Beautiful South Martin

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  1. I already use the AA for my website and AA cars for advertising and find them really professional. Just thought the AA warranty might sit nice along side it as the branding is strong. Anyone using them at the moment and if so how do you find them? Good and Bad points? Looking at the reps business card they are part of the WMS group.
  2. I took a Honda Jazz in which is taxed till end of August which I had to lend to customer whilst we tried to sort his car out. He was meant to be bringing it back tomorrow and I was then going to notify DVLA it was in trade before end of month. Sods law and his car is still not fixed but he's happy to keep the Honda till its ready. How do I tax it whilst its still down to the last keeper, ideally direct debit then I can cancel it when I get the Jazz back and send it off to auctions. Any clues?
  3. Just took a Citroen C4 1.6 HDi VTR+ 2009 in chop with nice 43k miles. Car had EML on when we did the deal but ran ok so took a punt and thought we would retail it. Booked it in at the local sparkys who said it had 2 faults Air flow meter and throttle body air dozer. New air flow meter and second hand throttle body off ebay fitted. No lights on now but we have now noticed that its very lumpy on tick over when cold, not stalling, just lumpy tick over. You drive it for 6+ miles and its fine? So not sure if it was like that prior to going to the sparkys or its since its had parts replaced. Is it pointing to dodgy throttle body or something else? Any clues guys?
  4. What about policy books do you have those printed professionally or is it just designed by yourself and given to your customer. I've just looked at Crystal clear warranties on line and its up £22 a policy for 3 months roadside assistance, books etc and then £350 + VAT up front for POS
  5. Hi Trade vet No workshops just sub contract everything. 120-150 per annum but hoping to increase that to 200+ as just took on additional storeage facilities. Thanks
  6. Like probably most people in lockdown at the minute, I'm looking at changing a few things when we eventually get back to trading again. I know this subject has been discussed a few times on here but I'm seriously now thinking about using an in house warranty. At the moment we put a 3 month underwritten warranty and try and sell up to a 12 month, not very successfully I may add. As we all know half the time we end having to pay for repairs ourself as they are not covered when the claim goes in. I've just totted up how much I've paid out to said warranty company in the last 12 months and I know who's in profit!! So who are the main players in this field, the only one I been offered is Black Star warranties but it was last year when the rep called in and I can't remember the ins and out. Happy to put say a £100 a unit into a pot and see how it goes. Any pointers would be appreciated.
  7. Just had a telephone call from Aston Lark insurance informing me policy is due beginning of May. I placed my business with them last year after an introduction via the IMDA membership and to be fair they came back with a very good quote using NIG together with a few little sweetners, 0% finance on all monthly payments, anyone can drive on my policy with my permission for business use, handy when you can rope a few people in to drive stuff back from the auctions. It would appear now though they have kicked NIG into touch and all future business is going through AXA. I have not a had a renewal quote as of yet but as we are all sitting at home trying to keep ourselves busy now is an ideal to have a bit ring around to get some additional quotes. Any recommendations for a decent reliable broker?
  8. Agree with barclaywoodmotorco been renting off the same lady since 2006 she has always sorted any problems i've had leaking roofs etc. Hopefully I will receive the 10k government grant which will keep things going for the next 3 months, my accountant seems to think if it goes passed that there will another 10k top up from the government.
  9. I stopped my valeter steam cleaning engines over a year ago after a very costly fix on a 1.6 TDi Skoda Fabia got water into it. Just wondering what everyone is doing now in so far as making the engine bay presentable, any special products out there that do a safe job?
  10. Hi Guys Got fixed up used bluetooth module via breaker on ebay £125 + VAT, just fitted it, works a treat. Customer collecting CLS on Saturday....Happy days.... Thanks for everyone's input...much appreciated
  11. Ive gone down the parrot bluetooth route he does'nt like them he wants to be able to answer the phone using the telephone symbol on the steering wheel. Thanks EPV Ive checked in the centre console and theirs a plastic cover which under it has a connector presumably for some old nokia or something. Ive got a seperate owners manual for Comand/Comand APS. Is this what you have? I just can't seem to seem to find anything relating to blue tooth. On the first page under telephone it says you can only use the comand telephone function if your vehicle is fitted with a mobile phone cradle into which you can plug specific mobile phones? Mark 101 and Row do you have the ebay item number for this module if you think it will work. Thanks
  12. Morning Ive got customer hot to buy on a 2007 Mercedes CLS V6 AUTO we have, but he won't buy the car without a bluetooth set up. It has the merc phone facility fitted but no bluetooth from what I can see. It does have an aux socket in the glovebox though, is there anything I can buy to convert from the aux socket or upgrade the phone side of things. Many Thanks
  13. Ive got a 2011 Seat Altea 1.6 TDi which has a definite clunk noise coming from the front of the car just as it hits the biting point on the clutch and you pull away. Replaced drop links and also discs and pads (mechanic thought it was the pads moving around?) still no different. Ive had it to two different indies who have both had it for couple of days and cannot find anything. Problem is the car is sold and had a cherished number put on it and my customer won't take the car until its rectified and he is starting to get a bit impatient.....Anyone had a similar problem on this model....Any pointers would be appreciated.
  14. Seem to getting bombarded with free gifts from the RAC dealer network at the minute, power bank for a mobile and a wireless mouse just arrived today. So Ive had a look at their website and its fill the form in and someone will call you to make an appointment. I quite like the strong RAC branding but just wondering if anyone on here is actually an approved dealer for them and if so any pitfalls? warranty cover/ claims etc, Is their approved PDI overly strict?....Any pointers gladly accepted.