Author: Jeff Nelson

Good Image Is Good Business: Key Considerations for Remodeling Your Auto Dealership

To stay ahead of the competition, automotive dealerships must keep up with shifting technology and new innovations. With the internet now providing consumers easy access to countless choices and the ability to compare services and rates at the touch of a button, the automotive sales market has been effectively revolutionized.

Although there’s still value in the traditional brick-and-mortar dealership showroom, now is the time to consider areas for improvement.

Today, many customers come into auto dealerships having already done research online. They want in and out. Every part of your showroom, then, needs to be comfortable clean and functional — and this includes your service area. A clean workspace design enhances overall business productivity and can seriously boost consumer satisfaction, positioning your company as a cutting-edge leader in the field.

So what steps can your dealership take to keep up with the Joneses? A simple service area redesign can be just the trick.

Service Area Redesign Capabilities

NEOSauto dealership redesign countertop has years of experience designing shop furniture and workspace layouts for automotive dealerships. Our team can provide tailored solutions for wall systems, benches, alignment bays, automotive cabinet systems, and lights. We’ll work to create efficient, ergonomic tech benches with clean, intuitive design.

At NEOS, we put our clients in the driver’s seat, making them an integral part of the design process. And since we can customize all aspects of service area designs, customers can capitalize on their investment for years to come.

Service Area Customization Options

All NEOS systems are scalable, adaptable, and reconfigurable. We also offer a range of different color options. In addition to standard colors, powder-coated, textured finishes can be custom matched to any color scheme. This allows dealerships to have their own distinctive styling or align with corporate branding.

Maneuvering around clunky shop furniture and overcrowded workspaces is bad for productivity, and it’s bad for business. If you’re working in a confined or cluttered area, our team can provide unique finishing kits to meet your facility’s needs.

This gives us the flexibility to integrate various items, such as doors and windows, into a seamless, wall-to-wall design. Or, if you’re working with a large workspace, a cleaner design can create an impression of sophistication and exclusivity.

NEOS Wall System and Fascia

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The proprietary NEOS Wall System and Fascia, used to form the foundation of a workspace structure, allows for optimal work efficiency. With these systems, components can be interchanged at any time to meet shifting technician needs.

The Wall System and Fascia is ideal for concealing unsightly obstructions, such as vent stacks or service drops, while still providing easy access to valves and switches. Plus, all panels are removable, allowing for replacement with a range of modules, including computer screens and safety systems.

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As technology evolves, so must your automotive service area. Whether you require a specialized redesign or are seeking corporate uniformity, our team can modernize your space to your exact specifications.

Ready to spring your showroom into the future? Request a quote today to discuss your options with an expert.

Minimizing Downtime During Auto Dealership Renovations

As sales trends continue to favor online delivery options and smartphone-based shoppers, there’s one showroom that’s busier than ever: auto dealerships. Vehicle sales and service draw countless customers to showroom floors to test drive vehicles, negotiate warranties, and maintain their investments every day.

With so little downtime, what happens when a dealership, service center, or showroom needs a little maintenance of its own?

New Sales, New Spaces: Meeting the Needs of Auto Center Renovations

While dealerships and their staff must maintain a focus on customers, auto manufacturers require effective, up-to-date facilities in which to properly pitch their product. In some cases, manufacturers will go so far as to provide incentives — or even mandates — to their sales teams in order to encourage facility renovations and modernizations.

This leaves construction teams with a complex conundrum: ultimately, dealerships need high performance renovations, but with the bare minimum of business disruptions — and no time to spare.

One Piece at a Time: A NEOS Team Case Study

In June 2017, an Ontario-based Volkswagen dealership reached out to our team with a service bay challenge. Their existing facility was struggling, so they were looking to remodel by reorganizing the service area with a focus on specific service offerings. However, they were concerned about losing access to their existing bays during the renovation process.

The NEOS team began by collecting extensive measurements to prepare detailed shop drawings and conducting a comprehensive shop consultation. After determining the work that needed to be done, we established a renovation plan to complete the entire project in just three days.

The key to our plan was to isolate the unique elements of the project by approaching the work one piece at a time. By scheduling work at night and over the weekend, the dealership was even able to remain completely open and operational during renovations, including the shop and service bay areas. Our team fully outfitted all of the new cabinets with the shop’s existing equipment; the facility was fully prepared and ready to function right out of the box.

After investing just three days in renovating with the NEOS team — during which time the dealership remained fully functional — the facility has seen increased productivity, efficiency, and overall organization. The new setup offers an improved presentation of the shop to both employees and customers, creating a comfortable space that actively attracts talented mechanics. The NEOS system not only improved their workspace, but provided resources to further enhance the staff’s ability to excel at their work.

Automotive Renovation Services with NEOS

Our team understands that remodeling, while essential, is secondary to service: no dealership wants to shut down or relocate in order to upgrade their offerings. We know how important it is to both your staff and clients that construction proceeds with as little disruption — and as much positive impact — as possible.

When you take on a project with the NEOS team, you can expect all the benefits of dealing directly with the source. From installation to final cosmetic touches, NEOS orchestrates every step of the process. Our team takes the first measurements just as carefully as they review the final punch list, ensuring your project is executed exactly as promised.

To learn more about optimizing your workspace, specialty automotive remodeling, or building a renovation to suit your exact situation, reach out to the team today or download our free eBook, Increasing Automotive Service Shop Efficiency.”