We calculate this on a case by case basis. Factors such as age/mileage/price/warranty get taken into account and we charge a pre-agreed fixed fee INC VAT figure. Call and ask for the acquisitions team to get a brokerage figure on your car.
The showroom itself has a three stage state of the art alarm system. CCTV/ANPR on the entrance to the estate. 24 hour security team. Fully comprehensive insurance. Strict no test drive policy unless firm financial commitment in place. Finally all of our vehicle’s are kept on battery conditioners and covered where possible.
Our acquisitions team will work very closely with you to agree on a sensible advertising figure for your supercar. As long as we price it correctly and demonstrate it to be of value to its next purchaser this is generally half the battle. It is critically important we get the starting figure correct, too high a price, naturally it will be unachievable. Too low and the return on your investment would not do yourself or the vehicle justice.
We advertise on eBay, Pistonheads, Car and Classic, our own existing customer mailing list, Supercar Events, all social media platforms.
It is widely recognised and advised that the belts on V8 products such as Ferrari 360 and earlier cars, should be replaced not later than every 3 years. This is regardless of mileage as the belts themselves can degrade over time, even without use.
This question one of the most regularly asked. Although the car has not done many miles it is always a good idea to get the car on the ramp regardless. Even a car that has travelled very little over 12 months, could benefit from it being started and run-up in a workshop environment. Once on the ramp, we can also check common issues that occur and advise on any possible work that would be required before organising your next trip out. Prevention is generally cheaper than the cure!
At the very least the brake fluid in your car should be checked every 12 months regardless of mileage. This is because one of its main properties is its ability to absorb moisture from the atmosphere which reduces optimum performance.
On many occasions we have been asked this. We can assure you that it is not down to the service not being carried out properly. The reason for this question is because the oil level on many of the cars we service, are checked quite differently to everyday cars. Please follow the link to see our instructions on how to correctly check you oil level. If your car is not on the list, please contact us. We will be happy for you to speak to our technicians directly. (The Link) Neal to provide.
There are several reasons for this but the main two are incorrect tyre pressures and improper wheel alignment. The former being a DIY job, but any alignment issues will require it to be re-set on our four-poster set-up.
Again, there is not just one answer but the main problems we see are either low refrigerant gas levels, compressor not working correctly or low in oil. We also see leaks in the system. Fortunately, our air-con re-gas service can check for leaks and allow for us to advise from there.
To enable us to confirm this, we would need the car to be put on a ramp and the wheels removed. At this point we can check the condition and determine as to what thickness of skim is required. Should it be safe to do so and a benefit, we will carry out the skim. This can save money compared to new parts.
This question always seems to be linked with; Do I need to service my car even though its only done very few miles since its last service? The true answer is that no one really knows. There have been various companies like HPi and Kwik-Fit who have investigated this. The most recent being 2018 where it is considered to have a negative impact on values of between 15-40%, depending on age and make, with nearly 50% of people saying they would not even consider purchasing a car without it. With the average cost of one of our services being £855 plus VAT, evidently, it is much more cost effective to carry out a service, that to forget one!!