New Autosmart showroom takes to the streets
10 December, 2018
Autosmart franchisee for Scarborough and its surrounding areas, Paul Daley-Smith, has taken delivery of a striking Renault Trucks Range T380 4×2 rigid.
As presentation was key to Paul’s business, he took some time to spec’ the new vehicle for maximum visual impact. This included colour-coded paintwork and smart bodywork by Hardcastle Coachworks Limited from Selby, who normally build horseboxes.
“This truck is my own rolling cleaning supplies shop window so it had to look the part. Striking M4 Graphics and Alcoa Dura-Brite alloys set off the look, plus a few subtle customising tweaks such as front, back and cab-step light bars and, of course, the colour-coded paintwork from Hardcastle,” explains Paul Daley-Smith.
The Range T380 enables Paul to carry more AdBlue and bulk chemicals, with growing sales supported by Autosmart’s ‘Barrel for Life’ concept where customers take delivery of a high quality barrel that is refilled during each visit. Paul worked closely with the bodybuilder to design and build a system of four underfloor tanks with a combined capacity of 4,500 litres that dispense AdBlue and Autosmart’s top-selling traffic film remover (TFR) via one of two Hydrahose reel systems, completely doing away with unsightly IBC tanks.
Paul’s territory covers a fair degree of challenging terrain, hence the decision to opt for Renault Trucks’ 11-litre Euro-6 engine rated at 375hp coupled to an Optidriver 12-speed automated manual transmission system. “It’s all backroads and hills in this area. This new truck will probably average around 50,000 kms a year so it’s hardly pushed. I’m stop-start almost all day long; the priority is making as many calls as possible in a day, not eking out every last drop of fuel! The front air really gives the truck a lovely driving dynamic and of course helps cushion out the local lumps, bumps and pot holes!” concludes Paul.
In Scarborough or surrounding areas and looking for Autosmart products contact Paul here
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