In the present scenario, most of the engineering students have a dream to start their own automotive repair shop or automotive workshop. But one person is highly skilled as well as versatile in his field, he may feel this field difficult for someone else when he is running their own business and making enough money at the same time.
So this is essential that there should be right equipments in order to open an auto shop as it requires a good knowledge of workshop equipments for making all the right decisions. In addition to this, we need to learn using and maintaining various kinds of equipments correctly. A company with good automotive shop will ensure us to have all owners as well as parts manuals and service directives for all the heavy equipments which we are going to purchase or lease.
This company should also be able to provide any training which is necessary in order to operate each machine safely. One thing should be kept in mind that if we care about our work, customers will care about using our workshop in order to do all their mechanical repairs and servicing.
- Wide access: The cars of the customers need space in order to drive in straight then go out straight to get on as well as hoists unless the building is very deep, there will be no space for aligning the vehicle with the hoist if access is too narrow.
- High roof with solid 6” Floor: In order to accommodate the latest clear floor hoist, we need close to 15’ from floor to ceiling.
- Sufficient space and facilities: The floor area of the workshop needs to accommodate at least 2 hoists as well as we need a 4-6 hoist businesses as they are the sweet spot for the general mechanical repairs as well as servicing when we have become comfortable with the finding quality to work for us.
- Natural Light: If there is a good natural light source, then it will be a big benefit to our mechanics especially for the purpose of examining stains on cylinder blocks which left from fluid leaks as well as other which are hard to see such as a tiny split or damage to the hose cloud. Good lighting is still one of the huge factors missed in auto repair shop.
The building should have the following features:
Reception, office and toilets are not need to be very big but should be neat and clean as well as comfortable for workers and customers.
In most of the countries, there are regulations and zones where we can put a workshop so we should make sure of the zoning first on any property which we consider leasing or buying. We should also ensure that we have the correct drainage installed in the case of the large oil spills.