Well I got busier than I ever thought and I have had to create a waiting list for customer cars. I try to balance my work between long term projects and short-term turn around. Due to the type of cars I work on, you really need more than one car in the shop, as you are frequently waiting on parts or other services, but I was getting too many and at its worst I had 14 cars in the shop awaiting service. Therefore, I am limiting the number of cars that I will keep at the shop. Optimally I will have 3 to 4 cars, but I will occasionally bring in a 5th car from a returning customer with normal quick service routines.
I have created a waiting list. The first part of the list has cars currently in the shop. If you are reading this around 1/20/19 you can see the list is long.
The second list is for cars waiting to come into the shop. This list is in chronological order, and when a space opens up for your car you will be called to let you know of availability and I will give you about 2 weeks to deliver the car to the shop.
Sorry to do this but I am trying to balance efficiency and work load.
Updated 2/15/19 - Took a week off but back to work and reducing work load. Down to 8 from 14 and will be down to 7 shortly.
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JM Alfa Romeo
KB Alfa Romeo
RW Alfa Romeo
SM Alfa Romeo
JV Land Rover
JS Alfa Romeo