At AMVS we value and treat our clients like family - Example No. 1

On 24 December 2018 in the afternoon around 230PM, AMVS received a phone call from a client of the Guild Insurance asking for urgent assistance. Her vehicle was involved in an accident earlier and was beyond repair.

Our staff at AMVS immediately started with the search of a new vehicle, arranged a loan car for the client and finally negotiated a stunning price for the new vehicle with a Melbourne Dealer.

At 830PM on 24 DEC 2018 all was arranged and confirmed and the client was able to start the Festive Season without any concerns knowing she was in good hands until AMVS were able to swap the loan car for her new vehicle today.

Client’s testimonial:

Dear Andre,
Thank  you and greatly appreciated for your excellent services.... 
Regards Lana V, Pharmacist VIC

Kevin Knight - AMVS Rep for Tasmania

The Team at AMVS is delighted to welcome Kevin Knight as our new colleague and representative for Tasmania.

 Kevin’s lustrous career in the automobile industry in Tasmania includes 15 years with Performance Automobiles in Hobart culminating as Sales Manager for Porsche, Mercedes Benz and Volvo. 7 years ago Kevin moved to Jackson Motor Company as Audi Sales Executive and was promoted to VW and Audi Corporate Business Manager until recently semi-retired. Kevin comes with a total of 40 years of experience in the Motor Industry.

 Kevin does not stop in his spare time, he gets involved and contributes to racing events, supports various Automobile Clubs, sails, and plays Master Hockey.

Great to have you on board Kevin.

Kevin covers all of Tasmania

Kevin covers all of Tasmania

Another Bumper Year - 2017

RECORD YEAR FOR MOTOR INDUSTRY IN 2017 Australia’s motor industry has achieved another record year of sales in 2017, according to results released today by the industry’s official statistical service, VFACTS.

The industry posted a record December result to reach a 12-month total of 1,189,116, an increase of 0.9 per cent over 2016. It marks the industry’s fourth record in five years. The December total of 102,820 was also a record for that month, up 4.1 per cent on December 2016.

Releasing the 2017 results, FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said that 2017 marks the first full year in which the sales of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) have outstripped those of passenger cars. “Australians bought 465,646 SUVs during 2017 for a 39.2 per cent share of the total market, compared with 450,012 passenger cars with a 37.8 per cent share,” Mr Weber said.

“The shift in industry dynamic we observed last year has now become entrenched in our market. It is a growth pattern that we expect will continue.” Light commercial vehicles also carried on their steady sales climb last year, up from an 18.5 per cent share of the total market in 2016 to 19.9 per cent in 2017. Mr Weber said that while the stability of the Australian economy and low interest rates were influential factors in the overall market growth, it was the fierce competition within the market place between brands which provided the momentum.

“Clearly Australian consumers recognise the value for money that is on offer in the new vehicle market, and responded accordingly,” Mr Weber said. “To have eight record months out of 12 in 2017 speaks volumes for how brands successfully placed new products and incentives into the market which kept attracting buyers into the showrooms right through the year.”

The top-selling model for 2017 was the Toyota Hilux, for the second year in a row. It was also the top-seller in December with 3,949 sales, followed by the Holden Astra (3,533), the Ford Ranger (3,458), the Holden Colorado (3,222) and the Mazda3 (2,807). Toyota was top-selling brand of 2017 with an 18.2 per cent market share, followed by Mazda with 9.8 per cent, Hyundai (8.2%), Holden (7.6%) and Mitsubishi (6.8%).



Buying Service or a Broker, what to choose?

One interesting question we often get asked is "is AMVS a Broker"? Short answer, no. Long answer, I'll explain.

A typical brokerage will have preferred dealers, they will source you some quotes, and connect you with the dealer to make the sale, and charge you a fee for this service. 

A Vehicle Buying Service line AMVS will spend some time talking to about your selection of vehicle, what features you require, colour/s, and even timing. Our agents will then start search for the vehicle you are looking for an talk directly with dealers to truly understand what they have in stock and what they are willing to do to unload that stock. AMVS has over 4000 dealers on our books across Australia, and very often we source cars in one state and deliver them in another, and still save clients 1000's of dollars. We have after market accessories fitted, such as tinted windows, interior and exterior protection, tow bars, bull bars, cargo mats, floor mats etc. all done before delivery takes place. 

Our service agent will find the dealer most motivated to move the car you want, and we then push for the best price. Our agent is your single point of contact, one person for the entire transaction, right through to delivery. Your AMVS Agent will deliver the vehicle to the client, either at work, at home, or even at a train station between clients when the need arises.

So a Vehicle Buying Service is really about an end to end personalised service rather then a tick, flick, and charge business. There are many brokers around who do a good job and are good people, and there are many that aren't. If you just shopping for a reasonable price and a quote, a broker is for you. If you want a great price and the entire hassle taken out of the buying process, with no dealer harassing you for days or weeks, AMVS is the place for you.

Give it a try, call us and have a chat. It's a great service.