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Bluchip
  • Bluchip House
    Grandes Maisons Road
    St Sampson
    Guernsey
    GY2 4JW
Bluchip has been successfully trading in Guernsey since 1999, operating as a UK and Japan car importers and used car dealers. They offer a wide range of services including van sales, car repairs and servicing all under one roof.

 


 Voted 'Most Loved' Business in Guernsey

&
 'Most Loved Car Dealer' in British Isles 2014


The modern way to buy your next used or new vehicle


Established in 1999, Bluchip Car Imports has grown considerably over the years and now offer a wide range of vehicle importing and services at their showroom and forecourt at Grandes Maisons Road, St Sampson.

Run by Sally Wakeford, Bluchip has imported over 1000 cars locally and saved their customers thousands of pounds over the years. The cars they have in stock are just a few examples of what they can source for their clients, many of whom use Bluchips' import scheme to get the exact car they are looking for - and at a great price, with no compromises.

 

Their friendly and knowledgeable staff are always more than happy to help in making your next vehicle purchase an easy and enjoyable experience. They help you find the exact car you want and import it direct from the UK or Japan.

 

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UK & Japanese Imports

  • Helping you decide: Bluchip advise various options in the comfort of your own home or at their Grandes Maisons Road offices. Alternatively, any communication can be done via email - the choice is yours. Bluchip will give you an idea of vehicles available in Japan.
  • Vehicle specification: Draw up a detailed specification of your new vehicle, including optional extras, maximum budget, mileage etc. and Bluchip work to match your requirements.
  • Place a deposit: Bluchip request a 25% deposit with your order, fully refundable right up to the point where the car is purchased in the UK or Japan.
  • Online checks: Bluchip search daily for your favoured vehicle and once a match is found make contact with the seller, discuss the vehicle and conduct online vehicle checks. With Japanese vehicles bought by auction, they will enter into a bidding process within your agreed budget.
  • Vehicle inspection: Bluchip send a fully trained mechanic from one of their UK partners to fully inspect and road test the vehicle.
  • Mid-payment: Bluchip place a deposit to secure the car and at this point request a further 50% of the value of the car.
  • Collection and shipping: UK imports are collected by a team of accredited vehicle recovery experts and shipped to Guernsey. As there is a 12,000 mile boat journey from Japan to Guernsey, Japanese imports will take between 6 - 12 weeks to be delivered.
  • Local inspection, servicing, valet, registration and number plates: A further inspection and full service is conducted as part of the agreed deal and a professional valet can be arranged if required. Emissions Tax (if applicable), vehicle registration and number plates will also be sorted for you and Bluchip ensure no VAT is paid on your vehicle.
  • Final Payment: Test drive your car and if you are 100% happy, we will request the final 25% payment.

General Servicing and Repairs


Bluchip have the equipment and expertise to undertake virtually all types of vehicle servicing and general repairs. They can cater for 2 and 4 wheel vehicles, including light commercial vehicles. Bluchip are the islands Japanese Minivan specialist, and have suppliers who support the ongoing maintenance of these Island favourites. They are fortunate to have substantial premises with multiple ramps and vehicle lifts, the latest diagnostics and data logging systems, four wheel laser wheel alignment, Air Conditioning service and recharge and much, much more.


Winter Check Over - £99

This is the time of year when vehicles tend to let us down the most, be it a flat battery, slipping fan belt, dead starter motor or faulty headlamp. Batteries in particular generally fail as the weather gets colder, especially if they are getting closer to the end of their life.

The Bluchip Winter Check Over comprises the following:

  • Engine oil and oil filter replaced*
  • Road testing of the vehicle by a qualified mechanic to identify any areas that may need closer inspection.
  • The vehicle will then be raised on the vehicle ramp to undertake an inspection of the tyres, steering, suspension, chassis, and drive train components, including a detailed visual inspection of the brakes.
  • Brake fluid will be checked for level and water contamination.
  • The headlamps, turn signals, stop and tail lights will also be checked for correct operation and alignment.
  • Wiper blades and screen washer systems, checked and topped up.
  • When it comes to the all-important battery, we will run a full computerised diagnostic check on its health and provide you with a digital printout of the test results.
  • The condition of the antifreeze will also be chemically checked to ensure it will protect your engine over the winter months ahead.

The oil and filter replacement are an important aspect of maintaining the health of your engine, especially with the short stop-start journeys we make on the Island. A typical UK journey would help run the engine at the correct temperature long enough to burn off combustion impurities in engine and exhaust systems. Moisture and unburnt fuel is a major problem on the island, with many modern vehicles (especially diesels with particulate filters). *Certain vehicles may be subject to a surcharge.

Your Winter Check Over will come with a short report detailing any issues and recommendation that we feel you should be made aware of.

Importantly; If any remedial work is recommended the Bluchip technicians will call you with priced options, and you can rest assured that they will not undertake any remedial work without your authorisation.

The Bluchip service department is usually manned from 08:00 through to last collections around 6pm. Courtesy loan cars are usually available.

Whilst your car is with Bluchip they are also able to offer:

  • Air-conditioning service (great for removing moisture from the cabin)
  • Tyre supply, fitting, wheel balancing and Laser wheel alignment.
  • Valeting services – Tailored to suit each customer as appropriate.

 The Guernsey Classic Vehicle Club Show

Each year Bluchip sponsors
The Guernsey Classic Vehicle Club
show at Saumarez Park and normally have around 40+ of their imported cars on display. 


If you can't find exactly what you are looking for locally, talk to the experts


Opening Times:

Monday-Friday - 9am - 6pm

Saturday - 10am - 5pm

Sunday - Closed


 For more information visit:

www.bluchip.gg

or contact Sally or Anthony Poynder on (01481) 200390. 


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