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RHO last won the day on July 3 2018

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About RHO

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  • Birthday 05/15/1964

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    Eskdale Motors

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  1. Would have though a Pro Detailer would have Trade Insurance anyway. Driving or working on other peoples vehicles, usually nice one's if they are being detailed.
  2. I used to export to Cyprus back in the early 2000s. Great money back then because of their luxury tax. Anything under 1599CC was cheap but over that was horrendous. 1.6 Volvo V40s used to make a fortune as classed as a prime car. You could buy them here and get them landed and re registered for under 2K and they would fetch 6K over there. A Range Rover commanded over 90K in taxes back thenplus the price of the car.
  3. What happens when the car you sold from his pitch comes back for warranty work or failure.? Customer will go back to the pitch and expect things to get sorted. Do you sort it out or have you an arrangement with him for this happening?
  4. RHO


    Rule 1........... Do some research on this site before asking silly questions.
  5. We went to a place in Daventry (Autogreen) yesterday for an interior (16 plate Corsa Special edition). Great place, Most cars under 5 years old and on racking. They go and fetch the car, you inspect whatever you are buying and they take it out. Took them 20 minutes to remove properly with no damage. £240. Cleanest and most efficient scrapyard I've ever been to. Friendly too. Not got the number on me at the moment so just google them. They do pallet and send also.
  6. We are 2 mechanics, 1 mot tester, and 1 paintshop & valeter. Our sales are a sideline to the workshop but we send all sales vehicles for MOT somewhere else as we think it can look a bit naughty if we do them ourselves. Of course they go through the shop first to make sure we have no advisories on the paperwork. We also do our own warranty work whatever it may be. Except electrics may I add. For that we use whatever make Indy specialist or auto electrician. Works for us very well. Nice team that compliment each other.
  7. Don't think you get a fully fledged quality mechanic for £20ph. Our BMW Indy is £54 vat inc.
  8. Chance you take sometimes. If he comes and is a messer you can waste his time just as much as he can waste yours. I had one last week and he was a real ball ache. Wasn't going to give him a test drive but had other things going on. I refused everything he suggested, new tyres blah blah.. came back from the drive and said can I pay by card. Left us a great review. Just shows. This guy was just a messer but once he decided he was great. Has been in since and told us the car is great and very happy.
  9. Yes...and VAT registered recent posts about this subject. Do some research and all will become clear.
  10. If the car is right before it goes then no problem anyway. Do it all properly regarding a no advisory MOT, PDI, proper invoice and sell the warranty on top for peace in the future. Winning all the way.
  11. 24 hours labour @? And Autodata says 5.6 hours. Wow. What's your guys labour rates? for me if we found we couldn't do the job in a reasonable time then off to a specialist it would go. Surely cheaper in the long run.
  12. Probably pay out on Autodata times instead of crap mechanic times.
  13. Maybe your mechanic isn't very good if he's 3 hours over Autodata times. Or doesn't have the right tools for the job. Try and Indie specialist for a better quote and a better job. We do our own warranty work. Put a pot away for everyone sold. £150 normally unless German & diesel.
  14. RHO


    If you thought they was a problem before they bought it you should have f****d them off pal. Have confidence in what you sell and try hard not to sell to imbeciles. Not worth the pain.
  15. We've got one down the yard. 13 plate...head gasket failure. How long till bonfire night. Got a trader coming to view it tomorrow. Fingers crossed. He knows about the problem and says not a problem to him. Wouldnt touch another. Only heard problems with this engine from our side of things.