Cars, an essential companion in our day to day life. Cars make our commuting easy and peasy. If we care our car then it will take care of us. Not just the mechanical maintenance, the entire inside-out of cars should be considered. But where will you go for maintaining and improving your aesthetic view of your car ? Like the interior detailing, car body wax and polishing and paint jobs. Well there comes us, Rahul Car Detailing Centre RCD, to the rescue. Whatever is your need, we are the "go to" guys. Since we started in 2017, our highly satisfied customers helped us achieve the title Kerala's First 4.8 Google Reviewed automotive centre. The people love us because we changed the entire conventional looks and services of a automotive centre into something that has never tried in Trivandrum. There's no more tiring wait-ups of long hours, clean and safe environment for the families with a comfortable customer lounge and basic facilities. Our blossoming bamboo garden has already became an attraction to our customers, providing them an ambience of being in the nature. We have introduced a budget-friendly services to our customers including monthly packages and many more which all will satisfy our customer needs. The daily growing customers are because of the quality and efficiency we provide even in the small details. Our highly trained professionals and a strong management team works hard to achieve our only goal, "Customer Satisfaction ". The "RCD" has become a landmark with the biggest round board in the entire Kerala. Premium or Commuter, we treat cars with the same enthusiasm and professional methods. Thus we became a trend in our Trivandrum and we have everlasting gratitude to our Trivandrum for being proud in us and helping us grow. Always RCD stand with our customers.
This is a story of an ordinary boy who has fought the
hardships life threw at him. Neither his education nor his appearance could hold him back.
Since everything around him was negative attitudes, encouraged him to search harder for
positive spark in his life. Once he found them, he held them close to his heart. He spread
his found spark to each and everyone around him which in return gave him the love and trust
of all. Thus, he became the reason behind the smiles of many.
I am Rahul Thulaseedharan. What I wish to share here with you all is the experiences in my 27 years of life I have gone through to be what I have become. Though I am a 12th dropout, I believe that my story may inspire even a few and that‟s enough to make me to do more.The entrepreneur in me was unmasked when I was in 5th grade. During summer vacation, I setup a stall like structure with sticks, plastic covers and sacks and started selling candies and toffees which my Amma used to buy it from the nearby marketplace. As I grew older, the wish to experience the real entrepreneurship became huge with full of hopes, ideas and visions but not a single penny in my pocket.
I started working as a salesman in JOCKEY outlet where I met my manager Mr. Akhil which was a turning point in my life. In a while we became good friends and he introduced me to the world of “Rent-a-Car business. We shared lots of ideas, strategies and many more about automotive business scopes. I got inspired to startup my own ‘Rent-a-Car’ business soon and we planned together to work as partners. Unfortunately, fate was against us, he passed away. This shook me to the ground and was a great loss not only to me but also to the society. May be because of his positive presence around me, I moved forward with my ‘Rent-a-Car ‘plan. At the age of 18, with all my savings I bought my first car, a white beauty, Maruti Suzuki Alto (KL-01-BF-2638). Through her my dreams got put in the first gear. As I was new to the field, the struggles, exploitations etc. was severe. I took all these as challenges and later in the year another car was added to the fleet. It was not easy to survive in the field, so I had to do part time jobs like catering, tile works, driver jobs and construction site jobs. The time was good, and I was seeing profit. But the new law and order made “Rent-a-Car” illegal which made my survival tough and I had to quit it. Later, with the experience and contacts that I got from my first venture; I started the sales of ‘Pre-owned Cars’.As time passed, I realized the fact that people took advantage of you because of your physical appearance and to fit into this field, one must make up the same. The skinny skeletal look of mine made friends, relatives and the society to call me the name “Kadhalan (Tamil Movie 1994) Vadivelu”. Even though I had confidence, the body shaming I had to face made me depressed. Finally, I decided to join the Gym. After joining the gym later with the experience and my relationship with the gym owner I became a Fitness Trainer as well as the Manager of that gym. What made people to pick me transferred into something which made me earn respect as well as money. Through providing personal training I earned more which was being an extra income other than my usual pay. I also had dealership with the food supplements companies which earned me Rs 45000/- per month. Few years later, I got into an accident resulted in a left-hand elbow ligament tear. My entire income and earning stood still which made life harder as days passed. These were the times I learned more about life. One day in the early morning I had a dream. A dream of having a ‘Car Wash and Detailing Center’, from there it all began. May be this feel like a joke to you, but cross my heart, it’s the truth. Night rides were my soul-searching companion and those rides gave me new ideas, positive thoughts and much energy to hustle more. While I was chasing my dream, I used to stop near the cars parked on the roadside during my night rides and measure their length and width with my foot, checking them with the area of land I had near to my home. Thus, I got a clear picture of what I must do to achieve my dream.Well nothing is easy at first; I had a very tough time putting up the Government procedures. It took almost1.5yr to get my official papers ready. The financial plan that I had was 50 % savings and 50% bank loan which later became my scary dream as my request was denied by two prominent banks. Being a youngster and an infant to the field, the bank authorities lacked confidence in giving loan. More and more I tried they just looked at me like a pipe dream. The mockeries, insults and much more pumped up the rage in me to achieve this so called pipe dream and the fire in me triggered the confidence to challenge them. I got down and did the wonder. Hard work and sacrifices of long 1.5yrs paved way to my dream come true moment. Then I started strongly believing in the quote stated by Paulo Coelho “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” The 1.5yrs of time, all the way I travelled chasing my dreams, the sleepless nights which is a lovely companion of depression in most of the cases. After all the dark time of the era I met the light, the most awaited day in my life, on 23 April 2017 RCD, Rahul Car Detailing Center started off with 3employees.Today on November 16, 2019 the journey is accompanied with 21 talented employees along with 3 efficient Managers and a Marketing Team working as one to deliver the quality service just like the vision of the company. Adding a feather to my cap RCD started with its new project the ‘Painting booth’ department on 24 November 2018. RCD always find time to help those in need.
During the flood in 2018, our team was in the front line,
providing essentials goods and food and been with the medical team as a helping hand. The
tragedy was devastating, seeing those people losing everything they valued most, even their
loved ones. This heartbreaking situation made me think that we have to do something about
it. The after-report was an eye-opener and inspired me to find an idea to give both solution
and awareness to people. I am passionate about nature and plants since my childhood and even
today I find time for doing something for our nature. My strong passion and these emotional
moments paved way for our new venture “Nature Vibe”. Everything from the nature and related
to nature is available here like plants, indoor plants, pots, clay pots, clay utensils and
other accessories. To make your house into a "Home Sweet Home", Nature Vibe has the perfect
solutions. I believe by giving the nature back its former glory even if it’s a small
gesture, will make nature love us and protect us from these calamities like good old times.
“Nature Vibe” can give awareness to our people and be a part in making mother nature
perfect. More projects are cooking in the background and initial steps have been taken.I
never wish to cage my ideas by others. I love to broke all the limits that my society impose
on me to follow my passion. And I do strongly believe that nothing can stop us from living
our dreams of life. If I hadn’t taken up the courage to risk anything in life, I wouldn’t
have been able to stand where now I stand in my life.