The Absent Owners might have a tough time financially, where as I am an Owner/Operator
with Zero Debt, a military retirement and social security
and Money In The Bank.
The shops in my area are slow too, we are not alone in the
If you're still turning inspections away because you're too busy then one logical explanation is that you haven't raised your prices high enough yet.
NO, It takes a while to catch up and then the pendulum has swung too far and I would have to drop my price again. I figure my local shops would also raise prices and catch up but so far it hasn't happened. I've already been getting so flak for charging what I do on Yelp and other social media.
I figure with a ESP GEN3 at $450/month, if you raise your price only $5 per smog you would need to still do 90 BAR97 smogs per month just to break even with having the old machine paid for.
People are usually shocked when they find out I'm not a very good electrician.
None, is the math wrong? To me you would NEED to do, AT $45. a car. 10 more to pay for the machine.
10 more a month times $45 is the $450.
You must be doing a lot of 99 and older. Once in a while we may get backed up on the 99's, but not enough to pay the extra.
I feel Reputation is all you need. People will stick around if they KNOW they will not be cheated.
We just tell them the truth. We don't feel the volume is worth the extra $450.
Never make fun of the choices your wife makes. You were one of them.