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Well-established Garage with repeated custom

Staffordshire, England

  • Freehold Price: £524,995
Seller Reference: B05907
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Seller Reference: B05907
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Business Description
Please quote reference B05907

Hilton Smythe welcomes this garage to the market.

The garage was founded over fifty years ago and is well known to the residents of Stoke-on-Trent. The current owners have run the business successfully and lucratively since 2006 but are now selling to retire.

The garage is an MOT station offering class 4, 5 & 7 MOTs, the business also offers Motorhome MOTs and servicing. The business currently carries out approximately 30-40 MOTs per week. Additionally, the business offers;

  •  Dealer Approved Servicing for all makes and models

  • 4 Wheel Laser Alignment

  • Air conditioning servicing and recharging

  • Tyres, Exhausts and Batteries

  • Engine Diagnostics

  • Engine Rebuilds

  • Brakes and suspension

  • Mechanical repairs

  • Motorhome MOTs and servicing.

The business has an impressive number of regular customers.

Scope to Improve

  1. Advertising and marketing campaign

  2. Maximise the use of social media

  3. Extend the opening hours

  4. Employ apprentices

  5. Offer discounts to OAPs, NHS employees, Armed Forces etc

  6. Explore online voucher discounters such as Groupon and Wowcher.

  7. Introduce car sales/hire.

Hilton Smythe highly advises early to avoid disappointment.

The garage is Located on the Stoke-on-Trent/Cheshire border and in the county of Staffordshire.

The garage is prominently located in a stand-alone and detached position on a good size plot. The business is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage. There is ample free parking to the front of the premises along with further, free on street parking immediately outside. The business enjoys good footfall and passing trade.

The garage occupies a modern purpose built industrial unit, is presented to the highest standard and briefly comprises;


  • Generously proportioned, concrete flooring

  • High ceilings with LED bay lighting

  • Three roller doors to front and another to side

  • Pedestrian entrance

  • Five ramps (two MOT Lanes)

  • One-man MOT testing Lane

  • Two rolling roads (one digital, one analogue)

  • Barker testing machinery

  • Three 2 poster ramps

  • Shelving and a number of heavy duty workbenches

  • Compressor

  • Tyre machine

  • 50 Tonne Press

  • Sand blasting cabinet

  • Laser wheel alignment equipment

  • Air conditioning machine

  • Headlight alignment machines

  • Perimeter tyre racking

  • 2 MOT emission computers

Open plan reception area, generously proportioned with sales counter and customer waiting area, window to workshop.

Useful office with room for desk, chair and filing cabinets etc

With toilet and hand wash basin.

Staff Kitchen
With stainless steel sink and drainer, base units and room for kettle, fridge, microwave and washing machine.

First Floor Mezzanine
With generous office with windows into workshop, a useful store room, a WC with toilet, shower cubicle and hand wash basin

Externally the business has a wide frontage which is laid to tarmac with further parking areas to the side of the building and a secure yard to the rear with outbuildings.

The premises are secure by an alarm and 14 camera CCTV system.

We are advised that the garage is being sold as a Freehold business opportunity. We are also advised that a Leasehold option is also available, with our clients happy to negotiate a lease and rent agreement with the buyer. 

We are advised that the garage benefits from being exempt from business rates and none were payable at the time of instruction.

Monday to Friday -  8.30am - 5.30pm
Weekends -  Closed

The business is run and managed by our clients (2) with the help of two full time members of staff.

Financial Profile
On request. The business continues to grow at an impressive pace.

Please quote reference B05907

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