One of the most profitable businesses In which we can invest our money are mechanical workshops or automotive workshops depending on the country you are in, millions of people around the world use means of transport such as vehicles, buses and motorcycles every day, which shows us its great potential something that makes this business appealing to people who want start your own business.
Like any business, in the first place, before investing, it is necessary that we train on the subject since this will allow us a better performance in our business and a better service to our client, which should be our main objective. If you have the necessary experience to start your own mechanic workshop, we will show you some simple steps to take into account to set up an automotive workshop that meets your expectations.
If you do not have the experience and technical preparation but are administrative, then you should consider hiring an experienced mechanic who can responsibly attend to this part and direct his assistants in the daily tasks.
1. Feasibility and suitable place
Part of the success of a mechanical workshop lies heavily in establishing our workshop in the right place, we will have to visit different places in which we consider that our workshop can function taking into account its location, sufficient space in the premises, access to customers and competence to Around us. A place with a lot of competition could make the initial task a little more complicated than we want and poor access makes it difficult for our clients to be interested in arriving.
2. Adequate equipment
The mechanical workshops are highly specialized businesses Due to the different models of cars that repair which makes it important to have the right tools for each area, we must seriously consider investing in state-of-the-art technology if possible if our budget allows it since this facilitates our work and allows us to give a good customer service which is vital in the business.
3. Legal procedures
We will have to start the legal procedures that proceed with our workshop, it is normal that we carry out procedures for operating permits before local authorities, registration with the Treasury for the issuance of service sale vouchers and registration in the chamber of industry of our country if apply. Possibly we should seek advice from some professionals in this area to be able to run our business in order.
The suppliers of parts and spare parts for a mechanic shop represent a great help as better suppliers, better profits and better customer service. We must look for serious companies with which we can agree some type of discount for workshops as well as a line of credit if at any time it is necessary. An important piece of advice regarding our suppliers is that we should not sacrifice quality for price, since in the long run it is us who is responsible for defective parts or a bad job for a damaged part, which could affect the image of our company.
5. Human element
A good company sells image and sells service and there is no better way to please a client than with personalized attention through a group of professionals who know their work, people who solve our clients’ doubts and problems quickly and appropriately. Look for people with experience in this area and train them if necessary in customer service, this will give you an extra bonus compared to the competition.
A fundamental element for the success of your business is the specialization in order to be able to focus all your resources and knowledge on a specific segment such as: brakes, alignments, minor services, general mechanics, electromechanical system, air conditioning, diesel engines, etc. In this way you can start small and gradually grow your service catalog. Also, some service delivery requires less space than others or for less time so the approach will help you start small.
7. Marketing and Commercialization
Finally, as an adequate complement if your budget allows it, it is convenient to invest in the marketing of your company To make it known to your potential clients, if possible hire a company that knows the subject. Remember that many entrepreneurs make the mistake of thinking about everything except sales. Marketing your services is essential so work on a good strategy that allows you to attract customers and earn income. A market study is recommended as part of this process. Whether your workshop is successful depends in large part on your management and time that you dedicate to this new project.
This video summarizes some of the important steps to be able to properly execute the assembly of an automotive mechanic workshop:
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