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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.
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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
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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
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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 JonesMy 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
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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
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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
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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
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Why the Writing on the Wall Recon Article - Rapid Recon

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
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Enjoy Worldclass Recon On A Budget Recon Articles - Rapid Recon

Enjoy Worldclass Recon On A Budget Recon Articles – Rapid Recon

December AutoSuccess Enjoy World-Class Recon – On any Budget By Anthony Martinez As an Iraq War Army combat veteran, one of the most valuable skills I learned was having the proper process for the task ahead. Those involved in the
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Vehlo Acquires Rapid Recon and Velocity Automotive

Vehlo Acquires Rapid Recon and Velocity Automotive By bringing Rapid Recon and Velocity together, Vehlo is now the market leader in helping dealers connect their reconditioning-to-retail processes KNOXVILLE, TN – January 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ Vehlo, a leading provider of software and financial solutions for the automotive repair

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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 not connecting to what you expect.

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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 vehicle trade-ins, leaving dealers to

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Why Honda of Downtown LA Switched Its Recon Software

Why Honda of Downtown LA Switched Its Recon Software By Jim Leman Originally published in the October 2022 edition of AutoSuccess Online “No room for error” summarizes used car operations at Honda of Downtown Los Angeles. Staff continues sharpening skills and creativity to source and

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Putting Cards on the Table With Used-Vehicle Shoppers

Putting Cards on the Table With Used-Vehicle Shoppers By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the October 2022 edition of WardsAuto More dealers are turning to used vehicles in the 5- to 7-year-old range, costing between $10,000 and $15,000. That leads to a logical question: How

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Guest Commentary: How to Build Trust With Vehicle Buyers

Automotive News – September 2022 Guest Commentary: How to Build Trust With Vehicle Buyers How can dealers build trust with customers when so much of the vehicle shopping process has moved online? By Dennis McGinn How can dealers build trust with customers when so much

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