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Finally opening your body shop is just the first step to succeeding in your chosen business. The challenges you face before you finally open the shop are just the beginning. There are still other challenges that you may face as you grow your business. However, that shouldn’t stop you from putting up your business.
In this post, we’re going to discuss some of the most common difficulties faced by auto body shops. Through this, you can be better prepared for them and you’ll also realize that you are not alone in facing such difficulties.
Through the years, more and more cars are purchased by the masses. That means that more and more people are in need of the services of local auto repair shops. This might seem a great thing because it also means that you’ll never run out of clients.
The problem is when the local auto repair shop can’t handle all the clients. As a startup, it is understandable that you can only cater to a limited number due to the scarcity of working space, the available staff, limitations with the tools you have on hand as well as the limit of the operating hours.
Although some people may be willing to wait until they fit your schedule, many are demanding. Many think that you should fix their car right away. It’s a fast-paced world. Even if you’d want to expand right away to cater to the growing needs, that can be difficult because you also need to spend money to expand.
What can be done is to accept everything you can and deal with your current clients. Don’t think of the clients you’ll lose just because your auto repair shop isn’t fully capable at the time being. Expand gradually so you’ll also know how to handle everything in a more organized manner.
Use Of Older Technology
As someone who just started with their business, it is expected that you only have the bare minimum. You might have some more technologically advanced tools but it is possible you don’t have them all.
As compared to a more established auto repair shop that has a larger budget for updating their tools, keeping up with them can be a challenge. There might be some technical requirements for vehicles that you can’t meet.
However, that doesn’t mean that business is over, earning enough can let you train your employees to gain expertise in various types of vehicles. Earning more can also help you upgrade your tools and purchase technology required to service other newer types of vehicles.
Climate change and the regulations that the government imposes as a response to it do not only affect car manufacturers. It can also affect auto repair shops. In order to operate within the regulations, the cost might increase for the auto repair shops. However, the auto repair shops pass this increase of cost to clients by charging higher.
The challenge here is to let clients know why the chargers increase. There is a risk of driving the business down if clients don’t understand it fully. The best way to deal with this is to explain to customers that the business is going green. Tell them that a portion of what they pay is meant to help with the environment.
Some may feel happy for being able to at least help with the environment while others may not care at all. The most important thing here is being transparent with your clients and letting them know your shop is going through changes.
What is your dream car like? Do you dream of having huge speakers fitted at the trunk so you can bring the party wherever you want? Do you think neon lights under your car looks cool?
I know projects like applying a ceramic coating can be boring but before you modify your car to your liking, it’s worth your while to know which car mods you can have and which are illegal to do in the US. Below is a comprehensive list of those illegal mods.More
While there’s countless ways to mod or upgrade your classic car to align with your individual tastes or performance needs, one of the most tried and true methods to squeeze every last bit of HP available in the block is to tune the engines
While many engine can be easily tuned by simply reprogramming them through the special engine control unit or by using performance chips, other require updating classic parts to more modern designs.More
We love our vintage cars. They look cool, they retain their value, and they have a way of turning heads as you drive by.
Problem is: they usually drive like shit.
While we can forgive antiquated suspension and AM-only radio, one thing we can’t stand is the effort required to steer the cars that come with manual steering. At lower speeds, it really becomes an effort to turn the vehicle. you can also opt for power steering.
Don’t fret, there is a solution to that. Nowadays, you can now upgrade your classic car into one with power steering, here’s how…
Making sure that your business stays profitable can be challenging in this day and age. To better your chances, you have to improve your marketing strategy.
In a previous post, I’ve discussed how to start a custom car shop. In today’s post, I’m going to give you some marketing tips. These tips should help you get more loyal customers.
Is your car ceramic coated yet or are you thinking about getting it done? Before you rush to coat your car with ceramic, let me first explain what it really is. It may not be one of the things first car owners should know but you should definitely be informed about it.
It can help you decide whether it is best for your vehicle or not.
Okay so you have decided to take out the time and money to lower your car’s suspension. It sure-as-shit looks cool, but seriously, is it really worth it?
The debate isn’t about how you decided but should you really look forward to it or not.
Many drivers don’t even think once before lowering suspension as it gives out that supercar feel. Before you make the decision of lowering your vehicle’s suspension considering the advantages and disadvantages would be the best option.
Today’s article we’ll jot down all the points, against and in favor of lowering your car’s suspension. Just keep up with us and get to know what the right decision is.
Miles are like kryptonite to high-value classics, so in the world of show piece cars and trucks there’s a cardinal rule that you shall not break prior to a big event:
Thou Shall Not Drive Your Car To The Show
Look, the road is a dangerous and unpredictable place, why take the chance of getting a big bug goober on your car or windshield that you have to spend 15 minutes scrubbing off, or worse yet, getting into a fender bender on the way to the show.
Protect your investment, spend a little bit of money, and get those wheels off of the road and onto a flatbed tow truck.
In our opinion, it’s the safest, and most economical option to use when looking to transport your sports car.
Improving on perfection is tough work, and that may be why the engineers at Ford have made relatively few styling changes to their critically-successful transformation to the Mustang in 2015.
Other than lowering the front profile, widening the grill, the tweaking some louvers and edges here and there, the 2018 Ford Mustang GT looks a lot like, well, the 2015 Ford Mustang GT.
As for modders like us, we couldn’t be happier.
3 years of relative stability in the design has allowed custom shops like us and aftermarket suppliers like Cervini and Corsa to refine some truly kick-ass additions to the great foundation that Ford has laid down with the 2018 model.
So with 7 months and 4 Mustang job completed, we wanted to go over the essential customizations we feel any 2018 GT get in order to up their game from good to great!
As the owner of a successful auto customization business in Memphis, I consider myself to be extremely lucky. I’ve got a great bunch of people working for me, my business is expanding, and our business has a stellar reputation in the area.
While it may seem like roses and sunshine now, it wasn’t all that easy getting here. In fact, in my 25 years of figuring out the auto business, I’ve managed to #1) Go bankrupt – twice #2) Shutter 4 businesses and… #3) Hire and fire over 50 people!
While you may argue my business acumen, one thing is for sure: I’ve earned my stripes.