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Is Your Quick Lube Driving Away Business?

‘Da Man’ goes undercover to investigate how the national oil change shops are using underhanded tactics like efficiency, training and friendliness to steal your service business.

April 11, 2017

‘Da Man’ goes undercover to investigate how the national oil change shops are using underhanded tactics like efficiency, training and friendliness to steal your service business.

Tags: fixed ops, Jim Ziegler, Quick Lube, service advisor, service department

Author: Jim Ziegler | Posted @ Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:37 AM | » Comments(1)

True Concern: Looking Back on TrueCar Controversy

October 22, 2013

‘Da Man’ finds himself blindsided by an FTC investigation long after mending fences with TrueCar and its founder.

Tags: auto dealer, data, FTC, Jim Ziegler, Scott Painter, TrueCar

Author: Jim Ziegler | Posted @ Tuesday, October 22, 2013 9:32 AM | » Comments(1)

Data Wars

The ‘Alpha Dawg’ is still on the attack. He continues to tell dealers to reject services like Cars.com, and to stop paying them to take their customers.

July 16, 2013

The Alpha Dawg offers commentary on government scandals, the specter of foreign ownership and ‘Bubba’ Marchionne’s search for new office space.

Tags: Cars.com, Da Man, data, Elon Musk, General Motors, Jim Ziegler, Tesla

Author: Jim Ziegler | Posted @ Tuesday, July 16, 2013 8:02 AM | » Comments(4)

To Catch a Fox

June 12, 2013

‘Da Man’ doesn’t mince words when he says dealers only have themselves to blame for letting data pirates into their operations. The dealer advocate also offers a three-step test to see if your store is infected.

Tags: Jim Ziegler

Author: Jim Ziegler | Posted @ Wednesday, June 12, 2013 9:22 AM | » Comments(1)

Ball of Confusion

Posing with Rupert Stadler, chairman of AUDI AG, and Uli Hoeness, president of Bayern Munich football team, is Martin Winterkorn, head of Volkswagen AG. Ziegler is a fan of his push to dominate the market by 2018.

May 15, 2013

‘Da Man’ finds his groove and issues another prediction about the fate awaiting several ‘domestic’ car manufacturers.

Tags: China, Ford, General Motors, Jim Ziegler, Kia, On the Point, Prius, Temptations, Teptations, Toyota

Author: Jim Ziegler | Posted @ Wednesday, May 15, 2013 1:51 PM | » Comments(1)

'Tis The Season

The territorial dispute between Japan and China over a group of islands — known as Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese — has led to rioting and destruction of Japanese property and businesses in China.

November 14, 2012

‘Da Man’ weighs in on Toyota’s most recent recall and those faulty sales figures reported by brands competing in the luxury category.

Tags: BMW, China, Da Man, Japan, Jim Ziegler, Mercedes-Benz, NHTSA, On the Point, Toyota

Author: Jim Ziegler | Posted @ Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:18 AM | » Comments(0)

Stop That Train!

‘Da Man’ gets a little reflective about his recent surgery before regaining form and doing what he does best.

May 10, 2012

‘Da Man’ gets a little reflective about his recent surgery before regaining form and doing what he does best.

Tags: 2013 Nissan Altima, Carlos Ghosn, Chevrolet Volt, Ford Fusion, Hyundai Genesis, Jim Ziegler, John Krafcik, Mazda 6, New York International Auto Show

Author: Jim Ziegler | Posted @ Thursday, May 10, 2012 5:11 PM | » Comments(0)

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Author Bio

Jim Ziegler

President & CEO of Ziegler SuperSystems

Jim 'Da Man' Ziegler joined the magazine in 2011 to deliver his On-the-Point message about the car business to dealer principals and store managers. He'll offer strategy advice on everything from sales and F&I to marketing in the digital age. Catch him every month at www.fi-magazine.com.

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