Time Magazine’s Business & Money website reported that August 2013 is gearing up to be the biggest month ever for new-car sales. In fact, judging from the pace set in early August, new-car sales could reach 1.27 million units by the end of the month. This is a 12% increase over August 2012’s numbers and the highest level in seven years.
As one car dealership owner said, “It’s a good time to be in the car business.” Actually, businessmen have attributed the strong month-to-month sales since the start of the year to ordinary consumers’ regained confidence in the economy.
As the economy goes back on track, going into the car dealership business seems to be a good form of investment, albeit you need a substantial amount to start. But with a lot of study and planning, plus the application of tried and tested marketing strategies, the payoff can be big.
Choosing the right location is crucial. In the first place, the location must be fitted for the business and it must be accessible to your target clientele. But in order for your car dealership to be noticed by customers, it must be grand and impressive in appearance. However, you should not focus on looks alone. You must also take into account the strength and durability of the construction materials and how they will perform during unfriendly weather. After all, cars are not cheap buys.
Steel framed buildings are perfect for car dealerships. These structures provide more bang for your buck for their strength, speed of construction, flexibility, lightweight, quality and safety and fire resistance.
Strong but lightweight – Steel is acclaimed to have the highest strength to weight ratio amongst all construction materials. Steel is lightweight but extremely durable. Light steel framing weigh less than a quarter of a concrete structure. Steel does not warp, bend, break, and crack like wood. Most of all it is impervious to termites and other insects.
Speed of construction – Since the prefabricated components arrive at the site ready for installation, construction is fast-paced. That means, you save a lot on labor and site management costs. Best of all, since you get to start your business earlier, you can expect an earlier return on your investment.
Flexibility – Steel framed buildings can be designed for any purpose. What’s more, steel is compatible to a host of construction materials that can give your car dealership lots of curb appeal. Most car dealerships display their inventory in a showroom with floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Steel is consistent with popular construction materials for car dealerships such as glass, stucco, bricks and stone.
Quality – Building elements were fabricated in factories with controlled conditions. The high-quality steel components are precision-cut to their exact specifications.
Fire resistance – Steel framed buildings are non-combustible and the framing does not add to the fire load.
After your steel framed car dealership is built, your only focus now is to market your business, provide good customer service and quality and products to ensure return customers and attract new ones.