If anyone appreciates the importance of using the right tool for the job, it’s a mechanic.
After all, you wouldn’t use a torque wrench to replace a broken wing mirror, would you? Or a needle scaler to fix a punctured tyre?
Well, we assume you wouldn’t anyway. We’re not experts in fixing cars. Far from it. But we do know a thing or two about cloud accounting, which is why we wanted to share some of the reasons why switching your car repair business to the cloud makes perfect sense.
Ready? Let’s go.
Get into gear with cloud accounting for mechanics
You don’t need us to tell you that a car repair garage is typically a very busy place. Whether it’s customers bringing their cars for services, MOTs, or repairs, or mechanics working hard to resolve head-scratching problems, it’s more often than not a hive of activity.
But while the chassis of your business might be solid, and the body shiny, what of the engine under the hood? Is it revving along as it should? The fact is, it’s your numbers – not simply your expertise – that will drive your business forward. And it’s vitally important that you manage your finances in such a way that you can spend more time working ‘on’ your business, and less time working ‘in’ it.
So, what’s the solution? Cloud accounting and Xero, of course.
4 Benefits of Xero for Car Repair Specialists
1. Save More Time
Perhaps the biggest benefit of using Xero as a mechanic is the amount of time you’ll save. If you’re currently working with a desktop or paper-based accounting system, it can be very time-consuming to find out where you stand with regards to the performance of your business.
But with Xero, you’ll have instant, real-time access to your numbers, while also being able to automate a myriad of admin tasks, such as invoicing and expenses.
2. Make Getting Paid Easier, and Faster
If you currently deal exclusively in cash and paper receipts and invoices, it can be hard to keep track of the flow of money into and out of your car repair business. But with Xero, it’s a cinch. Xero effortlessly integrates with iZettle, allowing you to take card and cash payments with ease. You’ll also receive daily transaction updates, giving you a crystal clear picture of your business’s financial health and well-being.
3. Look and Act Professional
Often, it’s the little things that can separate your business from your competition. And with Xero, you can generate slick looking estimates and invoices, complete with your company’s branding, to elevate your garage above its rivals. Gain and retain the trust of your customers by positioning yourself as a professional outfit running a professional billing system.
4. Apps Built for You
One of the best things about Xero for mechanics is its range of industry-specific apps and add-ons. With a selection of sophisticated workshop management integrations, you can transform your garage workflow from sloppy to savvy.
Track vehicle history and generate service reminders, while minimising data entry. And all of your essential business information (customers, supplies, suppliers, invoices, bills, and payments) are seamlessly and automatically transferred into Xero – keeping everything accurate and up-to-date.
Let Xero take the wheel
Many of the mechanics we speak with have a handle on the day-to-day running of their business but are often all too reliant on outdated accounting methods. We want to change that. By introducing you to Xero and the cloud, we want to help you take your car repair business to the next level.
Our experienced team is ready to help you plan for and implement cloud accounting today.
Contact us today to get started.