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A Big Miss with Big Risk

A Big Miss with Big Risk

In conversation with Dan Anton, the on-site lead for our Recon Edge customer performance service, he coined the term, Demand-Focused Recon to describe a discipline used by serious practitioners of strategic time-to-line (T2L) reconditioning.
Beyond the Transaction: Recon execs talk 2023 industry trends, challenges

Beyond the Transaction: Recon execs talk 2023 industry trends, challenges

Beyond the Transaction: Recon execs talk 2023 industry trends, challenges By Sarah Rubenoff, Auto Remarketing Times are changing. That’s true for the entire auto industry. And it’s no different for the reconditioning segment. Auto Remarketing spoke with a collection of recon
Beyond the Transaction: Labor shortage still challenges reconditioning segment

Beyond the Transaction: Labor shortage still challenges reconditioning segment

Beyond the Transaction: Labor shortage still challenges reconditioning segment By Sarah Rubenoff, Auto Remarketing Most industries today have felt the pains of an across-the-board labor shortage after the COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on industries across the board. The labor shortage
The Need for Rapid Auto Recon

The Need for Rapid Auto Recon

The Need for Rapid Auto Recon Once dealers own used vehicles, time is of the essence. But the recon process at most retail centers isn't built for speed. By Ronnie Wendt, Auto Dealer Today Automotive reconditioning gets a used vehicle ready
Rohrman Auto Group Perfects the Connection To Launch

Rohrman Auto Group Perfects the Connection To Launch

Rohrman Auto Group Perfects the Connection To Launch Originally published in the March 2023 Dealer Service supplement to AutoSuccess Online When he installed reconditioning software in the stores he manages for Rohrman Auto Group, Director of Chicago North Operations Bob Wolf had
The New Rule of Fixed Ops

The New Rule of Fixed Ops

The New Rule of Fixed Ops By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the February 2023 edition of AutoSuccess How ready are you for the dominion of fixed ops as the savior of automotive retail? Some will argue that it has always
A More Profitable View of Recon in '23

A More Profitable View of Recon in ’23

A More Profitable View of Recon in '23 By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the January 2023 edition of AutoSuccess Online As we enter our 13th year as a vehicle reconditioning software company, we’re leading 2023 with a goal to make
100% Certain in 2023

100% Certain in 2023

100% Certain in 2023 By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the December 2022 edition of AutoSuccess If you practice management-by-number in your stores and yet don’t know with 100 percent certainty what your reconditioning times, costs, and opportunities are, you’re
Tackling Used-Car Challenges

Tackling Used-Car Challenges

Automotive News – November 2022 Tackling Used-Car Challenges New and innovative strategies that are helping dealers navigate the used-car shortage By Dennis McGinn & Cam Hitchcock As new-car sales dropped during the last year due to supply-chain disruptions, so did

Rapid Recon + Velocity Automotive = Recon Revolution

Rapid Recon + Velocity Automotive = Recon Revolution The two companies arrive at NADA 2024 nearly a year after their acquisition. Here’s what they’ve been up to since. By Jim Leman, AutoSuccess Two highly competitive vehicle reconditioning companies have stopped eating each other’s lunch and come together to

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Rapid Recon and Velocity Automotive Close the Trade Appraisal Gap

Rapid Recon and Velocity Automotive Close the Trade Appraisal Gap Reduces appraisal risk, delivers predictable profit per vehicle LAS VEGAS, NEV, February 1, 2024 Rapid Recon and Velocity Automotive, driven by Vehlo, announced today at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention ’24 a multiparty system for closing

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The Two Anthony’s Workshop Returns to NADA ’24

The Two Anthonys Recon Workshop Returns to NADA ‘24 KNOXVILLE, TN, January 04, 2024 The Two Anthonys, experts in vehicle reconditioning best practices for auto dealers, make their third NADA workshop appearance soon at the NADA ’24 annual convention on February 1 in Las Vegas. In this workshop, “Building a Reconditioning Operation”,

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Used Car Sourcing and Predictable Appraisal Accuracy

Used Car Sourcing and Predictable Appraisal Accuracy By Anthony Greenhalgh, AutoSuccess “All used car managers share a big fear – making a mistake.” Dealerships in 2024 will continue to face used car sourcing challenges. A recent Automotive News article by reporter CJ Moore netted the issue: “Dealers

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Closing The Appraisal Gap

Closing the Appraisal Gap By Dennis McGinn, AutoSuccess Dealers today enjoy more predictable used car results because they leverage strategic reconditioning software’s robust efficiency metrics called time-to-line or T2L, which we introduced to the market in 2010. The latest advancement in the reconditioning revolution we have written about

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Deliver The Promise Fulfill The Commitment

By Autosuccess Magazine Partnering with a software provider is a marriage of sorts: It’s not the romance that nurtures a long-term relationship but the consistently proving a “you over me” submission, good listening skills, the rare gift of knowing when to ask the right questions

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Recon Work Requires Team Effort

By Steve Finlay Dealers can end the tug-of-war between car dealership departments when it comes to getting trade-ins ready for resale. It’s the rare trade-in vehicle that doesn’t need reconditioning before they are sale-ready. But doing that work can get bogged down if dealership departments – mainly

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5 Tips For Technician Communication

5 Tips For Technician Communication By Dan Anton Service technicians are powerful people. They are the lions of their domain. Intruders beware. The exceptionally skilled and experienced are increasingly rare gems. Service directors and service advisors hoping to curry their favor often shudder in hesitation. This

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Accountability for Predictability & Accuracy

Accountability for Predictability & Accuracy By Dennis McGinn, AutoSuccess Can you define the meaning of the noun accountability as you might use it in your work environment? We all think we know what it means, and each of us reacts differently when hearing it spoken to

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