What You Need For Starting An Automotive Business

Motorsports are some of the most attractive businesses to invest in these days. Not only can you invest in the tracks and the features that surround them, but you can also compete in exciting races as a business. Therefore, maybe now is the best time to start your own car manufacturing business. No matter how large some companies are like Ferrari and Mercedes, there’s a new love for niche cars. Take heed then that any new car can be successful as long as the quality is there. People want something new, they want new sounds, new looks and plenty of style. However, cars cannot function as just moving pieces of art, they have to be practical. The love, care and attention in a technologically complex product such as a car will always show up. Therefore, if you are going to start your own car company, you need to get some things right from the get-go.

 

 

Pick a prime location

 

The whimsical times of starting a car company out in the countryside and in your garage, are gone. Nowadays if you’re serious, you cannot rely on being out in the middle of nowhere to be a world beater. It can of course still happen but it would be better if you think about logistics. You need somewhere you can treat as your location so you can hire the best workers and they can arrive to work without a continued chance of being late. Your team needs access to the main networks of the road system, such as highways and train stations that are nearby. You may also want to export your cars as the domestic market could be saturated. In this case, you need to be close by a port or at least one or two day’s driving worth. This will lessen the costs of exporting as you’re still growing. It also means you have a good chance of getting your materials to arrive quicker to your factory from the ports. Once you have orders to be filled at showrooms, you can send off your trucks to any location without having to wait a long time for them to get to where they need to be. Pick a prime location to nip so many problems in the bud.

 

 

Quality will spread the word

 

New cars are always going to be given the sideways look and treated with a little suspicion. Consumers don’t know a lot about you, so they will be weary of anything going wrong with the car and will be on the lookout for faults. Quality control is of the utmost importance and pretty much will decide your fate for the foreseeable future. A brand new small car company having a scandal of brakes not working or chassis becoming warped is going to kill any interest you might have gathered for half a decade. The materials you use need to be top notch. In order to keep cars light and strong, use products for key parts of your car from a company like Clinton Aluminum. One of their products is the flange beam which is used in drive shafts. These have to be wide as they connect heavy moving parts and also channel the power of the engine downward to the wheels. A strong drive shaft will be able to handle an engine with high torque output and remain strong and functional in adverse weather conditions.

 

racing-car

Source Jaguar MENA

 

Professional drivers

 

It’s sad when a car company that is trying to get off the ground and offer something new, doesn’t truly realize what kind of potential it has. One of the strangest things about being in the car industry is that unlike other industries that do product testing in labs and even in boardrooms, cars need to be tested on a track. To do this, you should hire a professional driver that can put your car through its paces. They will also have a feel of the car that perhaps no normal customer will be able to feel when they test drive your car. Therefore, you can inform the customer of what the car is really capable of. Professional drivers will inform you on the braking, turning and acceleration of the car in the real world as opposed to the details on paper. They’ll give you an insight into how the car really handles in wet weather and ice. They will have an advanced understanding of understeer and oversteer characteristics also which is needed for safety and performance.

 

Car companies are some of the most exciting businesses in the world. However, they’re also very complex and the burden of choosing a prime location can fix many logistical problems. Quality will always rise to the surface but so will faults so pick your materials carefully.

 

Elita Torres

I have over 20 years experience as a leader, first as a General Manager for several Big Box retailers with over 100 employees, then as a district manager overseeing an average of 23 stores. Currently, I am a Sales Director overseeing 4 Districts. My passion for leadership and personal development has led me to share my journey in a Blog. Find out more on http://www.leadgrowdevelop.com/about/