Automobile Engineering; A General Reference Work Volume 5

Automobile Engineering; A General Reference Work Volume 5

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: to care for running expenses for a considerable length of time. This should be done even if the initial building is not built as large as the garage man plans to have it ultimately, and even if the equipment is not as complete as might seem desirable. In a very short time, if the garage has been planned wisely, the location chosen carefully, and if the business is run on a basis which holds all boarders who come in and attracts more, the profits will come, and the extensions of building and equipment can follow. CHOOSING THE LOCATION Probably no single item will have a greater influence on the success or failure of the garage business than the wise choice of location. Three things must be considered: existing car owners, the location and proximity to main highways, and the allowable size and shape of the building. The value of the land will have an influence on the overhead expense, for what might seem an ideal location in every other way may be beyond the financial means of the garage man. Land Values and Size of Building. Size is closely inter-related to value of land and to the cost of the building, as will be shown by a simple example. If a plot 80 x 100 can be arranged to such advantage as to hold the same number of cars as another plot 100 x 100, and the former cost but $8000, while the latter is held at $10,000, other things being equal, the first is the best business proposition. Suppose both plots will hold 56 cars; then the land cost alone is $143 per car for the first lot and $178 per car for the second. Obviously, a greater price would have to be charged for storage in the second case than in the first, to make an equal margin of profit. And what is true of the land is equally true of the building, for a building 100 x...
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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968069
  • 9781236968067