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Two-Ingredient Recipe for Used Car Success

Two-Ingredient Recipe for Used Car Success

Used car profitability expert Jasen Rice helps dealers distill an ocean of inventory stocking and pricing data down to the basics needed to increase turn and margin. Recon evangelist Dennis McGinn preaches faster time-to-line disciplines, so cars hit the sales
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Problems and Solutions - Nix the fixed ops frustrations that kill recon responsiveness

Problems and Solutions – Nix the fixed ops frustrations that kill recon responsiveness

Writing this article are two former franchised dealership veterans. We’ve managed Fixed Operations, Reconditioning and Used Cars, and had controller oversight over single and group dealerships. We believe we’re qualified to address a few of the many common and unfortunate
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Strategies to Improve Your Dealership’s Recon Turnaround Time – Geoff Meeker, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead & Dennis McGinn, CEO of Rapid Recon

Strategies to Improve Your Dealership’s Recon Turnaround Time – Geoff Meeker, Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead & Dennis McGinn, CEO of Rapid Recon

CBT News was recently on location at Mercedes Benz of Buckhead with General Manager Geoff Meeker and CEO of Rapid Recon, Dennis McGinn to discuss all things recon.
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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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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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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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Speed to Sale and Selling Buyers – Recon Article

July AutoSuccess Speed to Sale and Selling Buyers By Dennis McGinn When I write here about bringing speed-to-sale benefits to your dealership, I’m speaking of considerable advancement in why customers choose to buy their used cars from you. As I have said here before, a

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Coaching Recon Staff

Coaching Recon Staff Create a More Confident, Fulfilled Vehicle Recon Staff By Brian Larremore Originally published in the September 2021 edition of Fixed Ops Magazine However you run your vehicle reconditioning operation, coaching and motivating the people responsible for this critical function of your used

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Customers Can’t See Value You Hide

AutoSuccess – August 27, 2021​ Customers Can’t See Value You Hide By Dennis McGinn I heard this said Friday, “You can’t see value in something you know nothing about.” It makes sense. Think in terms of the used cars you sell. Customers shopping at your

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The Best of Times

AutoSuccess – June 4, 2021 THE BEST OF TIMES​ By Dennis McGinn Hasn’t this been a remarkable run in retail automotive? Profits are huge. Demand is something else, and customers have been more flexible than ever. So, what’s the worry? This best of times won’t

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Load Balancing For Tech Efficiency

LOAD BALANCING FOR TECH EFFICIENCY While Also Reconditioning Inventory For Pre-Owned Vehicle Profitability By Anthony Greenhalgh Originally published in the May 2021 edition of Fixed Ops Magazine Load balancing has critical implications for inventory turn – and thus, service tech efficiency. Ignoring load balancing can leave

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