North Harbour Vehicles has purchased Procar in Warkworth to make it more convenient for Hyundai, Isuzu and Renault owners to have their vehicles serviced under warranty.
Harbour Vehicles has the exclusive rights for the three brands, from the Harbour Bridge to the Brynderwyns.
Dealer principal Dave Bonniface says there are more than 500 registered Hyundai, Isuzu and Renault owners in the Warkworth area, and they are sick of travelling to Auckland for servicing.
“We have been on the North Shore for 23 years and are locally owned and operated, as are the New Zealand branches of the brands we work with.”
He says having a vehicle continually serviced at a specialist centre saves car owners in the long run, because any issues that crop up can easily be fixed.
“We know the typical issues and have specialised scan tools. People want the guarantee that their car is fixed correctly and with the right parts.”
Harbour Vehicles will retain the name Procar for its Warkworth service centre and will continue to service all other makes and models of cars. Dave says existing customers will be able to take advantage of three brand new courtesy cars.
North Harbour Vehicles presence in Warkworth also means residents have access to the 200 cars in stock at their yard in Wairau Valley.
Dave says if locals spot a car on the North Harbour Vehicles website, it can be brought up to Warkworth for them to test drive.
Dave said he intended to open a site in Warkworth for some time but found that a lack of industrial premises meant it was easier to buy an existing business.
“As the area grows, we will grow with it. We may open a North Harbour Vehicles yard here soon.”