The Tasmanian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (TACC) has served the automotive industry in Tasmania since 1928.

There had always been a long standing and mutually supportive relationship between TACC and the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC).

TACC successfully lobbied state government on behalf of members for many years, but times were changing and in 1999 TACC and VACC were amalgamated. This merger offered members a more diverse range of services, while still maintaining a Tasmanian perspective on local issues.

Today we are dedicated to the promotion, representation and preservation of member businesses to local, state and federal governments, as well as the media, consumers and the community.

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TACC Committee

Chair:  Michael Grubb, Specialist Auto Hobart
Vice-Chair:  Terry Bienefelt, Motors Derwent Park

Mark Cooper, Cooper Automotive Mornington
Larry Eaton, Motorworks Motorcycles
Stuart Guy, FT Guy Bodyworks Pty Ltd
Peter Killick, B Select Moonah
Roger White, Specialist Car Centre

TACC news

Coronavirus: Auto is open – tell your customers

23 April 2020

Lack of work and cashflow are likely to be serious problems for you right now. But there are things you can do to help your situation – and they don't cost a cent. Most automotive businesses in the industry remain open (publicly held vehicle auctions are an exception) and if your business is open too then you should tell your customers about it – don't assume that they know. Here are three simple and practical tips to help you get the message out there...

1. Update your voicemail
Update your business' voicemail and on-hold messages. Ensure the voicemail states clearly that your business is open as normal, and that you'll get back to them shortly. View customer communication templates here.

2. Leverage your website and social media
Do you have a website and/or social media pages for your auto business? Use them to get the word out there. For member convenience, VACC has designed banners and graphics which are available here.

3. Touch base with loyal customers
You've got a database. Use it! Your customers are customers for a reason and they rely on your services to keep them safe on the roads. If they are due for repairs or service – or anything else – reach out (SMS, call or email) and let them know you're open. If applicable, why not delegate this task to a team member who may have recently had a drop in workload? View customer communication templates here.

VACC has launched a community awareness campaign, Auto is open, in order to further support members and get the word out to motorists that auto remains open for business. Use the campaign assets to reach your customers here

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