In the next few weeks my Test Only station is going to be in a world of hurt for 1 year as a result of getting a citation. At the moment we are still STAR but, that is going to be taken away once the BAR recieves the fine and everything is finalized.
Ive been thinking about doing the fallowing:
Becoming a DMV processing center.
Selling oil if a vehicle comes in low on it.
Selling light bulbs brake lights and such.
Fuel Caps....We have not been able to because of not having a resalers license.
I have told the boss we are missing out on income as a result of not doing these things. Is there anything else I can do so I do not go under?
3-4 Star directed a day, some days I get only 1 and the rest are out of state or regular smog. As of this week I have 9 total. Imagin not having star...Do the math.....at $65 per without a coupon not including the cert. to put this into context thats 25-50% of the business.
In reality it depends on your demographic location. Im am not located in a poor area fortunately, i can only imagine those of you that are. Some of these Directed cars are on their way out. Nobody is going to drive their gas guzzling 78 Lincoln Mark 8 with the way gas prices are.
My location is way too small to be a test and repair. I couldn't even do an oil change if I wanted to. I burly have room for a large truck on the dyno.