Toyota moves into new Alberni digs

New digs, new cars and new services for customers and staff at the new Alberni Toyota.

Darren Dorn of Cap-It

Darren Dorn of Cap-It

A brand new building, a lot full of new cars and a fresh outlook are some of the benefits of the new Alberni Toyota on Highway 4.

Staff moved vehicles from the former location on 10th Avenue to the new 24,000-square-foot facility on the highway last weekend.

“There still lots to do yet but the move went smoothly and I’m glad it’s done,” manager Jim Pelk said. “Business is going to be great.”

The new facility is modern, spacious and easily accessible to customers.

“What isn’t different about it – everything is different,” Pelk said when asked to contrast the old and new facilities.

The new facility size, traffic flow, service for customers and staff facilities were some of the improvements, Pelk said.

The service areas are larger and are able to house more equipment.

There is also a larger display area for new and used vehicles, Pelk said.

A vehicle detailing operation will be contained in a separate facility, a move that is seen to be more efficient for staff and customers, he said.

And customers will now find a Cap-it truck accessories centre– the first to be located north of Victoria and one of 17 in B.C.

Cap-it offers vehicle canopies, specialty wheels, lift kits, running boards and other equipment for all brands of vehicles.

“We felt that there is a need for it in our market area,” Pelk said. “It’s a good fit for what we do.”

Alberni Toyota is hosting its grand opening on July 28.

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