Apply To Be A Classic Friendly Garage

In addition to pre-1960 vehicle safety inspections, Classic Friendly also offers  buyer’s and seller’s inspections, which includes coolant and brake fluid testing, paint thickness and condition reports and inspection of upholstery, chrome and badging, etc.

Classic Friendly will also be rolling out a programme of standardised, set-menu servicing, which can be bolted on to the inspections. These will include basic 1000 mile lubrication services (greasing, level checks, etc) as well as yearly (3000 mile, points, plugs filter) types.

Classic Friendly Ltd will not be charging network members for these menu items, but will be setting the UK-wide rate for this, after consultation with network members, thus bringing another useful source of regular income to your business. In order to maintain standards of service and to ensure that the Classic Friendly name remains synonymous with decent, helpful and friendly good quality service, members are required to undertake to achieve the following:

  • Maintain a tidy and orderly workshop, as first impressions count.
  • Wherever possible, provide a waiting area for customers, preferably with tea and coffee offered.
  • Provide a clean and tidy customer toilet.
  • Use seat covers and paint protectors when working on vehicles.
  • Upload inspection results immediately following each such inspection.

We will be promoting the Classic Friendly Network in the classic motoring press and will be attending various shows around the country in order to raise awareness. We are also in discussions with classic car insurers with a view to our inspections becoming part of the framework of their schemes.

Fuzz and Lee hope that becoming part of the Classic Friendly network can help you to achieve a major enhancement to your business’ work traffic and develop a larger and long-lasting customer base.