In many parts of the world, the number of people who own cars is likely to rise in the near future. This means that the demand for car repair and maintenance services is likely to be on the rise as well. When looking for a viable business idea, setting up a car repair firm might be one of the good options you should consider. However, before setting one up, you need to understand exactly what you need to do to set one up. One of the practical issues you will need to tackle is how to choose the right work tools to buy for the facility.
Why is this important?
When starting a high quality car repair firm, the cost of all the tools and other implements is likely to rise fast if you decide to buy most of what you think you need, or don’t pay attention to what you are getting. When considering which tools to buy, you therefore need to find out which ones are needed for basic operations. As time goes by, you could then spend some of your profits on more fancy equipment.
The other reason why you need to be careful about what you get is that it will affect the quality of your work. When you choose substandard equipment, some of the problems you are likely to face include low quality workmanship as well as reduced rate of work. A good example of this is when you get spanners that might not be useful in fastening aluminum socket head cap screws or nitronic 50 hex head cap screws commonly used in cars. In this case, you may find yourself regularly dealing with issues such as breakage of the screws during operation.
What are some of the basic tools you will need for the facility?
Some of the basic tools you need for such a facility include:
- Torque wrenches
- An assortment of screwdrivers
- Hydraulic bolt and nut fasteners
- Hydraulic car lifts
Of course, you will definitely need more than the above to end up with a fully stocked repair shop. However, you can use them as a basic inventory that you can start out with. This way, you will be in a position to fix most common car problems with ease.
Getting more technical information
How much will each of the above cost? Which brands are available to you, and which ones are usually more reliable than the others? These and more are questions that you are likely to come up with when you finally come up with a list of the items you need. You need to get definitive answers to such questions so that you then end up spending money on the right work tools.
One of the best ways of getting this information is by consulting another car repair firm that has a model you are interested in. The other option is to get the information online, from sources such as car blogs. Customer reviews are also excellent sources of information you can work with as well.
Started my career in the fastener world in 1969 at, Parker Kalon Corp. a NJ based screw manufacturer located in Clifton, NJ working in inventory control, scheduling secondary production and concluding there in purchasing. In 1971 I accepted a sales position at Star Stainless Screw Co., Totowa, NJ working in inside sales and later as an outside salesman, having a successful career at Star I had the desire with a friend to start our own fastener distribution company in 1980 named: Divspec, Kenilworth, NJ. This was a successful adventure but ended in 1985 with me starting Melfast in August 1985 and have stayed competitive and successful to date. Melfast serves the OEM market with approximately 400 accounts nationally.