Category: Automotive Business

Start a Airbag Repair Business

Airbag repair business is the process of repairing deployed airbags and helping car owners save money. It is mainly focused on serving car owners who got into an accident and don’t want to pay over R15000 for a new airbag. Business Models ●     Airbag repair business; ●     Airbag module replacement service; ●     Buying deployed airbags, fixing and selling them. Equipment & Materials To fix deployed airbags you will need auto air wedges, airbag removal tool, wedge locksmiths, frame […]

Start a CV Joint Business

A CV or constant-velocity joint connects the drive shaft of a vehicle to the transmission and to the wheels. A СV joint business refers to the supply, repair, reconditioning and replacing of CV joints. They are found in all front wheel drive cars on both ends of the drive shafts. Business Models СV joint manufacture and wholesale business CV joint import and distribution CV joint supply СV joint repair, reconditioning and replacement business Tools & […]

Start a 4×4 Business

The 4×4 business refers to the businesses built around four-wheel drive vehicles. This can range from sales and rentals to product and service businesses such as spares and repairs. Business Models 4×4 and offroad driving instruction 4×4 vehicle sales (new and used) 4×4 spares and accessories (product business) 4×4 repair and maintenance (service business) 4×4 rentals (rental / hiring business) Specialised insurance for 4×4 enthusiasts Target Market This business serves existing and prospective owners of four-wheel vehicles […]

Start a Campervan Conversion Business

Today we are looking at a business that has become popular on social media, the business of converting a panel van to a camper van. What is a camper van? A campervan, sometimes referred to as a camper, caravanette, or motor caravan, is a self-propelled vehicle that provides both transport and sleeping accommodation. The term describes vans that have been fitted out, whereas a motorhome is one with a coachbuilt body. Market Need There are […]

Start a Trailer Rental Business

A trailer rental business hires out various different types of trailers usually for a day at a time. Market Need Many people and businesses will need a trailer some or other time to move large and bulky items that won’t fit in their vehicle, they may not need it enough to warrant purchasing their own one or they may not be able to afford one so they will rent it for the day. Once you […]

Start a Car Parts / Auto Spares Business

The car parts or auto spares business supplies new and used parts to vehicle owners. Market Need Many parts on a vehicle get worn down due to wear and tear, some quicker than others while things like accidents or jealous girlfriends also damaged vehicle parts. The aftermarket and used parts market are driven by the INSANE prices charged by local “agents” for genuine parts especially German brands like BMW and other European brands. Another demand […]

Buy & Sell Used Cars

The buying and selling of used cars can have one the highest margin per item sold of any buying and selling small business but also has its fair share of problems and stresses. This business buys a used car, adds a markup and resells it. It can be a way to make large profits by only selling a few vehicles compared to other businesses where you have to sell a lot of an item to […]

Start a Car Salvage Repair & Parts Business

Today we are looking at the salvage vehicle business, as in the business as to what happens after a vehicle has been in an accident. A car salvage and repair business buys cars that have been accident damaged, water damaged (flooded), stolen and recovered (lots of that in SA) and either repairs it and resells it or breaks it up and resells the spares. When a car is damaged, whether if it’s been insured or […]

Start a Car Exhaust Silencer Repair & Installation Business

The car exhaust system contains a silencer (also known as a muffler) its job is to minimise the noise that comes from a car’s engine. Silencers contain perforated tubes or baffled chambers that create opposing sound waves when sound waves from the engine travel into the silencer. Not only that but if the car’s silencer has a hole in it carbon monoxide can leak into the vehicle. Informally, this is a business that can be […]

Start a Tyre Retreading Company

Retreading a tyre is a re-manufacturing process for tyres that replace the tread on worn tires. Retreading is applied to casings of spent tires that have been inspected and repaired preserving about 90% of the material in spent tires and the material cost is about 20% compared to manufacturing a new one. How does tyre retreading work To understand tyre retreading you need to know the building blocks that make up a tyre: Look at […]

Start a Classic Car Restoration Business

What is the best and the most sought car in the world? A Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari California? Maybe. On the other hand, most of the car owners agree that the best car is the unique one. It shouldn’t be the most expensive, or the fastest, it might be even old but restored. Today classic car restoration is an in-demand service because oftentimes car collectors want to breathe new life into their old cars. Watch […]

Start a Car Maintenance, Repair and / or Panel Beating Business

The car market in South Africa is growing from year to year. There are over 13 million registered vehicles in South Africa today. Any car owner sooner or later faces some problems with their car. New cars are often under warranty service in service centers from authorized dealers. But if the car was released more than two or three years ago, it is usually more appropriate to repair it in private service centers. If you […]

Start a Car Security and Audio Equipment Installation Service

In today’s world, a car is not just a means of transportation, but also a place where many of us spend a few hours a day. Each of us got stuck in traffic at least several times over the past year, didn’t we? There are different studies showing that an average person spends over one hour per day driving. Since this translates to two weeks per year, it is quite understandable why a lot of […]

Buy & Sell Cars

Buying and selling cars can be a lucrative business but it has some challenges and pitfalls to look out for. Introduction The buying and selling of cars is a simple retail model buy > add markup > resell, it has more profit potential than most other small retail, buying and selling or 2nd hand businesses but it also comes with its own set of potential problems: the 2nd hand car business can be full of […]

Start a Mag Repair & Refurbishment Service

The aluminium wheel rims on cars often come into contact with pavements and various other road hazards. This causes the wheels to crack, dent or cause unsightly nicks and scratches. Start your own business repairing and refurbishing car mags. The business There is essentially two parts to this business. One: repair rims that have been damaged to the point where driving performance is affected and the other remove cosmetic scratches and other nicks from the […]

Make & Sell Car Ramps

Car ramps allow people to safely access the bottom of a car without the need to lay flat on the ground. Start your own business manufacturing car ramps. Business model This is a simple manufacturing business model: make the ramps and resell it. Factor in all costs, materials, time and work out a profit margin while staying competitive. The product Car ramps allow people to get underneath the car to access the bottom of the […]

Start a Business Plasti Dip Coating Cars & Rims

Plasti Dip is a rubber coating that is used to change the colour of cars and rims. It is much cheaper than a spray job and can be easily removed if the owner wants to revert back to the cars original colour. What is Plasti Dip Plasti Dip is a protective rubber coating that was originally designed to provide a better grip on tool handles, if you’ve ever used a pliers with a rubber handle […]

Automotive Business Opportunities in South Africa

With over 12 million cars on South African roads there is bound to be an opportunity for the small business owner. Here are some ideas for small business owners in South Africa. Automotive Small Business Opportunities Tyre Polishing Vehicle Headlight Restoration Paintless Dent Removal Start an eco friendly waterless car wash Automotive Medium Size Business Opportunities Start a Car Hire Business Start a Limo Service Buy cars in one province and sell it in another […]

Restore the Sun Damaged Headlights of Cars

Many cars headlights start to look yellow and hazy after years of exposure to the sun. But there are products on the market that can restore it to almost good as new. Start a business to restore the sun damaged headlights of cars. Process Headlight restoration involves using a substance to apply and restore the headlights. This is a business that is suited to places where there are a lot of cars. You could offer […]