With the economy seemingly becoming worse by the day, I think the question on many people's minds is how to save money and reduce their expenses wherever possible. I have recently read articles on '25 ways to use fabric softener sheets' and 'How to save $20,000 in one year' and have found that any tidbit of information I can find on reducing my expenses is intriguing.
If you run a body shop, I'm sure there are many helpful tips that you can pass along to your customers. If your customers see that you are trying to help them in these poor economic times, they will remember that when they need body work done on their car - or pass along your name to family and friends, which is even better. As a consumer, I think tips on how to save money on maintaining my car would be especially useful. It is important to point out that performing routine maintenance will save them thousands of dollars in the long run.
Here are some tips that you can pass along to your customers:
- Check tires for uneven wear, your car may need an alignment.
- Rust spots are not only ugly, they can cause interior damage to your car. Get them treated as soon as possible.
- Examine the radiator fluid for signs of rust. A system flush may alleviate the problem.
- Check your fluids to make sure you have the right amounts. Too little or too much fluid can cause major damage.
- Stick to the service and maintenance schedule provided by the manufacturer to avoid costly engine and transmission repairs.
- Make sure your tires are properly inflated to get the best gas mileage from your vehicle.
Giving out valuable information will cost you little to nothing, but in the long run, it should help your business grow.