Expansion: This model also allows for potential expansion opportunities to use the same equipment. Since the equipment will be used primarily during the 8 to 5 working day, the equipment is available to expand to offer the services at a grocery store or shopping mall. The benefits of a subscription service would go away, but there is a premium that could be charged for having a task taken care of while you shop. Also, there are companies that operate fleets of vehicles that are parked at night and need to be serviced while not in use. Future services could be incorporating a car was and vacuum or a mobile mechanic for small repairs.
Obstacles: This whole plan depends on an office building allowing you to operate on the property. With the post-pandemic office landscape, I think there will be a huge market for office spaces looking to offer additional benefits. Allowing outside services to operate inside the office space is a great way to set one office location apart from the others without the office location having to spend any money. There will be quite a few operational questions that need to be answered, proper insurance, liability, waste containment and such but these are all easily solvable. The biggest obstacle is going to be the ramp system. You will need to have something that is portable and fast to set up, but that is a simple enough design, hey maybe that's where I fit in.
Profit: I haven’t put together a business case. But I’ll talk about the back of envelope calculations. First, I assume that the corner oil change business is profitable. This business will offer the same basic services, oil change, filter replacement, and wiper replacement. But the startup cost is significantly lower, you do not need the expensive frontage real estate or the specialized building. With the subscription model you get to practice just in time inventory. You don’t have to stock parts for cars you might not see. Margins and cash flow will be significantly better than the standard shop.