Since Alf Ebbett started the company in 1912, the very essence of providing the very best cars at the best prices has been at the forefront of what the Ebbett dealership stands for. Ably headed now, locally in Pukekohe by Ross Sheppard who has been with the company for 15 years, the mantra has not changed.
“If you come into our car yard on the corner of Edinburgh and Tobin Streets in Pukekohe you won't be rushed by over-zealous salespeople trying to push a deal. We have a relaxed atmosphere with no hard sell, but at the same time our staff are positive and helpful.”
A feature of the Ebbett offering since the brand's emergence in New Zealand in 1952, Holden and Nissan are firm Franklin favourites, with Holden sharing the inevitable friendly rivalry with the Ford fanatics.
“Holden is definitely here to stay,” says Ross. “The Colorado ute is a top performer on the farm, and a Commodore is hard to beat. It is all about high performance with a V6 engine and all wheel drive with German engineering and like the popular Nissan car and ute models, they are great looking cars!”
Currently offering eleven brands from the utilitarian to the luxurious, Ross is coy about the details of what's to come, but if the specials listed this month suggest anything it is that customers should come and visit the team!
“We have a very strong emphasis on looking after our customers, whether during the sales process or afterwards. Our after-sales manager Paul Fiebiger has been here as long as I have, and our business manager Michelle Wiggins can arrange finance to suit any customer.
“Vehicle servicing is another of our strengths, coming complete with a complimentary vehicle spruce-up.”
It has proved such a popular option that Ebbett now employ an offsite grooming specialist team to complete all pre-delivery detailing, a service that is second to none.
“For both service and sales, we're a far more convenient option for local people than tackling the motorway into Auckland.”
Ross and the team invite you to come and see what all the excitement is all about and visit the team.