Sprint in to see the great deals!
by Lucy Mullinger
Winning the 2018 New Zealand Sprint Car Championship held at Western Springs Speedway on January 20 is certainly a career highlight for Kerry, however the success that his business has achieved is something he takes great pride in. "We are here for the long haul and pride ourselves on our great service and after care," he says.
As part of the Pukekohe retail base for over 55 years, Howe & Weston was a traditional car dealership with an incredibly loyal customer base. Kerry purchased the business in 2006 and renamed it ‘Pukekohe Honda’.
“Going from strength to strength, the Honda brand is well represented in the Franklin area and surrounding regions. With a new Honda fuel efficient turbo-charged lineup, 2018 is looking to be our biggest year ever” says Kerry.
Adding to this, traditionally Kiwis usually buy vehicles outright but there has been a shift to leasing. The advantage of leasing for companies or personally is that you’ll have lower monthly payments than financing because you are only paying for the use of it.
There are generally two types of lease arrangement, operating lease and finance lease.
Typically, operating leases run for a period of 45 months with requirements to stipulate anticipated mileage at the commencement of the lease. There’s also no right of ownership at the end of the lease term.
A finance lease, also referred to as lease-to-buy is can be written up to a 60 month term with an option to make an offer to purchase the vehicle at the end of the term. There’s no need to stipulate mileage, and no penalty for excess mileage.
Apart from being a sprint-car champion, Kerry is also a seasoned car painter and restorer of American cars with an immense knowledge base on a variety of different aspects of the business.
The friendly team at Honda Pukekohe also offers mechanical services from paint & panel work, tyres, batteries and alloy wheels as well as puncture repairs and service of all makes of vehicles.
"We advertise classic and unique vehicles on behalf of owners. We also offer full mechanical servicing, compliancing, restoration work and can import vehicles, when required," says Kerry.
Pukekohe Honda has an excellent range of deals including a 28-point pre-winter safety check which includes an oil and filter change and wash and vacuum for only $199 which is a saving of $130.
All vehicles can be viewed by appointment. Finance can also be arranged and Warrant of Fitness and vehicle registration facilities are available, giving loyal customers a huge range of services at an excellent price.
cnr Manukau Rd & Massey Ave, Pukekohe
Phone: 09 238 8139
Mobile: 027 830 949