September 05, 2012 // Franchising.com // GRAND BLANC, Mich. - J.D. Byrider and Serra Automotive are proud to announce the opening of a new franchise location which will bring a new and exciting option for purchasing used cars to thousands of area residents. The new store, located just two minutes north of the Al Serra Auto Plaza near the corner of S. Saginaw St. and Maple Ave, is the first J.D. Byrider franchise in Genesee County and the first for the Serra Automotive dealership network.
“Good cars for people who need credit’ is the J.D. Byrider slogan and that statement explains their corporate philosophy best,” says Joe Serra, Serra Automotive President and new J.D. Byrider franchisee. “For people with credit challenges as well as young drivers just starting out, we can provide dependable vehicles, affordable financing and payments to fit their budgets. Plus, we focus on exceptional service after the sale.”
According to the store’s general manager, Don Pascoe, his J.D. Byrider location features a 17-bay service department and offers a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty.
“We are committed to achieving the highest levels of customer satisfaction,” says Pascoe. “Our goal is to build a relationship based on trust. Getting people in a quality vehicle, getting them financed and treating everyone with respect is what it’s all about.”
In addition to the new Genesee County location, J.D. Byrider has recently opened new stores in East Dundee, Ill., Waco, Texas, Highland, Ind., Richmond, Va., Oak Lawn, Ill., and Opelika, Ala. With these new stores, J.D. Byrider now has 139 locations in 31 states, with plans to open additional stores later this year.
Founded in 1989, J.D. Byrider is the nation’s leading used car sales and finance enterprise. The company was founded to serve customers with special auto financing needs and to ensure that they receive the same quality service in every J.D. Byrider dealership. With nearly 950,000 consumers matched to quality, affordable vehicles and a franchise system servicing a total of approximately $980 million in contracts, the company continues its focus on reliability and customer satisfaction. Headquartered near Indianapolis in Carmel, Indiana, J.D. Byrider consists of 119 franchised- and 20 company-owned dealerships in 31 states. Visit www.jdbyrider.com to learn more.
The Serra Automotive network, headquartered in Grand Blanc, Michigan, ranks among the top 10 privately held automotive groups in the nation. The network currently consists of 25 dealerships in five states and represents 38 automotive franchises. Visit www.serrausa.com to learn more.
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