Tips for starting a windshield repair business.
Starting a windshield repair business can be really lucrative. With over a billion vehicles on the road today, there are unlimited opportunities in windshield repair. Learn more about the opportunities in windshield repair below!
When starting a windshield repair or glass repair business, there are some things to be aware of, some factors you might consider when determining whether this is the right business for you to get into. Regarding general trends, windshields are becoming more expensive and more complex than ever in human history. One of the things that we're seeing now is that the windshields in almost all new vehicles have sensors and cameras built into the glass or behind the glass that are directly related to safety sensors. Automatic braking, lane departure warnings, and things of that nature. As a result when you go to change your windshield the cost of changing the windshield is not just the glass itself but also the cost of recalibrating those systems.
This is a trend that favors windshield repair. As the cost per claim for insurance companies goes up, the general cost for the consumer for their windshield goes up and many of those technologies will become standard by the year 2020 in the US and other markets around the world. That sets up well for windshield repair.
A couple of the things to factor in when you're thinking about a windshield repair kit. The cost of consumables when you're doing a windshield repair is relatively low. A windshield repair on average will cost you less than 50 cents per repair. While most retail jobs will pay roughly 55 to 75 dollars per rock chip repair, and more for long crack repairs or breaks with multiple rock chips, providing great margins on each windshield repair.
Windshield repair also doesn't require that you have any fixed overhead. You may not even require having a shop, as most people would prefer you visit them at their home or job to repair their windshield. Some technicians even operate from a motorcycle or from their vehicle, offering only a mobile service, keeping your overhead low. The initial investment on your windshield repair kit is not very high and GlasWeld provides many resources to help you succeed.
We are not just a glass repair tool manufacturer, we really want to help you grow your business and continue to succeed year after year. We have a whole series of frequently asked questions, training videos, business guides, insurance guides, and more. We're committed to helping you get your business started and not only start it but to be successful. In addition, we have our internal sales reps who are certified windshield repair technicians and they can help you if you need any tips or questions on the business side or practical side of windshield repair. If you’re out in the field and you run into a difficult repair, we are available 5 days a week to guide you to success and ensure a smooth repair regardless of the situation.
We also have a windshield repair certification platform available to you that will take your training to the next level. We're committed to providing you all the resources you need to be a successful windshield repair technician.