Reconditioning is a vital part of most any retail used-car sales operations, including those in the growing standalone pre-owned store space.
With that in mind, EchoPark Automotive — which is Sonic Automotive’s chain of used-car stores — has lined up auto reconditioning software provider AutoMobile Technologies to provide workflow automation software to its reconditioning facilities, including Charlotte, N.C., Dallas and Denver.
The recon facilities are now using the AMT ReconPro and ReconMonitor platforms.
“AMT software provides EchoPark Automotive a scalable tool with a common language platform,” executive vice president of operations Tim Keen said in a news release. “It increases our efficiency, saves costs and cycle times so we can deliver consistent high-quality vehicles to our customers.”
Added AutoMobile Technologies EVP of operations Eric Meahan, “EchoPark has one of the most robust reconditioning operations we’ve ever seen, providing great value to customers across their inventory of nearly-new vehicles. We are proud to enhance that value with ReconMonitor’s efficient workflow management capabilities in vehicle recon
“Dealers lose an average of $35-50 per day that cars spend undergoing reconditioning. Our partnership will allow EchoPark to reduce costly delays and make better vehicle recon decisions early in the cycle,” Meahan said. “That results in better inventory availability for their customers and ultimately, increased margins on vehicles sold.”