Making use of old parts and down time
Whatever your surplus parts are, they are most certainly a wearable part. And every service shop has a few hours in the week that are slower than others.
Make the two work hand in hand by offering inspection and replacement services at a discount to move the parts.
In offering the discounts, you will likely hit a previously untapped market; the cost conscious driver.
Some advertising cost likely should be built into your developmental plans, but considering the average cost of repair – and considering this venture generates cash that is 100 percent “gravy” – it shouldn’t be an excessive drag on profitability.
If reputation and cost savings are on your side, a boon in business is likely soon to follow.
Jason Cannon is Online Managing Editor for Truck Parts & Service. Follow him on twitter at @By_Jason_Cannon.