This topic contains 32 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Norma Fitzpatrick 7 months, 2 weeks ago.
September 18, 2018 at 4:43 pm #164325
We got out of 1 Link recently so goodbye fleets.
We only do aftermarket warranty work for customers who also give us their servicing etc.September 19, 2018 at 10:08 am #164335
We are a small independent garage just outside Cambridge ,last April we cancelled all fleet & warranty work ,mainly due to lack of payment on time & low prices paid. But main issue was collecting & delivering vehicles from customers who wouldn’t be in to work before 9 & wanted then returned before 4 ,just for an mot but would take us 3 hour round trip ,then by the time you have authorisation its to late !September 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm #164742
I totally agree to this. A few years back we were contacted by 1link over the phone and we signed up to their service having been told how much work it would it would generate for us. The short story is we didn’t get one job in a year and when I went to cancel, Iwas told your have to give a years notice. #crooksSeptember 28, 2018 at 12:18 pm #164852
Well about time , although not all fleet companies
should be tarred the same way , there are some that will pay reasonable
rate, but it’s unusual the words you hear are “that the time , and that’s the rate “ take it or leave it .
Well we have left it , a diabolical term of notice (a year)to leave 1 link , were are now free of exuberant commission charges and admin rates
We are customer friendly but it’s our business so it’s now our term
Count me inSeptember 28, 2018 at 1:21 pm #164849
MANY FORES AND AGAINSTS ON TH ISSUE.Have been working leasing/fleet management companies since 1986.
We are Primary/prefered suppier.We knock the poor ones on the head.The good ones (1 offered to pay £10
a litre for longlife oil) we charge additonal labour for every seizure,parts breaking,investigation time and they pay it.We have never offered/given discounts on parts.It is by no means ideal but it is recession proof and they dont flick a coin “shall i buy a new wide screen telly or get the car serviced”.
Vans are the best, they get mechanically abused(“not my motor”) clutches.metal to meal brakes,bent steering/suspension. U.K.locations of garages and types of fleets vary which has a bearing on it.I went to facebook page to join, did give opions one way or the other. Never heard back.October 11, 2018 at 3:19 pm #165522
Found your article interesting .We are based in Aintree Liverpool EStablised snine 1984
Geared up for fleet work. 5,500 sq ft workshop mot station 8 ramps. Would welcome
a conversation , to see if We can help with any vehicles in our catchment area
Part of The Autocare /Approveed network
Kind regards Norma Fitzpatrick C&N Cars
Company SecretaryOctober 11, 2018 at 3:26 pm #165523
Enjoyed your article,well said.
We are in a similar situation
Love the price your getting for oil ,I’m going to be looking at that one.
Thanks again Iwill also check out face book
Norma Fitzpatrick C&N Cars Liverpool
Company SecretaryOctober 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm #165524
Independent unite to say no to cheap fleet work