Our Apprentice Aaron Drysdale-West is presented with a trophy for achieving the Apprentice of the year award at the University of the Highlands and Islands. Well done Aaron.
Sunday 11th June saw the Perth Racecourse annual Gold Cup meeting. Auto Services Perth Ltd were in attendance with a display of the UK's first all Electric pickup the Maxus T90 as well as both Diesel and Electric versions of the very popular Maxus Deliver 9.
Perth Racecourse held their annual Ladies day on Thursday 18th May, and Auto Services Perth Ltd was well represented with our staff doing us proud.
Auto Services Perth Ltd had some unusual visitors on May 4th, who were having difficulty with their vehicle. Thankfully their issues were resolved and they left happy!
Auto Services Perth Ltd are proud to announce that they have been awarded the Perthshire Family Business Award at the Courier Business Awards 2022 held in the Apex Hotel Dundee on Saturday 29th October.
A big Thank You to all the team!
As a family celebrating more than 40 years in business, Auto Services Perth Ltd are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Courier Business Awards 2022, in the family category for the Perth & Kinross area.
Making the shortlist is a fantastic acheivement for the Company and speaks volumes for all the collective hard work and effort to keep our customers roadworthy.
Well done team!!
It's a fair distance on foot to the nearest ice cream shop from the garage, so we were fortunate today, in this crazy heat, to be visited by one of our valued customers, with his ice cream van.
The van was in for a minor repair but also providing the opportunity for staff to cool down with a delicious ice cream.
The Association of Vehicle Operators have appointed our Mark Crozier as Region 1 (Scotland) National Council Member.
We are sure Mark will prove to be a great asset to the Council in their pursuit of improvements to the industry.
Well done Mark on your appointment.
Estate management team have been busy keeping the estates looking good. Jim tackled the meadow and Ian 'Weed-buster' lazered the weeds ......'Who you gonna call...'
Good work team.
Work commences on our re-development plans
The Company has been busy behind the scenes working with architects, building contractors and the the local planning department on our project to redevelop our existing site at Ruthvenfield Place, Perth.....stage 1 of our huge re-devlopment and expansion plans. Break the ground commenced in May 2022 with the strip out of the existing partitions and internal rooms with stage 2 fit out and expansion to commence in June 2022. Exciting times.....
Auto Services Perth Ltd sponsors and supports the Perthshire Classic Car Tour 2022
Auto Services Perth Ltd provided emergency support for the drivers and navigators in the 2022 Perthshire Classic Car Tour. The Company provided a Recovery vehicle to act as ‘Tail End Charlie’ to follow the Tour, as it weaved its way through Perthshire.
The Tour kicked off from Perth McDiarmid Park, making its way west through Crieff, Lochearnhead, Tyndrum, Glen Coe, all the way to Ballachulish at the mouth of Loch Leven, and returning to Crieff. The Tour was organised by the Perth and Blairgowrie Rotary Clubs and the event raised significant funds for extremely worthy causes, including The Rotary Club Of Scotland, Prostate Scotland , and My Name'5 Doddie Foundation. The event has also enjoyed Royal patronage, with Royal Highnesses the Duke of Kent and Prince Michael of Kent driving some of the classic cars.
The Tour took place on ‘National Drive It Day‘, created by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs in 2005, the occasion when historic vehicle enthusiasts and the public at large celebrate the One Thousand Mile Trial, organised in 1900, to prove the viability of the latest invention, the motor vehicle.
For more information on the Tour and Perth and Blairgowrie Rotary, please visit Perthshire Classic Car Tour 2022 (perthrotary.co.uk)
Happy Birthday to you.......
Our Director and Head of Recovery, Mark, celebrates his birthday today.....
There were so many candles on Steve's cake last month with only three left over for Mark.....
Mark is being treated to a lunch out in the sunshine - bon appetite!
Many happy returns Mark.
Auto Services Perth are proud to announce a partnership with Perth Racecourse to provide 2 Isuzu D-Max Pick-ups as the race support vehicles for 2022.
Keep an eye out for them at this years meetings.
Tax it, don’t risk it
Really interesting article from the 'Inside the DVLA' blog which we share here:
DVLA hits the road to highlight the risks of vehicle tax evasion.
