Go further with Hegarty Ford
Are you in the market for a new or used Ford car or commercial vehicle? If so, look no further than Hegarty’s Auto Services Ltd (Hegarty Ford Letterkenny) who have been authorised main Ford dealers for Co. Donegal since 1977.
The award-winning dealership was founded in 1962 by the late Andy Hegarty and is now run by his sons Andrew and Paul. It has been proudly flying the flag for Ford in Co. Donegal for over 40 years, having sold countless new Ford cars and commercials during that time. The garage also stocks an extensive range of used cars and commercials of various makes, provides parts, service and a body shop facility, and prides itself on its customer support services and after sales support.
Seventeen years ago, Hegarty’s acquired a large greenfield site at Carnamuggagh on Letterkenny’s Kilmacrennan Road where work commenced on building new state-of-the-art showrooms. One year later, the company relocated to the new premises from nearby Ballymacool and has been going from strength to strength ever since. Hegarty’s Auto Services Ltd employs 24 staff, including six highly-qualified technicians, and caters for customers from throughout Co. Donegal as well as from parts of Co. Sligo and Co. Leitrim.
“Irish motorists have a special affinity with Ford which spans generations and we’re very proud to represent the brand in Donegal. We offer the full service from sales to parts and servicing, while our location close to Letterkenny University Hospital makes for easy access,” dealer principal Andrew says.
Open from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday and from 10am to 1pm on Saturdays, Hegarty’s Auto Services has established a reputation for excellence, complete customer satisfaction and value-for-money. The sales office is managed by David McGlynn, while Paul Hegarty is responsible for all warranty administration and gives his personal attention to each warranty claim.
A top team of Ford technicians is always on hand to provide workshop support. Working in unison with the service team is the parts manager Michael Molloy, who sees to the smooth running of that department for both workshop and customer needs.
The workshop features the latest Ford diagnostic equipment along with a dedicated body shop. Svetlana Megannety is responsible for financial control and administration, with Andrew and Paul Hegarty overseeing the entire operation.
The high standards set by Hegarty’s Auto Services are reflected by the display of awards in the reception area and the company’s active involvement in the local community. There was double delight for Hegarty’s when it ranked number one for sales out of 45 Ford dealerships nationwide and number one for service out of 51 Ford service agents nationwide for January 2020. Three years ago, they received The Ford Chairman’s Award which is the brand’s most prestigious award and winners belong to an elite group of top-performing European Ford dealerships. This award certifies that the winners have provided excellent customer service and high customer satisfaction levels – both qualities that are very important in terms of customer loyalty and increasing sales.
Hegarty’s stock the complete Ford range of cars, Mpy and 7-seater vehicles, including the Puma, Fiesta, Fiesta ST, Ecosport, Focus, Focus ST, Mondeo, Kuga, S-Max and Galaxy. The new Ford Puma SUV crossover, which features innovative design, bold styling, sophisticated hybrid engine and smart assistance technologies, has attracted a lot of attention since its Irish launch in January, while Hegarty’s are eagerly looking forward to the arrival of the new Kuga, which is also available as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) in March.
The Co. Donegal dealership also stocks the full Ford range of vans and utility vehicles, including the Fiesta van, Transit Connect, Transit, Transit Courier, Transit Custom and Ranger.
“The Transit, Transit Connect and Transit Custom are very popular with tradesmen, while there is also a new Transit Custom hybrid on the way,” Andrew explains.
“Commercial sales have picked up since the start of the year. Being so close to the border, a strong Sterling has boosted sales of new commercial vans and second-hand cars. The Transit is essentially a brand of its own, being the market leader for decades. The Custom is a big seller too – it’s a terrific van with a lovely finish. There’s something for everyone with Ford’s great range of vans and commercials.”
For a limited time only, when you order a 201 Transit Connect in the Ford 2020 201 Sales Event, not only do you get a great deal for the vehicle, you also get extra peace of mind with an incredible 5-year / 150,000km warranty and 3.9% APR. Indeed, this offer applies across most of the Ford commercial range.
“We have fantastic deals on the Transit range. We can offer the customer a range of finance options to assist in the purchase of their new or used vehicle. Our rates are very competitive and flexible with a package to suit every buyer.”
In summary, the family-run business offers new and used cars and commercial vehicles as well as a full range of support services as befits a top dealership.
Hegarty’s Auto Services (Hegarty Ford Letterkenny)
Telephone: 074 9121095
Email: [email protected]
Published in Irish Trucker & Light Commercials magazine, Summer 2020, Vol 23 No 3