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Stand By Your Recon Heroes

Stand By Your Recon Heroes

Stand By Your Recon Heroes By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the August 2022 edition of AutoSuccess How you recondition your cars, including the methodology you adopt, the metrics you measure, and the discipline of your recon team, affects so
For Internal Service Advisors, SCRAMBLE Defines The Day

For Internal Service Advisors, SCRAMBLE Defines The Day

Kim Morrison is the internal service advisor at Canadian dealership HJ Pfaff Audi. Her job description could describe an individual with the abilities of a Swiss Army knife.
Slash Reconditioning Time to Save Costs, Boost Profits

Slash Reconditioning Time to Save Costs, Boost Profits

Tom Dunn, general manager of Fred Martin Superstore, Barberton, OH, discusses how Rapid Recon™ software allows dealers to monitor each step of reconditioning.
Sober Scalability and Truthful Transparency - Rapid Recon

Sober Scalability and Truthful Transparency – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess Magazine - May, 2022Sober Scalability and Truthful TransparencyBy Dennis McGinnIf 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
From NADA: Deliver Transparency, Prep for Margin Compression - Rapid Recon

From NADA: Deliver Transparency, Prep for Margin Compression – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess Magazine - April, 2022From NADA: Deliver Transparency, Prep for Margin CompressionBy Dennis McGinnA personal delight for me at this year’s NADA was a discussion with digital retail pioneer Chip Perry. He dropped by the Rapid Recon booth to record
Shop Efficiency Jones Recon Article - Rapid Recon

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
Measure Twice, Cut Once Recon Article - Rapid Recon

Measure Twice, Cut Once Recon Article – Rapid Recon

February AutosuccessMeasure Twice, Cut OnceBy Dennis McGinnA 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
The Power of Transparency Separates The Winners - Rapid Recon

The Power of Transparency Separates The Winners – Rapid Recon

AutoSuccess Magazine – February 2, 2022​THE POWER OF TRANSPARENCY SEPARATES THE WINNERSBy Dennis McGinnA 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
Deal Wisely with the New Margin Compression

Deal Wisely with the New Margin Compression

Deal Wisely with the New Margin Compression By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the February 2022 edition of AutoSuccess Our old nemesis, margin compression, is revisiting this spring. It’s possible not to notice if you’re continuing to operate under bull-margin

Reducing Worries for Dealership GMs

Reducing Worries for Dealership GMs By Dennis McGinn, AutoSuccess As the founder and CEO of a major technology company, my daily focus shifts between multiple demands on my time and attention, peppered by frequent surprise interruptions. As mentally ambidextrous as I want to think I am, I

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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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Vehlo Announces Record Breaking Growth in Dealership Software Division

Vehlo Announces Record Breaking Growth in Dealership Software Division KNOXVILLE, Tenn., January 26, 2024 KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–Vehlo, which provides technology solutions for the vehicle repair industry, announced strong growth and momentum during 2023, driven by new customers, retention, and acquisitions. With the impressive growth during the year,

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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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