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Thurso, Caithness, KW14


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Hilton Smythe, Bolton
Shop for sale

Key features

  • Ref:B05859
  • Leasehold

Property description

*** Freehold option available upon further request.

Please Quote Reference B05859

Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Autoparts of Thurso, an extremely well-established business within the vehicle car Parts & Accessoriess sector.

The business was established in 1980 and is currently run as a husband and wife duo with the help of staff, and only now does it come to the market as our clients are now looking to retire.

The Business is located in Thurso, a small town on the north coast of the highlands, bringing together a route of just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery in the far north of Scotland, the North Coast 500 is one of the world's most beautiful coastline.

Autoparts of Thurso is a multi-faceted business, specialising in Car Parts & Accessoriess the business also offers a key cutting service and much more! The business currently has quite a popular Facebook page, generating nearly 3,000 likes within the local community. The shop has been fully fitted out with modern equipment all located on the ground floor premises.

This current business opportunity would be ideal for either an established operator within this sector, or another partnership looking for their first business venture, which is fully kitted out and can continue to trade in its current format. There is an ideal opportunity to expand the business with a delivery service. 

The business performs the following services:

  • Mix paint.
  • Make number plates plain and 4D.
  • Cut keys.
  • Supply and fit wiper blades.
  • Sell car parts: brakes, suspension, steering, oil/air/fuel/filters etc. What they don't have in stock they can get in 2 days.
  • Sell lubricants: engine oils, gearbox oils, power steering fluids etc.
  • Sell tools, polishes, cleaners, cloths etc.
  • Stock and sell Adams welding gas, argon 5%, argon 100%, CO2, oxygen and helium (Adams Gas Stockist).
  • The business has look up systems in place to identify correct car parts and correct lubricants.
  • Sell car accessories seat covers, wheel trims, car mats, phone holders, USB adaptors etc.
  • Sell AdBlu a new exhaust treatment for new cars with Euro 6 engines.
Scope to Improve:

  • Further Advertising and marketing campaign.
  • Pushing different social media & website.
  • Some local advertising.
  • Data capture, creating mailing lists from current customers.
  • Consider gaining local contracts with cab companies.
This is a fantastic opportunity that is not to be missed. Viewings are by appointment only and all enquiries are to be directed to Hilton Smythe

The Business is located in Thurso, a small town on the north coast of the highlands, bringing together a route of just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery in the far north of Scotland, the North Coast 500 is one of the world's most beautiful coastline.

Autoparts of Thurso is located within a busy Industrial Estate within Thurso, a small town on the north coast of the Highlands, Scotland.

The business is surrounded by numerous other businesses, as well as residential areas, benefiting from passing trade, and local word of mouth. It is easily accessible via car and train with the local station being located a short 10 minute walk away.

The area is also well served by the A9 Road and the west east A836 Road being within easy driving distance.

The business occupies a large ground floor premises, within a busy industrial estate and homes a large forecourt.

Ground floor;

Extremely large ground floor premises, with ample shelving for stock, tools and equipment. Large customer serving area.

Some of the Equipment included in the sale:

  • 3 Tills, CSY Express.
  • Server & Backup Server & Computer.
  • 3 Printers.
  • 5 Key Cutting Machines.
  • Number Plate Printer.
  • Paint Mixer.
  • Go Meteors Shelving.
  • CCTV Monitor.

The store area is secured by a metal sectional garage door at the front, alarms and CCTV system.  

We are advised the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis, with the rent and lease terms to be negotiated with our clients. 



The business is currently trading-

Monday to Friday - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

(The hours are to suit the current owners). 

The business is currently owner run and managed with 2 full time staff members.

Financial Profile
Please contact Hilton Smythe for further information.

Please quote reference B05859.

Thurso, Caithness, KW14


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Thurso Station0.5 miles

About Hilton Smythe, Bolton

20 Wood Street, Bolton, BL1 1DY

At Hilton Smythe, we sell businesses. For those looking to buy or sell in the UK, we act as a bridge between buyer and seller. We pride ourselves on making the business sales experience more transparent, fair and enjoyable for buyers and sellers alike.

We market businesses using multiple market leading platforms and channels all with the aim of achieving the best price and outcome for our clients.

We’re a young, fresh and driven group of people with the knowledge and experience ne

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