Buying a used car makes sense for your wallet, but it can be a risky business. If you’re buying from a private seller, you have only limited protection if the vehicle turns out to be a lemon. That’s where Strait Line Auto Sales comes in. The business was founded by Dan Jackson in 1991 and offers the same consumer protections to used-car buyers as new cars. “Our most popular warranty option is a two-year unlimited driving coverage plan,” says Jonathan Jackson, Dan’s son, who took over the business in 2016. “It costs just $1,000 and covers everything, from your starter and alternator to your seals and gaskets, and is available on any car – even if there’s 250,000km on the clock. That means we’re offering used cars with the same kind of security as with a new one.”
That’s not the only way in which the dealership is trying to raise standards. It has just reopened after refurbishment and expansion. “We now have a fully functional service department for the first time. And we also have an incredible level of expertise – we worked out that across the team, we have more than 160 years of experience in the automotive industry,” says Jackson. Usually if you’re buying used, you have limited choice. The team at Strait Line Auto Sales will source and special order used vehicles if you’re looking for something specific, searching a database of 10,000 vehicles. And it’s not limited to cars. The dealership also carries RV and boat equipment.
“We are a local business and understand the needs of the Battleford community,” says Jackson, who’s also a volunteer with the Humane Society. “Our customers really appreciate the advice and expertise we offer. So many of our customers come through word of mouth, which is testament to the great staff we have here.”
Strait Line Auto Sales is located at 2671 99th Street, Battleford. Visit Straitlineauto.com for more information or to search for a car via the online Car Finder.