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    Default Hi guys,

    I'm Deepan Chakravarthy.

    I own an Enfield and RX100. Planning to start a garage-service centre at my native place. So I'll be needing all of you folks' support, ideas and advise.

    Looking forward to have fun.
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    Default Re: Hi guys,

    Thread approved.

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    Default Re: Hi guys,

    Hi Deepan, welcome to xBhp.
    Wishing you all the best in your endeavour!

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    Default Help needed

    I'm going to start a multi brand two wheeler gurage service center. I need help in promotion and marketing and how to reach as many customers as I can. Trust me guys I need serious help. I'm running out of ideas.

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    Default Re: Hi guys,

    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    Hi Deepan, welcome to xBhp.
    Wishing you all the best in your endeavour!
    Can you help me with your ideas in promoting my garage service station in marketing and how to reach maximum customers.
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    Default Re: Hi guys,

    First you have to share where would you be opening the business. And fellow xBhpians can then have a mutually beneficial relationship.

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    Default Re: Hi guys,

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixdeepu View Post
    I'm Deepan Chakravarthy.

    I own an Enfield and RX100. Planning to start a garage-service centre at my native place. So I'll be needing all of you folks' support, ideas and advise.

    Looking forward to have fun.

    Spend extra money to buy *good* tools. By that, I mean proper drop-forged wrenches, not chinese vanadium crap. Buy a complete set of torque wrenches: 1/2, 3/8, and 1/4-inch drive. Buy socket sets and spanners, buy ring spanners and open-end. Buy ratchets and breaker-bars, complete screwdriver sets, full allen-key and t-head allen wrench sets. Never try to "make do" with something that "almost works". Having the proper tool for the task at hand is critical. Your tools are the lifeblood of your mechanic business.

    Don't try to be able to service all brands/models right from the beginning; focus on a small subset, or even specialize in one or two specific bikes, at first. For the bikes you do support, do your research and buy any specialized tools those bikes require.

    When you set up your service area, keep it neatly organized, keep it very clean, and have it well-lit. Ideally, your service bay should look very much like a showroom floor, except with toolboxes and maybe fewer windows. A dark, dirty-looking bare concrete floor is not the way to go; at least have a light-colored painted floor, and an epoxy-sealed floor is better. Clean, light-colored floors make it easier to find small dropped items like bolts and c-clips.

    The idea is to build good word-of-mouth. If your facility looks highly professional, you'll set a better impression in your customers' minds. Then, since you're focusing only on a few specific bikes, you'll build a good regular customer base. That way, when you do decide to add additional types of bike, your customers can tell their friends who own that type of bike about the great service they'll get from you.
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    Default Re: Hi guys,

    In addition to The Mountain said do keep the service manuals of both bikes handy and follow them as close to the letter as possible for the work.
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    Default Re: Hi guys,

    Thank you. It's really helpful. I'll keep your ideas in mind...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mountain View Post
    Spend extra money to buy *good* tools. By that, I mean proper drop-forged wrenches, not chinese vanadium crap. Buy a complete set of torque wrenches: 1/2, 3/8, and 1/4-inch drive. Buy socket sets and spanners, buy ring spanners and open-end. Buy ratchets and breaker-bars, complete screwdriver sets, full allen-key and t-head allen wrench sets. Never try to "make do" with something that "almost works". Having the proper tool for the task at hand is critical. Your tools are the lifeblood of your mechanic business.

    Don't try to be able to service all brands/models right from the beginning; focus on a small subset, or even specialize in one or two specific bikes, at first. For the bikes you do support, do your research and buy any specialized tools those bikes require.

    When you set up your service area, keep it neatly organized, keep it very clean, and have it well-lit. Ideally, your service bay should look very much like a showroom floor, except with toolboxes and maybe fewer windows. A dark, dirty-looking bare concrete floor is not the way to go; at least have a light-colored painted floor, and an epoxy-sealed floor is better. Clean, light-colored floors make it easier to find small dropped items like bolts and c-clips.

    The idea is to build good word-of-mouth. If your facility looks highly professional, you'll set a better impression in your customers' minds. Then, since you're focusing only on a few specific bikes, you'll build a good regular customer base. That way, when you do decide to add additional types of bike, your customers can tell their friends who own that type of bike about the great service they'll get from you.
    Well said & good info.

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