Asking Price : £65,000
or £74,000 with new/upgraded DVSA connected equipment
Business highlights include:
Established 15 years
Excellent client base
Great opportunity for someone who wants to start their own garage business
£65,000 or £74,000 with new/upgraded DVSA connected equipment
Purchase before September 2021 and enjoy the strong MOT seasonal demand as a result of the 6 month MOT extension
Adjusted profit before drawings £50,000 plus
Equipment Value £25,000
This well established MOT centre is located in one of West Sussex’s largest towns, just 5 minutes’ drive from the town centre. It has been a test centre for 15 years with a great reputation and superb Google review scores.
The garage is well equipped;
Dedicated Class 4 mot lane
Boston emissions machine – fully connectable to DVSA*
Brand new Roller brake tester – fully connectable to the DVSA*
Revamped reception with new furniture
The business has an active database of approximately 2,500 customers.
The vendor will help and supply one of their tester’s on hire if needed for a maximum of 6 weeks from sale.
*Please note new DVSA regulations now require any test station sold to a new owner, for the emissions machines & roller brake testers to be connected to their central data base. The vendor for the higher price will ensure all equipment is fully compliant, so offering a turn key operation. For the lower price, the equipment would have to be changed by the new owner at a cost of around £9k.
Situated on a modern industrial estate, the lease has 12 years to run at cost of £15k a year. Rates payable are £5,200 (pre pandemic). The building is approximately 1600 sq. feet and with some re-profiling of the reception/office areas would yield enough space for a 2 poster ramp so enabling MOT repairs and other repair work to be carried out.
As the business is part of a large group, the business would be sold without employees unless specifically required – the latter by negotiation
Because of the pandemic, annual sales comparisons over the last 2 years are difficult. In its last 2 pre-pandemic years (2018/19) it was generating sales of £90,000 -100,000 per year which would give an owner-operator a profit of c£50,000 before drawings.
With the ability to open a repair bay alongside the MOT lane, this is a great opportunity for someone to start up on their own and then expand. Converting the MOT lane to one man operation could yield another £20k a year in profit before drawings
Reason for sale:
The group wants to focus on its much larger repair & MOT branches.
There are 6 other significant MOT centres in the town, but given its size and likely car park of circa 30,000 testable vehicles this is certainly not over supply.