Sponsors Honda Independent specialist

Discussion in 'Phoenix Close Honda' started by hondavtecr, Monday 10th Sep, 2012.

  1. hondavtecr Trader

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    Hi everyone! :Smile:

    This is my very first post and after looking around the forum it definately won't be my last! It seems a very close knit community of people all willing to share advice and give support.

    After recieving support from the Admin team to advertise on the forum, here we go.

    Phoenix Close Honda Specialists is a new garage located in Heywood near Manchester. After working at Honda main dealerships for 9 years I've decided to open an independent Honda specialist aimed at providing people with a dealership standard service ithout the dealership costs.
    I completed the Honda apprenticeship program in 2006 and have been working on the Honda vehicles since 2002. Whilst at the Honda main dealers I gained a vast amount of experience in both diagnosing and maintaining the Honda product.

    Honda's are proudly known for their reliability and very good running costs, but do from time to time need attention. Honda owners don't give a second thought about visiting a main dealer for their repair work to be carried out. Rightly so, the technicians are trained to diagnose and find any faults there may be. However the labour rates the customer will be charged is a set amount and some customers may find this a little expensive. I've witnessed it myself whilst being sat around the reception area and talking face to face with customers.

    This is where I feel my garage will come into effect. Customers will receive the same high level of attention to detail experienced from main dealerships but avoiding incurring the expensive costs. Genuine Honda parts will always be used when carrying out repair or maintenance work, which assures customers their vehicle, will be trouble free for the next 12 months at least.

    Any feedback (good or bad) is welcomed, thanks for reading guys and girls

    :Thumbup:
     
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  2. SayamaAccord Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Hi Chris and welcome to AOC.
     
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  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Welcome Chris glad to have you onboard. A lot of members will be happy to have alternative to main dealers.
     
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  4. RobB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hello Chris and welcome to AOC.
     
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  5. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Welcome to AOC Chris. It's good to see Honda experts like yourself joining AOC.
     
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    Hi Chris

    Welcome to the family :Thumbup: nice little intro there, fancy opening up shop in Northampton? could do with a good specilist here.
     
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  7. hondavtecr Trader

    Chris Manchester
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    thanks dude, Northampton is a wee far for me lol but hey who knows what the future holds!
     
  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I was in Manchester today and I nipped in to say hello as I entered saw this 2005 I-CTDI engine in bits all over the place :Aghast:not the first time seen one and won’t be the last… it was :Nuked:.We had a long chat about the ill-fated diesel which now is uneconomical to repair as the damage to the crank and other parts makes no sense. The car is being stripped of all it salvageable and good parts and being sold individually. Check out the sale section for more info Chris has started a thread so anyone looking for useable spares .

    Chris showed me around his unit which is small but just right for his clientele, he has all the certifications and training that a full accredited Honda dealership technician would get. The feather in his cap is he has an original Teradyne Diagnostic HIM and the latest HDS software none of this clone stuff.:Happy:

    This gives him the ability to update ECU software for all Honda’s apart from the latest Civic, recode keys, radio codes, immobiliser and the rest. He has all the Honda TSB printed out and ready for reference which again helps in quickly fixing the cars back to tip top condition. He has all service sheets and SvRS sheets and service guideline which you would expect at a dealership. All vehicles will be serviced as per schedules and get their service sheet and stamps in the service booklets This truly gives him the edge over any backstreet garage blindly repairing any Honda. He has the skill and the passion which only another Honda enthusiast can sense ,It strange to describe it but you have to be a Honda nut through and through to feel that energy. He came across very confident and you felt reassured your car is in safe hands, not only that he has a great level of attention to detail.

    Additionally Chris is heavily re-investing in buying more tools and equipment to make his garage into a fully equipped unit ready to tackle any type of job; whilst I was there he had just taken delivery of a press and is waiting a part cleaner to arrive soon.

    I did however tell him he will need a waste oil burner to keep warm in the winters with the oil coming out the cars that equates to free heating and one way of keeping heating costs down.Chris will not doubt come and chip in with any club deals and special offers he may want to extend to AOC members. All of his work will be warranted using only genuine Honda parts (his collection of parts isn’t that big I have a bigger collection) you have some catching up to do buddy .

    People can pay cash for the services and I was pleasantly surprised to see a credit card machine which makes it ideal and more accessible. I do sincerely wish him the best of all luck in his new business and hope AOC members give him a chance next time they want their cars serviced or repaired.

    Chris will be inviting us for an open day when he ready for us. Wishing you the best of luck and our support.
     
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  9. SayamaAccord Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Look forward to that.
     
  10. hondavtecr Trader

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    Thanks guys. CJ nice meeting you today, pop in anytime I'll put the kettle on next time (promise)

    Thats goes for anyone pop in and say hello.
     
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  12. Malibu Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Good luck, hope you go from strength to strength
     
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  13. Primarycare Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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    Ditto good luck with it.. Northampton is screaming out for your services :Smile:
    Honda here are total crud!!
    I go there as there is no alternative.
    So come on and make a mint and open up shop down here

    All the best dude
     
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  14. hondavtecr Trader

    Chris Manchester
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    Haha thats the plan dude! If all goes well i will open another further south.
     
  15. hondavtecr Trader

    Chris Manchester
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    7th Generation Full Service now from £200 at Phoenix Close Honda Specialists.
     
  16. hondavtecr Trader

    Chris Manchester
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    For diesel models this includes :-

    * Oil Filter
    * Oil which is 0w30
    * Air Filter
    * Pollen Filter
    * Fuel Filter

    For petrol models this includes :-

    * Oil Filter
    * Oil which is 10w40
    * Air Filter
    * Pollen Filter
    * Spark Plugs

    All services comes with a service sheet and service books will be stamped.

    * Brake fluid and coolant changes are not included in the Full service prices.

    Thanks for reading guys and girls.

    Chris
     
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  17. hondavtecr Trader

    Chris Manchester
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    Get your cars covered for winter with a winter service.

    Oil and filter change (Genuine filters as always)
    Coolant change (Genuine Honda Coolant)
    Service sheet available
    Service stamp in service book

    £125
     
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  18. hondavtecr Trader

    Chris Manchester
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    Sign now up above workshop door!
     
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  19. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Looks good buddy.

    You can't miss the place now , I had wild goose chase finding your place the first time I got there.
     
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  20. hondavtecr Trader

    Chris Manchester
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    haha i can imagine! pretty pleased with it, it really stands out.