Going on holiday can be a lot of fun especially with all the one stop service stations that are on all your main routes these days. With crime being at an all-time high, it is no longer safe to stop on the side of the road to stretch your legs and enjoy some mommy made padkos. Back in the day, there was no such thing as a one stop service station as they were, in essence, just filling stations. All you could get was petrol or diesel and most filling stations closed on Sundays! Times have definitely changed.

A one stop service station has basically become a filling station with a superette attached to it where you can purchase perishable and non-perishable items as well as coffee, tea and fast food. With the increase in the population and due to the fact that nearly every South African owns a vehicle, there are more and more one stop service stations opening up. Gone are the days of having to worry whether your vehicle will be able to make it to the next filling station!

With our hectic lifestyles, we often forget or do not have time to stop at the shops to buy the essentials (like milk and bread) and the grocery store is not always on the route that you take home. This is where the convenience of a one stop service station comes in hand. Not only will you be able to just pop in quickly to buy a few groceries but you can top your vehicle up with petrol or diesel at the same time too. One thing a lot of us rely on to get us going in the morning is a cup of coffee but with the mad rush every morning, getting yourself and your kids ready for work and school, you tend to forget to take 5 minutes to enjoy a cup of coffee. Do not despair – at a one stop service station you can purchase your “wake-up” fix and get going on your way to work in a better frame of mind. Forgot to pack snacks for the kids? Not a problem – you can stop in at a one stop service station on your way to school and buy them a snack or two.

Would it be a safe bet to own or lease a one stop service station?

Before deciding to own or lease a one stop service station, you need to check out the lay of the land so to speak. Location is the most important aspect when deciding to own or lease commercial property as you need to make sure that you are in an area that does not have a filling station within a certain radius and whether having a one stop service station will be economically viable in that specific area. There are risks taken with every business opportunity that comes along, just make sure that you do your “homework” before you decide to take on this new venture.

If you are considering owning or leasing commercial property and have questions regarding this, then you need to seek out the advice of The Property Partnership. As leaders in the commercial property market, The Property Partnership will be able to guide you step by step in your future business venture. To find out more about the services on offer through The Property Partnership, visit their website www.property-partnership.co.za