Hilton Smythe are proud to present to the market West End MOT Centre.
The business has been long established and is very well known in the area, seeing much repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations. Our client has owned for the business for 8 years and is reluctantly putting it on the market as he has other business interests that he wants to pursue.
The business is well known for its MOT services for class 1 – 7 which include motor bikes but excludes class 5. Revenue derived from approximately 8 – 16 MOT’s a day with 95% of the trade from local garages and dealerships. The business also offers general car repairs and services, they are an exhaust specialising for motor homes. The business is set over four units and offers a fully equipped garage with room for services and vehicle repairs.
We feel as the turnover could be increased by expanding opening hours to the weekend and would benefit from a modest marketing and advertising campaign to attract new custom. We would advise any new owner to also implement road side signage to attract passing trade.
This is an ideal opportunity to acquire an already popular garage with huge scope for future development; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
West End MOT Freeman Auto's occupies a substantial ground floor lock-up premises in Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire.
Amenities within the village include a community centre, a Post Office, a number of shops and a newsagents. The area of the business is served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property.
Oswaldtwistle is a large village within the Hyndburn borough of Lancashire. The town lies on the course of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, 3 miles east-southeast of Blackburn and borders with Accrington. Oswaldtwistle has an approximate population of 12,500.
The business is located on Blackburn Road with the nearest train station just a 5 – 10 minute drive away.
The premises is a large purpose built single storey garage which was previously used as a busy repair centre. Approximately 2,800sq ft with 4 roller shuttered bays.
Main Garage Workshop is fitted with concrete floor:
MOT Bay with Rolling Road
4 post 5ton Capacity Ramp
Motorcycle Rolling Road
30ft Repair Pit
2 Post Ramps
2 Tyre Display Racks
Waste Oil Heater
There is a large area of land outside the premises providing ample parking for commercial vehicles.
We are advised that the business is Leasehold, on a rolling lease arrangement.
Rent £ 10,800 per annum.
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
The business currently has 2 owner mechanics and 1 part time mechanic.
The business reports an annual turnover of £200,000.
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