Point S Tyre & Autocare, the UK’s leading independent tyre dealer and car maintenance network, has pledged to help independent garages and tyre dealers to futureproof their business.
The network says its goal is to grow strategically, working with ambitious members who share the brand’s mission: to build a network of professional, profitable businesses that are equipped to compete in the rapidly evolving automotive market.
Providing its members with the tools, knowledge and confidence to stay competitive is central to Point S Tyre & Autocare’s proposition. Not only do members enjoy the increased buying power and brand recognition associated with Point S, but the network also offers a suite of marketing, training and business support.
Gary Benwell, Director of Point S member, Basingstoke Autocentre, Value Tyres and MOT & Tyre Centre, explains: “Point S has worked hard to prepare garages in the network for what is coming next. We are given the opportunity to go on training courses covering a variety of topics. For example, we have access to class-leading courses that enable our technicians to become electric vehicle certified. It’s support like this that means Point S members aren’t panicking about electric vehicles.”
This sentiment is shared by Russell Parker, Managing Director of Plume Tyre Service, who comments: “Electric vehicles will certainly make their way into independent garages in greater numbers before long. Point S has already assured the network that training for these vehicles will be accessible for the entire network, which has pleased garage owners and technicians alike.”
Another keystone of the Point S Tyre & Autocare network is that new and existing members retain full independence. This is an important factor for many business owners, as Russell Parker explains: “The Point S network is run for the benefit of its members. It enables continuity within each independent business, and offers unity among the different branches. For our business, one of the most important aspects of the network is that it has enabled us to retain our status as an independent business, while offering the kind of support and backing that we couln’t get anywhere else.”
Gary Benwell adds: “Point S help us in many ways – with marketing and equipment, for example – and if we need something, the network will invariably make it happen. The fact that we have been able to continue to operate independently has been a huge advantage for us, and has ensured that we can approach the future in our own way, but with the help of Point S.”
Wayne Daniel, UK Network Operations Manager, concludes: “With the way that the automotive sector is progressing, it is imperative that independent businesses are prepared for what’s to come. At Point S, we are acutely aware of this, which is why we are striving to help garages and tyre dealers become futureproofed. Being part of the Point S global family gives members security and strength at a time when it’s needed more than ever.”
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