How to Put Up a Motor Vehicle Repair Business
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Published by TOP4 Team
If you're looking for a business idea that is sure to fetch you plenty of customers year round, then you should consider opening a motor vehicle repair business. There's no shortage of people who own vehicles and use them almost daily to get from point A to point B, and as their vehicles become constantly exposed to wear and tear, there’s a greater likelihood that they will end up needing repairs or replacements for certain parts.
Regardless of whether you plan to become the owner of a motor vehicle repair business, or become a self-employed motor vehicle repairman, or even operate a mobile vehicle repair business, you will be required to obtain a motor vehicle repair business licence. Here are some key points you need to keep in mind in securing this important document:
· You have to be a certified repairer, or employ a certified repairer to supervise repairs for each class of repair work that your business will carry out, before your licence can be approved by the Commissioner for Consumer Protection.
· Your business premises, whether it's fixed or mobile, should also be authorised first before you can begin operating as a repair business.
· This application for a licence can be made by a sole trader, a firm or partnership, or a body corporate (a Pty Ltd company).
The steps for applying for a licence are as follows:
1. Complete the application for a Motor Vehicle Repair Business Licence.
2. Pay the appropriate fee.
3. Meet the requirements for obtaining a repair business licence.
4. Obtain the relevant documents and evidence that would support your application.
The following are the requirements for the repair business licence:
1. You must have reached the age of 18 years.
2. You must be a person of good character and repute. It's important to meet the Commissioner for Consumer Protection's requirement that all applying entities should be "of good character repute" to hold a licence. Serious convictions relating to offences of dishonesty can be considered against a person while making this determination.
3. You must be "fit and proper" to be concerned in the management or conduct of the business to which your application relates.