Driving Devonport - Meet the people behind your local car yard!
A Devonport car company has been getting locals and car buyers from around the country revved up with the best deals on wheels.
This Belmont car yard has been providing superior service and quality cars to the peninsular and beyond for almost 19 years. With over 1800 sales to locals alone and rising daily, you can safely assume someone’s car in your street will bear the trademark Devonport Car Company branding.
Owner Derek Rountree recognises that service is paramount to the car-buying experience and along with his assistant Callum Mill he ensures customers and would-be customers leave with a great deal and a smile - humour is king at Devonport Car Company.
“I like to think of us as being ‘Lorde’s local car yard’,” says Derek with a grin. It’s clear he is never one to miss an opportunity to sell, but does this with integrity and a great pride in his business. To have been a part of the Belmont business landscape since April 1995 is testament to Derek and his team’s sales and service success.
Cars range from the entry-level to the expensive, but always offered with the best possible value. Rental cars are also available.
The prominent position his business occupies on the busy Lake Road in Belmont means Devonport Car Company is a handy mid-way distance between both Devonport and Takapuna. The roadside site means Derek has a captive audience for the vehicles on the yard, as well as the local landmark ‘car count’ sign, which informs passing motorists and pedestrians how many vehicles Derek and his team have sold. Sales go way beyond the North Shore too, with cars regularly being sold and shipped to Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and have been sent even as far as Norfolk Island.
Derek doesn't believe he and his team are ‘your stereotypical car salesmen’. The business has earned a reputation for selling quality vehicles and has many families and repeat customers who purchase from them on a regular basis.
Derek and his team do most of the vehicle preparation themselves and every vehicle is purchased by Derek from his suppliers in Japan who work hard to find him exceptional vehicles.
View their website to see for yourself the positive feedback from many happy previous customers.
Derek says: “We've been 19 years in the business, with nearly 2000 cars sold to locals. Go to our website www.devcars.co.nz to view all our stock. We hope to see you soon!"
Devonport Car Company, 154 Lake Road, Devonport 09 445 6236