As the complexity of the vehicle increases, so does opportunity. But you must be willing to invest, educate and market your body shop business to succeed.
Most dealers flow the body shop statement through the typical dealer-wide financial doc. Maybe they should reconsider.
On the surface one might reason that older cars mean more repairs. That may be true for certain mechanical repair specialty shops, but it spells the opposite for collision repair.
We must improve our sales acumen right now. Miles driven have decreased, meaning the collision repair pie is shrinking and only real sales organizations are going to prosper.
Many parts managers enjoy a less than congenial relationship with their body shop managers. It’s a little like a marriage gone bad and can be difficult to pinpoint the responsibility each party has in the demise of the relationship.