April is National Car Care Month, so take this opportunity to plan an event to tie into this national program. By doing so, you will showcase your shop as an expert in automotive repair and service, plus you’ll ensure the safety and performance of your customers’ and prospective customers’ vehicles.
It’s also an ideal way to leverage the momentum of the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer campaign (now celebrating its fifth anniversary) that promotes the benefits of proper vehicle maintenance and repair. Are you hooked? Here are 10 steps to make your car care event a success.
- Order a car care campaign starter kit (www.carcare.org) that includes bay banners, posters, countermats, brochures, inspection forms, mirror hangers and other promotional items.
- Ask to have your event included in the local community activity calendar.
- Promote the event by sending out a postcard to your current customer base. And, don’t forget to spread the word among your family and friends.
You have nothing to lose, and lots to gain like more loyal, long-time customers. Is that incentive enough?