About Rural Route Motors

Since 2003, Rural Route Motors has been proudly serving all areas around Barrie, Innisfil, Alliston, Cookstown, Orillia, Muskoka, Tottenham, Beeton, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner and Parry Sound, as well as province wide in Ontario, with quality reconditioned used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs. Rural Route Motors provides vehicle maintenance, service and repairs to all our customers at a shop rate of only $82.00 per hour. We used top notch repair and diagnostic equipment and a class A licensed mechanic is always on duty during business hours.

Why not avoid the typical used vehicle lots and the big city hustle and bustle and come on out to the country youll be glad you did!

Hours of Operation;

  • Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday and Holidays: Closed

We are please to accommodate scheduled appointments after hours. Please contact us to book an appointment.

Why buy from Rural Route Motors vs. a Private Seller?

You have a right to know what you are buying! Many unfair and deceptive practices exist in the private vehicle sales market and now with the HST in place there are absolutely NO benefits to purchasing privately. This section will cover ALL the benefits of purchasing from a registered used car dealer, like Rural Route Motors.

Rural Route Motors: Written Contracts. When a bill of sale is signed between a purchaser and a Dealer it is legally binding. The seller can note special comments or requests they have regarding a particular sale. A deposit on the sale is also noted and copies are returned to both the seller and the purchaser.

Private Seller: NO Written Contract. Often times a vehicle is sold to the seller with NO paperwork completed. NO deposit noted... NO legal obligation to honour that particular sale.

Rural Route Motors: Warranty Included! We ALWAYS include a great warranty with every sale on a certified vehicle. These warranties are a great peace of mind for the purchaser, and also are fully backed by Rural Route Motors or the third party warranty company.

Private Seller: NO Warranty Whatsoever! No private seller can insure a good warranty for a new purchaser. The seller may make promises, but without a contract, or any legal obligations when you buy private you are on your own for any major vehicle repairs! Caveat Emptor or Buyer Beware!

Rural Route Motors: HST. In the previous years, when a car was purchased from a licensed dealer, the purchaser had always been forced to pay both PST and GST taxes. Now the 2 former taxes have been combined into the HST (13%).

Private Seller: HST. Now the purchaser must pay the full HST at the Ministry office. There are NO tax benefits for a purchaser trying to buy private.

Rural Route Motors: Ethical Obligations. Rural Route Motors and their sales staff are licensed to sell used vehicles by OMVIC (Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council). We have gone through a variety of training programs and testing to earn that licence. Rural Route Motors is also a member in good standing with UCDA [Used Car Dealers Association], a non profit association that promotes a fair used vehicle buying experience that safeguards both the consumer and the dealer.

Private Seller: No Obligations. No training. No licence. No affiliation. No real interest in you.

Rural Route Motors: Vehicle History Reports. We provide either a UCDA or CarProof Vehicle History Report which shows the ownership history of the vehicle, accident history and if there are any liens.

Private Seller: Incomplete Report. A Private Seller must provide you with a Used Vehicle Package; however this report does not disclose accident data, recall information or odometer discrepancies. There may be unanswered questions.

Conclusion: It makes good sense to buy your next used car from a reputable dealer like Rural route Motors. Know what you are buying and know who you are buying it from.