In 1979, Jim and Dawna Gilbert created Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals with a single dream in mind: To be different, Just like legendary Walt Disney, Jim looked around one day at the industry he loved and did not like what he saw.
How and what can I change? I can change the only thing I can “Me“ I change Wheels and Deals, I cannot change the industry but I can change one Fredericton Used Car Dealer. The dream turned to reality; The Reality, do what you say, say what you do. Be different. Invest and build a World Class Facility right here in Fredericton, give Customers a Hug, a Place to come back to, a place to send their family and friends, a place where they will be proud to say that this is where I buy our vehicles.
Support and be part of the community, be a friend to all…be Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals, Canada’s Huggable Car Dealer….. Jim and Dawna love what they do because they get to meet with people on an occasion that is truly happy. Everyone loves that feeling of driving off in their newer used car, truck or S.U.V. from Canada’s Huggable Car Dealer. You can see it in their smiles, the looks on their faces. And that’s the reason the team at Jim Gilbert’s do what they say: quite simply, it makes people happy.
Doing business with the Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals team feels like you’re doing business with family, and that’s because Jim and Dawna have always encouraged and fostered a family mentality among everyone who joins their Huggable Team. Happy workers equals happy customers, which is why so many car buyers recommend Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals to their friends and family when it comes time for them to acquire reliable used cars in Fredericton.
Now, 33 years later, that family tradition continues with the next generation of Gilberts on the team.
Daughter Chelsea has firmly established herself as Wheels and Deals General Manager, over seeing that all customers, all vehicles, all 28 team members and Wheels and Deals Stay #1. Son, Alex continues to hand pick all Jim Gilbert’s vehicles and has added the roll of Sales Manager to his growing talents.
Success in a Hug –
- A) Have Alex, Seek out and purchase better newer vehicles with balance of factory warranties for resale. Wheels and Deals then has these vehicles Post-Sale Inspected. Post-Sale Inspections evaluate the condition of vehicles purchased at remarketing locations. They consist of both a frame and a mechanical inspection, and come with a guarantee. If any inspected item or part fails during that period, Wheels and Deals purchased is cancelled. Dealer and Customer Benefits, Added peace of mind, Frame and mechanical inspection, Reliable consistency across locations. Wheels and Deals does not get stuck with hidden problem vehicles.
- B) Have Jesseca our (Vehicle Purchase Coordinator) Carproof all vehicles purchased or traded in, and verify CarProof is OK, before Wheels and Deals writes a cheque or excepts any vehicles for resale.
- C) Have Megan our (Vehicle Care Coordinator) put our eight on sight service bays and our N.B. Licensed Technicians to use preforming our Certification a 152 PT. International Vehicle Inspection (IVI) and proper vehicle service. Wheels and Deals Techs are paid 1.1 hours to check over our vehicles versus the 15 minutes industry average Motor Vehicle Inspection (MVI). Yes, we find and recondition a lot more this way. At Wheels and Deals our customer’s do not have the common used car buyers average $800.00 to $1800.00 surprise repair bill with-in the first three months of ownership. We guarantee it!
- D) Have Chelsea, overseeing and making sure all we say we are doing, we do. That Canada’s Huggable Car Dealer vehicles and Canada’s Huggable Car Dealer customers know we care and our facility is the place you will enjoy, feel safe and be happy doing your business at. Chelsea’s #1 job is keeping us #1.
- E) Have Alex and Chelsea team-up, focus on having Canada’s Huggable Car Dealer’s Sales and Financing Professionals ready to assist, supply options and stay in contact with you our friends and customers. Success is the Hug….
It must be working, as Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals has grown from 1 vehicle to offering over 150 premium used vehicles on our six acre (You have to see it to believe facility – We set the bar high because we want to show people that, it can be done, you can be caring, you can be honest and you can be different and you still can be successful)
Canada’s Huggable Car Dealer was Voted the #1 Used Car Dealer in Fredericton by readers of the Daily Gleaner for 8 years, where we are featured in an article called “Ask A Professional.”
In an astonishing feat, Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals received the City of Fredericton’s highest honor: the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Excellence Award and The Fredericton Business Person of the Year Award….
No other Fredericton new or used car dealer has ever received this coveted prize.
Jim Gilbert’s Wheels and Deals
402 St Mary’s St