VSL (Vehicle Solutions) is a new company with good old family business traditions. Brothers Stephen and Christopher Hargreaves have been in the motor trade for over a combined 60 years.
They could clearly see what was happening with the New Car Franchise of which they had Toyota, Vauxhall and Chevrolet and took a wise decision to sell the businesses in 2012.
They then decided to set up a very personal, attentive and traditional garage in Garstang where they live. It is located on Leachfield Business Park, Green Lane, Garstang. Near the A6 traffic lights.
Stephen Hargreaves. Director.
Stephen left school and joined the motor trade as an RTIB apprentice mechanic. After serving his time, he moved through the business working in all departments; service and repairs, body and paint, parts and accessories, sales and administration and then to be invited onto the board as a Director in 1994. He then was appointed Dealer Principle at their Vauxhall business in Kendal and latterly at Morecambe.
Christopher Hargreaves. Director.
Christopher left school and attended Preston College studying Road Transport Engineering and in doing so achieved an Engineering Apprenticeship. He then joined the family business as a technician and moved through the service department where he was responsible for all types of customer care. His next move was into the sales department selling new and used cars and commercial vehicles. He also set up the Business Centre dealing with corporate sales and encompassing all types of vehicle funding. Chris then took the role of Chevrolet retail operator when the business was appointed the franchise in 2005. Following this, he was promoted to take responsibility as General Manager for Vauxhall in Kendal.
Chris Craven. After sales Manager.
After leaving school, Chris attended Preston College to study Mechanical Engineering for two years and then progressed to the University of Central Lancashire for a further two years achieving an HND in Mechanical Engineering. He then worked with his Dad as a Workshop Controller in a very busy garage servicing, repairing and carrying out all types of mechanical tasks.
After the sale of their business for development, Chris worked in a business looking after a number of different types of vehicles from cars to fork lift trucks. He has a wealth of experience in all aspects of mechanical vehicles including those of a vintage and classic nature.
In 2012, Chris joined VSL to head the Aftersales Team where he has built up a superb workshop facility providing all types of mechanical repairs, servicing, MOT's and re-commissioning of all types of vehicles.
Working as part of the Aftersales Team with Chris is; Jen, Cam, Ian, Kieron and Tom. They will carry out servicing for all makes, repairs, MOT's, logistics, recovery, vehicle detailing and valeting.
VSL offers a service that you would expect. With collection and delivery, courtesy cars and hire vehicles; they even have a courtesy bicycle....
VSL has a fleet of vehicles that can be used to carry all vehicle types and sizes anywhere in the country.
New and Used, Vintage and Classic, Cars and Vans, 4 x 4, they cover every vehicle solution and having had years in the industry gives them a wealth of experience that is well worth tapping into.
VSL - As individual as you are.