Another gong for Car Boneyard
By EMMA CORNFORD
TAILLIGHTS, visors, bumpers and other miscellaneous car parts are strung up around the Car Boneyard at Junction Hill like rows and rows of bizarre, colourful carcases.
But it was this organised layout, along with the range of stock and the staff, which owner Peter Robinson said had secured the business's second Motor Traders Association (MTA) award in three years.
The Car Boneyard was the only business in the Clarence Valley to pick up an MTA award this year. It won the auto-dismantling section in the northern districts, which runs from Grafton to the Queensland border.
"It's done on mystery shoppers and based on a combination of customer service and presentation of the parts and premises," Mr Robinson said.
"It's something we have been working at for a long time ? being customer friendly and making it easy for people to shop with us."
Mr Robinson said the store's customers came from all over northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.
Most of the parts were sent by post to customers, with three courier services each day.
He said cars were purchased at damaged car auctions in Sydney, Brisbane and all around Australia, and there was also online access to car parts.
Mr Robinson is the third generation to run the business, which has been open since the 1950s.
"I've been in charge since 1983 and the owner since 1998 but it's really the staff who make things like this," he said.