Recon to Retail

Cut five days off your recon time with this one process change

By Kalah Hathcock Almost all dealerships who have a successful streamlined reconditioning process do some sort of Daily Trade Walk with their sales and service teams. This gives everyone an opportunity to learn about their fresh inventory and begin the reconditioning and selling process immediately. Service begins opening repair orders, determining inspection types, pulling parts, ordering parts, and assigning technicians. Sales…

Automotive Industry Innovator Hugh Hathcock Delivers Record-Setting Gift To Gators

Scott Carter / Senior Writer Longtime Gators donor Hugh Hathcock recently made a $12.6 million pledge to Gator Boosters, the single largest financial gift in the organization's history. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hugh Hathcock's life story intertwines with the University of Florida like Hogtown Creek weaves its way through town. There are starts and stops, straightaways and bends along the path. But Hathcock,…

Redefine Your Used Car Strategy Infographic

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Think Differently: Window Stickers Matter on Pre-Owned Vehicles

When customers are shopping your new inventory their first go-to item is the OEM window sticker as it holds the main points of interest for them, price and vehicle features.  You anticipate this as you know they’ve done their homework, have a specific vehicle and features in mind, and they’ve identified a set price that they are willing to pay.…

Velocity Automotive Brochure

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Velocity Automotive Is Connecting Recon to Retail at NADA 2022

Destin, Florida, February 21, 2022 - Velocity Automotive, the industry’s fastest-growing and only single platform solution that helps dealers acquire used inventory at the right price, optimizes the reconditioning process for expediting speed to market, and enhances the sales team and customer experience with digital retailing, will be exhibiting at the 2022 NADA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 11-13,…

INVESTING IN RECON PAYS OFF

Our unique storm continues to linger into 2022 – low inventory, higher vehicle pricing and stronger competition for said inventory. Until the COVID-19 related manufacturing delays get resolved, industry analysis forecasts that used car sales will continue to lead in dealership acquisition, sales volume and service. Furthermore, acquiring inventory will remain a struggle and expensive. So, what can be done…

From Recon To Retail: Passing The Baton From The Backend To The Frontend

Although prices are beginning to ease for used vehicles, inventory levels are still not where they need to be for franchise dealers across the country. With new-vehicle inventory levels at record lows and dealers facing stiff competition from online used car retailers such as Carvana and Vroom – proper merchandising of used vehicles in stock is essential to thriving in…