Our nation’s capital is a beautiful city brimming with culture, infrastructure and an unmistakably unique Australian Capital Territory flavour in the air. It could be the lack of pollution, or the well-maintained roads, but the citizens of Canberra are discerning with their car buying choices and demand the best in service and pricing. Although used car dealers dot the city like spots on a leopard (or a quoll, to use Australian imagery), not all automotive dealerships are created equal, so it’s up to you, the consumer, to make an informed decision about your next vehicle purchase.
A Breadth of Locations
Anyone who’s tried to get from Civic to Queanbeyan and back in a single night will tell you how much of a nightmare traversing Canberra’s city streets and long connecting highways can be. Although Canberra doesn’t have the sprawling mega-metropolis layout that other Australian cities like Sydney or Melbourne do, the abundance of one-way streets and roundabouts makes travelling from one area to another often more time-consuming than it has to be. That’s before even considering traffic, with all the public and private vehicles that hit Canberra’s roads every day to cart around not only locals and residents, but foreign dignitaries on diplomatic missions to the Australian capital.
If you’re looking for great used car dealers in Canberra, you should look no further than those that have multiple locations to service as much of the ACT as possible. A spread of locations – for example, in Gungahlin, Fyshwick, Belconnen and Philip – means a variety of customers being served, with a guarantee of superlative customer service from the experienced professionals working at each dealership.
It’s getting dark in mid-winter and you’re on the Hume Highway heading north to Goulburn when your car breaks down. Although you manage to get to the roadside assist zone with your hazard lights on, the NRMA won’t be able to reach you for over an hour. In the Australian Capital Territory, temperatures can drop rapidly at night time, leaving you at risk of hypothermia. Find yourself a used car dealership that offers VIP breakdown assistance to take care of your car and get you back on the road as soon as possible. Better yet, a mechanical protection plan and extended warranty coupled with regular, rigorous check-ups performed by certified technicians can prevent that breakdown from ever happening in the first place. Find a dealership with technicians certified by your car manufacturer. That means that if you buy a Toyota, you’ll want Toyota-certified technicians to look after your car come servicing time.
If you’re buying from interstate, find a dealership whose exemplary customer service extends to catering to out-of-area customers. If they treat you like a guest – by offering free one-way flights or one night accommodation in the capital, for example – before you even set foot on their dealership’s premises, then you’re interacting with a used car dealer who will take care of your every need as a customer and find you the car that’s right for you.