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Recon+: Adding the Carketa Report to Your Recon Process

Dealerships have told us that the Carketa Report is one of their most valuable resources that has helped them sell more cars and protect their gross margin. In this section, we’ll add the Carketa Report to your Recon Tool and teach you everything you need to know about using the report to create a better recon process and sell more vehicles.

Carketa Reports are helping dealerships across the nation. Whether you’re looking to compete more effectively online, or looking to increase your close rate, the Carketa Report will help you do just that.

This video will help you get familiar with the Carketa report so you know how best to use it in your business.

View Step by Step Guide: Why Use the Carketa Report (4 min)

 

Whether you’re completing the inspection at the beginning of the recon process, or creating the report once you’ve completed the vehicle reconditioning, the process of completing the report will be the same.

In this video, we’ll complete an actual inspection. As you get more familiar with the tool, the process will become easier and faster. Once you’ve watched the video, complete an inspection on one of your vehicles and reach out to your account manager with any questions you have.

View Step by Step Guide: Completing an Inspection (10 min)

 

A Carketa Report is only as good as the Recon Process that ensures the quality of the vehicle. In this video, we’ll review how you can integrate the Inspection into your recon process to avoid disruption and get the most out of your Carketa Recon process.

View Step by Step Guide: Adding Inspections to your Recon Process (5 min)

 

Carketa Reports help you highlight the work you do on a vehicle. The Approve Repair function is an easy way to update the report with any work that you complete on your vehicle and seamlessly organize that work directly into your recon process.

View Step by Step Guide: Submitting Repairs Using the Approve Repair Function (7 min 30 sec)

 

Another way to update the Carketa Report is to simply make changes directly within the inspection as work is completed.

In this video, we’ll review how you can edit the inspection to update the report and see how these edits are viewed by the customer.

View Step by Step Guide: Making Changes Directly to the Carketa Report (3 min)

 

Carketa Reports are automatically published to Carketa.com and can be added to your website and shared with your customers anywere in the world.

View Step by Step Guide: Viewing and Sharing the Carketa Report (6 min)

 

Recon Tool: Using Your Recon Tool

Now that you've built a recon process that works for you, let's go over the finer details of using the recon tool. Once you've completed this section, I highly recommend re-visiting the "Edit Recon Tool" section and making adjustments to your recon process as needed.

Category ownership is the key to a consistent and reliable reconditioning process. Setting up category owners creates accountability throughout the organization and ensures vehicles are always being pushed to the next step of recon.

In this video, we review how you can use categories and establish this accountability within your organization.

View Step by Step Guide: Using Categories and Creating Category Ownership (4 min)

 

Subcategories and Permanent Subcategories are a great tool that can help to keep your Recon Tool clean and organized. It’s also a great way to add a checklist for unique work that needs completed in a category.

For example, using a subcategory under a “Mechanic Needed” category can include steps for any work that needs to be done. You can add items such as: new brakes, tpms issue, and/or head gaskets need replaced. Each of these items becomes an item that needs to be checked off. The “Mechanic Needed” step will not be complete until all subcategories have been marked as complete.

View Step by Step Guide: Adding Subcategories and Permanent Subcategories (4 min)

 

Subcategories and Permanent Subcategories are a great tool that can help to keep your Recon Tool clean and organized. It’s also a great way to add a checklist for unique work that needs completed in a category.

For example, using a subcategory under a “Mechanic Needed” category can include steps for any work that needs to be done. You can add items such as: new brakes, tpms issue, and/or head gaskets need replaced. Each of these items becomes an item that needs to be checked off. The “Mechanic Needed” step will not be complete until all subcategories have been marked as complete.

View Step by Step Guide: Adding Subcategories and Permanent Subcategories (3 min 30 sec)

 

Subcategories and Permanent Subcategories are a great tool that can help to keep your Recon Tool clean and organized. It’s also a great way to add a checklist for unique work that needs completed in a category.

For example, using a subcategory under a “Mechanic Needed” category can include steps for any work that needs to be done. You can add items such as: new brakes, tpms issue, and/or head gaskets need replaced. Each of these items becomes an item that needs to be checked off. The “Mechanic Needed” step will not be complete until all subcategories have been marked as complete.

View Step by Step Guide: Adding Subcategories and Permanent Subcategories (3 min 30 sec)

 

Subcategories and Permanent Subcategories are a great tool that can help to keep your Recon Tool clean and organized. It’s also a great way to add a checklist for unique work that needs completed in a category.

For example, using a subcategory under a “Mechanic Needed” category can include steps for any work that needs to be done. You can add items such as: new brakes, tpms issue, and/or head gaskets need replaced. Each of these items becomes an item that needs to be checked off. The “Mechanic Needed” step will not be complete until all subcategories have been marked as complete.

View Step by Step Guide: Adding Subcategories and Permanent Subcate