“Click It or Ticket.” We all know the phrase; it’s the most successful safety campaign ever produced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). More than half of passenger vehicle occupants killed between 2010 and 2014 weren’t wearing seat belts and the latest seat belt user rates study reveals that many continue to risk danger by not utilizing one. Despite lap and shoulder seat belts having been produced in every car since 1974, thirty one states reported less than 90% belt use rate.Read More
Among the many fascinating things about Hawaii there’s this: while the rest of America drives less and less, Hawaiians drive more and more – in fact their average mileage is going up at more than twice the rate the rest of the country’s is going down.
This interests us not just because we belong to the Hawaii Auto Dealers Association and serve some of the best auto dealerships in the state.It matters to us because we see an opportunity here, and we believe it’s our job to make sure we help our customers seize it.
Choosing Vendors Wisely
How can a vendor help your business? If you’re like most owners and managers, you reflexively answer “reduce cost,” but then all sorts of caveats start to arise in your mind because you’ve hired cheap vendors before and you’ve probably lost a small fortune to their errors and failures.
Gratitude comes easily when business is abundant, but it’s difficult to generate when business is as scarce as it has been for the past several years. Of course you’ve been thankful for the business that did come your way. But, as any auto repair shop manager or owner knows, that can be lost to the fear that it won’t be enough.