Motorcycle shops are often closed on Mondays. The fact of the matter is – it’s a good idea to stay open 7 days a week. Even if you need to rotate employees and keep them working long hours one or two days during the weekend; I would still recommend staying open at least 6 out of 7 days. But most owners and managers like having every single day off (like most people), and they like their employees to have time off as well (it’s only fair considering most owners work 70-80 hour weeks themselves). So why isn’t Monday considered a day of rest? It seems to be the consensus between owners that Monday is one of the busiest days of the week. Why?
The reason you hear motorcycle shops are closed on Mondays is that it’s probably true. There are several reasons why it’s consistently true. The following list is meant to give insight into the question “why are most motorcycle shops closed on Mondays?
- The owners and managers want to take the day off, just like everyone else.
- There is a massive convergence of new bikes on Mondays. Most dealerships have scheduled “launch” events on Monday mornings where hundreds of newly arrived bikes are presented for potential buyers. You can’t really blame the dealerships either; most people put buying a bike as one of their top priorities… right after paying bills and setting money aside for emergencies. So it’s only natural that they plan these events over a weekend so they give themselves time to make enough room in their budget to buy one!
- Mechanics and service writers usually need a day or two to adjust their schedules before they start dealing with the high volume of customers that typically come in on Mondays.
- So let’s say you’re a motorcycle owner and you want to bring your bike into your local dealership for service after purchasing it from another dealer, what do you think happens? You call up (or show up) and say “Hi I bought this bike at ABC Motors and I’d like to get it serviced here?” They’ll probably tell you something along the lines of “Sure! We’ll be able to take care of it right away. Just drop off your bike during our launch event on Monday morning (so we can make room for these new bikes) and we’ll take a look at it right away.”
- Long story short, a motorcycle shop’s owner and/or manager probably has a lot going on over the weekend that no one else is working. They have to do things like order parts from their suppliers, set up launch events for dozens of new bikes, work with manufacturers reps, meet with customers to finalize promotions, etc. In addition to all this, they know they’re going to have an extremely busy Monday morning because of all the potential customers coming in to buy new motorcycles. There are so many people coming in all at once that you can’t really afford to be open any other day.
- Motorcycle shops are closed on Mondays because Monday is the day that they do their most important work – clean and organize
- They also use this day to have a staff meeting to discuss what needs to be done for the week
- The reason motorcycle shops close at night is so that they can open back up Tuesday morning with a fresh start
so these are the possible and potential reasons that a motorcycle shop would be closed on a Monday.
I’m sure there are even more reasons that I haven’t mentioned because I don’t know them all. My personal opinion is that if you’re lucky enough to own your own motorcycle shop; you should stay open 7 days a week and give people the same service they would get in another shop. Do you know? The owner should be available to take care of customers when they show up lol… But that’s just my personal opinion.
thanks for reading. hope this gave you a better understanding of why motorcycle shops are closed on Mondays. have a great day!