Staying ahead of the competition is essential for business growth and profitability. An effective strategy to boost your garage or MOT bay’s bottom line is by expanding your services by adding tyre changing services to your existing garage offerings or upgrading your existing tyre machines to have a multi-bay or fast-fit tyre fitting business.
The Benefits of Adding Tyre Changing Services
There are many benefits to adding tyre-changing services to your garage or MOT bay. Here are just a few:
Increased revenue: Tyre changing is a relatively simple and quick service that can be profitable for garages. By offering this service, you can increase your revenue stream and attract more customers.
Meeting Customer Demands: By incorporating tyre changing services into your garage or MOT bay, you not only fulfil customer demands but also position your business as a comprehensive service provider
Improved customer satisfaction: Customers appreciate the convenience of having all of their automotive needs met in one place. By offering tyre changing, you can make it easier for your customers to get the services they need and improve their overall satisfaction with your garage.
Increased Customer Retention: When clients find that your garage can handle all their vehicle needs efficiently, they are more likely to return for future services.
Beat the competition: Many garages only offer tyre fitting as an add-on service. By making tyre changing a core part of your business, you can set yourself apart from your competitors and attract new customers.
Upselling Opportunities: Tyre changing services open up additional opportunities for upselling. From tyre replacement to wheel balancing and wheel alignment, offering a complete package enhances your ability to provide value-added services.
What is supplied in a Tyre Machine Package?
A garage tyre machine package comes with a tyre changer and wheel balancer, these should be chosen to match not only the design and layout of your garage or mobile tyre fitting van but also to suit the type and volume of tyres you will be changing, as well as your budget, ensuring quality equipment at a price that you can afford.
Some packages come with additional items, such as garage consumables or tools, and most garage equipment suppliers, including Concept Garage Equipment, will customise a package to suit your needs.
The Advantages of a Tyre Machine Package
Investing in a tyre machine package is a great way to get started with tyre changing. These packages typically include a tyre changer, a wheel balancer, and all the necessary accessories. By purchasing a package, you can save time and money, and you can be sure that you have all the equipment you need to do the job right.
If you buy your tyre machine package from Concept Garage Equipment, you get the bonus of free delivery and installation too!
The Role of the Tyre Machine Package
Quality tyre-changing services can contribute to building a reputation for excellence. Your satisfied customers are likely to spread positive word-of-mouth, attracting more local clients to your garage. This, in turn, contributes to a positive feedback loop of increased business and improved profitability.
Other factors that can help increase your garage profitability:
- Time and Cost Efficiency: Investing in a new tyre machine package streamlines your garage operation, making tyre-changing services efficient and cost-effective. Modern tyre machines are designed for speed and precision, reducing service times and labour costs.
- Technological Advancements: State-of-the-art tyre machines come equipped with the latest technological advancements. These include semi or fully-automated processes, assist-arms, touch-screen interfaces, bead breakers, and advanced diagnostic tools all built-in. Such features not only enhance the efficiency of your services but also contribute to the overall customer experience.
Types of Tyre Machine Packages
There are two main types of tyre machine packages: stationary and mobile.
- Stationary tyre-changing packages are ideal for garages based in a physical location, that have a dedicated tyre-changing area. They are typically larger and more powerful than mobile packages, and they can handle a wider range of vehicles and tyre sizes.
- Mobile tyre machine packages are designed to be easily transported from one location to another, often in a van when installed for a mobile tyre fitting business. They are smaller and lighter than stationary packages, features such as tyre changer tilt-back heads and wheel balancer covers are usually omitted for example, making them more convenient for garages that need to travel to customers’ homes or businesses.
How to Choose the Right Tyre Machine Package
When choosing a tyre machine package, there are a few factors to consider:
- The size of your garage or van: If you have a small garage or van, you will need a smaller package. If you have a larger facility, you may need a larger package to accommodate more vehicles and tyre sizes, or you may consider having multiple tyre-fitting bays, needing more than one package.
- The type of vehicles you work on: If you work on a lot of heavy-duty trucks or SUVs, you will need a package that can handle the weight of these vehicles. If you work on low-profile cars or some classic cars with lower ride height, then you may consider machines capable of changing and balancing low-profile wheels and tyres.
- Your budget: Tyre machine packages can range in price from a very affordable £1500 to tens of thousands of pounds. Decide exactly what you require, as well as how much you are willing to spend before you start shopping. Generally, you are better off buying the most expensive machines you can comfortably afford, as you will get more features and a longer lifespan for these machines.
When it comes to budget, we realise a tyre changing package is a large investment for any business, though with the correct marketing and customer base locally it can be a highly profitable one. Due diligence is paramount and not just regarding the return on investment. Here are a few other things to consider or discuss with your garage equipment supplier:
- Assessing Your Business Needs: Before investing in a tyre machine package, assess your business’s specific needs. Consider the volume of tyres you anticipate changing, repairing or replacing, the space available in your garage, and whether you intend to offer mobile tyre fitting. This evaluation will guide you in choosing a package that aligns with your business goals.
- Researching Brands and Models: Not all tyre machine packages are created equal. Research various brands and models to find equipment that combines reliability, efficiency, and advanced features. Talk to us if you need questions answered about the features, benefits or usage of any of our tyre machines.
- Training and Support: Investing in a tyre machine package is not just about the equipment; it’s also about the support and training provided by the supplier. Opt for a package that includes comprehensive training for your staff and ongoing support to ensure the smooth integration of tyre services into your business.
Mobile Tyre Fitting: An Alternative Avenue for Profits
The expense and restrictions of owning a full-service garage aren’t for everyone, and sometimes a much more affordable entry into the garage industry is to set up and run a mobile tyre fitting van business. For some businesses, they have grown into a national fleet of mobile tyre fitters, and there are some good reasons why this side of the industry has become very popular in the last few years.
- Tapping into Convenience: In addition to expanding services within your garage or MOT bay, consider the alternative avenue of mobile tyre fitting. A mobile tyre fitting van equipped with a suitable tyre machine package allows you to bring your services directly to the customer’s doorstep. This level of convenience can be a powerful selling point.
- Targeting a New Customer Base: A mobile tyre fitting van opens up opportunities to tap into new customer bases. Individuals who may not have the time to visit a traditional garage or MOT bay can benefit from the convenience of on-site tyre fitting. This can include busy professionals, parents with young children, or anyone seeking a hassle-free solution.
- Adaptability to Market Trends: As the automotive industry evolves, so do customer preferences. The rise of on-demand services, the restrictions previously added by COVID-19 and the gig economy present an opportunity for mobile tyre fitting services to thrive. By staying adaptable and embracing emerging market trends, you position your business for sustained growth.
How to Afford a Tyre Machine Package?
There are many ways to pay for garage equipment and tyre-changing packages. We accept most forms of payment, including bank transfers, and credit and debit cards. We also offer garage equipment finance for tyre changing packages, so that you can pay in regular instalments, but benefit from getting the tyre changing equipment as soon as possible, hence being able to start earning from the garage equipment, which effectively pays for itself, once paid for it’s all profit for your garage, workshop or MOT Bay.
Transform Your Business Today!
The addition of tyre-changing services to your garage or MOT bay is a strategic move to boost profits, increase customer retention, and stay ahead of the competition. Investing in a high-quality tyre machine package, tailored to your business needs, enhances efficiency and opens up new revenue streams.
If you’re ready to increase your profits and improve customer satisfaction whilst taking advantage of the lucrative opportunities offered by tyre services, contact Concept Garage Equipment today. Our expert team is ready to guide you through the process of selecting the ideal tyre machine package for your business.