used cars

  1. Ted Gaines

    Reconditioning is Mining Your Inventory for Margin - Don't Walk Away From It

    I read a comment recently in one of the other online forums for Used Car dealers. The poster, a dealer principal, wrote: “With reconditioning cost through the roof these days I prefer to buy as ready as possible. I feel my money is better spent on the frontline ready car..” Really? Of course...
  2. competitionsubaru

    Competition Subaru of Smithtown

    As the top Subaru dealership in Smithtown NY, serving St James, Huntington and Hicksville, Competition Subaru offers a wide variety of both new and pre-owned Subaru cars, including Subaru Outback, Subaru Ascent, Subaru Legacy and more. We also provide Subaru servicing and OEM auto parts as well...
  3. ryan.gerardi

    How much of the used car market remains for Traditional Auctions?

    By some estimates, there has been up to if not more than a 40% drop over the last 10 years in the volume of used cars that pass through traditional (physical) auctions. This of course is because auctions have moved online. It's just more efficient to go online and target the cars you want and...
  4. M

    CarGurus and selective rule enforcement

    Like any UCM, I am always trying to get my cars out there, and make the best impression on as many sites as possible. Lately I've been getting killed by CarGurus and I've found out why. All of my cars have been pushed into "High Price" or "Over Priced" category because larger stores in the...
  5. Jim Leman

    The Economic Facts for Automated Recon

    Dealers tell us they make $50 in cost, gross improvement and increased turn rate for every $1 spent to automate their reconditioning operations. For dealers reconditioning just 50 cars a month, the return on investment is $15 for every $1 spent. Look hard elsewhere, but you’ll not find a better...
  6. Jim Leman

    Increase Profits By Reducing Your Recon Timeline –

    Looking to increase used car inventory turn and capture better margins - find out how do so here: https://www.cbtnews.com/increase-profits-by-reducing-your-recon-timeline-dennis-mcginn/
  7. Jim Leman

    Enjoy a $50 return for $1 spent

    Strategic reconditioning workflow tools and time to line (T2L) disciplines make modern velocity-based inventory management most effective for a dealership. T2L increases turn, streamlines processes, and structures and organizes the many steps required to move vehicles from acquisition to the...
  8. H

    Shipping out of state auction bought vehicle

    Hello, I’m new to the forum and also new in the used cars business. I would like to learn more about transportation of auction bought vehicle economically. Questions I have: 1.What is the average cost of transportation per vehicle ? 2.What is the best logistic company to use it for...
  9. John Colascione

    Deals4Dealers Having Trouble with Lead Gen on Used Inventory?

    *****The Dealer Refresh Deal****** 40% Discount for Used Car Inventory Marketing (either of the three packages) This is a deep discount and will probably put us at delivering it at cost. This offer is valid till June 1st, 2018 Here is my unique Deals4Dealers offer; a deep, 40% discount on...
  10. Jim Leman

    Inventory Freshening, VSC Program for Non-Franchise Dealers

    Fidelis PPM announced today its sister company Vero has partnered with financial services provider Allied Solutions to provide a new inventory merchandising and vehicle service contract program designed to drive profits and retention for non-franchise used-car operators. Together, Vero and...
  11. Jim Leman

    Master the Practice of Profitable Used Car Reconditioning

    Dennis McGinn,FOUNDER AND CEO OF RAPID RECON; [email protected]; http://rapidrecon.com/ March 2018 - AutoSuccess magazine - Here’s a question often asked when dealership group managers gather, which unfortunately typically goes unanswered: “How many of you know your average days in recon?”...
  12. Jim Leman

    Why You Need Rapid Reconditioning

    Not to be simplistic, but you already know the answer to the question, “Why do I need rapid reconditioning?” You need it because time is money. If you can’t measure recon speed and maintain process accountability accurately, any cycle time your team offers is just a wild guess. In our...
  13. ryan.gerardi

    How to Build Your Used Vehicle Acquisition Team the Right Way

    This is the completed 'edited' version of the recorded webinar from September 2017 with Vehicle Acquisition Network Founder Tom Gregg and Del Grande Dealer Group Used Vehicle Director David Long talking about how to build your used vehicle acquisition team the right way. People are the...
  14. ryan.gerardi

    DR Webinar How to Build Your Used Vehicle Acquisition Team the Right Way

    People are the greatest assets in dealership operations and Buy Centers are no exception to the rule. With personnel turnover rates exceeding 35-40% in the automotive industry as a whole, it’s critical to identify the right candidates for your buy centers, and then train, pay, and set objectives...
  15. Jeff Kershner

    How do you EDUCATE your Used Car Sales Team?

    What tools and/or process do you use educate your salespeople on the product knowledge they need in order to sell (off-make) used vehicles? Ryan Leslie published an article over on the blog titled: What Ellen Degeneres Can Teach You About Off-Make Walkarounds Lets face it, most of our staff DO...
  16. prbrooks3104

    Sales Manager Needed

    A Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, & Jeep Dealership in rural Alabama. This store is a sister store to our main location in Thomasville, AL Brooks Motors "Chevy, GMC, and Buick". We are looking for an energetic and enthusiatic type person with previous Dealership Management experience. We would also like...