Saltmarine - Best Car Dealer NI, 2017 Auto Express Driver Power Survey | Saltmarine

Saltmarine Cars wins recognition as top Northern Ireland dealership 

​Car buyers in County Tyrone can be sure to receive outstanding customer service at Saltmarine Cars after it was recognised as one of the top dealerships in the UK. The motor group, comprising of Saltmarine Ford, Hyundai, Mazda and Saltmarine Used Car Centre, has been named in the ‘Best Car Dealers’ category of the 2017 Auto Express Driver Power survey.


High Score of 9.1 out of 10

Data gained from nationwide surveys by Auto Express and data analyst Statista reveals the top 1,000 new and used car dealers in the United Kingdom based on overall customer satisfaction. Saltmarine Cars, based in Dungannon, scored 9.1 out of 10, ranking them in the top 40 car dealers in the UK and as the best dealer for overall customer satisfaction in Northern Ireland.

Michael Salt, Partner commented, “It is fantastic to know that we have not only been ranked as the best dealer for customer satisfaction in Northern Ireland, but that our excellent customer service has also made us one of the top 40 dealerships in the UK! Our team within Saltmarine work hard to provide our customers with the best advice, service and information throughout the entire business.”


The Northern Ireland Results

The results are coordinated from a combined result of two online surveys. The first survey, completed by new car buyers, rates dealers on factors including the demeanour of sales people, price negotiation, after-sales service and the likelihood of recommending to a friend or family member.

The second survey targets industry associates, including car dealers, garages, repair shops and auto parts suppliers. As a ‘peer-to-peer’ survey, this allows those in the industry to identify which car dealers (other than themselves) they would recommend to their family and friends.

Customer's Rating Dealership's Name Postcode Town/City Region
9,1 Saltmarine Cars BT716HW Dungannon Northern Ireland
9,0 Daly's Garage BT126FB Belfast Northern Ireland
8,8 Sere BT126HR Belfast Northern Ireland
8,8 Shelbourne Motors BT623RB Portadown Northern Ireland
8,7 Edwin May BT513RT Coleraine Northern Ireland
8,7 Stephen Mawhinney Motors BT399DZ Ballyclare Northern Ireland
8,7 Western Cars BT747JY Enniskillen Northern Ireland
8,6 Charles Hurst BT234QP Newtownards Northern Ireland
8,6 Charles Hurst BT126LR Belfast Northern Ireland
8,6 Townparks Car Sales BT414NZ Antrim Northern Ireland
8,5 Charles Hurst BT126LR Belfast Northern Ireland
8,5 John Mulholland Motors BT473XX Campsie Northern Ireland
8,3 Ballyrobert BT364XS Newtownabbey Northern Ireland
8,3 Charles Hurst BT126LR Belfast Northern Ireland
8,3 Philip Petersen BT197AG Bangor Northern Ireland
8,2 Agnew Group BT126HR Belfast Northern Ireland
8,2 Donnelly & Taggart BT473DN Londonderry Northern Ireland
8,2 Mervyn Stewart BT126HU Belfast Northern Ireland
8,2 Wilsons Of Rathkenny BT436QB Ballymena Northern Ireland
8,1 Ballinderry Car Sales BT670JR Trummery Northern Ireland
8,1 Edwin May BT423HB Ballymena Northern Ireland
8,0 Agnew Group BT69FR Belfast Northern Ireland
8,0 TrustFord BT364PP Newtownabbey Northern Ireland
7,7 Agnew Group BT39DP Belfast Northern Ireland
7,7 Charles Hurst BT126LR Belfast Northern Ireland
7,7 Eakin Bros BT476UQ Maydown Northern Ireland


Based just off the M1 Motorway near Dungannon, Saltmarine Cars was established in 1969 by Neil Salt. The family run business stocks the latest range of Ford, Hyundai and Mazda models in Northern Ireland. The team’s dedication to providing excellent customer service makes the dealership a firm favourite for customers and long-standing part of the local community.

We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our fantastic customers, staff and suppliers.