A How To Guide for Starting an Auto Glass Repair Business

A How To Guide for Starting an Auto Glass Repair Business

How do you start an auto glass repair business? It’s not necessarily the easiest nor the most straightforward thing to do. Many people see the value in owning and operating an auto glass repair business but just don’t know how to get started. If you’re one such person, don’t worry, NOVUS Glass is here to help. Consider this your how to guide for starting an auto glass repair business.

Auto Glass Repair Businesses

Presumably, if you’re already considering starting an auto glass repair business, then you think it’s a good idea to own and operate an auto glass repair business. But just in case you’re not fully sold on the idea, let’s go over some of the benefits of starting an auto glass repair business. Auto glass repair is a service that a massive number of Canadians will need at some point. There were 34.3 million registered vehicles in Canada in 2017. All of those vehicles have glass and glass can always chip, crack, and shatter. And when that happens, you need an auto glass repair business.

Go It Alone Or Buy A Franchise?

Going it alone might seem like a romantic dream. But it will likely remain just that: a dream. With no franchisor providing guidance or a model to emulate, figuring out how to start an auto glass repair business becomes a tall task. An impossible task for some because if you require financing, as many will, you might find financial institutions less eager to lend to a random individual than somebody looking to get involved with a business with decades of history and success. Furthermore, independent auto glass repair businesses have unknown brand names and limited access to patented glass repair technology. Add it all up and the modest franchising fee seems a more than reasonable trade.

Fixed Location Or Mobile Auto Glass Repair Business

For most people, buying an auto glass repair franchise makes the most sense, but whichever route you choose, you still have to figure out where you will operate your auto glass repair business. Auto glass repair franchises are generally seen as low cost franchises; they cost considerably less than other franchises to start up. If you want to keep costs low and/or you want to ensure you have a flexible schedule, then a mobile auto glass repair business might be in order. You can operate your mobile auto glass repair business out of your home; all you need is a van to carry you and the necessary tools to your clients where they are. You can execute repairs all on your own if you want, thus eliminating the need for any employees.

If you’re more interested in maximizing revenue then you need to service as many customers as possible. To do this will probably require a fixed location. Fixed locations cost more because you have to rent (or buy) a commercial space large enough to service automobiles. But if you can afford the investment or secure the necessary financing, you can start a fixed location auto glass repair business and hire staff. This will allow you to repair as much auto glass as you possibly can.

Get In Touch

Want to learn more about how to start an auto glass repair business? Then you should get in touch with NOVUS Glass.

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