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I would like to take your valuable advices regarding start up of a small scale business. Before I begin, I would like to inform that I have very less money to invest but I have lots of enthusiasm and dedication towards this work. I am planning about Door-to-Door vehicle servicing, cleaning and accessorizing. Earlier I was in an IT job, but I resigned due to some unavoidable circumstances. After my office hours I used to go to my friend’s garage where I learnt about automobiles. After resigning I spent all days there and earned a very small amount by accessorizing. Now my friend sold that piece of land and shifted to a distant place and now is in property business.
Also my mechanic friend (who worked at the garage) is ready to help me. He is working in another garage but is ready to go with me to the customer’s house when we get a call. Also I have a young boy (not kid) who is ready to work with me He will help me in car washing, detailing, and installation of accessories. I have talked to an accessory shop owner, he is ready to help me and lend me items to show to the customers. Also I have talked to a spares seller and he is ready to give me discounts (given to garage owners). Also if I register my business with MGP and other genuine product sellers then I’ll get a fixed discount on every purchase.
The following services can be provided at the customer’s place: 1) General Servicing: Rs 500-600 (consumables extra)
a. Engine oil change
b. Transmission Oil Change (if required)
c. Fuel Filter Inspect/Change (if required)
d. Air Filter Cleaning
e. Spark Plug Cleaning
f. Front brake pad(dust) cleaning and Brake inspection
g. Check/Top-up engine coolant
h. Basic electrical checkup 2) Full Service: Rs 700-800 (consumables extra)
a. All of general servicing
b. Thorough brakes inspection. Checking of master and slave cylinders and hydraulic lines. Checking/cleaning of brake pads, drums, discs and calipers
c. Alternator, AC, water pump belts inspection
d. Engine cooling system inspection
e. Engine mounting and rubbers inspection
f. Fuel lines inspection
g. Ignition timing adjustment(using timing light)
h. Battery test using hygrometer and voltmeter electrolyte top up if required
i. Clutch free play inspect/adjust
j. All door hinges, locks inspection and lubrication
k. Basic AC/Heater checkup
Consumables: Oils/fluids, Spark Plugs, Air/Fuel Filter, etc 3) Cleaning and detailing
a. Exterior cleaning in eco friendly ways using very less water and mild soap solution and using recycled cloths and tissues. Polishing using original Formula-1 polish for body and 3M polish for black bumpers and dashboard. Tyre polishing using 3M tyre polish. Rs 250
b. Dry cleaning of fabric seat covers, cleaning of Art leather and Leather seat covers RATES NOT DECIDED YET
c. Interior cleaning of roof lining, door pads, dashboard, center console, art leather seat cover (excluding fabric seat covers) Rs 2200-2500
4) Window roller Servicing
a. Lubrication and servicing of jammed window rollers. Adjusting window tilt etc Rs 600
b. Servicing of power windows by lubricating the gears, repairing the motor etc Rs 800
5) Steering servicing
a. Inspection and repair of Rack, tie rod, rack and pinion Rs 800-1500 (depending upon car model)
Various other accessories and spares would be available. Prices of accessories will be provided soon. Also I plan to sell custom made LED fog/driving lights and LED rear lights for all type of 2-4 wheelers.
Dear members, what do you think about this idea, will it be successful?? And what do you prefer servicing the car at home or at any garage or authorized service station.
And what do you think of the rates that I provided. Please give your valuable suggestions and comments. I am planning to start up the business from 29th of this month.