TTAC Video of the Week: This Dealer Will Fight for You

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

When I worked as a service writer, an upset customer threatened to kick my ass right then and there in the service drive. If I recall correctly, he was upset because there was a language barrier and the price for the service came in higher than he'd expected.

Thankfully, a sales guy stepped in and stopped him. Good thing, too, because I didn't know how to react and I froze up.

That was after I worked at a different store and a very large man came in threatening to kick the entire department's ass because he thought we'd lost the keys to his other car. If memory serves, it turns out we didn't -- and the customer quietly apologized.

There's a lot of anger out there.

Anyway, this week's video of the week involves a fight at a dealership -- but instead of customers threatening employees, here we have employees fighting each other.

A Twitter user captured the whole thing, and apparently, it's the second row of the day among these folks.

Maybe we all need a timeout, eh?

Anyway, while away the final hours of Friday with this one.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • MRF 95 T-Bird MRF 95 T-Bird on Apr 23, 2023

    They could have just had a contest like these folks who were later profiled in the documentary Hands on a Hardbody.

  • Kwik_Shift_Pro4X Kwik_Shift_Pro4X on Apr 24, 2023

    "I said NO WINDOW ETCHING!!!"

  • The Oracle The Oracle on Apr 24, 2023

    Sometimes a good scrap is exactly what the team needs to rally themselves.

  • Nrd515 Nrd515 on May 11, 2023

    The closest thing to a fight I ever saw between employees was at a Chevy dealership in Kentucky when some guy walked in and tossed a cup of coffee into the sales manager's face, and told him "drop dead, you and your wife!". The guy I was talking to said he was one of the sales people at the same owner's store next door. The wife was in F&I at the place next door. I wished I could have found out what it was all about.