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About BCC

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  • Birthday 05/08/1993

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  • Website URL www.blakedowncarcompany.co.uk

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Wombourne, Staffordshire
  • Your industry Independent dealer
  • Organisation Blakedown Car Company
  1. How are you getting on now?
  2. Showroom / Workshop Floor

    sent you a PM
  3. Showroom / Workshop Floor

    These guys are doing ours in the next couple of weeks, diamond grinding, oil sealent down and two coats of epoxy resin. Have seen their work in a friends place so decided to go with them. Will let you know the results. https://www.facebook.com/resinfloorstelford/ Heres an example of their work...
  4. For £75 I personally would goodwill it or offer to pay half.It's not a bighit but would keep the customer happy and they may come back in the future?
  5. Best Jump pack

    https://www.machinemart.co.uk/p/clarke-jumpstart-1224/?da=1&TC=GS-010311224&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9vrs2-in1wIVqL3tCh13rw1kEAQYBSABEgL60fD_BwE We've got this one, has started everything we've wanted it to. Would reccomend.
  6. warranty cover

    We've been through a number of companies, Auto Protect, WarrantyWise etc, Now with WMS and would probably recomend them (best of bad bunch) It all comes down the who your account manager, probably a good idea to meet a few of account managers from different companies,in my view your account manager is more important than the warrantycompany you are with.
  7. Id personally just get a small independant web developer to make you one, doesn't cost a lot for a decent site and saves paying out monthly. I personally think its looks a lot more professional than the template Auto Trader or Clickdealer ones.
  8. Taking Part Exchanges

    I always try and ask the customer what they are hoping to get for itfirst. Doesn't always work though, a lot just say 'as much as possible'
  9. Setting up a forecourt

    What sort of cars are you selling? and what value cars?
  10. We work out of an industrial Unit / car park which we have converted into a showroom and forecourt. We don't sell many cars locally, most people travel so I think a roadside location wouldn't benefit us much. I can see how it would help with normal everyday cars though.
  11. Facebook Advertising

    Facebook has a number of algorithms which were introduced a few years ago. It will take a while to learn the ins and out of it all but when you have mastered it, it can be a goldmine. Lots of people focus just on the amount of page likes. Some dealers have 50k likes and some have 500, the one with 500 likes may be getting more engagement and traffic than the page with 50k likes. Facebook will only show new posts to people who have engaged with one of your posts within a certain amount of time. You have to entertain and encourage engagement from all of your followers or the posts you want them to see (your cars) won't even show up on their newsfeed. We often post videos and funny clips of things not even related to the cars we are selling. (we even boost these sometimes to people who like the page) Post regularly but do not spam people with lots of boring posts as people will soon get bored. Do targeted boosts to help attract new followers but also do regularly boosts to people who already like the page as they will most likely already be your target market. They should be anyway. Our Facebook page if you want to take a look,www.facebook.com/blakedowncarcompanyltd
  12. Do any of you guys have any drivers under 25 on your policy?
  13. Finance company's?

    Evolution are quite good for subprime or Neg EQ but will need first year accounts usually. To start with I would just go with Close Brothers. Easy to set up with, decent account managers, use of Jigsaw broker for anything Close doesn't approve. Id avoid Santander, nightmare to set up with and decline most applications other prime lenders would approve.
  14. Cheers guys, will make some calls.
  15. Who do you use for trade insurance? Renewal is coming up and looking to change... trying to find a decent insurance broker.