Retired NADA Chairman Says Dealerships Are Writing The Future

Wes Lutz – Former NADA Chair

Recently in a speech in San Francisco, now retired NADA Chairman, Wes Lutz, advocated for dealerships in America to fully embrace the changing times for dealerships. Advising them to truly listen to their customers and discussing what the future of the auto industry holds.

According to NADA News, Wes Lutz is the president of Extreme-Dodge-Chrysler-Ram in Jackson, Michigan. Lutz was the head of NADA and was there to see new-vehicle sales go beyond 17 million units. However, he also predicted that personal vehicle ownership would eventually end.

“As I traveled around the world in 2018, my biggest takeaway was this” So many people want to write our narrative. They say that dealerships are fighting the inevitable, that change is coming and we don’t like it,” he said during his speech. “The truth is that we love change. Change is not happening fast enough for us. Dealers aren’t fighting the future, we’re writing it.”

Lutz continued on: “People prize convenience above all else. People value freedom above all else. The ability to just get up and go without waiting for anyone is a luxury that people don’t want to give up – they can’t afford to. Which is why people have very little interest in giving up their keys, despite what Wall Street or Silicon Valley says.”

With customer convenience at the forefront of dealership focus, software companies have management software available to help make dealership operations, and the customer’s life as easy as possible. Products, like ReconMonitor, have fully customizable forms and triggers that can notify customers of their vehicle’s status, and alert vendors and employees when their work is coming up. No more phone calls required to keep everyone informed.

Are you going to SEMA or AAPEX?

If so we would love to meet with you. While we will not be exhibiting this year, we will be attending the show all of this week. If you are interested in meeting up with the team in Vegas please don’t hesitate to contact Mike Fischer directly. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Mike Fischer
mfischer@automobiletechnologies.com
Phone: (562) 234-5416


The Mobile Tech Expo – 2011 was a huge success!

A big thank you to everyone that took a few minutes to sit through our education session, and visit our booth. All of your feedback was much appreciated, so please keep it coming. On a side note it was great to see so many tech’s utilizing smart phones to further their business. Every year we see more and more people ready to make the move to eliminate paper, and this year was no different.

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See you at the Mobile Tech Expo – 2011

 

The team is packing up and heading to Corpus Christi Texas, for the 10th Annual Mobile Tech Expo. We are looking forward to seeing everyone again this year!

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