About Us

Z Cars is one of the newest car yards to open in Rangiora, North Canterbury.

Owned and operated by Dave and Rachael Lay, Z Cars is a local business, run by locals.

After 20 plus years in the motor industry, Dave Lay decided to take his wealth of experience and do things his way. With his wife Rachael supporting him in running the business, Z Cars was born.

Dave is passionate about his customers and giving them the best service, providing a no-pressure environment and making sure that every customer drives away happy and satisfied with their purchase.

In his words “Selling cars isn’t about selling cars, it’s all about people and what they need”.

In our words, Z Cars is all about selling great cars, to great people.

And at Z Cars we’re proud to boast that we have the friendliest salesman in town. So if you want to make your next car purchase the most enjoyable yet, come and check our Z Cars for yourself and we think you’ll agree.

Z Cars Staff

Dave Lay – Sales Manager/Owner

Dave is our Sales Manager and the friendly face you’re likely to meet first at Z Cars.

Dave has worked in a number of vehicle dealerships during his 20 plus years in car sales, both locally, and in Christchurch and in the UK prior to immigrating to New Zealand.

When he’s not busy selling cars and buying awesome new stock you’ll find Dave enjoying time relaxing with his kids or keeping an eye on anything football (ask him about his goal against Tottenham) 😉

Rachael Lay – Managing Director

Rachael focuses on the operations side of the business handling the strategy, accounting, marketing, legal and other operational aspects of the business.

With over 15 years of executive level positions in the corporate world, Z Cars has been a welcome and refreshing change, where being able to spend more time with our customers has been a highlight.

Downtime for Rachael is spent with her kids, gardening, reading and indulging her (excessive number of, says Dave) creative hobbies.

Leanne Luscombe – Admin

Leanne is our part time administration assistant, dealing with the all important paperwork and general admin that we produce with every sale.

She dots the i’s, crosses the t’s and does a great job of helping to make sure we do things by the book, as well as handling customer enquiries and making sure the office is clean and tidy.

In her spare time Leanne enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, relaxing and supporting her husbands football teams.

Calum King – Groomer/Yard Hand

Calum recently joined us as our full time groomer and yard hand.

His role is all about making sure every car on the yard is presented at the highest quality possible and that when it comes to test drives and deliveries everything is in top order.