The Garage Inspector casts doubt over whether workshops know the true cost of running their business!

According to Andy Savva, The Garage Inspector, thousands of independent workshops don’t know the true cost of opening their doors every day.

He says of all the garages he’s worked with over the last five years, only two of them had fully calculated their overheads and were charging a profitable hourly rate based on those figures.

Are You Charging Your Worth?

Andy commented: “Many garage businesses are set up by people who are brilliant technicians but have no experience of running a business. This generally means they don’t know how to charge their true worth or feel uncomfortable doing so.

“This isn’t helped by the fact that for the last 60 years, people think it’s acceptable to bargain with a garage on price – to tell us what we should be charging!

“You can’t do that in a restaurant, so why would a garage be any different?”

Long Term Success

In the final bumper episode of Tea Break Talk Series One, Andy also talks to podcast presenter, Jim Lang, about the thorny issue of customers supplying their own parts, why garages need a ‘real’ website to attract work from the under 30’s, harnessing the power of individuality to outshine franchised dealers, and the undeniable link between attracting the right customers online, with profitability and the sector’s huge skills shortage.

Host Jim, aftermarket online expert, said: “Andy’s insight into the running of a garage business has proved to be incredibly popular with our audience.

“The podcast’s aim is to help busy garage owners maximise their workshop’s efficiency, profitability, and long-term success.

“Andy’s passion to help garages shines through. It’s been heartening to hear that he too champions the crucial link between a website that only attracts the profitable work a garage wants, and a business that’s makes more money and is less stressful to manage.”

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