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Date Range

September 2021 to November 2021

Industry Status

New Business



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Key objective

With Darren’s car trade experience, he had all the necessary skills to work on alloy wheels.

However, he was missing the insight necessary and quality equipment and tools required to repair diamond-cut alloy wheels back to their original factory condition.

"Matt gave me professional and honest advice throughout.  I can't recommend SMARTFIX enough for any new business starters. "

| Darren Saunders on working with SMARTFIX |

How we helped

With over 20 years of experience in the motor trade  sector, Darren Saunders contacted SMARTFIX to help him start up his very own business, specialising in alloy wheel refurbishment. 
SMARTFIX worked closely with Darren to help him start his business, by advising and building a custom-design Van. 
The van built has the state-of-the-art DCR Lathe and professional equipment built inside, giving Darren the ability to make his dream mobile business become a reality.
This case study takes a closer look at the final product, and the incredible results Darren has achieved in Fox Car Specialists' first three months of trading.

Initial consultation

To find the best solution for Darren's business, SMARTFIX carried out an initial consultation. 

Within this consultation, Darren was provided with financial advice coupled with knowledge and insight into the alloy wheel industry, to help find the right van installation and process for him.

Built a custom-design van

To allow Darren to service his clients wherever they're based, SMARTFIX sourced, designed, and installed a mobile alloy wheel repair van. 

The van was equipped to repair damaged diamond cut alloy wheels back to their original factory condition with the option to create customised to a two-tone diamond-cut finish.


Summary of support provided by SMARTFIX

  • Sourced a new Citroen Relay Van
  • Completed a Full SMARTVAN Diamond Installation
  • Provided invaluable financial advice
  • Fitted the van with all the tools and
    equipment needed
  • Designed and fitted van signwriting


First quarter results