How to start your car service
Many who want to open their car service ask themselves the question – where to start?
Let’s try to find the key points that will allow you to start this difficult, but very profitable business.
First of all, in order to open your own car repair shop, you need money and desire. Investing in a business can be completely different – it all depends on the range of car services.
The first step is choosing a room.
When choosing a room, you should consider the factor of convenience. The entrance to the workshop should be comfortable, at least four meters wide. When choosing a service, many customers pay attention to the availability of a rest room in which you can spend time while the car is being repaired. In addition, it is important that the premises have a presentable appearance, otherwise motorists may have doubts about the quality of the services provided. Also quite significant is the availability of parking spaces.
If there is the necessary amount of money, it is better to buy a room. The room should be able to accommodate 3-4 cars and be equipped with lifts and other tools. In addition, it is extremely important to hire qualified professionals who know their job and do not have bad habits.
Next, you should equip the room intended for the warehouse.
When choosing a building, various conditions should be considered. The service point cannot be closer than 50 meters from residential buildings and reservoirs. In addition, without fail, in the room should install ventilation and sewer systems, conduct electricity. Proper placement of communications will significantly increase the productivity of the service.
A huge advantage is considered if the car repair shop is located near the highway, this will allow you to count on an additional influx of customers. By area, a car service should occupy at least 30 sq.m., otherwise the process of repair work will be significantly complicated. In addition, you should think about the possibility of further expanding the service, which implies the presence of additional space. When choosing premises, it is worth considering the area occupied by the repair equipment.
If a large number of work is not planned in the workshop, then you can rent a trailer. If it is only planned to perform tire fitting work, then the service can be placed in the van, equipping it with the necessary equipment, and the tire fitting itself can be done on the street, which is much cheaper than renting an entire building.
The walls of the workshop should be treated with paints that are resistant to gasoline and moisture. This will increase the life of the room. Usually the walls are painted with oil paints, or, alternatively, they are faced with ceramic tiles. Auto repair shop must pass the inspection of the sanitary inspection, otherwise the commissioning of the premises will be illegal.