Monthly Archives: August 2021

Time To Get Serious About Automotive Tech Shortage with Tony Foon



This week we talk to Tony Foon to get a better understanding of the challenges in the automotive industry and its ability to attract service technicians and mechanics.
 
Some of the highlights are
 
  • why it is so important to create a career path for technicians. 
  • the need to get technicians on the tools from day one and 
  • the challenge of EV’s and the need to add electric vehicle certification to a technicians skill sets.
 
We hope you enjoy the discussion as much as we did!
 
If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn or keep up with us on the socials
 
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Thank you to our sponsor PrixCar Fleet Services https://prixcar.com.au/services/fleet…
 
This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.

Police Cars The Inside Story Ep 47 with Frank Melilli



This week we get a better understanding of the challenges to manage a police car fleet. We cover a range of topics including what are the requirements of a police car to meet police force needs. We review the different police cars that make up a police car fleet and review the different requirements for police cars. We discuss what is the difference between a police car and a regular car. What makes a police car better than a regular car? Are police cars performance modified and are they chipped. Do they go faster than a regular car? We look into whether it is worth buying an ex police vehicle and the advantages of doing so. We talk about modified vehicles such as booze buses, divie vans and command centers for crisis situations. We look at the biggest challenges for a police fleet and what is the future. We do touch on some of the new technologies such as electric vehicles, hydrogen and what role they may play in the future. If you liked what you heard, subscribe to the show to receive notifications of future shows.

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This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.


Business Ideas: Automotive Predictions for New and Used Car Sales in Australia for 2022



Are we right or are we wrong? What do you think the numbers will be for the Australian Automotive New Car Market in 2022. Let us know what you think are the factors that will influence the market in 2022 for new and used car sales and give us your comments below. We would love to hear from you. Mark and John discuss factors that will impact budgets for 2022 and do a review of the automotive market. We challenge you, the listeners, to tell us what you think will be the main factors that will impact new and used vehicle volumes for 2022 budget. We discuss in detail exchange rates, production shortages, supply constraints and factors that will impact consumer demand such as disposable income, inflation and buying habits such as overseas trips. We also look into new trends such as car subscription and electric vehicles. We delve into the agency model and various new distribution models. We review and put a peg in the the sand of where they think new vehicle volumes will be, how this will impact used vehicle volumes and where a dealer should focus on the aftermarket part of the business. We discuss technical skill shortages and how this will impact the aftermarket part of the business. If you liked what you heard, subscribe to the show to receive notifications of future shows. If you would like to get more information on any of the topics reach out to Mark Palavestra or John Sinclair on LinkedIn or keep up with us on the following socials

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Sponsor: PrixCar Fleet Services https://prixcar.com.au/services/fleet…

This information on this site is intended as a general reference for Internet users. It is made available on the understanding that Talking Automotive with Mark & John, as a result of providing this information, is not engaged in providing professional advice. Viewers & Listeners should seek their own advice re undertaking any commercial actions. All information in this site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of accuracy, timeliness of the predictions discussed & is without warranty of any kind, express or implied.