With more than 120 Vehicles, halfway between Quebec and Montreal
at Cleveland, Richmond between Sherbrooke and Drummondville,
JN Auto has the best Quality/Price ratio
due to our low exploitation fees since 1982.
+1 (819) 826-3084 (Toll Free 1-888-821-3084)
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J.N. Auto’s owner since the beginning in 1982.
A used car passionate who particularly loves convertibles and sports cars. His favourite
models are the Pontiac Grand Prix GXP sports car and the convertible Ford Mustang.
J.N. Auto’s co-owner since the beginning in 1982.
Julien specializes in used trucks, whether it is 4x4 or pick-up trucks. He keeps in stock all kinds
of trucks: Toyota, GMC, Ford, Nissan or Dodge. Whether you need a ½-ton or a 1-ton truck, he can help you.
J.N. Auto salesperson since 1992. He acquired the necessary knowledge in the car financing field.
Since the beginning, he made great agreements with the
Scotia Bank, the Banque de Montréal and the Caisse populaire for conventional car credit.
Used trucks and cars salesperson at J.N. Auto since 1998, he acquired the necessary knowledge in the car financing field.
More, he is responsible of the Web and Facebook advertising.
At JN Auto since some years, Audrey takes care of displaying the full inventory on the Internet.
She makes the description of each vehicles, she takes pictures for each car in order to
provide insight to clients of the car appearance. She makes daily updating of
the website database.
Working with us since 1985, she is responsible of accounting.
With us since 1985, she is a husband of one of the owners. She takes care of the office and showroom in order
to render them the most inviting possible.
Working with us since 1996, Jean-Guy is a car esthetic professional.
Either cars, trucs or SUVs and Mini-vans, he is able to do miracles.
Working with us since 2010, he is responsible for the vehicle prepare, he cleans interior and exterior
of cars. He gives them a "New Like Style" in order to offer quality cars according to your needs.
Inspection and Repair
We deal with 12 partners of our Area, most of them are in business since many years.
We are then able to offer quality inspected and repaired used cars.
A HISTORY OF PASSION
The Passion of a whole life. It's what explains this beautiful success of two good
friends who one day decided to create their own company. Normand Parenteau and Julien Boissonneault, are the two
co-owners of J.N. AUTO ROAD SIDE inc. which, at the end of 1981, had chosen (at 36 years and 32 years) to
have fun a little bit by offering vehicles to people that they knew in their sector. All two natives from Danville, Mr.
Parenteau knew its current partner since his youth. At the beginning, Mr. Boissonneault was a contractor in
distribution of baked products and became owner of a small restaurant. During winter time the
small restaurant was closed and he had to find something else to occupy itself. Mr. Parenteau worked, for its part,
as a sale representative on the road, for his brothers at Revêtement Richmond. However, from December to
January, work was less demanding for this one also. So, in order to occupy and of keep them in shape, our two
friends had developed a routine to make cross-country skiing. Over two
years period, every
winter mornings, at ten o'clock and half, both comparses gave each other appointment to traverse the paths
of the sector for at least a good hour. These ballades were a good time for discussion. All two passioned of
cars, the third year, they had the idea to buy a used vehicle and put it clean in order to resell it.
A FIRST VEHICLE
We are now in December 1981. A citizen of Asbestos had a 1975 CHRYSLER CORDOBA to sell.
The engine doesn't start. Norman and Julien got it with few expenses. It is decided. A first
investment of 500 $ and the car is entirely renovated in the small garage of Julien Boissonneault. One week later,
the car is sold. The leisure also made it possible to do a little income. Encouraged by this sale,
a second used vehicle is thus immediately bought in a dealer and the history will be repeated thus on several
occasions until the day when the two fellow-members decide to join and to form their own company.
The first vehicles
PURCHASES IN BLOCK
January 1982. The things go fast. It is the beginning of a
great adventure. They go regularly to the Quebec City car auction. February, sales
and still sales... And even more purchase of vehicles. It is now 5 or 6 cars they decide to
offer in the Norman's yard. The keys are hung in the kitchen of the family house. A
light is spotting from the house roof to the cars for sale. They install
a small office in order to receive customers and keep the intimacy of the residence. Since this
time, the two wifes encourage their companions in their enterprise. At springtime, the two friends
find that their pastime take many place in their daily schedule. Julien, always owner of his small
restaurant, tells to Normand that if he sells his small restaurant, he could seriously think of
full-time in the sale of used vehicles. The next day, the small restaurant is sold and Julien is free of his time.
