McCarthy Pre-Owned recently commemorated its first full year of operation and to celebrate has established two new dealerships in Pretoria and Durban.

McCarthy Pre-Owned recently commemorated its first full year of operation and to celebrate has established two new dealerships in Pretoria and Durban.

The new McCarthy Pre-Owned dealership in Hatfield Pretoria is one of McCarthy’s flagship dealerships. Another dealership is due to open in Durban on August 1 and the company hopes to have 15 dealers fully operational by the end of 2005.

Brand Pretorius, chairman of McCarthy Motor Holdings, said: "Not only has McCarthy Pre-Owned expanded our geographic footprint in South Africa, but it has also assisted us to increase our share of the national used vehicle dealer market to almost 11 per cent."

Last year automotive retailing group McCarthy Motor Holdings invested R28 million in the establishment of a multi-franchise used vehicle network.

Since June last year, the eight outlets have recorded 1850 vehicle sales and achieved a turnover of R176-million. Three more dealerships are planned for Cape Town and Pietermaritzburg during the remainder of 2004. Previous branches were situated in Pretoria, Germiston, Pinetown, Witbank, Randburg, Cape Town and two in Durban.

Pre-Owned franchises offer the following services: a comprehensive 20-point vehicle check, guaranteed title, ownership and odometer reading, a seven day exchange plan and a thirty day warranty, as well as an optional two-year extended warranty. Also included is a one-year membership to Club McCarthy and 24-hour national roadside assistance.

Original article from Car