ABOUT ME

Hello, and thank you for visiting my website. I’m Andy Savva, 'The Garage Inspector'. I understand that more often than not, independent garage owners feel alone at the top, with nobody to bounce ideas off; nobody to hold them accountable, to help them put new systems in place, to help them reach their goals or to confirm where their numbers need to be to achieve the highest level of success.

Well, this is where I can help you.

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Having spent the last 20 years helping my husband to build-up a business here in Southern Ireland and having weathered anything horrible life could throw at us I thought there was very little more I could learn about the day-to-day running of a garage – until I attended one of your 2-day courses. It was a pleasure to attend and an equal pleasure to recognise all the things we were doing right. Therefore, it was worth the time and effort to see the little things we had missed and corrected made all the difference. It was a great experience to sit and listen to you Andy and at last be recognised as worthy and important member of society and garage owners/mechanics are their time is as valuable as any other profession. I commend you on your dedication to our industry.

Margaret Golden

Des Golden Services

How I Can

Help You

As ‘The Garage Inspector’ I follow a strategic process of understanding my clients’ needs. Clarifying the actions that need to be addressed. Creating solutions that are SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timed based). Change comes with the ability and desire for the client to let go of the old ways of thinking, feeling, behaving and willingly adopt a new way of operating. Continuing with them to implement specific levels of knowledge and understanding that will result in improved and sustainable performance. Close, ensuring and helping the client understand how it was done, why it worked, and how the exercise can be repeated.

I have owned and managed some of the most successful independent garages in the UK. As an automotive aftermarket business expert, I have helped many garage owners take their businesses to amazing levels of success, and I have also helped many industry-leading Original Equipment Parts Suppliers & Distributors understand how garage owners think and what they want from their suppliers. I do, undoubtedly feel, I am one of the most knowledgeable and passionate figures when it comes to the automotive industry.

Services offered:

  • Garage business training days

  • Keynote speaking and presenting

  • Review and analysis of your garage business

  • Strategic planning

  • Lean management

  • Garage reception and workshop management

  • Financial and operational management

  • Garage marketing and brand identity

  • Garage business mentoring

Garage business training days

Business skills are paramount to the success of your garage, so that’s why leading aftersales expert The Garage Inspector (Andy Savva – an experienced award winning former garage owner himself), has launched his eagerly awaited courses which are unique to the independent garage repair sector. These will of course be delivered in Andy’s own unique passionate, knowledgeable manner in a formal but fun environment. The courses are held throughout the UK and Ireland, with dates added throughout the year – Please go to the training page for further information or email andy@thegarageinspector.com.

 

The Garage Inspector courses include:

Andy states: “These courses have been developed over the last two-years as it became more and more apparent many garage businesses were good are repairing vehicles but just lacked general business skills. These are intended to bridge the gap and are aimed at owner/managers, service/workshop managers, service reception/advisors, and technicians. I can assure everyone they will not be disappointed with the content and delivery of these courses”.

 

"The day Andy came to our garage" 

We closed our garage for a day before Xmas, for Andy to come and spend the time with the whole team at Field’s. We have known Andy for a few years through Autoinform and such, with one or two of us attending his seminars. I personally, have been so impressed with the value of his training, that I wanted the whole team to hear him speak on Customer excellence.
 

We could never send everyone to his training days, so what better way than to have Andy come and see the garage (and boy does he see through it!) and at the same time meet the guys. For us to then move off site to a conference facility to have him present his Customer excellence and Reception course.
 

From the youngest mechanic and car cleaner through to our accounts lady. Whilst not every one of them has direct contact with our customers, they all indirectly do. Each one plays a part in our customer’s experience with Field’s. So we wanted everyone to attend.
 

I could try to quantify the cost of closing for a day in lost revenue and wages, however I cannot put a figure on the long term benefit of having Andy talk to the whole team. You can’t put a value on passion. The crucial thing Andy does is to bring passion. Passion for the independent garage, passion for excellence, and passion for our customer experience. And you know what? It’s contagious!
 

You can’t help but come away inspired, refreshed, with a new vigour to press on and take the business forward. He encourages you where you are getting it right and brings direction to the areas where you’re not hitting the mark. He left our team buzzing with enthusiasm.
 

I mentioned earlier you cannot put a value on a day like this. We have been in business nearly 40 years and have longed for something like this. Andy visit will go down for us a turning point, and a ‘springboard’ for the coming new decade for Field’s.

Thank you Andy.

Mike Field

Wow just wow. Just completed the management and customer service days with Andy after doing the finance and marketing courses a few months ago. These courses are a MUST DO for any garage owner wanting to better the self, their garage and their relationship with staff and customers. Andy is passionate, knowledgeable and engaging with his delegates. Although it is a classroom type set up you really do feel as if it's a one to one. From the location selection, the food and little touches that Andy orginises throughout the day to the course delivery itself the whole experience is first class. Andy takes time to make sure every single person in the room feels good, understands the content and feels relaxed and free to ask any question about thier buisness or the the course itself. Nothing is to much trouble. I normally get a "lightbulb moment" on most courses I attend these courses I had multipul off these moments before lunch. It's inspired me to go get a grow my relationships with staff, customers and better my buisness. Andy thank you for what you have done for me so far and for what you do for our trade. It's enlightening to have a man of this caliber in our industry.
 

Ross maitland,
Maitland Motors, Fife

 
Contact

Andy Savva PgDip CAE EngTech FIMI

Automotive Aftermarket Expert  |  Keynote Speaker | Presenter  | United Kingdom

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t: +44 (0) 7884 008 811

e: andy@thegarageinspector.com

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