Sometimes you have to avoid any kind of expansion simply because you can’t afford the maintenance on another bay or new business. You already know that you have to reduce your overhead somehow, so you can expand. Now you need to learn how you can reduce your overhead through reducing maintenance costs.
Graco 307 pump rebuild: If you are having problems with your 307 pump, you might want to consider a Graco 307 pump rebuild, instead of buying a brand new pump. As you know, a brand new pump can be very expensive, and while it is worth the cost, you may not be in a position to make such a purchase, right now, and still be able to afford the supplies you need in order to keep your carwash running. Of course, this is just an example of one of the items on which you can save maintenance costs, but you may want to consider applying this method to other areas of your business.
Review the results of your maintenance. Sometimes, by increasing the frequency of your maintenance, you can cut down on overall costs. This is because well maintained equipment does not need as many repairs, as equipment that is rarely serviced. Go over your expenditures for the last few years and take note of problem areas. Equipment failure in recent years may be due to a lack of maintenance. If this is the case, place more focus on the areas that seem to fail the most often to see if, by doing more frequent and inexpensive maintenance in those areas, you may be able to save some money, overall.