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Is It Wise to Start a Mobile Auto Services Business At the End of 2012 or Beginning of 2013?

Posted on June 14, 2019 in Uncategorized

Most people may not realize this but service businesses particularly those in the auto sector are generally the last hit by a recession, and the first to recover. Now then, a mobile auto service business, one which is home based has even more advantages. This is because there are no high-rent costs hanging over your head. Does this mean there is little risk to operating a business of this type in an economic downturn?

No, of course not don’t be silly – yes, of course there is risk in operating any business especially in a recession. It’s just there may be less risk, and with lower costs in the automotive service sector. Thus, it improves you chances of weathering the storm. Okay so, let’s talk shall we?

Well, as I write this article we are in the fourth quarter of 2012, and looking ahead at a recession in the first two quarters of 2013. Now then, by definition a recession is two-consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, so we may not know if we are even in a recession until we are well into the second quarter or even the third quarter of 2013, by then who knows it could be one-third to half over with you see? Do I recommend that you start your business now know this information?

Well, if you are out of work, you might consider it, but no I am not going to necessarily recommend it. Personally, and realize I am retired from this sector, I wouldn’t advise anyone starting a business in the US until the socialists are run out of office, or the voters grow up and realize that socialism is a dead end. But, since you are interested let me tell you what I know from experience.

You see, I was in the franchising sector previously, franchising automotive service businesses usually home based where someone could work out of a trailer, van, pick-up, or flatbed truck. We had units operating in 23-states, and we served some 450 different cities. We operated through decades of good times and bad, recessions and growth periods. Times when we couldn’t find any labor because Bush’s tax cuts had the unemployment rate down to 5.4% and times when the economy was so bad, we had reduced our prices so low, it’s amazing we made any money at all, but we went to a “low-down menu” strategy and made it up in volume remaining highly efficient.

What I am saying to you is that it can be done, and no, I wouldn’t want to do it again, but it’s possible. So, please consider all this and think on it.

Locksmith Services Explained

Posted on June 12, 2019 in Uncategorized

Many Peoria Arizona Locksmiths offer a number of services which range from roadside emergency car lock-outs to comprehensive sock security solutions for huge commercial buildings. Nevertheless, in most instances an average person might only think about contacting a locksmith if they are locked out of their car or house. Some locksmiths also offer road-side services such as jumpstart and battery assistance as well as delivery service to provide fuel.

Most businesses will have a roadside or an automotive department; a commercial department and a residential department.

Automotive Services:

In general, the services supplied by an automotive professional would be restricted to providing roadside assistance to drivers who have unintentionally locked themselves from the vehicle. Most times after trying for hours to pry open the car door with a wire hanger, motorists generally have to relent and contact a locksmith. This particular service will often cost about $50 to $100, but will vary based on the company.

Residential Services

These Arrowhead locksmiths usually open homes for individuals who are locked out or maybe lost their keys. If it is case where a burglary was able to get inside, then they will also replace the existing locks for nervous homeowners. There are also times when persons involved in a relationship break up or a marriage ends and they will require a locksmith to replace all the locks to stop a partner from entering the house. Whenever a new house is purchased, these professionals can also change all the locks to relieve fears that realtors or previous owners might have a set of keys.

Commercial Services

For larger commercial buildings as well as residential apartments, most Peoria locksmiths will maintain a plan for the door locks on the entire building which allows them to change cylinders and barrels when necessary. Once a tenant moves from one of the large apartment buildings a locksmith can easily change the cylinder. This brand-new cylinder number would then be placed on the lock plan for the building, which will allow the new tenant to get a different key. But, the locking system would be arranged for the master keys to be used by maintenance staff.

Does Your Car Repair Shop Offer ALL the Car Services You Need?

Posted on June 9, 2019 in Uncategorized

There are thousands of car repair shops that are willing to take in your car. A lot of these shops offer various automotive services and service specials for your car. But the question is, do they all offer the services that your car needs in one complete shop?

There are a couple of things that a car owner must remember when trying to maintain a car and one of the most important things is to be consistent and keep good records. Some parts of your car need maintenance every month, some every three months, and some annually. Some services are more dependent upon certain mile markers, and they need maintenance every 3000 miles or every 30,000 miles or every 60,000 miles. One example of a car care service that needs attention every 3,000 miles is the oil change, which is also called a Full Service Oil and Lube, and Tune Ups are recommended every 12,000 miles.

Full Service Oil and Lube services are one of those important services that your car must have. Without this, it will result in major damage to your car’s engine and can even shorten your car’s life. Full service oil and lube services include checking your air filter (Air Filter Service), checking your wipers (Wiper Blade Replacement), replacing the oil filter and much more.

If ever your engine begins making a knocking noise, running out of oil because you have neglected to have a Full Service Oil and Lube is only one possible explanation. Another possible explanation is that you have a build up of deposits on your fuel injectors which is restricting the flow of fuel to the engine. A Fuel Injection Service will clean these deposits off your entire fuel system.

Your State Inspection Service must be performed at least once every 12 months in accord with State law. This inspection will test the function of all the major components of your car to ensure they are performing adequately and safely.

Some maintenance services, such as Brake Services, are more dependent upon symptoms than a set time frame. In the case of your brakes, you know when you hear squeaking, grinding, or your brakes feel “soft”, that it is time for service. Another example of a type of maintenance that goes more off of symptoms than set time frames or mileage markers is your Radiator Maintenance. This maintenance requires a Radiator Flush Service that provides a Cooling System Flush and Recharge to avoid damage to your engine and transmission. If your temperature gauge ever shows that your engine is running too hot, then immediately has this service performed.

Whether you are looking for maintenance services such as a Power Steering Flush, Tire Rotation and Balance, Brakes and Tune ups, or any of the other services mentioned above, you can see the advantage of finding one qualified, trustworthy and skilled car care shop that can handle ALL your maintenance requests. Not only is this a matter of convenience, but they can assist you in keeping up with your maintenance records and inform you when any services are due to be performed.