Performance Automotive Shop

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  1. webgeek

    webgeek UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Aside from the obvious tools for gaining new customers like:
    1. Word of Mouth
    2. Flyers in Doors
    3. Website with Location Words
    4. Social promotions / ads in appropriate groups

    Any great ideas for promoting a shop that does everything from oil changes to alignments, engine rebuilds to custom swaps?
     
    Posted: Jun 7, 2019 By: webgeek Member since: May 19, 2009
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  2. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Billboards, adwords, local radio adverts, banners on local websites, van wrapping, adverts in car magazines.
     
    Posted: Jun 7, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  3. The Byre

    The Byre UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Another vote for billboards!
     
    Posted: Jun 7, 2019 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
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  4. webgeek

    webgeek UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Cheers for that.

    One thing we do, which is a bit like word of mouth, is to have a number of cars at track days and shows like Knock Hill. Some carry the JMA branding, but others don't (as they are customer owned).
     
    Posted: Jun 7, 2019 By: webgeek Member since: May 19, 2009
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  5. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    Went to car show a couple of weeks ago and a couple of local garages had a stall with customer cars on display. They picked up a good number of new customers - including me.
     
    Posted: Jun 7, 2019 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  6. webgeek

    webgeek UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Heh - yeah, and car shows are good fun.
     
    Posted: Jun 7, 2019 By: webgeek Member since: May 19, 2009
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  7. webgeek

    webgeek UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Settling in to working at JMA and am amazed at the number of big horsepower Subaru and Mitsubishi cars coming in for upgrades. Like a kid in a candy store :)
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2019 By: webgeek Member since: May 19, 2009
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  8. Gordon - Commercial Finance

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    That sounds like a fun job
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  9. webgeek

    webgeek UKBF Big Shot Full Member - Verified Business

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    Yeah, always loved performance cars. Never knew they come such unusual packages though.

    BMW car converted to a pickup with a V8 swap.

    Mitsubishi Colt with an EVO engine and drivetrain. 600+ horsepower in a 600kg package - an absolute beast.

    All good fun - but how much horsepower is ever enough :p
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2019 By: webgeek Member since: May 19, 2009
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  10. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    More.....
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  11. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Do they do anything with bikes?
    Would be interested to see the machinery they've got going - if they're looking at buying any new kit let me know and I'll have an excuse to come and see what's doing.
     
    Posted: Jun 20, 2019 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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