- Dealer News
- 26 February 2021
Two young women of the staff of close to 100 working at one of Cape Town’s biggest and most influential used-car dealerships, say they now have a future that they would not have had without Wingfield Motors.
Auto electrician, truck brakes specialist and trainee Java programmer Lunga Sibiya is keenly interested in electric vehicles, but he tells his young cousins there will be a need for petrol and diesel mechanics for decades to come.
So far 2020 has been a year of change, of pivoting towards a new normal and above all, to survive the many challenges the year violently hurled at us. But for some, it is turning out to be a year of facing those challenges and embracing the new opportunities it brings with it.
Dealerfloor spoke to the man in charge of the very successful Hyundai Dealership in the North West mining city of Rustenburg. Hugh Watson is the DP at FNFM Motors (Pty) Ltd Hyundai Rustenburg and recent winner of ABSA’s Golden Partner Award.
When you walk into the office of any DP a day before month end and the end of the quarter is looming at the same time, you will expect a fair bit of running around and accompanying tension, with even a bit of screaming and aggression.
Hyundai Hermanus is a small, rural dealership with a real personal touch. They know their local customers by name – they are family, almost. And that is the name of the game to be successful in a smaller, tougher rural market.
Key Group Pietermaritzburg entered the Isuzu Summer Promotion with the aim to win.
When it comes to customer satisfaction and customer experience you will find the best of the best at KIA Randburg, who received two Gold awards at the recent KIA Dealer Awards digital ceremony.
With the motto to start from the bottom and work your way up, and a lifelong experience as a versatile specialist in the automotive diesel electric business of William Swarts from Worcester who has just retired after more than four decades in this trade.
All vehicle sales staff know about the JD Power car ratings that are based on owners’ feedback, but few know the biggest complaint car owners have with their cars is the smell.
Smaller towns suffer more hardship because of the depopulation and migration of people to bigger towns and cities looking for better job opportunities. As with banks and other bigger industries, motor dealers also battle to sustain a viable existence in these towns as the critical mass of running a successful business is shrinking.
After winning the Best Dealer in After Sales awards for 2018 and 2019, the team at Supertech Motorrad in Pinetown say they are already working towards winning their third Best Dealer in After Sales award in 2020.
With a presence in three provinces consisting of four KIA, one Hyundai and one Renault franchise, the LS Group’s establishment could be traced back to the Free State Goldfields.