It's time to update my repair equipment before year-end taxes. Is there a one-stop shop to save me time and money?
“It's all about time and money. And, it's going to take some time for you to save money on upgrading your shop equipment before year-end. First, find the best quality, warranty on the needed items. Then, it's time to shop around. Ask your tool truck rep. Look online for pricing. Ask for discounts. The more you research, the better the deal. It may seem like a pain while searching out that perfect priced equipment, but it will benefit you and the shop in the end. And, of course, that adds up to a lot of extra greenbacks in your wallet.”
How can tool trucks do the “buy one, get one half-price” so often?
“Well, how much was the featured tool priced out before it was coupled with another ‘non-mover?' Most don't know - unless they were looking to purchase that particular item before the ‘big sale.' But, the ‘buy one' gimmick is the result of an overstock situation by the tool company. They want the room for more product, and this is a quick way to liquidate. The savings? That only happens if you really need both tools in the package. Other than that, keep your money and purchase a tool off the truck you really need.”
Have an automotive service-related question for Pam Oakes? Email it to Tire Business reporter William Schertz at [email protected].
ASE-certified technician Pam Oakes is the owner of Pam's Motor City Auto & Tire Center, an award-winning automotive service business in Fort Myers, Fla. She also is the author of the book series Car Care for the Clueless and hosts a weekly radio talk show by the same name on CBS Radio's The Sky and CoachMeRadio. And yes, she still “turns wrenches."