Spotlight on

Smart Tech Vehicle Solutions

Konect Directory, February 2015

Dale Purdie of Smart Tech Vehicles Solutions in East Calder is a man with a mission – to do the best bodywork repair on your vehicle at the lowest price. And coming from a guy who is an Aston Martin approved repairer with fourteen years' experience under his belt, you can have some confidence that he knows what he's talking about.

“We use only genuine manufacturer parts and paints, ensuring the best quality,” he explains, “and we compete on price with a lifetime guarantee.” In addition, Smart Tech offers a free valet with every paint job, and try to arrange the job at the most convenient time for the customer. “A lot of our work is for lease returns, and we have a steady flow of insurance work – we're an insurance approved bodyshop – as well as private and fleet customers.” They can also do alloy wheel refurbishment work.

Dale started his career at Renault in Sighthill where he served his first apprenticeship, and has worked since at various bodyshops, including a spell down south where he trained to be a senior master technician and got his Aston Martin approval. (“Not that we get many of them through the workshop here in East Calder! I've had a Bentley in though...”). Eighteen months ago he decided it was time for him to set up in business as he wanted to do things his own way, and the site he found at Camps Industrial Site in East Calder is ideal, as he is local (Mid Calder) so it was ideally placed for him. It is easy for customers to get to and there is a spacious car park. With help from the Princes Trust, and thanks to some fleet contracts via Dale's own network of existing customers, Smart Tech got off to a busy start. “The Princes Trust advisor was invaluable for helping me sort the administration side of the business,” says Dale. Smart Tech has steadily grown since then through repeat customers and word of mouth recommendations from happy customers. Dale does all the work himself currently, but with an increasing workload he's at the point where he is looking to expand and take on another technician.

So whatever vehicle you have and whatever bodywork it needs, give Dale a call – you'll be putting your vehicle in the hands of a very experienced repairer, and with a free valet with every job and 10% off for Konect readers (using the advert below), you can't go wrong.

Call Smart Tech on 01506 880373

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