchasing a vehicle more expensive at the cost of gross revenue across the board.
A recession will further impact pent-up demand for vehicles as consumers batten down the hatches.
As inventories are replenished, dealers will find themselves in a situation that feels a lot like 2009. The important question to ask is: What can you do about it?