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A More Profitable View of Recon in '23

A More Profitable View of Recon in ’23

A More Profitable View of Recon in '23 By Dennis McGinn Originally published in the January 2023 edition of AutoSuccess Online As we enter our 13th year as a vehicle reconditioning software company, we’re leading 2023 with a goal to make
100% Certain in 2023

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
Tackling Used-Car Challenges

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
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

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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