That little Volkswagen Beetle marked the start of what was to become a landmark in town…..

The story of Ayob Motors started half a century ago, when the late Yassin Ayob, better known as Charlie Ayob, sold his first car to a customer in Louis Trichardt. That little Volkswagen Beetle marked the start of what was to become a landmark in town.

Quality and service is what makes our customers visit us on a continuous basis. Fifty years on, Ayob Motors is still as busy as ever, with an impressive array of second-hand cars - anything from a Mini to an Aston Martin. In-house finance and online insurance are available for the some 140 vehicles to choose from. At Ayob Motors we can source any vehicle you want.

Hussain Ayob - MD of Ayob Motors


  • Initially the selling of cars was done on a part-time basis
  • From selling one car the business grew rapidly and a fully fledged car dealership was established
  • The dealership was initially situated in the town’s main street
  • In 1977 a site was bought on the N1
  • Construction began 4 years later in 1981
  • Ayob Motors opened its doors in the new building in December 1981
  • A fully fledged garage with petrol pumps, car sales and a workshop was established
  • Fuel sold was from Total and to this day, the relationship continues
    In 1981 Charlies son Faizel joined the business
  • In 1985, Hussain the younger brother joined the business
  • Hussain managed the accessories side of the business
  • A few laters Ayob Motors boasted the biggest selection of mags north of Pretoria and had won numerous awards
  • To cope with the demands of the modern-day motorist the facilities had to be improved.
  • In 1995 construction got off the ground
  • With construction completed, the new-look Ayob Motors boasted two completely rebuilt showrooms
  • The filling station boasted a hi-tec driveway to accommodate 20 cars at any given time
  • New and larger workshop was built
  • A few years later in 2000 due to health reasons Hussain took full control over the business and in 2004 the accessory and mag shop was converted into a convenience store
  • In November 2004 Tiger Wheel and Tyre approached Hussain and Tiger Wheel and Tyre was opened opposite Ayob Motors
  • Fifty years on and Ayob Motors is still as busy as ever

We have a used car dealership that caters for all individuals. Whether it be a high end sportscar or a daily run-about…we stock it all.

In November 2004, Ayob Motors opened a Tiger Wheel and Tyre Branch in Louis Trichardt. The franchise stocks an array of mag wheels and an assortment of tyres for most vehicles.