Isuzu & Great Wall Dealer in Carteton, Oxfordshire
Founded in 1979 by Arthur and Millie Dowley, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2019. Originally, Dowleys was solely a workshop business with a garage on Alvescot Road that handled servicing, MOTs and repairs. We decided to relocate just down the road to our current premises on Norton Way and expand the business the include used car sales alongside our workshop business.
In 2012, we were appointed as an official Great Wall franchise dealer responsible for sales, servicing and parts for all models including the Steed. We are the only Great Wall main dealer in Oxfordshire, also serving Berkshire, Gloucestershire, West London and Wiltshire.
We expanded further in 2016 by adding the Isuzu franchise and subsequently won the New Dealer of the Year Award in 2017. Our dealership offers the full range of Isuzu services including sales, servicing, parts, fleet and arctic trucks. Jourdin Dowley, Arthur and Millie's grandson, is a qualified Isuzu Master Technician and MOT Tester having worked his way up from a Service Advisor and completing an apprenticeship in 2012.
Dowleys is still in the family with Arthur and Millie's son, Richard, and his wife Elizabeth now running the business. We feel that the main reason Dowleys has grown into such a successful business is because of the family ethic that is engrained into our culture.
All the staff we employ live in the local area, so they're as much a part of the local community as the people we serve. We want to provide a high standard of service that is friendly and professional. By looking after our customers in this way, we've seen that they keep coming back.
Our workshop is a state-of-the-art facility that has all the latest equipment to diagnose faults, complete repairs, service and provide MOT tests for cars, bikes, trikes and vans. We offer a second-to-none aftersales service with full availability of all aftermarket parts and overnight delivery.
Alongside our garage, we also sell and fit tyres stocking all the major brands from budget to top end quality to accommodate all budgets. We're proud to have been appointed as the main agent for General Tire, the off-road specialist, in the UK.
As a member of the RMI (Retail Motor Industry)’s Trust My Garage Scheme, we are willingly bound by the promise to deliver 100% satisfaction to our customers. We look forward to providing an ongoing, outstanding service to all our existing customers, as well as welcoming new ones along the way.