THE TRUE DEPARTURE
Normand does not have the choice, he takes
a sabbatical year and help his friend in this new company. For him, working in the world of cars is a youth dream.
The little of already customers, were all satisfied with their purchase and he after-sales
follow-up. The AFTER-SALES SERVICE was going to become the key element, for the two owners. Once again, the wives of
Normand and Julien had to make many sacrifices because the two men were less and less at home, in order to start
the business. Regularly, they help in various
levels. Even still today Rita and Lucie imply themselves regularly and with pride at J.N. AUTO.
THE SALES GO UP
1982, FIRST YEAR, 250 CARS SOLD. Second year: 350 cars and so on until reaching
the ceiling of 600 cars in 1991. Since this date, J.N. AUTO sells each year between 600 and 650 vehicles,
always inspected and in perfect condition.
The Road Side Pavilion
THE GREAT MOVING
1985 was an important one. The court of Mr. Parenteau become too small, a Real Estate
agent proposes the purchase of an extremely well-known club: The ROAD SIDE Pavilion, old place of gathering
of a whole generation and abandoned since a few years. Some will remember to have attended the spectacles of
Lévis Bouliane, Richard Ti-White, Bobby Hachey, Willie Lamothe and many others. They could not better choose!
For people of the area, this place was strongly known. The purchase of this ground became more than strategic,
being given the site on the driving roadside 116 to Asbestos and the space available of four hundred feet of
frontage, nothing less. The idea germinates a few days, but the duo makes the decision quickly to buy, which
was to prove the good choice once again. One needed however much investments. Several years of efforts as well
as many adjustments and enlargings are made, while preserving the seal of Road Side with its round building,
its retro pace of the first years. "It was important for us to preserve the same convivial aspect as front."
Mr. Parenteau says to us.
A TRUE PASSION
More than one hundred vehicles. From four to six and eight cylinders, from Cars
to Convertibles, up to the 4 X 4 and Utility Sport or MiniVan...
There is always a large choice and vehicles are always bought according to their customers
which they wish to satisfy the
most possible by an after-sales service which made their reputation within the years.
"When I see a vehicle of my taste, I think that if me I find it beautiful, it is sure that somebody will be
also interested to buy it" says Mr. Parenteau. "If the vehicle does not attract me, I do not buy it. Buying
a vehicle a little bit like a thunderbolt not? " Is not necessary to be mistaken! " he says with his broad smile.
"Me, it is not really of my fault, my work to sell cars, it is a passion. Certain people have passions for the
horses, the dogs, the music... me, it is cars" he adds.
The first mobile office
KNOWN AND RECOGNIZED COMPANY
Today, J.N. AUTO is a company known and recognized a little everywhere within the
country and even outside. Now, thanks to technology and to their Website www.jnauto.com, it is not
rare to have orders of a little everywhere in province, with the country and even of outside, until Switzerland.
Mr. Parenteau, far from being convinced of this new technology, he trust their two sons-in-law who
are passioned of this technology. Finally, he acknowledge to appreciate now at the most point
this new way of selling and buying vehicles.
AFTER SALE SERVICE IRREPROACHABLE
"We are perhaps not a garage of great luxury, but cleanliness here has priority and
we have the complete file of each vehicle which we can show at each customer who makes the request. We
are not constrained our vehicles and above all, we like to see our customers returning, certain on our premises
since the beginnings. For this reason we made register on the front of the building and in large letters:
AFTER-SALES SERVICE IRREPROACHABLE... and we are not afraid to shout it high and strong. We always do the
most so that the customer is entirely satisfied. We are eight people here and all let us have the same goal,
the same attitude. It is a little a family company. My wife, Rita, work there on the occasion; the wife of Julien,
Lucie is an administrative secretary; my two sons-in-law, Stephan and Sebastien are advisers; my brother,
Lucien works with the service with Jean-Guy Marchand... " "I make a point of mentioning the important
implication of our wives who, during these 25 years, always supported us. Their implication
in the company, is without question, the response to this beautiful success. They are not all the women who
would accept that their men work up to 73 hours per week... and this, over one 25 years period! The
vacation is rare when this type of company is directed and that we want to offer the best possible service to
our customers. Yes, we owe them a proud candle because it was not always easy for them. " Normand Parenteau
Actual picture of the garage which have been
renovated in 2005 in order to double the showroom !
So, the showroom can contain up to 25 vehicles to give you a comfortable
shopping experience for anybody coming to see our inventory !