Starting a Mobile Oil Change Business

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Do you have skills when it comes to operating a mobile oil change? Then that skill is exactly needed in the mobile oil change business which is known to generate lots of profits even from the first stage of operation.

Through this article, you will know the basics in starting this kind of business.

In accordance with a report from the federal Bureau of Transportation Statistics, there were exactly more than 135 million of registered cars for passengers in the entire United States of America in the year 2007. As the passenger vehicles increase each year, of course there will also be a higher demand for mobile oil change known as the lifeblood of vehicles. This is now the right time when you need to come to the rescue. With this, you will surely be producing lots of money which you can save in the bank for the bright future of your family. In starting up in this kind of business, what you need to have are the following: coverage for business insurance, marketing plan, storage vessels and used collection of oil, filters, lubricants, motor oil and trailer or van.

How to Start Your Own Mobile Oil Change Business

The first step you need to go through is to decide whether you want to purchase a franchise or just be an independent business. In both of these business models, of course there are pros and cons and you need to weigh them carefully so that you can decide on what type will work best for you. When you already arrived at a certain decision, you need to check with your local officials for you to know the regulations and ordinances which you need to meet before you start off with the mobile oil change business.

Next, you have to purchase the tools, supplies and equipments that you need. According to the estimate of the magazine entitled “Entrepreneur”, you need to have 2,000-10,000USD for you to successfully start off. You also need to have your own trailer or van. In this case, you will be able to cut more costs if you will set up your own vehicle and buy your own supplies and equipments.
Next, you have to establish your account with a certain supplier for motor oil so you will have the chance of paying competitive prices. You also need to have an insurance coverage for your business. By doing this, you will be able to prevent yourself from paying for damages brought by accidents or any fortuitous event.

You also need to decide on what kind of services your business will provide such as vacuum services, chassis lubrication and filter and oil changes. To make sure that your service is reasonably charged, you have to take a look at older mobile oil change businesses.

The last step is for you to conduct an effective promotional technique for your business.

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  • 1. Mike Quinlan said on 1/21/2013 2:16:42 PM
    Elgin, Illinois. Writing a business plan for a class on a mobile oil change business. I'm doing the financial side on it. Any advice on real start-up costs and the price of equipment and supplies will be greatly appreciated. We might have issues with city ordinances, how do we work around city ordinances? Thank you, Mike Quinlan
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