In the four years that Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has been in Hurricane, the family-owned dealership has grown by leaps and bounds.
And that goes for the dealership’s pre-owned vehicle department, which is stocked with high-quality vehicles, most of which are local trades.
“We have a great selection of anything you need,” said Rick Rexroad, used car manager at Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
General Manager Ryan Walker said the pre-owned department’s inventory is huge.
“We’ve got more now in stock than we’ve had in the four years we’ve been here. We’ve got them everywhere,” Walker said.
Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram’s pre-owned department also includes used Chrysler-made vehicles that are certified through Chrysler. A Chrysler-certified pre-owned vehicle, be it a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram truck, must meet certain requirements.
“It goes through a different inspection through service, and Chrysler gives an extended warranty on the powertrain and different parts of the car,” Rexroad said. “It gives a little added peace of mind.”
In addition to passing a multi-point inspection, to qualify as a Chrysler-certified pre-owned vehicle, it must meet age and mileage standards.
“It has to be five years or newer and have under 75,000 miles (on the odometer) to qualify,” he said.
Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram usually has between 30 and 40 Chrysler-certified pre-owned vehicles in stock.
Rexroad said that all used vehicles offered for sale in the pre-owned department go through a thorough used car inspection process before they are put on the lot, and that includes a state inspection.
“We run everything through the shop. We’ve got two mechanics whose job is to inspect used cars,” Walker said.
Walker said customers visiting the pre-owned department are gravitating toward trucks and sport utility vehicles. It’s a nationwide trend away from sedans.
“We’re seeing a big influx in trucks and SUVs, more so than buying four-door sedans,” Walker said.
Extended cab trucks continue to be popular. They have more room for passengers, and they have the same levels of comfort that a passenger car has.
“A crew-cab truck is the new car in today’s world,” Rexroad said. “And they ride more like a car.”
And customers at Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can save thousands of dollars by purchasing a pre-owned truck over a new one.
The majority of Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram’s pre-owned inventory comes from local trade-ins.
“Ninety percent or more are local trades,” he said.
For customers looking for specific makes and models of used vehicles, Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram can usually find them.
“If we don’t have something, we can get it. We have the means. Just because it’s not sitting here today doesn’t mean we can’t round one up in a day or two. We might not have it today, but we might trade for it the next day. That happens all the time,” Walker said.
Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram is conveniently located just off the Hurricane exit of Interstate 64. It is part of the Walker Automotive Group that also includes Walker Chevrolet, off the Nitro exit of I-64.
For more information about Walker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, call 304-562-9011 or visit www.walkercdjrwv.com