Steve Hill said the reason he opened his business a couple of years ago was because he “realised that towns smaller than Yass had specialist used car yards, but Yass didn’t.”
Steve’s lifelong passion has always been cars, and he got himself established in this trade by starting out part-time in 2016 before growing it into a full-time venture.
He operates the business himself, with just a little help. “I also employ young people from the high school to do car washing and that sort of thing,” he says.
Steve gathers the best vehicles he can from various sources, and each of those is then workshop tested and prepared for sale.
He has been steadily growing the number of used cars on the yard, and has also expanded to offer boats, caravans and the occasional camper trailer. Sales growth has been about 50 per cent year on year.
On top of that, he also offers a consignment service, and appreciates the trust which private sellers put in him to sell their vehicle for them. He also appreciates how this increases the variety available to choose from in the yard without adding to his overhead costs.
In terms of looking after his customers, Steve still loves matching you with the right vehicle for your needs, and if you have something specific in mind that isn’t in the yard, he can often source it for you.
As a local who has been here since the early ‘90s, what Steve says he enjoys about our community is “The local feel and knowing people, and providing a service in the community.” He even enjoys the social side of the job, with enthusiasts “coming in to the yard for a chat.”
Also, “I like the closeness of the Yass community for my family and vice versa.”
As part of that they “Sponsor a prize at end of year at Yass High School.”
Steve’s Quality Cars is at 1421 Yass Valley Way, Yass.
Visit stevesqualitycars.com.au, call 0439 622 610 or find them on Facebook.