qr-play-store play store

Better Cost Controls for Auto Dealers in 2018

07 May 2018
No comments
622 views
Better Cost Controls for Auto Dealers in 2018

The average U.S. light-vehicle dealership managed their fixed operations department very well, considering their final repair and costs figures. In 2017, total repair orders written by that average dealership were flat, and so was the total parts inventory it carried — after both had risen at a double-digit clip the year before.

That dealership also added more technicians — with the total rising to 19 per store from 16 in 2016 and 15 in 2015 — which helped to boost total parts and service sales, despite the repair-order slowdown. In addition, the total parts and service revenue per repair order for warranty work continued to outpace that for customer-pay work. A separate study suggests that consumers did a better job last year than in prior years of having minor check-engine work done promptly before those minor problems became far more costly repairs.

The average dealership wrote 18,829 repair orders in 2017. That was down 0.3 percent from the prior year, following a 21 percent jump in 2016 from 2015. And, showing good cost control, the average dealership held $390,960 in parts inventory last year, up a scant 0.5 percent from 2016, after climbing 17 percent in 2016 from 2015.

0 0
Comments:
No comments found
Leave a comment
  • Jaw-dropping deals this Spring at RepoKar
    27 Feb 2017

    Spring is right around the corner! With melting snow comes rising car sales. Longer days and brighter sunlight mean it’s the season to think about the best used cars for spring; vehicles that allow you to appreciate blue skies, while getting a head start to summer. The sooner you decide on your dream car, the greater the possibility of finding the best deals.  At RepoKar, we want to be sure that you've got everything you need to start the season fresh with a smile on your face. That’s why we’ve prepared amazing, hassle free used cars, trucks, and SUVs for our fr...

    4 4
    260
    1072202 views
  • Buy a car at RepoKar this Winter
    25 Nov 2017

    With winter on its way, the roads can be dangerous because it dries slower and road visibility as well as battery failure can also be hazardous. It’s time to start thinking about how you can make your daily drive safer and stress-free. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should buy an SUV or crossover to survive the season. Plenty of sedans and wagons provide qualities that can keep you safe in sleet and snow. These medium-sized vehicles also help you save at the pump! But what actually matters here is choosing the right place to buy a car from. There are several options on the marke...

    0 0
    673
    111412 views
  • Diesel Cars VS Electric Cars
    17 May 2019

    Between loyal customers and car dealers lie an important dilemma that begs for an answer - What is the future of diesel cars and electric vehicles? Today at RepoKar, we are ready to tackle this predicament.Auto manufacturers and the combustible industries have often mentioned the idea that electric cars are worse for the environment than diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles because they are powered by dirty electricity.If we want to talk about fuel efficiency, noise pollution, and air quality, then EVs are clearly the outright winner. But if we're talking about torque or initial price, the...

    0 0
  • Fire Risk: BMW Recalls 185,000 Cars TODAY
    19 Apr 2019

    The recall expansion covers 3 Series, 5 Series and Z4 models from the 2006 model year. The problem has been traced to irregularities in the manufacturing process that could allow moisture to occur near the PCV valve heater and lead to a short circuit. The PCV valve is an emissions device that keeps pollutants created by an engine from being released into the atmosphere. It also helps keep the engine oil clean and prevents crankcase pressure from building up. BMW warns its customers to stop driving the vehicle if there is smoke coming from the engine, or if the driver smells smoke or plast...

    2 2
Search on the blog
Find us on

Last added auctions

2007 Jaguar S-Type
393 views
8 photos
3,500.00
No bids
2012 Ford ESCAPE
8169 views
19 photos
3,400.00
No bids
2012 Nissan MURANO
8817 views
13 photos
3,500.00
No bids
2000 Honda CR-V
8430 views
12 photos
1,200.00
No bids