|By PR Newswire||
|December 31, 2013 11:30 AM EST||
STOCKTON, Ill., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- After 61 years in business, a northern Illinois car dealership is anticipating an all-time sales record in 2013. While this can be seen as a testament to the improved automotive industry in general, a lot of the credit falls on the practices implemented at Barkau Automotive, located in Stockton, Ill. The professionals at the dealership are also quick to point out that the vehicles they carry have attributed to their success as well.
"With a strong start in December, Barkau Automotive is on track for our best sales year ever," said Richard Barkau, President of Barkau Automotive. "We attribute this to the business we have done locally for 61 years, and this year Chevrolet, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram have put out some fantastic products for us to work with as well."
Being family owned since 1952, the dealership has built up a loyal customer base through the years. A large number of customers come to the dealership because of the large commercial truck inventory available – something that sets Barkau Automotive apart from the typical dealership. Offering numerous brands also attracts a wide customer base, and the GM and Chrysler brands have been lauded for their impressive vehicle selection this past year.
Specifically, vehicles like the Chevrolet Silverado and Chrysler Town and Country have been top sellers for the dealership in northern Illinois. These top automotive choices, along with the broad commercial vehicle selection, have really led to the influx of consumers seen at the dealership in the past year. The year-over-year gain is projected at 40% over 2012 numbers.
But what hasn't changed in 2013 is the way that the Barkau family does business. Their approach to selling cars is a customer-centered experience that is driven by value pricing, huge selection and the desire to make their customers their friends. These founding attributes are what the dealership has become best known for, and factors that will continue to make it successful year after year.
To get in touch with one of the professionals at Barkau Automotive, call the dealership at 815-947-3331. It can also be visited online at www.barkauautomotive.com.
Media Contact: Kevin Martin, Barkau Automotive, 815-947-3331, firstname.lastname@example.org
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