If you have been following the progress at Paul Sherry Chrysler, then you know that we are working on some major remodeling. Construction is almost complete, including our new auto service center, and it will do wonders to help us better serve the needs of Piqua drivers. Since our family of dealerships offers a wide range of vehicles, we decided to use this remodel as the time to expand our service center to be able to care for commercial trucks as well as conversion vans.
New 30,000-Pound Hydraulic Lift
The first step to creating a new auto service center that can accommodate commercial trucks was getting a heavy-duty hydraulic lift that is able to lift these vehicles [...
After buying your new or used car, you still need to work hard to make sure that you maintain it. By keeping your vehicle in good working order, you can extend its lifespan and take full advantage of all its features and comforts for the years to come. Instead of wondering where to take your vehicle for regular service and any necessary repairs, bring it to the service center at Paul Sherry Chrysler. Our mechanics will prove to you that you made the right decision as soon as you begin your interactions with us.
Highly Experienced Certified Mechanics
When you bring your vehicle to Paul Sherry Chrysler, you can [...
Comments Off on Autos Insider | GM sales flat; Chrysler spikes 27% | The Detroit News
The Detroit News General Motor Co. reported flat vehicle sales in October – up just 2 percent from the same month last year – while crosstown rival Chrysler Group LLC saw a 27 percent spike in sales.
For Detroit-based GM, retail sales were up 3 percent and accounted for 77 percent of all sales, the carmaker said Tuesday morning in a news release.
“Chevrolet led the way for GM in October, driven by the continued success of the Cruze and Equinox,” said Don Johnson, vice president, U.S. Sales Operations, in a statement. “Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC have all performed well this year, which has set the stage for our transition to a higher mix of 2012 model-year vehicles. Combined with the launches of several new fuel-efficient cars, including the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick LaCrosse eAssist, we are very well positioned going forward.”
GM sold 186,895 vehicles in October and Chevrolet did the all [...]
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This article provides some pretty modern and creative ways to try and keep animals off the road or at least alert drivers when an animal may be close. Investigations of dangerous crossings for animals, done by state officials, have shown specific spots in which overpasses or underpasses may be used to limit collisions with animals. Also infrared sensors may be used to alert drivers of animals nearby on roadsides.
I was most amazed with the different states legislature regarding what citizens can do with their road kill. Some states allow you to take anything you hit, while some make you give the road kill to charity in order to eat. And in Illinois you can only keep your hit road kill if you are not delinquent on your child support payments.
Further down in the article they provide a recipe, yes a recipe, for how to prepare a venison meal if you happen to hit [...]
Automakers seem to have missed the news that the nation was still suffering from a recession last month, as new-car sales continued to swell, with some brands posting record numbers. Concurrently, incentives on some vehicles are becoming slimmer and in many cases nonexistent, particularly among smaller and more fuel-efficient models that continue to be in demand among fuel-price-sensitive shoppers.
This month we are seeing the first real round of model-year 2012 sales incentives, particularly on larger cars and SUVs that have fallen off many consumers shopping lists. Even better bargains can be found on closeout 2011 models that sit like ticking time bombs on dealer lots racking up financing costs while current model-year rides usurp their positions on showroom floors. As an example, the richest incentive we could find this month was a $10,000 additional dealer discount on the limited production 2011 BMW Alpina B7, which is the ultimate expression of the full-size 7 [...]
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Shift in Car Companies Priorities lead to Rapid Industry Turnaround
As I scan the car company’s websites over the last month or so you can’t help but notice the news they are projecting on us that they are seeing “record sales” or other drastic increases in sales numbers from this same time a year ago. It would be hard to convince us that the success is from a drastically improved economy, because of the still depressed economy we see still. But instead I have to credit the car dealers and manufactures on these successes because of how they are marketing and designing their cars around what people want.
“Build it and they will come”?not so fast
Back in the golden days of car sales and a great economy the car companies could make anything they wanted, throw it out on the lot, have one good advertisement campaign and they would sell out. They were in [...]