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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Thanks for response. You mean as in taking out the orange safety key (thats the plan we have, although not by a ev tech)
  5. 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)?
  6. 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?
  7. Sounds like you have just have road risks policy. Contact your insurance broker.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. 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"
  12. 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?
  13. He says its still happening and will bring it back again. I can understand it coming on, but why would the car cut out?
  14. Sold car to customer says traction control light comes on and car cuts out sometimes when going round bends. He brought it back couldnt replicate the fault. Auto electrician couldnt see anything wrong. Any ideas?
  15. Thanks for advice, I rang them and informed vehicle is sold and to contact DVLA for new keepers details
  16. Received parking notice for a car after we sold it. Can I give the parking company the customers details? They asked for it in writing - can I charge them as why should I use my time posting and writing it, my fuel driving to post it, and my ink and paper for free?
  17. Its for sale or rent, I fancy buying it. It has B8 planning which I have been told will be fine for appointment only car sales (Im not 100% convinced). Apparantly screwfix and such like sell from b8 planning. Comes just under business rates. I wanted to know differences between having indoor space and outdoor. eg are there fire regs as cars are kept inside ??? Also thinking fumes from cars will that cause a problem? Currently seen the unit, like it. Its not perfect but price is good
  18. Always wanted an indoor unit, is there anything that I need to know, Such as fire regs or health and safety stuff eg fumes inside or anything really. Always traded outside up to now
  19. Apparently we download one off hse website after doing risk assessment. Can anyone point me in right direction I cant find this certificate to download.
  20. When a customer wants to have the car delivered without seeing it first. We charge the customer delivery, we do not take any payment for the vehicle. They then get to view/test drive at their home. They then decide if they want to purchase the vehicle after they have seen/driven it. There is no obligation to buy, but they lose the payment for delivery if they don't. Would this be classed as distance selling? I cant see that it would as the customer is viewing/driving the car before they decide to buy or not.
  21. Sure I have seen mentioned on here about a trade sale group on facebook. Anyone point me in right direction of it? Is it any good?
  22. I budget each car a month of advertising. I dont know exact averages but most dont go much over a month of advertising. I sell £1000 to £4000, older petrols with good miles, good history. Obviously that doesnt include prep times. Prep adds anything from a day to a month. But most are online in less than a week of arriving.
  23. Hope it goes to £2000, nearly impossible to provide a fully prepped car, pay vat and make a wage for £1499. But I think £1999 is very doable.
  24. Not the most constructive of comments, but yes they make me do slight adjustments. May be to 10% of my stock.