Automotive service businesses may be missing out on how the can market their services to a new generation of vehicle owners. The new generation of Plug-In Hybrid, Extended Range Electric, and Battery Electric (Advanced Technology) vehicle owners are very “tech savvy” and are constantly scanning their local area for businesses that can maintain, analyze, diagnose, and repair their Advanced Technology vehicle. Acquiring their business may be very simple and does not require more than a few minutes of your time with them. By adding a plug-in Charging Station, you can easily begin to market your business as “friendly” to these Advanced Technology vehicle owners. The marketing is very simple: Most plug-in vehicle owners want to know where they can plug-in to charge their vehicle. In fact, many owners use smart phone apps such as Charge Point to determine where the nearest charging station is located to receive a quick charge. And, it would be very simple to add your business to the many smart phone apps that are available to vehicle owners. If your business is already diagnosing and repairing Advanced Technology products then, this would be a simple and inexpensive strategy to market your business as a location for not only vehicle charging but, also vehicle repair. Level 2 charging stations can be purchased for less than $750.00 and only need a dedicated 220V electrical circuit with 20 – 40 Amp capability.
You may want to think about adding a charging station to your business. It’s an inexpensive method for exposing your service business to Advanced Technology vehicle owners globally. It’s also a method to acquire traditional service business from a customer. Remember, most customers believe that, if a business can maintain and repair their Advanced Technology vehicle, certainly they can repair a traditional vehicle with “old” technology.
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