Almost 25 years ago, a used car dealership of this caliber and magnitude was just a glimmer in the eye of Pierre Caron, it's president. Having had a soft spot for anything automotive since an early age, Pierre spent the first half of his professional career working in the corporate world for companies such as Ford of Canada, Nissan and ADP/CDK, a software provider specializing in automotive dealerships. His experiences taught Pierre that above all, total customer satisfaction spelled business success. In March of 1998, Mr. Caron used this knowledge and insight to start his own successful automotive dealership.
Car-On Auto Sales (1998) Inc. was to become a traditional pre-owned vehicle dealership in every sense of the word...with one major difference, customers satisfaction was to be the corner stone to long term growth and success and the lowest price commitment and 30 day money back guarantee were born. No other dealership in the city, or for that matter, the country, has to date come close to matching that offer. And just like that, his business flourished.
Over the years, their inventory, customer base, and staff have all vastly increased in numbers. Their current facility boasts a "new car" look and feel with a large indoor showroom, a new 20 bay state-of-the-art service facility including a modern detailing center and over 350 fully reconditioned vehicles in inventory, making it one of the largest independent pre-owned facilities in Eastern Ontario.
Finally, an automotive dealership that understands how frustrating and time consuming shopping for a vehicle can be!
"Be absolutely sure about what you buy. Car-On is the only pre-owned vehicle dealership that stands behind their cars with a 30-day REFUND policy. If other dealerships are so confident about the car they are selling you, then why won't they offer to buy it back if its not all its supposed to be?" - Pierre
At Car-On, we believe that purchasing a pre-owned vehicle should be pleasant and stress-free! Come experience the difference customer satisfaction makes.
President & Owner
Car-On Auto Sales (1998) Inc.
Honorable mentions: It was in the early 80's that my family first dabbled in car sales. In the summer of 1983 my father, a high school teacher at the time but an entrepreneur at heart, created a small company that allowed my brothers and I to sharpen our skills in sales and entrepreneurship while at the same time earning money to pay for our college and university. We, jumped at the opportunity and it was a great learning experience for all of us. Over the following years each of us graduated in our respective fields and started our careers; Denis with Ford Motor Company, Guy as a pharmacist and myself in the corporate world. The original company eventually faded away but in 1998 after a successful, but unfulfilling career as an employee for large Multi-National companies, I decided to rekindle and old love, the car business, but this time with a twist. I had a concept of a used car dealership that I was willing to bet everything on. Out of nostalgia for the original name from the 80's I decided to call it Car-On Auto Sales (1998) Inc. Khudos go to my brother Guy for coming up with the original name and khudos go to my father for inspiring us to live our dream. Since then, many people have contributed and inspired both myself and the growth of Car-On. Many good people have contributed directly and indirectly to our success. Many employees have worked for us, moved to greener pasture but certainly not without leaving their mark. Special thanks go to my children for supporting this dream, for being involved in various ways over the years. Some of my sons have played key roles and have helped its growth over the years while others are still deeply invested in its success, evolution and continuation. Thank you to everyone for being part of this journey over the past 20+ years.