Get ready to see a lot of pink, as your friends at Preston Automotive Group gear up to kick off the seventh annual “Driven To Inspire” initiative. What is “Driven To Inspire?” It is where we wrap one of our Ford models in pink, a 2018 Ford F-150 Crew Cab XLT in this case, and let people can sign their name or little messages. This pink behemoth will be traveling all around the Eastern Shore all year long, spreading breast cancer awareness in full support of the efforts of Susan G. Komen and the Preston Automotive Group. The best part is that you do not have to wait to see our pink F-150, because it will be making its 2018 debut at the always-fun St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Easton tomorrow March 17th at 5pm. So be sure to cheer as it drives by and feel free to put your name or a happy message on a door or its tailgate when it stops. We love meeting new people and reading what they write. This pink truck is a messenger of hope and every signature or directive only reinforces our mission at the Preston Automotive Group.
Worried that you’ll miss out on seeing PAG’s pink F-150 because you can’t come to tomorrow’s parade? Don’t worry about it because it will be present at a whole bunch of different community events on the Shore, so there will be plenty of opportunities for you to leave your mark on it. One such event will be the annual March of Dimes March for Babies, set for Sunday, May 6 at the Preston Autoplex. We cannot wait to get our pink F-150 on the road and make new friends, so check your schedule and get ready to rock some pink!
Our team at Millsboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is elated to announce that the official grand opening of our new headquarters will be in April. Though we have been operating out of our new headquarters for several months, we decided to have a ribbon cutting for this achievement because the occasion deserves it. For more than two years, we have been the premier destination for those who have been looking for a new or used Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram in the Millsboro area. We soon realized that we were close to outgrowing our original location — the Millsboro Auto Mart on Dupont Boulevard — and we wanted a space that would fully reflect our deep commitment to giving our customers exemplary service. That is why we built a whole new building right next to the Millsboro Auto Mart, in order to give everyone who visits the same superb service and small-town hospitality that all of our guests have come to expect from Millsboro CDJR.
When you walk into the new Millsboro CDJR headquarters, you will find a refreshing and modern atmosphere waiting for you.The new headquarters houses our new inventory and our expansive state-of-the-art showroom features a variety of the latest Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram models. Our experienced staff is standing by to walk you through our inventory, answer all of your questions and help you find the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram model of your dreams. We also will be glad to point out several of our financial plans and help you decide which one fits your unique budget. Are you looking to service your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram? Our updated service department sports all-new service bays equipped with the most current equipment. We gladly service all makes and models and look forward to your visit. The Millsboro Auto Mart now houses our used inventory in a museum type atmosphere filled with antiques and memorabilia that relate to the history of the car industry.
Here at Millsboro CDJR, we want to thank our amazing team for their hard work and commitment during the transition period. We also are very grateful to all of our customers for their patience and understanding as we made the move to our new headquarters. Everyone is invited to come visit us, take in the marvel of our new space and find the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram of your dreams. We cannot wait to cut the ribbon on this and hope to see you in April!
Here at Preston Ford, we are beyond excited that we are among the recipients of the Ford Motor Company’s 2017 President’s Award. Created in 1998, this annual award spotlights Ford dealerships across the country that had exemplary sales performance and the highest level of customer service. To win the President’s Award, a dealer and its staff has to be 100 percent committed to the cause, constantly strive to exceed expectations and be absolutely dedicated to making sure everyone who visits has all of their questions answered, finds exactly which Ford model they have been looking for and leaves with a smile on their face. That criteria exactly describes the attitude that our team at Preston Ford has every single day. It especially shows in our ranking as 52nd of the top-ranking Ford dealerships in the United States for 2017. We are extremely excited about our success and definitely are working hard to keep our momentum going strong.
