The battery reconditioning business is a fast-growing and potentially lucrative business that you could easily do from the comfort of your own home. It is also an environment-friendly business venture.

As more and more consumers are coming forward to look for ways to “go green”. It only makes sense to offer them a service to save their money while doing their part for the environment.

Here we talk about the advantages, disadvantages, potential customer demographics, mandatory requirements and resources you need to start a battery reconditioning business in your locality.

Pros and cons

Advantages Disadvantages
Very low startup costsNot an exciting work
Low overheadsCan be dangerous if not careful
High-profit potentialBuilding up your customer base and a steady income may take  some time

Potential customers

We’ve all experienced the disappointment of trying to start our car, only to discover a dead battery. Instead of buying a new battery when the old one dies, your battery reconditioning business can send customers on their way for half the cost of a new battery, and with a warranty on a reconditioned battery.

There will be no shortage of dead batteries in future, and if your customers are satisfied, repeat business is almost guaranteed.
Business Operations

A battery reconditioning business requires low start-up costs, and you can work from your garage. You can start a battery reconditioning business by investing a few hundred dollars for tools, equipment, test and safety gear.

If you don’t possess a basic understanding of the different types of batteries, how they work, and what is involved in reconditioning them, you will need to educate yourself.

Batteries cannot be reconditioned with a simple battery charger. Before you can operate a successful battery reconditioning business, you must know what batteries can be renovated, and how to obtain them.

Car batteries contain harmful acids and require special care while reconditioning. You’ll need to know how to measure a battery’s charge capacity, how to rejuvenate a dead battery and other concepts related to the science.

This information is readily available for anyone wanting to start a battery reconditioning business. You may want to work with a reputable battery reconditioning service until you become familiar and confident in these skills. The battery reconditioning business has growth potential as a niche market for several reasons:

•    People want to save money whenever possible
•    Environmentally conscience consumers
•    More and more battery operated tools and appliance
•    A growing trend in home solar power system
•    The emergence of pure electric cars

You will also need to invest time and money in marketing your business, as well as keeping abreast of new techniques and laws.

Rais Dar

RAIS DAR is an entrepreneur, Digital Marketer, and a Small Business Consultant who loves to write about Entrepreneurship, and Career Guidance.