Why an Auto Repair Franchise Is Often a Great Investment
Owning one’s own business is often the dream to which many people aspire. Autonomy, independence, and truly making it on your own are all great feelings. As is the increased income business owners often achieve. But going it all on your own –truly alone– is often impractical and unadvisable.
That’s why franchises are so great. In effect, you are your own boss. But you get guidance, a template, and a brand name with equity that has been built up for decades in some cases. But of all the franchises you could buy, what makes an auto repair franchise so special? Well, this article will go over some of the best reasons to buy an automotive repair franchise.
Imagine walking down a city street. Now imagine driving down a highway. Now imagine the driveways of houses in the suburbs. What do you see in all three of these very different settings? Automobiles. And lots of them.
The first great reason to buy an auto repair franchise is because of the vast array of potential clients you have. Most of American families own at least one vehicle. And all those vehicles will have to be repaired at some point. Often multiple times. And when those vehicles become too old, people will get new ones. Almost no other type of franchise would offer such a wide base of potential customers.
The second great reason for buying an auto repair franchise is linked to the first. Not only are there so many potential customers, there is a plethora of potential repeat customers. If your franchise does an excellent job at repairing a customer’s beat down 1988 Buick Skylark, he might take a liking to you and come back when he’s moved up in the world to have you service his 2009 Lexus IS 250. How many other products can you think of that people need to pay to have serviced regularly? Their pets? Their own teeth? Auto repair franchises are especially adept at profiting from repeat customers.
Customer comprehension. Most clients won’t know exactly how your technicians can fix their brakes or mufflers, but they do understand the basic concept of what your franchise does. Repair automobiles. You don’t need to convince anybody of the value of your service. Getting in on the ground floor of some new, high tech, IT product could make you a fortune…but it’s likelier to bankrupt you. It takes a while for people to adjust to new services and technology, but everybody understands the necessity and concept of automotive repair. Couple that with a brand name that has been trusted for years and years, and half of your marketing is already done.
Financier comprehension. For pretty much the same reason as above, financiers are far likelier to lend money to a potential new business owner looking to invest in a business with a proven track record of success. This way, if you’re looking for financing to get your business off the ground, an auto repair franchise is far more likely to appeal to potential lenders than other, more obscure businesses.
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