Pit Lane, Durham, DH1 5HH

Tel: 0191 3757444

26th

Sep

2013

The best tyres for you…

Lots of people phone Darcy’s now asking for part-worn or cheap tyres.  In these times of austerity many people are managing money carefully and working within a budget, which is understandable. With regards part-worn tyres we don’t sell them.  I could sell them if I wanted but it goes against my philosophy of providing our...

17th

Aug

2013

Open for 6 months…..some nice things that happened

After being open for nearly 6 months it was time for us all to take a holiday…don’t worry we aren’t all going at once.  I’ve been to Spain (I am now back at the garage) and the other guys are all off various places too.  While I was away I was thinking of some nice...

24th

Jun

2013

Cheap Tyres Durham

I decided it was time to write about the ‘Darcy Deal’ and Cheap Tyres Durham We’ve now been open 3 months and sold a lot of tyres.  The lads now call my tyre prices a ‘Darcy Deal’ !  Its because we’re no1 for cheap tyres durham.  I scour the market for the best deals and...

16th

Jun

2013

Tyre Labelling

For a while now I’ve been thinking about writing about tyre labelling, the new tyre labels took take effect from 1 November 2012 under European Regulation (EC) No. 1222/2009.  They are designed to help consumers make more informed choices about their tyre purchases.   When you see them they’re very similar in principal to electrical...

19th

May

2013

Todays news…..tomorrows fish and chips !

This was a recent article in the Northern Echo and Journal. http://www.nebusiness.co.uk/business-news/latest-business-news/2013/05/16/ben-darcy-launches-darcy-s-of-durham-vehicle-repair-business-51140-33338916/My dad found it very amusing – He said last night that as far as he could remember I was only good for dismantling the wheels of the Scalextric cars and not so good at putting them back together….

28th

Apr

2013

A full month and lots of pleased customers

We’ve now been open a full month and it’s given us time to get properly settled in.  Already we’ve got some ‘regular’ customers who’ve been in to see us more than once.  This is more a collection of my thoughts than a blog post but I promise its all true.. Next time I write a...

9th

Apr

2013

Finally we opened…

We’ve been open for business now for a couple of weeks and have to say we’ve been really pleased with the response from people within the local area.  I’ve said before that we really want the success of the garage to come from being a trusted part of the local community, offering good service at...

28th

Feb

2013

Doing the job right & posh fish & chips

Last night we had our first team meeting. All five team members were in attendance and we went to the Mill House pub for fish and chips and a glass of coke.  All of us had fish and chips.  The fish wasn’t battered and was in a funny type of breadcrumb topping.  I think the...

17th

Feb

2013

Luigi (the courtesy car) visits the home of golf

This weekend Luigi the courtesy car was taken on a longer drive North to St Andrews in Scotland.  Luigi is a Fiat 500 that’s branded in the ‘Darcy’s of Durham’ logo and colours and often seen in and around both Durham and Newcastle.  Luigi is made available for Darcy’s customers free of charge where your...

20th

Jan

2013

Driving in the snow

Driving in the snow. Love it or Hate it. It seems like every winter in recent years we’ve had some snow.  When we had the big bad winter 3 years ago I was working for a really large wholesaler of tyres and our sales of tyres went absolutely crazy.  I think at that moment the...