LATEST.......We are now officially independent!
You may have heard that we are going back to being an independent dealer, giving up the Renault & Dacia franchise. For the full story and where that puts us and you, click on the button at the bottom of this page.
The garage business on this site dates to pre second world war, (although the cars and building looked a bit different then), and was purchased by the current owner Bob Smith with his father Denis from Maurice William Crisp in 1977.
M.W.Crisp traded from 1945 until his retirement in 1977 and during that time held Hillman and Triumph agencies.
Bob and Denis retained the respected Crisps name, only adding " Paramount " to reflect their aspiration to be second to none, hence the trading name of Crisps Paramount Garage Ltd, albeit a bit of a mouthful, and usually known as Crisps of Knodishall.
Bob's father retired in 1989 and a new member of the family, Bob' s son William joined the business in 2003 to continue the Smith's Crisp's association.
We became the first authorised Renault Service Point in the UK in 1978 forming an association with the famous Renault brand 4 decades ago, followed by the introduction of the Dacia range of vehicles to our showroom in 2013.
The garage has seen many improvements & changes over the years, in keeping with changing business requirements, seeing the new showroom and reception area development in 2007 and more recently improvements to the roof, insulation and heating system of our workshop.
October 2018 sees the beginning of our next chapter as we have decided to revert back to being fully independent, ending our forty years as a franchised dealer. Going forward we will resolutely focus upon being a fully independent dealership which places customer satisfaction as our utmost priority but without many of the restrictions and costs associated with a manufacturer.
Our long standing team remain un-changed, alongside new staff offering additional skills and experience. We can assure all customers that our reputation for offering a high quality, friendly and approachable service will remain at the forefront of all that we do.
"We are proud of our reputation, which has been built upon forming strong relationships with our customers, our staff and our suppliers based on trust and customer care.
With over 40 years experience both as a Renault dealer and within the motor industry, we are clearly very passionate about our business which is reflected in everything our customers are looking for. We intend that this will not change and, with the experience we have built on, we will continue to offer a specialist service for Renault & dacia vehicles.
We can offer a truly "one-stop-shop" for all makes and models of car and LCV including arranging the best finance packages including zero deposits. If you have a part exchange we are also able to offer competetive values to help you with the purchase of your new car.
We can source almost any make or model of car at very competitive pricing, taking the worry and risk from you in doing so, we subscribe to many motor trade databases and have access to all major fleets including Motability stock.
We also offer a commission based 'selling for customer service', so if you or a member of your family have a good clean car surplus to requirements with service history please do call us."