Laharts are All-Ireland champions

A Kilkenny City based garage has won an All-Ireland title!

A Kilkenny City based garage has won an All-Ireland title!

Laharts Garage on the Waterford Road, Skoda’s Kilkenny dealership, has scooped the Skoda dealer of the year award for 2014.

Skoda Ireland made the announcement after Laharts beat off stiff competition from 24 other dealers in the network to scoop the coveted title.

The prestigious honour was awarded to Laharts Garages for delivering an outstanding performance over the last year. The team at the Kilkenny dealership were recognised for their excellence in sales performance, workshop quality repairs and customer satisfaction.

60th birthday

Synonymous with motoring in Kilkenny since 1954, Laharts recently celebrated their 60th anniversary in business. Laharts became the main Skoda retailer for County Kilkenny in 2006.

In 2012 the operation of the franchise was moved to the current premises on the Waterford Road, allowing customers to enjoy the highest level of standards and customer care.

Further redevelopments to the new Skoda showroom will take place in the near future, ensuring that these standards are maintained.

Speaking at the announcement, Denis Lahart, dealer principal, Laharts Garages said they were delighted to be recognised by Skoda as dealer of the year.

Hard work

“The award is a testament to the hard work and effort that each member of the dealership team has put in over the past number of years,” Mr Lahart added. “The standards in the Skoda network are very high so it is an honour to accept this award on behalf of everyone at Lahart Garages.”

John Donegan, Brand Director, ŠKODA Ireland said they were delighted to announce Laharts as the 2014 Skoda dealership of the year.

“Laharts has been a consistent performer in every area of the business ensuring Skoda is one of the best-selling car brands in Kilkenny. Long may that continue,” he added. “Each member of staff deserves tremendous credit for the hard work and effort put in and this reward is very much deserved.”

Ford offer

Ford have introduced a cost saving plan for car owners whose vehicles are five years or older. Ford Ireland’s launch of its Motorcraft 5+ Service offer is targeted at owners of Ford cars which are older than five yers.

During June, July and August customers who have a Motorcraft 5+ Service carried out on their car will receive a free fuel voucher to the value of €20.

With a great value service price-point of €129 for any model from a Ka to a Galaxy, the Motorcraft 5+ Service offering also includes a number of key quality commitments - oil and oil filter change, air or cabin filter replacement, whichever requires priority fitment; electronic vehicle health check; check for outstanding Service Enhancements and Software Updates; national Recommended Prices for frequent repairs and tyres and a complimentary car wash.

Price match guarantee

In addition, the Ford Motorcraft 5+ Service offering features a price match guarantee on the service cost, a comprehensive parts guarantee, and an NCT guarantee, which provides peace of mind for motorists who are due to present their car for the NCT test.

Motorcraft 5+ Service gives drivers of 2009-registered (or earlier) Ford cars the reassurance that they are getting excellent value for money and the confidence that the best trained technician - Ford-trained - are working on their car. See dealerships.