Quality Automobiles and Expert Service Are Top Priorities at Hopewell Motors LLC
QUALITY AND SERVICE: “We are the only ones in the area who sell high-end previously-owned cars and also service them.” Tom Foster (right), owner of Hopewell Motors, and service manager Dave Leary are proud of their outstanding selection of high-quality automobiles and their expert service. They are shown next to a top quality Mercedes-Benz, one of their specialties.
Tom Foster loves his job!
“I like this so much that it’s easy to come to work every day. I enjoy every aspect of the business. I’m proud of our cars, and I like getting to know the customers. Many have become good friends.”
When the boss enjoys coming to work this much, it sets the tone for all the employees and the customers as well.
This is an important reason why so many people are certain that Hopewell Motors will provide them with the best car for their needs, along with the proper maintenance service. In addition, the friendly atmosphere is a big attraction for many customers.
Opened in 2015 at 49 East Broad Street, Hopewell Motors specializes in previously-owned high-end German cars. “We typically have a selection of Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen cars available, and occasionally we also have Hondas, Subarus, and Jeeps,” says Mr. Foster. “People will often turn in their existing car when they buy a new car.”
He adds that he has always loved cars, and when the opportunity to open the business came along, he did not hesitate. “In order to open a previously-owned car business, you have to get a license from the state. We primarily have German cars. I like them, and I find that they are high quality and well made. We also take requests from people who may be looking for a particular car, and we will try to help them.”
Mr. Foster is very pleased with the enthusiastic response Hopewell Motors has received. “We’ve grown even faster than I expected. We have more customers and are selling more cars all the time”
Customers are from the Hopewell area, including Princeton, Hopewell, Lawrenceville, Pennington, Lambertville, etc. They are all ages, adds Mr. Foster. “We also have a lot of families, and some have four, five, and even six cars in the family. Many people have become regular customers. We also have young college -age customers, even some still in high school. We always emphasize safety. We talk to them about the importance of not texting or talking on the phone when driving. This is a major emphasis.”
At any given time, five to 10 cars are available at Hopewell Motors, and recently, a BMW, Mercedes, and a Porsche were highlighted in the showroom. In the outside lot, a Jeep and another Mercedes were on display.
Servicing the cars is an important part of the business, points out Mr, Foster. “We not only service the cars customers buy from us but we will service all makes and models not purchased here. We do everything except body work. Transmission work, engine, oil change, tune-ups, exhaust, mufflers, brake service, tires, and typical maintenance are available, also diagnostics.
“In addition, if you buy one of our cars, you will get free oil changes for a year, and typical maintenance. When we do an oil change, we don’t just change your oil. We top off all the fluids under the hood and check all the underside components of the vehicle. The normal things we check are brakes, tires, hoses, belts, etc. We have seven bays for the cars, and we provide excellent service.
“Our technicians have all been expertly trained. The technology is so advanced today that you have to keep up with it, and we continue to educate ourselves. We also like to educate our customers, although some of them are already very knowledgeable.”
Hopewell Motors also has a convenient and attractive waiting area for customers, complete with coffee, bottled water, kids juice boxes, and snacks. In addition, framed artwork, created by area artists, is displayed on the walls.
Mr. Foster reports that both the sales and service costs are very competitive. For example, a full oil change, with five quarts of oil, is $49, and also includes a comprehensive maintenance check. He adds that prices for new tires are also very competitive, frequently less expensive than those available online.
He points out that Hopewell Motors looks forward to becoming an involved partner in the Hopewell community. “This is important to us. We want to support the community. Hopewell has a lot of events, and we sponsor some of them. We had a float for the Memorial Day parade. And we are a part of Cruise Night, which is held in the spring and fall, when people bring classic and antique cars to town. 2,000 people come for this event.
“We are proud to be one of the premier pre-owned dealerships in the area. From the moment you set foot in our lot, you’ll find that our commitment to customer service is second to none. We work hard to make your car buying experience a great one. We will treat you like family while you’re here.”
Hopewell Motors’ service hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday by appointment. Sales: Tuesday through Friday 9 to 6; Saturday 10 to 4. (609) 466-1550. Website: www.hopewellmotors.com.