Oilinator – Simply Awesome Oil Absorbent Shop Pad!

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Kitty Litter? Really? Thirteen years ago, when I left the store manager ranks for my first multi-unit assignment, the number one way to clean up oil spills was .... you guessed it, KITTY LITTER!!!! Circle back to today, according to my friends at Autoparts International, shops still prefer to clean up oil spills with KITTY LITTER!!!! In the age of the iPhone, Droid and web 2.0, how is it still possible that shops are cleaning up oils spills with kitty litter? Enter stage Right - Spillinex's Oilinator - People you have to see this video staring my good friend Dan Fitzgerald from Bridgestone Complete Auto Care, Mission Viejo.  In the video, Dan demonstrates the future of cleaning up oil spills - and it appears to be a game changer! Spillinex has been kind enough to make available to Retail Tire Solutions, Free Oilinator Pad samples to the first 25 dealers that request them here. Good Selling!   … [Read more...]

Tracking Tools

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A few weeks ago, I posted an article about the importance of keeping Score.  Some of you have contacted me and asked me for some tools to track daily sales and KPI’s as well as employee productivity. I am currently working on a fairly comprehensive tracking tool that will incorporate break even, payroll productivity as well as a profit building application that I hope to complete in the next month, but until then, feel free to use the following tools Store Daily Tracker Service Manager Tracking Sheet Retail Sales Tracking Sheet Tire/Asst Manager Tracking Sheet Good Selling! … [Read more...]

Welcome!

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Welcome to my Blog, and believe me you are welcome to it! During my tenures as a District Manager and Regional Director of various Automotive Retail groups, I got in the daily habit of sharing a thought of best practice with my group. I will continue that endeavor here on this site. I hope to provide some good information and sometimes feed back as I travel the West working with Independent Tire Dealers such as yourselves. Good Selling! … [Read more...]