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A recon department able to get cars temporarily photographed right off the transport – and then in and out of the photo booth puts a quite disruptive closing tool in your sales team’s hands, in real time every day!

Your Best Used Car Sales Tool – Photos First

Get Cars Imaged and Frontline-Ready Faster to Boost Used Car Sales Talk about disruptive – it turns out the best selling tool you can give your used car sales team is faster reconditioning! Not a new ad campaign. Not a
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How Hennessy Jaguar Land Rover Strengthened Their Recon Process- Justin Hoisington, Sales Manager & Dennis McGinn

How Hennessy Jaguar Land Rover Strengthened Their Recon Process- Justin Hoisington, Sales Manager & Dennis McGinn

Continuing our discussion on how your dealership can improve it’s overall recon turnaround time, CBT News was on location at Hennessy Land Rover with Sales Manager Justin Hoisington and CEO of Rapid Recon, Dennis McGinn.
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The Advantage of Workflow Management in Reconditioning

The Advantage of Workflow Management in Reconditioning

On any given day, my business conversations typically focus in on one of three topics: dealers who are ready to give up on recon spreadsheets and the extra managerial oversight; dealers not ready to admit they have a recon problem;
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Holding Cost Killing Your Gross?

Holding Cost Killing Your Gross?

Vehicle reconditioning is an essential process for every used car department. It not only gets vehicles ready for consumers’ eyeballs, but when it gets them front line ready fast, it can mean more gross on every sale. Every used car
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Reconditioning - A New Bastion of Hope - The Future is Now

Reconditioning – A New Bastion of Hope – The Future is Now

Having met with dealers at NADA, I’m reminded of Dale Pollak’s 2010 article, “Reconditioning – The Last Bastion of Old School Management.” While this is still generally true, there are finally straightforward solutions and verifiable success stories that have remedied
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Do You Have a Time-to-Line Culture?

Do You Have a Time-to-Line Culture?

Time-to-Line (T2L) should be the single most important objective that defines your dealership’s culture. This objective should bind all recon resources together from the time vehicles are acquired to the time they hit the front-line. And, to institutionalize a true
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Recon Workflow Requires Data Driven Recon Processes

Recon Workflow Requires Data Driven Recon Processes

In our first of three articles discussing how to drive time and cost wastes out of the reconditioning process, we took a look at how lean manufacturing workflow principles when applied to automotive reconditioning, improves outcomes. That article outlined the
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RECONDITIONING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

RECONDITIONING TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Buyers for pre-owned cars are spending money again, and across the country dealers are feeling cautiously optimistic about this continuing. At the same time, the online competitive landscape demands new ways of reaching buyers through search powerhouses, like AutoTrader.com, Cars.com
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Sober Scalability and Truthful Transparency – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess Magazine – May, 2022 Sober Scalability and Truthful Transparency By Dennis McGinn If you are shopping for vehicle reconditioning software, it should be easy for you to understand the product’s core benefits, features, and advantages. No one should have to acquire more power or

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Shop Efficiency Jones Recon Article – Rapid Recon

Fixed Ops Magazine – March 1, 2022​  How to Find an $80,000 Labor DeficiencyBy Dustin Jones My specialty is helping dealers squeeze every ounce of performance from their reconditioning. I do this to help them get more cars sale-ready faster to save money and meet

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Measure Twice, Cut Once Recon Article – Rapid Recon

February Autosuccess Measure Twice, Cut Once By Dennis McGinn A homebuilder friend shared his success model: measure twice, cut once. A car dealer’s equivalent might be the irrefutable yardstick we like to refer to as transparency, accountability, and profitability, which make up the measure twice,

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The Power of Transparency Separates The Winners – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess Magazine – February 2, 2022​ THE POWER OF TRANSPARENCY SEPARATES THE WINNERS By Dennis McGinn A recent report from Deloitte comments, Trust is the new measure of success.    What builds trust is transparency. With relationships, transparency means earned reliability. You go where you

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New Executive Summary Recon Article – Rapid Recon

Palo Alto, CA, December 02, 2021 New Executive Summary of Critical High-Level Operating Data from Rapid Recon™ Now Auto-Delivered to Dealership Executives, Company Also Upgrades Its New Online Vehicle Description Tool Rapid Recon announced two new features to give users of its industry-leading reconditioning communications

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Why the Writing on the Wall Recon Article – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess – December 2021 Why the Writing on the Wall is Good for You By Dennis McGinn As dealer groups grow in store count and acquire a diverse range of operational processes, cultures, and technologies, store individuality must yield to group-wide standardization and consistency. Just

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