Stop Being A Loser and Be A Leader!

Stop Being A Loser and Be A Leader!

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In my thirty years in the business I have never seen such a lack of civility, leadership and professionalism in the automotive industry. You can find managers anywhere but developing leaders is a much more challenging task. Managers are integral but leaders are essential. It does not take character, guts or vision to manage things but it takes all three to lead people.

Here are common characteristics I see quite often from managers in dealerships today:

#1 – Lack of attention to detail – “Big doors swing on small hinges” “A person who cannot be expected to do the small things cannot be trusted to do big things”

#2 – Lack of clear communication – People cannot operate efficiently in a nebulous environment. Communicate clearly and communicate often. Your team deserves to know exact details. Stop telling your people “We will work it out for you” or “We will get you the details later” or “Don’t worry about that right now.” Tell people clearly and tell them now.

#3 – Make decisions – Stop procrastinating on making small and large decisions. Gather the pertinent information and make a decision. Stop waffling and putting things off hoping they will go away. “You can’t sweep shit under the rug and expect the stink to go away.” Make a decision and move on!

#4 – Say no! – Stop being afraid to say no. Say no to your staff, vendors, customers or whoever you need to say no to. Grow a backbone and say NO! You cannot manage from weakness. It has never worked and it never will. People will not respect or follow weakness. People can accept no for an answer, but they cannot accept a spineless weasel who cannot say no.

#5 – Make a commitment – You cannot succeed at what you have not committed to. You must make commitments. Your commitments must be strong and unwavering.

#6 – Lack of follow through on commitments – Do what you say you will do, even when hurts. Do not back up on your promises and waffle out of things because you are uncomfortable or do not want to live up to what your obligations are. Follow through.

#7 – Be a coach – Bear Bryant the legendary deceased coach of Alabama said he could take his team and beat you and then switch his players with yours and beat you again. It’s all about coaching and developing people. Start putting people in a position to win instead of allowing them and guaranteeing them to fail. When they fail you fail! Coach, train and educate daily.

#8 – Stop blaming everyone and everybody for your shortcomings and failures – It’s not your lazy and bad people. It’s not the economy. It’s not your bad owners or market or location or brand. It’s you! Always take responsibility for everything. Even if you think there are things that are not your fault, still take responsibility for the outcome. There is always a …

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Suzuki Bikes in India

Suzuki has been the leading manufacturer of automobile throughout the world, but the Japanese giant does not only have its hands confined to the four-wheelers. The Suzuki Bikes also has a good reputation and has an established market in the motorcycle segment. The company has been in the turf of motorcycles for a long time in the country. The company now has a number of models of the motorcycles that it has on the streets. They range right from the low-range economic motorcycles to the high-range sports bikes that are renowned throughout the world for their performance.

The most popular Suzuki bikes in India are:

Suzuki Access:

This two-wheeler from the company actually happens to be a scooter more than a bike. This is one of the most popular two wheelers in the mid-range segment by the company. The kerb weight of this bike happens to weigh at 101 kg. The engine capacity happens to be of 124 CC. The bike has a power of 8.7 PS at 7000 rpm. The bike has a self-starting and also has a kick-starting option that is available. The bike gives a mileage of 64 km/l, this is one of the primary reasons for the popularity of this scooter. The Suzuki Bike price starts at 55,000 INR.

Suzuki Bikes in India

Suzuki Gixxer:

Suzuki Gixxer is one of the finest two-wheelers in the mid-range, plus, it also has a tinge of sport in its making as well as, the performance. The engine has a capacity of 155 CC. The fuel system employed in the bike is Carburetor and the headlamp happens to be a halogen. The power of the bike is rated at 14.8 PS at 8000 rpm. The gearbox is of a 5-speed manual transmission and the wheels used are alloy wheels which add to the strength. The mileage that the bike gives is 64 km/l that happens to be the best-in-class and the bike has an upper hand in this aspect. The price of the bike starts at 70,000 INR.

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Suzuki Bikes in India

Suzuki Intruder:

This is one of the high-range priced bikes that happen to be available in the country. This bike by the company is known for its unique design and the performance of the bike, unlike many other bikes in the segment. The engine capacity of this bike is 155 CC and the fuel system of the bike happens to be of fuel injection type. The headlamp of the bike happens to be a halogen lamp. The bike also has a single channel ABS. The gearbox is of 5-speed manual transmission. The power in the bike is 14.8 ps at 8000 rpm. The price of the bike starts at 1lac INR.

Suzuki Bikes in India

Suzuki Hayabusa:

This is just not the finest sports bike in the country but is indeed one of the finest sports bikes all across the globe. This bike is known for its power and the engine. The engine of this bike has a capacity of 1.3 L. The torque offered …

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Tips for Buying a Car at Auction

A salvage auction can be a great way to get a vehicle for very little. The important thing is to know what you’re getting into when you buy from a salvage auto auction.

Tips for Buying a Car at Auction

What is a salvage vehicle

A car or truck gets a salvage title when the cost of repairing the vehicle to make it roadworthy exceeds the value of the vehicle. When a car has a salvage title, this should alert you that the car has been through some serious events.

So why would you ever want a salvage? The upside to a salvage title auto is that you can often get it for significantly less than it’s worth. By putting some work into finding a car and dealing with repairs, you can enjoy significant savings.

Be prepared for financial realities

You should be able to get liability insurance, but if you should ever need to make a claim on your salvaged vehicle, you should not expect to get much for it. It’s probably not worth getting any more insurance on it than you absolutely have to by law.

Also be aware that you will probably not be able to get financing for salvage cars, so have the cash on hand to buy what you want. Registration for salvage cars isn’t always simple. You may have to get a special inspection or certification, which will cost you a bit more.

