173 episodes

This is the source for Independent Used Car Dealers that want to get educated on how to improve their business and their life. Luke & Jeff talk to industry experts and dealers that are doing it right. If you want to learn and grow with like minded used car dealers tune in and subscribe!

The Independent Dealer Podcast Jeff Watson & Luke Godwin

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

This is the source for Independent Used Car Dealers that want to get educated on how to improve their business and their life. Luke & Jeff talk to industry experts and dealers that are doing it right. If you want to learn and grow with like minded used car dealers tune in and subscribe!

    #169 - Fixing The Mechanic Shortage w/ Michael Mole

    #169 - Fixing The Mechanic Shortage w/ Michael Mole

    Only thing harder than finding a good car is finding a good technician. Michael shares with us tips on hiring, retaining and compensating top mechanics. Make your service department a place that attracts and grows top talent.

    Thank you for listening we hope you learned something new. Let us know what you think.
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    Used car dealer, Independent dealer, automotive, car sales, entrepreneur

    • 50 min
    #168 - Two Is Better Than One??? w/ Dan Reel

    #168 - Two Is Better Than One??? w/ Dan Reel

    We make our annual check in with Dan Reel. Time for an update on location 2, how he is staffing both stores and where the heck is he getting cars from?!?

    Thank you for listening we hope you learned something new. Let us know what you think.
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    www.DealerRe.com

    Please subscribe, leave us a review, and share with a friend.

    Connect with us online:
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    Used car dealer, Independent dealer, automotive, car sales, entrepreneur

    • 34 min
    #167 - Bob Voltmann In The Drivers Seat Of NIADA

    #167 - Bob Voltmann In The Drivers Seat Of NIADA

    The new CEO of NIADA joins us to talk about his strategic plan for the association. We also discuss strengthening state associations, the PAC and national convention. 

    Thank you for listening we hope you learned something new. Let us know what you think.
    www.theindependentdealer.com
    Info@theindependentdealer.com

    Support the sponsors that support us dealers:
    www.DealerRe.com

    Please subscribe, leave us a review, and share with a friend.

    Connect with us online:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/independentautogroup
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    Listen to all our episodes on Anchor:
    https://anchor.fm/theindependentdealer

    Used car dealer, Independent dealer, automotive, car sales, entrepreneur

    • 33 min
    #166 - Your Employees All Want To Quit

    #166 - Your Employees All Want To Quit

    Only thing harder than finding good inventory is finding good employees. This week we talk tips on how to find and retain top talent at your dealership. Grow em or lose em!

    Thank you for listening we hope you learned something new. Let us know what you think.
    www.theindependentdealer.com
    Info@theindependentdealer.com

    Support the sponsors that support us dealers:
    www.DealerRe.com

    Please subscribe, leave us a review, and share with a friend.

    Connect with us online:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/independentautogroup
    https://www.facebook.com/jlukegodwin
    https://www.facebook.com/sendtojeffw

    Listen to all our episodes on Anchor:
    https://anchor.fm/theindependentdealer

    Used car dealer, Independent dealer, automotive, car sales, entrepreneur

    • 33 min
    #165 - The Future of NIADA Education with Larry Dixon

    #165 - The Future of NIADA Education with Larry Dixon

    NIADA's new VP of education joins us to talk about upcoming convention, and the associations renewed focus on education.

    Thank you for listening we hope you learned something new. Let us know what you think.
    www.theindependentdealer.com
    Info@theindependentdealer.com

    Support the sponsors that support us dealers:
    www.DealerRe.com

    Please subscribe, leave us a review, and share with a friend.

    Connect with us online:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/independentautogroup
    https://www.facebook.com/jlukegodwin
    https://www.facebook.com/sendtojeffw

    Listen to all our episodes on Anchor:
    https://anchor.fm/theindependentdealer

    Used car dealer, Independent dealer, automotive, car sales, entrepreneur

    • 32 min
    #164 - Our Process For Vetting Your Vendors

    #164 - Our Process For Vetting Your Vendors

    A 10 step process for picking a vendor. If your thinking of adding, switching or cancelling a vendor relationship be sure you are vetting them right.

    Thank you for listening we hope you learned something new. Let us know what you think.
    www.theindependentdealer.com
    Info@theindependentdealer.com

    Support the sponsors that support us dealers:
    www.DealerRe.com

    Please subscribe, leave us a review, and share with a friend.

    Connect with us online:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/independentautogroup
    https://www.facebook.com/jlukegodwin
    https://www.facebook.com/sendtojeffw

    Listen to all our episodes on Anchor:
    https://anchor.fm/theindependentdealer

    Used car dealer, Independent dealer, automotive, car sales, entrepreneur

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Patrick.f.e.Haney ,

Great podcast .Tons of valuable tips, info and advice

Been in the Business for many years . I’ve learned things that would have ever even crossed my mind . It pushes me to evaluate and reevaluate . Thanks guys ! You don’t know what you don’t know !

Dr. Janet E ,

Great info!

I’ve owned a BHPH dealership with a full service facility and other lines of business (towing, car rental, mini-storage) for over 12 years and recently found this podcast. I’ve already picked up great info from just a handful of episodes. So often, we feel isolated. Thanks!!

Bahnburner ,

Extremely Informative, Great Production Value, and Amazing Guests

I’m new to the used car/independent dealer industry - this pod has answered many questions and offered much more guidance that I could have ever asked for. The overall quality of information being provided here is likely unmatched! Look forward to being a lifetime subscriber and learning much more!

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