Fixed Operation Journal

Two of every five service advisers leave each year. How can dealers keep their best ones from burning out?

Think of a U.S. dealership where five service advisers work. If it's typical of the industry, two of the advisers will leave within a year.

Nissan to offer maintenance alerts in foray into connected cars

Nissan Motor Co. will make its first major foray into Internet-connected cars by offering an option in some new vehicles that will use big data to

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Accountant resolves key used-car conflict

An inherent tension exists at most franchised dealerships between fixed operations and used-car sales. But at one large North Carolina dealership, that long-standing and bitter conflict has been amicably resolved -- by the accountant.

Fixed-ops opportunities for women

The GM Women's Retail Network is taking an active role to get young women trained as dealership technicians, with scholarships, internships and host dealerships.

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Service Counter

For fixed operations workers at franchised new-vehicle dealerships, 2015 was often a year of less pay and shorter hours.

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