Should I start my own garage?

I am a qualified mechanic currently working in a garage. I feel it is time to further my career and start my own business. I was hoping to begin as a mobile mechanic, doing things like car servicing, but am unsure how to proceed. Can you offer any advice?
Unwise to start unless you have a customer base. Provided your current employer accepts it, you could freelance at weekends, advertising in papershop windows and see how it went. If it took off, okay to start on your own seven days a week. If it doesn't, stick with the day job.
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