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Our national semi-annual survey across Canada as of December 31, 2013 is still showing that the average shop in Canada is only billing 1.4 hours per R/O. This number should be a minimum of 2.0 to 2.5 billed hours per R/O for a shop working on basic consumer vehicles. This clearly shows the work the AUTOCARE industry is missing. Do some basic math. The minimum shortage of billed hours is .6 when you are trying to achieve the minimum 2.0 target.
They say the “Trend is Your Friend”. In running a shop business, I truly believe that. So what are some upcoming trends that WILL affect your business over the next 10 years?
Consider these trend lines:
We talk a lot about vehicle technology and how it has developed. This is one of the reasons why a minimum of 100 hours of technical training are required per year now for a technician just to keep level with vehicle knowledge and why management requires 6 to 8 days of business training per year. It is a true Profession today. The Trade days are long gone; almost the equivalent to an Engineering Degree required moving forward.