My name is John Churchill.
I have been in the motor trade for many years. (Well, since the 80's!) I have held many positions from buyer for a busy independent garage, to dealer principal of a franchise garage. I have sold many different types of cars from Lada's to Porsches. During the last 15 years I been working from my home in Yate. I specialise in Lexus, and a few other cars I find interesting. My focus is on sourcing high quality, full service history cars from main agents; I do not go to auctions!! I do not sell cheap cars - I leave that to the trade centres - I sell cars of a high standard that I would be happy to drive myself. Preparation is extremely important to me and I always do my best to exceed customer expectations. This business ethic has stood me in good stead over the years and I have many happy customers. Thank you for taking time to visit my website.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Below are questions that I've been asked in the past. Please feel free to get in touch if there is something else I can help with.
Where can we view your cars?
Viewing is by appointment only and can be arranged during the day, evenings or at the weekends. Time wise I try to be very flexible. Just call or email to make arrangement's.
How can we pay?
The most popular way to pay is bank transfer. We supply our bank details and you arrange payment either over the telephone or using Internet banking. For other methods of payment please contact us.
Why do you fully describe your cars and take so many pictures?
We pride ourselves on accurate, honest descriptions and photographs. The majority of my customers come from some distance away, so it is important that we offer as much in the way of pictures and description as possible. This helps customers to make an informed choice and in most cases, people are happy to agree a purchase over the phone and then make a one stop visit to collect their car.
How else can you help with my buying decision?
If requested I am more than happy do give you an in-depth description of the car you are interested in. This involves me examining the car whilst giving you a full description on the telephone. This enables you to ask any questions regarding the condition and specification.
Can you deliver our new car directly to our door?
Yes. I can arrange for your car to be delivered directly to you, provided it has been fully paid for.
Are you able to offer finance?
No. I have found that there are many banks, finance and loan companies that are able to offer funding. In many cases the rates are sensible, you can apply online and in some cases they can give a decision on the same day. So I tend to leave it to customers to make their own finance arrangements.
Do your cars come with a warranty?
Yes. All my retail cars come with a comprehensive 3 months warranty. You can then upgrade the warranty at cost price! (usually about £178 for 1 year £1000 per claim, unlimited claims, for a 4 cylinder engine. Other options available.) I have found that this is the best warranty as it is underwritten by a major insurer and means that should you need to claim you just take the car to a VAT registered garage of your choice, (not main agents) give them our warranty documents and they do the rest.
How do we acquire our stock?
All of my stock is purchased directly from main agents or bought privately. These cars will be just outside of the dealers stocking criteria. Usually over three years old and over 30,000 miles. Also they may have space confinements, so that gives me the opportunity to purchase these cars.
I am registered with dealers nationwide (regardless of franchise) who ask me to underwrite cars coming in on part exchange.
What standard are your cars prepared to?
As you can see from my testimonials, I do take a lot of care in preparation. When I write a description of a car it is done very thoroughly, giving you information on service schedule, condition and drive. All cars are professionally valeted. All traces of previous ownership are removed. The result is a car that is as clean and fresh as possible for its next owner.
Do all your cars have service history?
Yes. I put a great deal of time and effort into ensuring that incoming stock has a good service history. In my experience, cars with little or no service history are the most likely to be troublesome in the future.