Owning any business can be tough. In addition to keeping your work on schedule and making sure your clients are happy, you also have to stay ahead of your competition. When you own a paint or body shop, these factors can be even more difficult to get the hang of considering how much work is always on your plate.
At Chassis Liner Supply, we make and carry a wide array of paint and body shop equipment that will help you perform whatever work is at your shop in a timely manner. Everything that we sell is exceptionally well made and designed by some of the best minds in the business, so you shouldn’t be surprised when you see your productivity increase.
In addition to providing you the tools and equipment necessary to perform the repairs and body work that you have on deck, we also like to help out by offering some suggestions about standing out in a crowded market. Check out the blog entry below for a few ideas, and then check out our site to find new equipment and tools.
Do Great Body Work
While this might seem obvious, it is a good idea to think about how you ensure that your shop only does the best possible work. One of the best ways to check that the work leaving your shop is as good as it can be is to look back through your records and see if there is a consistent issue with any specific kind of work that you do.
- Is there a section of the shop that causes problems or slows down work for the rest of the shop?
- If we have complaints about any of our work, do those complaints have to do with one area, e.g. the painting team, the prep team, collision repair?
- Is there something that we do infrequently that isn’t as efficient as possible?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, it is a good idea to take a closer look. Start by examining equipment. Does anything need to be replaced? Do you not have enough tools and supplies to keep work moving smoothly through that area? Is there a specific person that is doing either too much or too little of the work? Many times, it won’t take a lot of money or time to fix problems like this. These changes can quickly have a positive impact on your bottom line, and on morale in the shop.
The best part about working through the shop to find places to make improvements is that it will have a direct and positive impact on your customers, which will have a direct and positive impact on your shop. Happy customers make recommendations to their friends, and word of mouth is one of the best ways to land new customers. Once they come in, doing great work will keep them coming back.
Come back soon to read part two of this blog series. In it, we will discuss several more ways to drive business to your shop. When you need the best paint shop and body shop equipment, including automotive spray booths, tire changers, frame racks, and plenty of tools and supplies, shop with Chassis Liner Supply.