Naturally, we want to thank our incredible staff at Preston Ford for their hard work in achieving the 2017 President’s Award. Our amazing progress could not have been possible without their help. They are the ones who chat with our guests, find out what brings them to our dealership and take them on a detailed tour of our extensive Ford inventory like a 2018 Ford F-150 or a 2018 Ford Focus. They also sit down with our customers, schedule a test drive of the Ford model they are interested in and go over which of our financial programs is the best fit for their unique budget. When you run into issues with your new or used Ford, our service department is standing by to fix all of your problems and do so quickly and correctly. Our staff at Preston Ford accomplishes all of that while being friendly, efficient and receptive to what the customers need. That is why all of our team deserves a heartfelt and hearty “Thank you!”, and we encourage them to keep up the great work they are doing. We must also say a huge thank you to all of our loyal customers near and far that helped us reach this prestigious award – we could not do it without you!Here at Preston Ford, we invite everyone to come in and find out what we are talking about for yourself. We are honored to receive the 2017 President’s Award and cannot wait to do so again this year!
Here at Preston Hyundai, we are very excited to say that the 2018 Hyundai Kona is coming to our sales lot this spring. Those who watched Super Bowl LII last night most likely saw the hilarious “Ref to the Rescue” advertisement that aired and it only served to fuel our eagerness for this amazing crossover SUV. This vehicle is the first of its kind and is a crossover that contains the most cutting-edge technology for both safety and entertainment. It is the ideal family car because it is not only extremely comfortable, it also will be right at home either heading down a back road for a weekend getaway or — thanks to its compact size — navigating the narrow streets or parking spots in a city. The 2018 Hyundai Kona has standard features like a 2.0L four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, a seven-inch LCD touchscreen display compatible with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, a remote keyless entry with alarm and much more. It also can be outfitted with available all-wheel-drive, so that you can take on all of your off-road adventures with confidence. The 2018 Hyundai Kona comes in four impressive trim levels: the 2018 Hyundai Kona SE, the 2018 Hyundai Kona SEL, the 2018 Hyundai Kona Limited and the 2018 Hyundai Kona Ultimate. Our experienced team at Preston Hyundai cannot wait to show you everything the 2018 Hyundai Kona offers and how it will make your driving life so much easier. For more information about the 2018 Hyundai Kona, visit here or watch the “Ref to the Rescue” advertisement below.
Here at Preston Automotive Group, we are excited to announce several promotions of our personnel. The changes are all across our dealerships and not only represent how much we are growing, but also how dedicated we are to making sure our clients are served in the best way possible. That is why the 16 individuals named below are in new positions, so they can continue their good work of promoting and providing excellent vehicles to our customers:
David Wilson Jr. — Vice President/COO of Preston Automotive Group
Bill Snyder — Vice President/CFO of Preston Automotive Group
HG Wilson — Sales Trainer and Recruiter of Preston Automotive Group
Mary Jane Evans — General Manager of Preston Ford Lincoln
Chris Marks — Vice Director of Operations
John Lee — General Sales Manager of Preston Ford Lincoln
Howard Dixon — Sales Manager of Preston Ford Lincoln
Andrew Buckingham — Used Car Manager of Preston Ford (effective Feb. 1)
Damien Addison — Finance Manager of Preston Ford
Chad Todd — General Sales Manager of Boulevard Ford of Georgetown
Chris Schaffner — Wholesale Manager of all PAG Delaware dealership
Stephen Biggar — General Manager of Preston Mazda and Preston Nissan
Billy Andrews — Finance Manager of Preston Nissan
Lisa Schmitt — Sales Manager of Preston Mazda
Danny Rahe — General Manager of Preston Hyundai
Ryan McCormick — Sales Manager of Preston Hyundai
Congratulations to these 16 members of our team! We could not be prouder of all their service to Preston Automotive Group and our customers. We wish them all success in their new positions and cannot wait to see how well they do in taking Preston Automotive Group to new heights. Stop by any of our dealerships and come see them today.
Preston Hyundai is excited to congratulate Danny Rahe on his promotion to general manager. Danny has been a valuable member of the Preston Automotive Group for more than 13 years. He has worked at many locations within the group, including Pittsville, Denton and Preston. Before becoming our new general manager, Danny was a finance manager with Preston Ford. Danny has a reputation as a great team player and was instrumental in helping Preston Ford become the 54th top-selling Ford dealer in the nation and 8th top-selling commercial division in 2017. We are excited for Danny and are confident that the leadership, experience and dedication he brings with him will benefit Preston Hyundai and our loyal customers.
