Chips Away – A Simple Review

The ChipsAway (CA) franchise was started in 1988 with several people who had over 65 years of automotive restoration experience saw a vast need for a professional and economical way to solve chipped paint and other automotive problems caused by everyday driving.

The system was initially developed for professional use only, but subsequent research and development has simplified the CA system, thus allowing anyone to be trained to make high quality repairs.

CA’s reputation for delivering superior quality, and unsurpassed training and support has allowed CA to spread worldwide with hundreds of CA licensees who enjoy earning a tremendous income.

Regardless of who pays for the repairs, the consumer or auto dealer, they have to choose one of the following three options:

The Body Shop – In order to insure a high quality, permanent repair, current body shop paint technology requires entire panels to be repainted, even for the small scratches or chips. With labor, material, and environmental waste removal expenses, the average body shop would have to charge hundreds of dollars for these types of repairs, and normally require the vehicle in their shop for several days.

Touch Up – Paint touch-up systems normally consist of conventional auto body paint being applied in a very un-conventional manner. Some dab paint on with a brush or a Q-tip, others spray it through an airbrush, and others shoot it through a hypodermic needle. Most repairs done in this manner are inexpensive, but the quality of repair is normally very poor.

The unique CA process allows you to offer retail consumers, auto dealers, rental car companies and insurance companies with high quality, permanent repairs for approximately a third of what would be expected at a body shop. With the CA paint restoration process, most repairs are completed in less than an hour, right in the parking lot or even the retail customer’s driveway. CA’s exact match blended paints are designed to mix and test within minutes, right in front of the customer, assuring total quality satisfaction.

ChipsAway offers you limited markets…

– Retail Mobile Services

Many CA licensees provide services at people’s homes and offices, repairing scratches and scuffs on late model automobiles. The customer receives high quality, reasonably priced repairs within hours instead of days, and with guaranteed color match.

– Wholesale Mobile Service

Each mobile unit establishes a route consisting of five to eight automotive related customers, like new and used car dealers, lease companies, detail shops and body shops, that will grow to depend on the weekly visit from their CA licensee.

– Market Potential

CA research indicates that each market of one million people has an average of 450 new and used car dealers and 1500 secondary type customers like auto body shops, car washes, reconditioning shops, auto customizing shops, and automotive repair shops.

– Store Front Location Services

Insurance studies indicate that the average vehicle with more than 15,000 miles has between $250 and $500 of cosmetic paint damage. Damage like small scratches, bumper scuffs, damaged wheels, wheel covers etc. Commonly, people are disappointed to find that almost all of these types of repairs fall below their deductible, thus creating a public relations problem for insurance companies.

As an Authorized CA Repair Facility you can make repairs to key scratches, bumper scuffs, damaged wheels and wheel covers for a fraction of the normal cost.

The system includes International Paint Formulas, and over one hundred CA tints and special additives to mix paints for all current and late models automobiles sold throughout the world.

CA even has a Spot Repair System which extends your capabilities to include repairing key scratches, bumper scuffs, wheel covers, etc.

While I am not a CA franchise owner I do have over 20 years of experience in the paint repair industry, and the CA system appears to be top notch in my book. The only thing missing is knowledge on how to market yourself online. This would include regional internet marketing at no, or very low cost

As with all franchises, do your own homework on the company. Check the referrals on their website and be sure to talk to a licensee.

With proper internet advertising, the Chips Away method could be a winner for you! A good internet marketing and mentoring coach can show you how to do this at a fraction of the cost of the CA franchise.

Using proven training and consistent effort, Kevin A. Ewing is a successful entrepreneur and online business owner.