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    Perks garage Inc
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    Auto Repair
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  1. the afb would be 100% retail. i'm currently working on marketing to increase retail customers at my current location. at the moment i've been subleting my alignments to another shop that only does alignments. also joe if you have time would you send me some additional info on ELITE
  2. It is two Bays two lifts maybe 35' X 35' total shop area no rack and truthfully i'm nervous because of how small it is. But there is a store room that is probably 15X 20 for storage of inventory tires, parts, etc... So basically it would be like your 4 bay but without alignments. the base is located about 5 miles from my current location. Currently my business now is about 50% wholesale I do Warranty work and getting cars ready for 5 car lots. which is what i only had in mind when i started my current location. But i quickly found out it is WAY more profitable doing retail. my current location doesn't even have an office. just a desk in the corner of the shop and no lifts. We average between 35 and 50 cars a month. Average monthly income is between 13,000 and 20,000 So going fully retail would be a newer experiance for me so i greatly appreciate all of the help.
  3. Thank you for answering let me try to answer question as they were asked This would basically be a second location for me my business. But they get set percentage for providing building and some equipment. Example i contemplating giving them 5% gross sales. I will be in charge of what services we provide and at what prices, except i have to be between 5% and 10% below area average . Example if firestone has ac service for 79.95 i have to be 10% below that. Lof services have to be 5% below area average. Now tires are an area of concern for me they control what i can charge for those and how much to mount and balance. I;m thinking between 4 and 6 employees for this location based on hourly pay and them mandating being open 60 hours a week 2 service writers and between 2 and 4 techs for rotation and not to over work them. I do have a industry standard of 14.43 per hour minimum wage to pay techs and must provide paid vacations and 3.59 hour toward health and welfare which i'm assuming is health benifits I hope this clears some up, because its just a little overwhelming for me by myself
  4. I newer to managing an auto shop i opened the one we are in on Jan 18 of this year. About two weeks ago i was contacted by the local Air Force Base to make a bid to take over their car care center. It is a two bay shop that currently only does tires, batteries and the occansional oil change. I've met with the technician they curently employ he can only manage three sets of tires installed in a day. monthly sales average $21,000 and he is three weeks behind. They are projecting sales at $55,000 a month and was wondering how realistic that is out of 2 bay shop. My other problem is the bid consists of a promised percentage of total sales. my question is can anyone assist me on how to figure out what that percentage should be. their will be no building cost, it has 2 lifts, 2 tire machines, 2 balancers, 2 coolant flush machines and some smaller pieces, they cover all utilities except for communication lines(phone, internet, fax). They cover all of the marketing and there is no competetion on base short of the hobby shop. My background is ASE master tech and factory certified in Audi/Volkswagen Land Rover, Hyundai, GM, Ferrari, and Saturn. Other than running my current location for the last 11 months i have no business training and very little knowledge of this side of things. To do this contract i would to need to go from 2 Employees to a total of 7 or 8. (the AFB wants us to be open 6 days A week 60 hours total) I found this website about a month and a half ago and have put a lot of knowledge found into play. Last month after doing so was first month to show any profit and have actually caught up completely from rest of the years losses.

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