Jump to content


  • Announcements

    • AutoShopOwner

      Advertising & Promoting Your Company On AutoShopOwner - Information   02/25/2017

      This message is only shown to FREE members and goes away after subscribing to a paid membership. If you are joining AutoShopOwner to promote your business, service, or product to this community of auto shop owners, please subscribe to a Sponsor Member Annual Package before doing so. With the correct membership, you will have the ability to post about your company in your posts and forum signature.

      You can upgrade your existing membership here.

      All marketing attempts to this community without proper membership level and/or approval by staff, will be considered spam, result in topic/post removal, and a warning, which can lead up to the banning of your membership, company and/or product on all pages of AutoShopOwner.

      Thank you for your support.
Joe Marconi

What’s Your “Sweet Spot”

Recommended Posts

It was not that long along when a vehicle from 4 to 7 years old was our sweet spot, the typical time when a vehicle left the new car dealer and entered our repair world. That sweet spot has been changing through the years and the recent recession, which resulted in less new cars being sold, has us now repairing and servicing cars that are well over 12 years old and well over 200,000 miles.

 

I don’t know if this has been typically good for us or not. Years back, when consumer confidence was high, people with a 4 to 7 year old car were more easily sold on service, repairs and maintenance. When people put off buying a new car for economic reasons, or worse, for lack of confidence in the economy, it’s much harder at times to sell to this mind set.

 

New cars must be sold in order to maintain a fleet of cars that will replenish an aging fleet.

 

What’s your stand on this issue? What’s your so-called, “Sweet Spot?”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now




×