You’re here because you know you want to work part time n the motor trade industry, but you’re not entirely sure what you want to be doing.
In this article we cover just some of the many different sectors in the motor trade industry to make you aware of, and help you decide which one is the right one for you.
Car sales & servicing
A large portion of the motor trade industry made up of car dealers and salesmen. Car dealers sell new or used cars on either a car lot or online.
Mechanic & body shop
Usually ran in a garage, mechanic and body shops will fix the exterior and interior of a car. A lot of these companies will offer accident repairs, MOT, serving and vehicle recovery or collection.
Tyre & exhaust fitters
It does what it says on the tin. These fitters specialise in tyres and exhausts, so you or your employees will require specific training in these areas.
Car valets clean the inside an outside of motor vehicles. If you want to open a valet service, you may not need to buy or rent property, as this type of business can be based indoors or outdoors as the work can be done at a garage, workshop or even on the customer’s premises.
Car park jockeys
A car park jokey is similar to a parking lot attendant, as he or she will Park vehicles or issue tickets for customers in a parking lot or garage.
HGV stands for ‘heavy goods vehicle’ and often refers to large lorries and trucks. A HGV mechanic will solely focus on working with these type of vehicles and will require specific training.
Mobile mechanics are becoming more and more popular between motorists, as these mechanics will come to you for vehicle repairs. If you set up a mobile mechanic business, you or your employees will need a car to be able to drive to clients.
If you’re starting a business in the motor trade industry and need insurance, or if you’re already an established company and are looking for a better deal, get in touch with Think Insurance today for a quote on your part time motor trade insurance policy.