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Building an Auto Parts Business

December 26th, 2009 Labelle Chevrolet 257 comments
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Building an Auto Parts Business




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When one starts any kind of business he or she needs to think not only about the ramifications and consequences of doing so, but also about the main part of the business plan that he or she will be sticking to. The same goes if you would like to start an auto parts business, and there are many dilemmas and decisions that you may run into along the way that you’ll have to consider and make. However, starting an auto parts business doesn’t have to be that big of a job, especially if one already knows a little bit about the business in the first place. It’s very true that starting up an auto parts business can be a very lucrative business opportunity, but it may be a little difficult if he or she has no experience with cars whatsoever. Nevertheless, here are some important guidelines to remember about starting this type of a business:

#1: Keep a List

This isn’t Christmastime and one should probably check this list over more than twice, but keeping a list of the auto parts that one has in stock in his or her warehouse is absolutely crucial in this type of a business. Many people usually turn to third-party stores that carry the types of auto parts that they need. A few examples of these types of stores are AutoZone, NAPA, as well as various other hardware stores that can be found. You can bet that all of these companies have lists that they started in order to keep track of the auto parts that they’re selling and the ones that they are also stocking. Although it’s not necessary to write this type of a list down by hand, it is definitely worthwhile to keep everything in a database on a computer’s hard drive so that it will always be easily accessible.

#2: Memorize Your Auto Parts

There are also customers who will come in your store from time to time who have no idea what they’re looking for. On the other hand, someone may know the job that they want to do to their car, but won’t have a clue as to what auto parts that they’ll need to get the job done. This is where memorization comes in. You will want to memorize that auto parts that you currently have, but you’ll also want to know which auto parts are required for which types of repair jobs so that you will be more valuable to your customers.

#3: Stock more than just Auto Parts

A third thing that one should take upon themselves to do is to stock more than just auto parts in their business. Even though the majority of the time there will be individuals who will be real quick at choosing the parts that they need, there are always those who will browse the whole store and see what you’ve got for sale. Business owners can

Determining Which Auto Parts Your Car Needs

December 26th, 2009 Labelle Chevrolet 249 comments
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Determining Which Auto Parts Your Car Needs




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Fixing an automobile has always been a job that has typically been left for auto repair shops. But as more automobiles have become more user-friendly, and as more people have not been afraid to get underneath the hood of a car, fixing automobiles has been an issue that many people directly deal with on a regular basis. Even though many times individuals have trouble finding just what auto parts are needed to fix a car, the answer is usually right under their noses. It’s true, however, that there are probably more auto parts underneath the hood of your car than you’ll ever want to know about. Still, the fact remains that auto repairs are inevitable and finding just which auto parts that you need is more difficult than finding a needle in the haystack.

Process of Elimination

One way in which individuals usually go about finding which auto parts they need to repair within their car is by process of elimination. By figuring out which auto parts work by doing simple tests, one is able to figure out whether they need a fuel filter, new fuel pump, or whether the whole starter of the car is just going out. The basic process, though, is to start small, fixing the auto parts that are the smallest and least expensive, to tell whether or not the problem was there. This process of elimination is very useful for figuring out the types of auto parts that one generally needs to fix their cars and works wonders for a whole lot of problems.

Ask Around

Another method that people generally use to figure out which auto parts they need to replace is to ask others who have had the same problem. People who routinely work on cars may know the problem right off the bat, which would save some trouble replacing the auto parts that don’t need replacing. However, one downside to trusting someone else about your car is that they just may be wrong when telling you what auto parts they think needs replacing. On the other hand, there isn’t usually much of a choice when it comes to fixing your vehicle, and chances are that the parts you replace now will eventually have needed to be replaced anyway.

Getting Opinions and Estimates

There are plenty of people who decide to take their cars to automobile repair shops to have their cars fixed. But other decide to step into a repair shop just so that they’re able to get a professional opinion on the auto parts that they need to fix. Chances are that the service fee for giving an opinion about what needs to be changed won’t be very expensive, but this is a very good way to be sure of which auto parts need to be changed in order for the car to start

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