The article touches on Automatic Number Plate Recognition (AMPR), which is such clever Technology - On occasion our Rental Department receive parking fines triggered by AMPR as some of our Rental customers can fall foul of parking rules - how frustrating! Is it not a horrible thing a parking fine - nothing brings less pleasure!
Happy Birthday to you.......
Time for cake.........Our Managing Director, Steve, celebrates his birthday today.....
A birthday treat of a full-day shift in the Workshop has been arranged!
Many happy returns Steve.
Great feature today (Friday 4th February 2022) in the Perthshire Advertiser and article in the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce business page on our 40th year and ambitious growth plans.
Auto Services Perth Ltd featured in 2 Industry publications in January 2022
The Association of Vehicle Recovery Operators ran a great feature on the Company's 40th Anniversary, including a passage on the history of Auto Services Perth Ltd and the Company's exciting future plans. A Member Q&A session was also held with our Head of Recovery Department and Director, Mark Crozier. Mark discusses all-things Recovery ...... and reveals who he would take to a desert Island......(a good answer Mark!).
The second industry publication in January 2022 featured Auto Services Perth Ltd Recovery department in the January 2022 edition of the Professional Recovery Magazine, in an article on Scottish Operators.
To find out more about our Recovery Department, visit our Recovery Department page.
Auto Services Perth Ltd are delighted to announce that we now have a mobile service van with the ability to do onsite servicing and repairs in the North West of Scotland.
With a dedicated line, 01463 42 32 40, we just one call away from
being to keep your vehicles on the road with minimal down time.
Our Service Department Technician, Dylan, did everyone at Auto Services Perth Ltd proud, representing the Company at the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Apprentice of the Year Awards.
Regrettably, it wasn't to be this time and Dylan you are a winner in our eyes and represent everything that Auto Services Perth Ltd stands for.
Well done indeed from all of the Team.
To find out more about our modern Apprentiships please call our General Manager, Roddy Davie on 01738 210004.
Further information on our current employment opportunities can be found on our Recruitment page
Our Maxus eDeliver3 out and about today supporting COP26.
Pictured here at the Dundee Law, the V&A Museum and at The Kelpies in Falkirk.
The latest Isuzu models have fantastic technology included in the top specification models with some of the features on most other models.
ADAS (Advanced Driver Assist System) includes Emergency Lane Keeping, Emergency braking system, Stability programs and much, much more.
Isuzu......Driven To Do
Our latest vans ready to go. 10 Maxus Deliver9 diesel vans all lined up for handover to one happy customer.
Whether you want one van or 10 or more we can help.
The Maxus chassis cab.
Available from stock and ideal for conversion.
We can arrange drop-side flat-beds, tippers with or without drop-side or Luton van conversions.
Other styles can be arranged in conjunction with our vehicle bodybuilders.
As part of our 40th Anniversary celebrations Auto Services Perth Ltd sponsored the full race meeting at Perth Racecourse on Monday 6th September 2021.
We supply course cars to the racecourse all year round but decided to go further with a six-race sponsorship.
A great day was had by all.
Have a look at some edited highlights in this short video and look out for our Isuzu pick-ups on the circuit in the future.
Our Recovery Department has been featured in the August edition of the Association of Vehicle Operators - Recovery of the month.
One truck got stuck up a lane and the customer sent another truck to pull the first truck out. Both trucks then became stuck, and Auto Services Perth Ltd came along and pulled both out.
See more images of our recovery work in our Recovery image gallery.
Recovery department featured in PROFESSIONAL RECOVERY magazine
Our recovery department has been featured in the August edition of 'Professional Recovery' magazine, edition 345 page 43/44 under the article 'Time to focus on Scotland'.
The article included our great photo of our trucks in action at Dunkeld Road, Perth - a busy shot on a blue sky day in Scotland, featuring road and rail in action!
The article can be found (scroll to page 43) here
40th Anniversary of trading
Auto Services Perth Ltd is celebrating 40 years of trading in November and is planning to celebrate, Covid-19 restrictions allowing, with a dinner dance for all staff, partners and company associates at Murrayshall House Hotel. Steve and his father, Jim, started the business in a lock up in St Catherine's Road in 1981 and although Jim has since died, Steve's mum, now 92, is planning to be at the party. We hope it will be a memorable evening and Steve is already planning the celebrations for the 50th having bought a barrel of whisky which will be bottled exclusively for the garage's 50th birthday in 2031.