Quinte West, ON: The Opening of Ryde Automotive in Quinte West has been a lifelong dream of Jeff Brown. He took the steps needed to open this business after he retired from the Canadian Armed Forces with over 27 years of service. After he took the Ontario Motor Vehicle industry council (OMVIC) Used Car Dealer course and license, he can now make his dream a reality. “I have always been passionate about vehicles and collecting a few muscle cars over the years and buying and selling from my personal collection has helped me progress to become a Dealer,” said Brown. “I met Bill Cormier a few years ago and by keeping in touch with him and tapping into his many years of experience along with my own experiences from my first Mustang to detailing cars for St. Albert Dodge I know it is the right fit for me.”
What makes Ryde Automotive different is that they are small. Small means they have low overhead which makes it easier to keep prices tight for their clients. There is no room to move on the prices, the best retail price is on these vehicles already and are Jeff Brown approved, meaning he would literally pay that price for the unit. Jeff is committed to giving realistic numbers for trades, or will provide advice to customers to help them get the most for their car. “My goal is to help clients get into great vehicles and reduce payments, no high interest loans offered here,” said Brown. “It is about helping clients find value plain and simple, no BS.”
Ryde Automotive is named after his son Ryder and together they have spent many hours enjoying Go Karts and all things with wheels. Having the freedom to buy great cars and pass deals on to his clients is the ultimate driving force behind this business. Jeff is the ultimate price shopper and he lives and breathes cars for fun. “Being in the Forces for so long and doing so many tours and trips away from home, working in terrible conditions, makes buying and selling something I love just an incredibly great place to be,” states Brown.
Ryde Automotive is located at 264 Front Street, next to Home Hardware. They are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and available at other times by appointment. Along with car sales, they offer detailing and rust protection. To find out more you can call 613 661 6868 or find them on Facebook www.facebook.com/rydeautomotive2018