Renner’s Auto Sales has been serving the Cambridge community since 1950! It all began with Harry Renner and brother-in-law Howard Smith who, in 1950 opened a Texaco Service Station on King Street in Preston. Twenty three years later, Harry’s son, John, took over the reins when he was only 23 years old in 1973, and three successful years after that John purchased the Witmer St. location. Renner Automotive operated with a very loyal customer base at the Witmer St location for 39 years! It was in November of 2015 when Dennis (Renner’s lead technician since 1971) and John decided to retire from the service business.
Retirement for John however, was short lived. Through discussion with David Godin, who had been with Renner’s Auto Sales in the past, John and David decided to keep Renner’s Auto Sales going on a strictly car sales basis. “With such a loyal customer base and all the financial lenders in place, it would be a loss to not continue the Renner’s name in Cambridge” says David. “To be a trusted Used Car Dealer in Cambridge for over 65 years is something we take pride in.” This partnership allows John to enjoy the camaraderie in the car business and not be committed to the long hours that it takes to keep the doors open. David handles most of the day to day responsibilities and doesn’t mind putting in the time required. Having started in the car business himself at the age of 19, David is following in the footsteps of his father who had been in Auto Sales for over 40 years. David acquired a great education in the car business from working at Renner’s in his early 20’s. “John really instilled in me the value of taking care of your customers and doing business in a straight forward and honest manner” says David. “To work alongside John again and carry on the Renner’s name is a great opportunity in both of our eyes. I see the potential in creating a more online presence for Renner’s and John knows that we will always continue to do business in a straight forward and honest manner.”
The new location at 2532 Dundas St. South is at the corner of Dundas St. and Morrison Rd.; just outside the Cambridge city limits Renner’s is able to keep between 25-35 cars on the lot. With many different finance lenders in place, Renner’s can finance virtually any credit history. “We want to keep cars in stock for just about any budget” says David. From inexpensive cars that are Certified and E-tested to cars and trucks right off of lease from the manufacturer, Renner’s inventory is consistently priced between $2500 to $20,000. “We are going to have more of a mix now” comments David. “I’ve had many years’ experience with imports and John has always had a preference for domestic product, especially Fords”.
Renner’s Auto Sales is also a member of the Used Car Dealers Association (UCDA) of Ontario and also the Ontario Motor Vehicle industry Council (OMVIC). They have also received the Cambridge Heritage Business Award for providing over 50 years of service to the community.
Renner’s provides vehicle history reports with every vehicle and extended warranty options on all cars from Lubrico Warranty. They have NO ADMIN fees! “Admin fees are a way for dealers to generate profit and not pay salespeople or managers a commission on profit” states David, “we don’t need to tack on extra products or services at an inflated rate like many dealers out there”. THE PRICE, THE HST and your license plates, that’s what you pay. Straight forward business! “Some finance lenders may have admin fees but we strive to find the best rate we can for our customers to offset some of those costs.”
So if you are in the market for a used car; whether it be a one or two year old car or an inexpensive car to get from point A to point B, check out Renner’s Auto Sales. The ALL new location at 2532 Dundas St South., Cambridge, ON