Danny is particularly excited to represent Hyundai within the Preston Automotive Group. He loves that Hyundai offers America’s Best Warranty! Under Hyundai’s unique warranty, your vehicle’s powertrain is covered for up to 10 years and up to 100,000 miles, no matter what the road might throw at you. In Danny’s experience, it is the most effective warranty available and a truly amazing product that we are proud to offer to our customers. We invite everyone to come visit us at Preston Hyundai today, meet Danny Rahe and learn more about America’s Best Warranty.
Here at Preston Automotive Group, we are heartbroken to hear that our dear friend Nathan Silpath of Galena passed away after an eight-year battle with cancer Tuesday, Jan. 9. Nathan, 17, was an inspiration to our local community and we were always glad to see him. Nathan was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma — a rare form of bone cancer — in 2010. Rather than let that news deter him from enjoying his life, he chose to use his diagnosis as fuel to help other people and spread awareness about what it truly means to be afflicted by cancer. He became a member of the American Cancer Society, participated in the Relay For Life and was the face of the Delmarva Broadcasting Company’s 2011 Help Our Kids Radiothon; an annual two-day fundraiser to benefit the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Through all of this, he underwent three relapses and tragically contracted lung cancer and leukemia. He suffered a final relapse of leukemia in December 2017.
Nathan’s good work helped many people from all walks of life and brought hope wherever he went. We at Preston Automotive Group wanted to do what we can to honor and celebrate his life. That is why we will be donating $100 to Nathan’s Story for every car that is sold at our dealerships from Thursday, Jan. 11 to Saturday, Jan. 13. This is an organization that the Silpath family started to document how Nathan handled his journey with cancer and to inspire others who are similarly affected by this terrible illness through fundraisers and more. According to its Facebook page, one mission of Nathan’s Story is to “see the good that can come from people coming together to fight this terrible disease.” We encourage all of our customers and everyone in the community to come out to one of our locations or visit the organization’s Facebook page, to find out what you can do to help this organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Slipath family and we thank Nathan for inspiring us all to live life to the fullest.
Preston Ford is thrilled to say Mission Accomplished Delmarva! The 2017 Mission: Possible 5 Sales Event of the Year was a huge success! Preston Ford began this year-end sales event to pass on unbeatable savings to its loyal customers and to place Preston, Maryland on the map. Our goal for 2017 was to close out the year at number 59, but by the end of the 2017 Mission: Possible 5 Sales Event, we were 54th in the nation! This was our highest finish yet and better than last year’s finish at 63rd. More amazing, Preston Ford’s Commercial Department ranked 8th in the nation for 2017! We also finished as the top Ford dealer in the Washington region for 2017, and we were the 6th top selling Ford dealer in the nation for the month of December!
With your help, Preston Ford sold 2,520 trucks, cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles in 2017. Low prices, a great buying experience, and a large selection of vehicles allow Preston Ford to compete nationally, but it is the success of our Mission: Possible Year End Sales Event that pushes us deep into the Top 100. This December, Preston Ford sold 529 trucks, cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles. That makes it one of the best months we’ve had in Preston Ford history. We saw a greater demand this year for Ford’s rugged F-Series trucks, with strong high-end demand as customers continued to opt for Ford’s technology and equipment packages, and we saw a strong demand for the family-friendly Ford Explorer and the impressive Ford Expedition.
Preston Ford is proud to be a part of the Delmarva community and even prouder to be able to offer its community some of the most competitive price points and one of the best buying experience found in the nation. We are also proud of our dedicated sales team. Our team put in a lot of manhours and hard work, so that each of our customers could drive off our sales lot in a new or used vehicle and at an affordable price. We want to thank our customers, new and old, for continuing to support us in always reaching new heights. That is why we are hitting this year with full steam ahead, so that we can carry on our tradition of outstanding customer service. Our goal always is to make sure that everyone feel comfortable and confident while they visit our showroom and browse through our extensive inventory of Ford cars, trucks or SUVs. We are ready to make 2018 the best year it can be and everyone is invited along for the ride. So come by Preston Ford today, talk with our sales team and find out what we can do to get you behind the wheel of the Ford you have always wanted.
