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Old 05-14-17, 08:07 PM
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do it yourself auto repair shops

anyone have any recommendations for a do it yourself auto repair shop? I'm looking to improve the DIY auto shop I own.

I'm thinking of offering machine shop services too such as rotor & flywheel resurfacing, diagnostics, smog, etc. Just looking for new ways to serve my customers better while generating more money for the shop.
 

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Old 05-14-17, 08:32 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

There is a fine line keeping it affordable for the DIY'er. There was a similar shop that I had used but his high insurance forced him to raise the hourly rate above the affordability level of a DIY repair. He was forced to sell the place.

Rotor and flywheel resurfacing is an extremely limited market especially now with the majority of brake jobs requiring rotor replacement rather than resurfacing.

Tool rentals is a plus.

Good luck.
 
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Old 05-26-17, 06:36 AM
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My 2 cents...Diagnostic help and guidance for your customers. But you probably already do that.
 
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Old 05-26-17, 03:01 PM
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I think we would be remiss if we failed to mention that most DIYers are not adept at specialized machinery such as rotor/drum turning machines, so your insurance liability would be sky high. You don't want your clientele to be hurt due to their lack of knowledge. As Norm says, diagnostic help is probably THE thing most needed.
 
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Old 05-27-17, 07:40 AM
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OP, clarify what exactly is that you do. DIY shop as in?
I'd say that there is always a margin of car owners that are fed up with formal shop attitude and money mongering. You will always find a guy who either wants to DIY or find a fellow soulmate.
But that won't be much and who will know about your place?
So clarify, please.
Either way, all equipment should be bought on craigslist.
 
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Old 05-28-17, 05:49 PM
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This looks like the OP was just trying to advertise and most likely won't be back.
 
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Old 05-29-17, 07:28 AM
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Ah, hence the edit. OK..............................
 
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