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  1. No idea, just repeating what I was told buy a HGV driver.
  2. Funny you should say that, I sold a car to a HGV driver yesterday and he says there's no shortage of drivers.
  3. Occasionally get a car with no V5, all of a sudden got 3 in at once. I feel I should know exactly when you can/when you cant tax them. But I get a different answer everyone I speak to. 1) Can we tax at Post Office on V62 ? If so in what scenario 2) Heard you can ring DVLA and "emergency tax it" ? or sure I have read on here there is a guy who can do it ? One car is a private sale that is showing as taxed but they lost V5 One is a freshly repaired cat N write off showing as taxed One is a PX from motorpoint showing untaxed
  4. Sold a 2014 Mini 2.0d, customer had it a week and DPF warning message has come on but not the warning light. Car drives fine. Any recommendations for who to look at it in Manchester area?
  5. Quiet here stocking 8 to 12 years old, mainly low mileage petrols. April best month ever, May decent month, June we only sold half what we would have hoped to up to now. Saying that first half of April was quiet then we sold loads in second half. Strange times
  6. If you are not retailing it why are you testing a 17 year old car that has already got 8 month test? Its over 3 months since test so no point reporting. Also mots are very opinionated, last year we got a 12 year old car that had been tested 4 months ago at main dealer with 8 advisories. Took it for a fresh test, passed with no advisories.
  7. Thanks for response. You mean as in taking out the orange safety key (thats the plan we have, although not by a ev tech)
  8. I am getting conflicting advice what to do for body work on a hybrid car as regarding the battery pack. What procedures should be taken before jet spotting a hybrid car (or what about welding on one)?
  9. I always watch out for run of mill cars sneaking into £565 tax band that you wouldn't expect. Obvious one is the Chevrolet Tacuma 2.0 Petrol Automatic. Came across another this week that I wasn't expecting. I got offered a Peugeot 407 SW, Diesel top spec Auto. Thought that should sell well. Turns out its a 2.7 diesel and emits 226 g/km so just sneaks into £565 a year tax band. So I declined. Whos going to pay £565 a year for a diesel estate I thought. (I know I could wait for a disabled tax qualifier, but decided against it) Any other ordinary cars you have come across that sneaks into £565 band? If you bought one how did you do with it?
  10. Sounds like you have just have road risks policy. Contact your insurance broker.
  11. Its on a 12 month rolling basis. Either turnover 85k or less or turnover 150k+ If you turnover inbetween you could be worse off or at best working the extra for pennies.
  12. I have never owned a credit card. Will they give me a vat breakdown on my statement, so I can claim vat back on fuel?
  13. I use a fuel card so I can have 1 Vat receipt a week, rather than lots. Been using Allstar but they keep adding extra charges on without my permission and there a nightmare to deal with. Any recommendations for a new company to use? Needs to work at bp and morrisons
  14. Surprised at the negativity. Just an idea, I have never charged for fuel yet. I know car supermarkets near me charge for fuel and they sell probably more than us all put together. Putting myself in customers shoes I would rather get a car with half a tank of fuel and the dealer charge me for half a tank. Than have a car with a low amount and then have to go and fill up. May give it a try, not decided yet. I actually do that lol. We dont do discounts we use the autotrader price markers to our advantage (another contentious topic lol). Usual line is "we dont do discounts or gimmicks we just put a great/good price first time and I will give you the fuel in the tank for free"
  15. Anyone charge for the fuel in the tank. I always make sure cars have 1/4 tank of fuel in and sometimes we get cars with 3/4 even occasional full tank. Thinking about charging (at pump prices) for the fuel in the tank. If I claw in on average say £15 per car and sell 20 cars a month that makes me better off by £3600 a year. Anybody tried this? How have customers reacted?