We at Millsboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram are excited to announce that we are making great progress with the construction of our new headquarters and expect to be open later this month. For the past two years, we have been the premier destination for those seeking a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram dealer in the Millsboro area. Realizing that we needed room to grow, we began building a new state-of-the-art building right next to the Millsboro Auto Mart location on Dupont Boulevard. Our plan is to expand our inventory to better serve our customers, but keep the small-town hospitality and service that you have come to enjoy. When you stop by, our goal is to make you feel welcome and find you the perfect Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram that will make driving the best experience. That is where our new headquarters will come in, with features like its impressive showroom. Our highly-trained staff will be glad to give you a tour and provide you with any information you might require regarding your new car. While in our new building, we will make sure that you have the necessary knowledge to purchase your new Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram with confidence.
As we move forward with our new headquarters, we also will be offering a Big Finish sales event. That means 0 percent APR for 72 months, plus $1,000 in bonus cash financed through the FCA. You also will not have to make any payments for 90 days, when your purchase is done at Millsboro CDJR*. This event is our way of saying “thank you” to our customers, for their continued support and dedication as we continue building the next phase of our operation. Once completed, the Millsboro CDJR headquarters will be used for new inventory and the Millsboro Auto Mart building will become the official place for our inventory of used cars. So be sure to stay informed as we finish up and we cannot wait to see you at the grand opening of the new Millsboro Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram headquarters later this month.
* Financing through FCA with approved credit. Not all models qualify for financing rates and delayed payments.
Preston Ford has announced that this year’s Drive To 100 Sales Event is on a fast track to end 2017 on a historic note. For the past several years, we have placed on the list for the Top 100 best-performing Ford dealerships in the U.S. We are proud to say that due to our sales last month, we reached our goal for November and are now number 88 on the Top 100 Ford Dealers list. Not only that, but we also are the #1 Ford dealership in the Washington region as of last month. This was partly due to the success we saw on Black Friday. Our figures show that we sold an impressive 45 units that day, like the Ford F-150s for sale and other vehicles. We at Preston Ford want to thank all of our customers for coming out on Black Friday and showing their support. We are grateful and will continue our standards of excellence in the coming month.
For November, the best-selling Ford vehicles at Preston Ford were the 2017 Ford F-150, the 2017 Ford F-250, the 2017 Ford Explorer, the 2017 Ford Edge and the 2017 Ford Escape. That is because Ford continues to pave the way when it comes to reliability, performance and quality engineering. The Ford F-150 is an everyman’s truck for all-terrain — whether for work or play — and the Ford F-250 takes that to the next level with its expanded towing capabilities, for those who need to haul more than 10,000 lbs. The Ford Explorer and the Ford Edge are perfect if you are looking for an SUV that can handle back roads with the guarantee that your family will get to their destination safely and in style. If you want a vehicle that combines the power of an SUV with the versatility of something like a sedan, a more compact option is the Ford Escape. Our highly trained staff at Preston Ford will be glad to help you decide which of these five fantastic vehicles best fits your lifestyle. Whatever way you choose, you cannot go wrong with a Ford.
Though we are definitely proud of our recent success, we are not stopping there. That is why we have decided to set our sights even higher for December. For the Drive To 100 Sales Event, our goals are to continue being the #1 Ford dealership in the Washington region and we also want to end December in at least the tenth position for the country. Another goal we have is to be the top Ford dealership in Maryland. And finally to place as the 59th best selling dealer across the nation for the year 2017. We at Preston Ford are confident we can reach these goals and look forward to our customers’ continued support. So stop by today, talk with our experienced staff members and see for yourself why Ford continues to be one of the best brands on the market.