If you are good at mechanics then starting with an auto repair business would be a great idea. It would be really be very hard for an individual who has all the abilities and is highly skilled to work under someone else. In such cases it’s always better to go for your own auto repair business with which you can earn as much as you work for.
In order to open an auto repair shop, you should have the right equipment either on lease or purchase for yourself. Depending on your budget you can manage to arrange for lifts for various operations.
You need to plan and know the right way of setting up the right premises for your repair shop with suitable and best machinery and equipment. If you want to get more turn over then you must have more number of centres so that you would get more profits. If you have a good credit history then you can lease some most essential and expensive machinery or equipment.
The workshop premises should contain the following features:
- Wide access: ensure to provide enough space for the customers car to drive in straight and drive out as well.
- Rolling Jacks – If there is very less space, you can have the rolling jacks with which you can move the car manually.
- Space – Enough space and facilities
- Natural light: It’s always better to have enough light in your shop as it would be easy for you to examine any kind of stains and cylinder blocks left, fluid leaking etc.
Painting the floor: it is very important as it should with stand dirt, stains, oil etc. make sure that your floor is very strong and it doesn’t soak any kind of oil. It should be painted and skid proof as well as smooth to roll the equipment.