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Martin

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About Martin

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Business Information

  • Business Name
    ACD Automotive Services
  • Business Address
    442 Pretoria Street, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0184, South Africa
  • Type of Business
    Auto Repair
  • Your Current Position
    Shop Owner
  • Automotive Franchise
    Midas
  • Website
  • Banner Program
    AAA
  • Participate in Training
    Yes
  • Certifications
    AA of South Africa ( Accredited member since 2006)
    Miwa certification 4 STAR Rating (Motor industries workshop association)
    RMi (Retail workshop industry)
    Joined the Midas Group in March 2013 with their Auto care and diagnostics workshop franchise.
    2017 Franchise of the year
  • Your Mission Statement
    To provide a trustworthy ,reliable and affordable service.

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  1. We have expanded our service range to Auto Electrical services and Air con repairs and ECU repairs and Stage1 and 2 performance upgrades which is currently the big thing here in SA. We secured Denso accreditation and do repairers for the OEM's that use Denso systems under warranty in our city. I have 2 online stores not related to the motor industry focusing on quality consumer goods not made in China. we dont know what the future holds for the motor trade and white South Africans n SA. Hence the 2 online shops.
  2. Good morning Looking forward to retirement at 55 since i was 25, i have discovered that one can only travel so much and see so many things before i get bored. I am at that point in my life were retirement seems like a good option, my son is working in the business and will take over the business and will provide me with a passive income. After years of searching i got all the right people in the right positions and even with my son not there, its business like usual. Covid-19 did its damage but we don't cry over spilt milk, we are fortunate to have survived through the difficult time. Our biggest concern at this time is that one of the employees (or ourselfs) get Covid -19, and still i cant seem to pul the trigger on retirement. Retirement on its own seems to comes with its own challenges for a busy body like me.. I dont think i will retire just yet.
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  4. I welcome competition anytime. Im a very competitive person in that field and try to be a step ahead of the other guys by constantly evolving and initiating new concepts of service levels. I strive to be competitive on dealer level and beyond to the point were we are now assisting the dealers with technical issues. However badmouthing another shop because its competition is simply not on as it highlights your own insecurities and short comings. Learn from your mistakes
  5. Way back then the believe was that the radio internals get hot, when switched off it will form condensation and eventually blew the caps & resistors leaving the radio useless. My radio in the shop has been on for the past 24 years non stop.
  6. I am from South Africa and would like one of my admin ladies to do this course. is this posable
  7. My webpage URL has changed. http://www.acdautomotiveservices.co.za/
  8. I do Regular price checks on pricing between the dealers and aftermarket part suppliers..you will be surprised to see what you find.
  9. Many many years ago i voiced my concern that business at my shop is slow and other shops seem to have a lot of work. Her response to me was -" Dont worry about what is happening in other peoples shops, worry about your own". That words i took to hart and still apply that today in business today.
  10. Vibration under accelerastion could be worn inner cv joints.
  11. Hi. Im based in South Africa and enjoy the forum immensely. Here is my sites link: http://www.acdautomotiveservices.co.za/wmenu.php Would appreciate your comments. Regards Martin
  12. Good morning Gents Here is mine http://www.acdautomotiveservices.co.za


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