12 Jul Used Car Reconditioning Software Can Help Boost Your Fixed Ops Productivity
A Used Car Reconditioning Software can turn your recon process into an assembly line of profitability. Most dealership personnel will associate the term Reconditioning with Average Days in Recon although ADR involves much more than the normal “mechanical and cosmetic” processes. When I was in the dealership, the majority of the reconditioning of a used vehicle was the responsibility (or assumed responsibility) of the Service Dir/Mgr. Most of the blame for inefficiencies in the process were laid at the feet of that same Manager or Department. Accountability was determined by a spreadsheet or white board. With Rapid Recon’s used car reconditioning software you can throw those in the trash.
Rapid Recon, in the hands of a ADR focused Service Mgr/Dir is highly effective and will create natural efficiencies in the process, resulting not only in more turn and front gross, but additional labor hours and parts sold. It’s a Win/Win for all departments. And if the dealership’s internal labor rate is equal to their door rate, it’s a no brainer. Normally the ELR for internal work is higher than customer pay (if the door and internal rates are equal). Since in most stores the Used Car Department is a captive customer of Service, generating more labor/parts gross and higher ELR with Rapid Recon is like shooting fish in a barrel!
Rapid Recon’s used car reconditioning software connects everyone involved in the recon process. We are as much a communication tool as anything and our system let’s EVERYONE communicate on one platform with notes, estimates, pictures, and time lines. The communication mobility we offer is well above par. In my experience, one of the biggest delays in getting a pre-owned vehicle to the front line is waiting for the UCM to approve. And even with this delay, it somehow still becomes the fault of Fixed Ops?
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Inspect what you expect” ? I like to tell my dealers that our system does the inspecting for them.