Finally, remember that you can never go back from a salvage title. No matter how much repair you do to the vehicle, it will always be considered “salvage.” This will limit how much you can expect to get from it in resale.

Consider a pre-purchase inspection

Be sure to get a pre-purchase inspection of vehicles you’re considering. Most dealers that hold online auctions will be happy to help you arrange for a third-party inspection. You need this not only to verify that the car is in the shape you think it is, but also to get an estimate of how much it will cost to fix.

If you’re planning on doing the repairs yourself, then you may want to do the inspection yourself. Otherwise, see if you can get the body shop where you intend to have repairs to do the inspection for you and give you an estimate.

Crunch the numbers

You can get some great deals at an online salvage car auction, but you do need to think logically about what’s on offer. If a $43,000 new car has been given a salvage title, that means the insurance company thinks it will cost more money to fix it than the car is worth. That means there has been immense damage.

If you’re looking at a much older car with a value of, say, $7,000, it wouldn’t take all that much to get it to a salvage title state. This car could easily be saved and is definitely worth considering. Make sure you research the value of the cars you’re looking at before you start …

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Car Industry Competition – American Market: VW’s Top Priority

Car Industry Competition - American Market: VW’s Top Priority

Car Industry Competition – Volkswagen AG will be making the American market a top priority. As such, it plans to roll out auto-fighter vehicles to compete closely with its rivals.

The German automaker plans to build an enticing sport utility to rival the Toyota Motor Corp.?s Camry – a midsize sedan. This is part of VW?s effort to stage a positive comeback in the American soil where it was once a dominant player.

The Wolfsburg, Germany-based automaker will be rolling out the Tiguan, a small sport utility, to its lineup in the United States. The said SUV was unveiled this week at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Launching new product lines is vital to the automaker. It will help VW?s plant to triple American sales over the next decade to reach one million vehicles – 800,000 of them VW-brand cars and trucks and 200,000 Audis.

VW will launch the Tiguan, which it calls the Touareg?s little brother, in America in the second quarter of next year. It expects to sell 20,000 to 25,000 Tiguans annually in peak years, said Adrian Hallmark, the executive vice president of Volkswagen of America. The automaker may also bring a version of its tiny Up city car concept to the U.S. market. The concept car was unveiled last week.

VW also intends to put a halt to losing money in America and return to profitability by 2009. That is the time when sales are illuminating as VW tail lights.

However, the automaker?s primary objective is to re-establish a strong presence, Stefan Jacoby, the new head of VW’s U.S. operations, said last Wednesday. “The United States is now our highest priority,” he said in an interview in Frankfurt. “We are strong in Asia, especially in China, we are strong in Europe and we are strong in South America. But one of our weakest areas worldwide is the United States.”

Though the automaker still has a strong presence in America, its sales have dwindled to approximately half their 1970 peak of close to 570,000. In the previous years, VW has fallen behind Japanese rivals making its lineup grow stale. Additionally, the German automaker failed to evolve with the changing market condition in America. The ramifications were difficult to bear.

Earlier this month, VW said that it would move its American headquarters from Auburn Hills to the northern Virginia suburbs near Washington, D.C., to be closer to its clientele, who tend to be on the east and west coasts.

Also, the automaker is working on producing product lines that better meet the needs of the market it is catering. In the past, while Japanese automakers developed cars like the Camry for the American market, VW offered vehicles specially engineered for Europeans and ended up selling niche models in America. They were often priced wrong. As a fact, the Passat is about as large as the Camry but costs around 25 percent more.

“It can’t have escaped their attention that the Japanese are selling very large volumes and making very …

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What Your Car Accident Lawyer Does For You

Every so often, someone tries to bring their own personal injury lawsuit after a car accident. While this is legal, it’s never advisable, particularly in Sacramento. California’s court system is complex and can be difficult to navigate. Here’s what you can expect an experienced lawyer to do on your behalf.

What Your Car Accident Lawyer Does For You

Give advice

The first and most basic job of your attorney is to give you sound advice about your case. This will include walking you through your case so that you understand what to expect at every step. After a car accident, it’s natural to feel stressed and unsure, but an attorney can help you figure out what to do.

Your attorney can tell you what to expect from insurance companies, what kind of evidence you’ll need to make an effective case, and when and where you’ll have to present all your evidence.

Talking to insurance companies

After a serious accident, it’s common for insurance companies to go to work to protect their own interests. They may call you and ask for a statement, hoping that you will say something that they can use later to “prove” that you were not injured as badly as you claim or that the accident was partly your fault.

They may also try to find a way out of having to cover the responsible party in an accident, and there are some creative ways they can use to do this. Not every insurance company is untrustworthy, but it’s always a good idea to have Sacramento car accident lawyers on your side who know how to talk to the insurance company.

Conduct a professional investigation

In order to present a full-throated case in court, you will need to have a professional presentation of all the evidence. Someone needs to take witness statements in the right way, develop theories about what happened, fully investigate the scene of the accident, and find out about the responsible party.

It might be necessary to bring in outside experts to help explain to a jury what happened or why it’s important. A good personal injury firm will already have contacts in various parts of the professional world that they can call in to help with your case.

Liaising with your medical carers

Some medical professionals have a lot of special knowledge about the legal issues when it comes to a car accident or other personal injury case. Legal professionals know just who to call to get you the help you need. They also know which medical professionals are able to explain things in court in a way that juries and other laypersons can understand.

Give you a long-term perspective

When you are badly injured, you can easily lose sight of the long game. Understandably, you will be focused on your immediate injuries and recovery. It’s hard to think about anything else—at least until the bill collectors start calling.

You may not be aware of the long-term consequences of your injury, both to you personally and to your family. …

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