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I feel like my area is extremely competitive.  My area is a small town with about 8000 households (includes town and rural areas).  We have 6 legitimate 4-8 bay shops, 1 Chevy dealer, and at least 3 hole-in-wall/backyard guys (800 households/shop).  The next town over has 8000 households, 1 legit 8 bay shop, 0 dealers, and 2-3 hole-in-the-wall/backyard guys (2-3000 households/shop).  Just wondering what some of you are dealing with out there so I have some reference point.  Also, for those of you with multiple locations, does this sort of thing impact the success of individual locations?

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I suppose the way to look at this is to add up the total number of bays in your town and divide it into the estimated number of vehicles. Then you could compare to the national average. It does sound like that there may be too many shops chasing the available cars. 

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Do you know what the national average is?  We have about 44 bays in a town of 5000 people.  The next town over has less than 20 and the population is 5000 also.

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It is just the total number of cars on the road per service bay. If you figure with a population of 5,000 there is one car per person which may be high with 80 bays that is about 63 cars per service bay. You certainly have more competition for a car than in the adjoining town because you coul estimate them at 250 cars per service bay. 

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I do not know what out bay per car is, but I do know people have to drive past 80 shops to get to my little hole in the wall on the outside of town

One good thing is there is another town forming to the east of me so I will be dead center of to very big towns

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