FTR 013: Jeremy O’Neal on How to Train a Service Adviser
Jeremy O’Neal President and lead sales trainer for Advisorfix, began his career as a Service Advisor and moved into Service Management at the dealership level for VW, Audi, and Porsche. He consistently placed in the top 3% of Service Advisors across the nation.
With a passion for helping others, Jeremy started coaching Service Advisors in 2007. Jeremy also owns an independent auto repair shop Freedom Auto Repair in Hesperia, CA. Previous episodes HERE.
Key Talking Points
We crave and desire a business that can afford us a lifestyle that gives us time and financial freedom.
It is rare to find shops that have created both.
You need to invest time in your family and personal life.
Relationships with your customers are key to the success of the shop.
If you service adviser has an off day you will see it in the results of an off-sales performance day.
We have all hired people that we think will become a rock star for us.
We don’t have the resources to train and onboard a new person into the business and systems and processes.
You need to create an in-house training program.
Create a training plan.
You must do root core training to be sure your adviser is totally on board with your goals and beliefs.
Use video recordings to document policies.
Schedule training time with your people.
Hold them accountable.
As a shop owner, you are responsible for developing your people.
Results come when behaviors are aligned.
This training plan will work with and for all positions within your company.