238 episodes

A podcast for Independent Used Car Dealers to get help on how to improve their dealerships and their life. As current used car dealers, Luke and Jeff find the best advice from industry experts and other successful dealers. If you want to learn and grow your business with like minded used car dealers tune in each week. "Dealers Helping Dealers"

The Independent Dealer Podcast Jeff Watson & Luke Godwin

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

A podcast for Independent Used Car Dealers to get help on how to improve their dealerships and their life. As current used car dealers, Luke and Jeff find the best advice from industry experts and other successful dealers. If you want to learn and grow your business with like minded used car dealers tune in each week. "Dealers Helping Dealers"

    #228 Dealer Panel Q&A Live From NIADA 2022

    #228 Dealer Panel Q&A Live From NIADA 2022

    Top notch dealers Tracy Myers, Nic Markosian & Dan Grosvenor join  the fellas for an informal question and answer session. They cover  topics like how to handle an economic slow down, the importance of fixed  operations and the benefits of lease here pay here.   

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    Let us know  what you think. 

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    www.theindependentdealer.com  
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    Support the businesses that support the podcast.
    Buckeye Dealership Consulting for all your education and reinsurance  needs  https://www.buckeyereinsurance.com
    Passtime GPS Solutions  https://www.PasstimeGPS.com 

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    Used car dealer, independent dealer, automotive, car sales, entrepreneur

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #228 - Special Episode - TIADA Repoing The Right Way

    #228 - Special Episode - TIADA Repoing The Right Way

    While Luke & Jeff are out at NIADA 2022, we will share with you a special episode recorded for TIADA. Repossessing cars can be a legal rats nest if not done right. Know the best practices for picking up your collateral.

    Thank you for listening we hope you learned something new. Let us know what you think.
    -Leave us a review

    www.theindependentdealer.com
    Info@theindependentdealer.com

    Support the businesses that support the podcast.

    Buckeye Dealership Consulting for all your education and reinsurance needs
    https://www.buckeyereinsurance.com

    Passtime GPS Solutions
    https://www.PasstimeGPS.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

    • 48 min
    #227 - Rising Costs, Finding Capital, Managing People

    #227 - Rising Costs, Finding Capital, Managing People

    Hot topics of the week. Excited to see everyone at convention next week. 

    Thank you for listening we hope you learned something new. Let us know what you think.
    -Leave us a review

    www.theindependentdealer.com
    Info@theindependentdealer.com

    Support the businesses that support the podcast.

    Buckeye Dealership Consulting for all your education and reinsurance needs
    https://www.buckeyereinsurance.com

    Passtime GPS Solutions
    https://www.PasstimeGPS.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

    • 29 min
    #226 - The 3 Tips To Not Go Bankrupt w/ Gary McMahan

    #226 - The 3 Tips To Not Go Bankrupt w/ Gary McMahan

    Gary is the CFO of Primalend and has seen some great dealers and some not so great dealers. He shares with us his 3 tips to help owners not crash and burn.

    Thank you for listening we hope you learned something new. Let us know what you think.
    -Leave us a review

    www.theindependentdealer.com
    Info@theindependentdealer.com

    Support the businesses that support the podcast.

    Buckeye Dealership Consulting for all your education and reinsurance needs
    https://www.buckeyereinsurance.com

    Passtime GPS Solutions
    https://www.PasstimeGPS.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
    #225 - NIADA Convention 2022

    #225 - NIADA Convention 2022

    Tis the season for conventions. This means we get the chance to rub shoulders and learn from the best in the industry. See you June 20th in Las Vegas. Sign up TODAY!

    Thank you for listening we hope you learned something new. Let us know what you think.
    -Leave us a review

    www.theindependentdealer.com
    Info@theindependentdealer.com

    Support the businesses that support the podcast.

    Buckeye Dealership Consulting for all your education and reinsurance needs
    https://www.buckeyereinsurance.com

    Passtime GPS Solutions
    https://www.PasstimeGPS.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

    • 40 min
    #224 - Will Wholesale Prices Crash w/ Larry Dixon

    #224 - Will Wholesale Prices Crash w/ Larry Dixon

    Will used car prices drop as fast as Luke's crypto investment or slowly like Jeff's hairline? Larry Dixon, a familiar face with a new job will talk to us all about what he is seeing as VP of Auction Data Solutions at NAAA.

    Thank you for listening we hope you learned something new. Let us know what you think.
    -Leave us a review

    www.theindependentdealer.com
    Info@theindependentdealer.com

    Support the businesses that support the podcast.

    Buckeye Dealership Consulting for all your education and reinsurance needs
    https://www.buckeyereinsurance.com

    Passtime GPS Solutions
    https://www.PasstimeGPS.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

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

oliviabaker13 ,

Your new favorite pod!

Independent dealers - look no further. You’ve found your new favorite podcast! Luke and Jeff are a dynamic hosting duo who bring you all the actionable insights and business strategies you need to level up your dealership. Highly recommend tuning in!

bernt3232 ,

Great Information for Dealers!

Jeff and Luke do a great job at bringing on informative guests and vendors from the independent auto industry. Their experiences provide good insight on the current market and solutions that independent dealers can implement to improve their business.

Hector's Tint & Alarms ,

How to BHPH to Success

Great in-depth strategies and business practice’s to help dealers succeed in this ever changing business. A wealth of knowledge, and have reignited me in this pathway I want to follow. I am attending my first conference in Los Vegas BHPH Summit , see you guys out there. And to continue to learn more and be a blessing to others. Keep up the great work guys !!

Hector Martinez, San Benito Tx

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