As most of us know, constipation can be a terrible thing. When you are constipated it’s virtually impossible to be as productive as you might otherwise be.
Exercise, drinking lots of water and in some really bad cases taking a strong laxative can often relieve the problem and get you back on your “A Game.”
Most of you have had a good run with inventory turn, but some of you have gotten slack and you have stuff aging on you.
Having 60-day-old plus units in stock is a lot like being constipated. You can never perform your best when you’re all stopped up.
60-day-old units will make you sluggish and hold back your potential to be as productive as you might be. Your “A game” will never show up when you have used car constipation. Think of it as poop in the chute.
Dealers will often give their used car inventory a laxative, flush the system and start over. It can be a risky and costly approach.
The problem is that even when they “blow it all out” it doesn’t do that much good in the big picture.
Since they don’t change their diet or exercise, so the inventory continues to be constipated and therefore hold them back from achieving their maximum potential.
A good diet for the used car department would be to have good solid processes. A good exercise program for the used car department would be to understand the role that speed plays toward good health. Good diet and exercise can help you avoid used car constipation.
Constipation makes you stinky. You don’t want to be stinky. Having aged units makes you stinky. You don’t want to be stinky.
It’s not a matter of fixing a one-time constipation issue.
It’s a matter of the right diet and exercise to live a happier and fuller life. If you give a hoot you’ll clean up your poop. That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs