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Add mobile repair options to your shop

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 07:00
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Bring more money into your shop by getting your business out on the road — and Custom Upfits can help.

Custom Upfits attended Automechanika Chicago, April 24-26, and got a great response from the industry, said owner Todd Ford.  The custom mobile trailer manufacturer showcased its 7x14 Alloy Wheel Repair Trailer. Custom Upfits can also create a fully customized unit to match shop needs and budget.  Watch the video below to see if this might be a viable option for you shop.

With more than 200 mobile units on the road, including in Alaska and Canada, Custom Upfits allows repair shops to bring their business directly to the clients. And whether you have an existing shop or are just starting out, a mobile business platform is an inexpensive and profitable solution, costing a fraction of what you would incur to build a new retail shop. This also helps to widen a shop’s customer base. And with an extension of your business on the road, it is great for brand marketing.

Don’t lose money in your shop by subletting out repairs — Custom Upfits’ mobile repair stations can equip your shop with everything you need to keep jobs from start to finish in-house.

“We have been getting increased notice from fixed operations managers from dealer groups and dealerships who are wanting to move their refinishing process in house, as a lot of them have been working with outside companies,” says Don Griffin, IT/Marketing/Sales with Custom Upfits.

Custom Upfits recently created a 24-foot, All-In-One Refinishing Trailer for Del Grande Dealer Group in San Jose, Calif. “It features two awnings — one on each side. These awnings are drafted so they can spray outside to repair bumpers and fenders. Inside the trailer they can paint four wheels at a time, and behind a partition in the front of the trailer will be all the materials and paints to do glass repair, interior repair, bumpers and wheels,” Griffiin says.

Next for Custom Upfits is adding mobile alignment equipment to its trailers. For more information, stop by to visit Custom Upfits at Automechanika Chicago, or visit them on the web at



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