CARY, N.C. — The CarMark Certified Pre-Owned program, an industry leader in comprehensive third-party pre-owned vehicle certification programs, announced recently that three new dealers — two in West Virginia and one in California — have joined its ranks and are gearing up to offer CarMark Certified pre-owned vehicles to their customers in the immediate future.
Spencer Auto Group, at 276 E. Main St., Spencer, W.V., recently signed on to be a part of the CarMark program. According to Rosser, Spencer Auto Group, a Chevrolet dealer, will be expanding its pre-owned facility to maximize the CarMark benefits. Spencer Auto Group can be found online atwww.spencerautogroupgmc.com.
Brown Chevrolet Buick, located at 504 Lee St., Montgomery, W.V., also launched the CarMark program in January, according to William Rosser at The Providence Group, the agency responsible for the account. The dealership has been in business since 1928 and is the oldest new and used car dealer in the area. The dealership can be found online at www.brownchevybuick.com.
Also, Pioneer Auto Sales, located at 1955 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon, Calif., completed the installation process and began offering CarMark certified vehicles in January, according to Jack Hagopian at Vanguard Dealer Services, the agency responsible for signing the account. Pioneer is a top-quality service facility that is moving into the retail side of the business, and owner Roberto Fuenzalida plans to expand his retail sales with the help of the CarMark program. The dealership can be found online at www.pioneerautoservice.com.
“We are excited to welcome Brown Chevrolet, Pioneer Auto Sales, and Spencer Auto Group to the CarMark organization,” said Bill Zadeits, managing director for CarMark. “These dealerships demonstrate how valuable CarMark can be for every type of dealership — from established franchised dealerships like Brown Chevrolet and Spencer Auto to a high-quality service facility just entering the retail business like Pioneer. We are the perfect fit for the whole spectrum of dealerships.”
“The launch of our enhanced CarMark Certified Pre-Owned program — which features a choice between a 72/100 warranty and a 12/12 warranty — is extremely exciting,” said Walt Burns, national manager for CarMark. “It’s a great opportunity to be able to offer such an attractive solution for our current and futures dealers to drive revenue and service loyalty. Our goal is to expand our CarMark footprint throughout the country to provide our dealers with a competitive advantage with the benefits of our certified program and the benefits of being a member of the Pre-Owned Automobile Dealers Alliance.”
For more information about the CarMark Certified Pre-Owned program or to find out how to become a CarMark dealer, visitwww.carmarkcertified.com, email email@example.com or call CarMark at (800) 628-4635.
About CarMark Certified Pre-Owned
CarMark Certified Pre-Owned is a 72-month/100,000-mile in-service date powertrain warranty for vehicles with some OEM warranty remaining. Qualified vehicles are current-
model plus five years and have less than 60,000 odometer miles. A separate powertrain warranty is also an option for vehicles with up to 100,000 miles on the odometer.
Both powertrain warranties can be upgraded by the customer with EasyCare vehicle service contract products, providing additional profit potential to the dealer. CarMark Certified includes a comprehensive inspection, rental car reimbursement, towing benefit, trip interruption benefit, tire and wheel protection and roadside assistance.
The CarMark Certified Pre-Owned program is designed to be equivalent to, but not compete with, the manufacturers’ programs while also offering former franchise and independent dealers a CPO program to offer customers.
CarMark Certified is powered nationally by APCO/EasyCare, one of the nation’s leaders in warranty and vehicle service contract business.