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IF IT'S NOT BROKEN, BREAK IT

IF IT’S NOT BROKEN, BREAK IT

Originally published in the November 2022 edition of AutoSuccess Online If It's not Broken, Break It By Dennis McGinn I was pondering reality the other day. I realized that what we often understand as certainty is merely how ingrained our
Why Honda of Downtown LA Switched Its Recon Software

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
Putting Cards on the Table With Used-Vehicle Shoppers

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
Guest Commentary: How to Build Trust With Vehicle Buyers

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
Sharing Service Resources Between Customer-Pay and Internal Service Environments

Sharing Service Resources Between Customer-Pay and Internal Service Environments

Fixed Ops Magazine – October 2022 Sharing Service Resources Between Customer-Pay and Internal Service Environments By Jennifer Marszalek Service managers and advisors for combined retail and internal service centers often juggle conflicting priorities, personalities, and equipment that can test patience,
OpenRoad Auto Group Follows The Facts to the Money

OpenRoad Auto Group Follows The Facts to the Money

AutoSuccess Magazine – September 1, 2022 OpenRoad Auto Group Follows The Facts to the Money By Jim Leman Originally published in the September 2022 Dealer Service supplement to AutoSuccess Magazine OpenRoad Auto Group is the largest-volume automotive retail group in
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.

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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