If a venture like this is very successful, it could lead to an enjoyable money making hobby where you act as a parts-ordering middleman for local car part enthusiasts.
Garages set out your bill for repairs by stating the cost of the parts, and the cost of the labour to fit them. As we all know, garages make most of their money with the labour, and even car parts costing just a few pounds can end up costing you several hundred pounds once you have added on the labour costs.
It is vital to fulfill all the necessary legal requirements to operate on a bigger scale. Like with any business you must apply for business license to sell. For this you will need to contact the Department of Revenue. You also will need EIN (employee identification number), and register your business name through your state. Although optional but you might be interested in registering you trade mark, open business account and get a 1-800 number but again this is not required and we suggest that you fulfill only the basic minimum. The process takes less than one hour.
There are different places one can look for auto parts such as local specialty stores, online stores or auto parts auctions, and last but not least junk or salvage yards. Every place has its pros and cons.
Once you get your kansas city junk yards, you will have to have a way to take them with you to the race that you may be going to. This can be an easy task if you are aware of what you are going to need. The best thing is to have a trailer outfitted with places to put your tools as well as a tool box for them.
Many auto mechanics simply can’t get the job done right. While no mechanic is perfect and sometimes fixing a problem takes a bit of trial and error, others simply don’t perform the required auto repairs. Look for auto shops with good customer service policies such as warranties and free estimates. It’s also wise to ask the mechanic to show you what was done and explain it to you. If you’re having a new part installed, ask to receive the old part along with the packaging for the replacement to ensure you got what you paid for.
Note how I said shopping but not buying. I would use and abuse the internet to find out as much competitive information on the particular part you are looking for. Then before buying the research for the best deal. And don’t forget to include the shipping cost into your budget.