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Maryland Car Dealer Serves First CARS or Cash for Clunkers Customer


Yesterday Preston Automotive Group confirmed their first deal under the new CARS act. The CARS act was signed into law in late June, allowing customers trading in non fuel efficient vehicles the opportunity to receive up to $4500 from the government towards the purchase of a more fuel efficient vehicle.

Al and Betsy Mullins were the first to purchase a new vehicle from the Preston Automotive Group receiving full benefits from the CARS act. The couple traded in their 1990 Ford Bronco 4x4 that managed a combined 11 miles per gallon EPA estimated fuel economy to purchase a 2009 Ford Focus that received an combined EPA estimated fuel rating of 27 miles per gallon at Preston Ford.

Since the trade-in received a fuel economy rating of under 18 miles per gallon and the new vehicle purchased got at least 10 miles per gallon more than the trade in, the couple received the full credit totaling $4500 for a trade-in that otherwise might have been less than $3500.

Preston Ford of the Preston Automotive Group was the first of the group to finalize a deal under the rebate program. Earl Wilson, the salesman that made the deal, commented “Al and Betsy heard about the CARS act, came in to see if they qualified and ended up with a new fuel efficient Focus for much less than what they would have normally paid.”

The Preston Automotive Group offers 67 models eligible for purchase under the program and has already noticed the increase in customer inquiry since the new bill has become effective and they plan on increased sales starting with the month of July. The program is expected to provide cash vouchers for an estimated 250,000 vehicles and began July 1, 2009 and run until November 1, 2009 or until the funds designated for the program have been exhausted.

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About Preston Automotive Group

Preston Automotive Group services the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania area with Chevrolet, Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Mazda, Suzuki, Hyundai and Nissan brands. The auto group carries the largest selection of new and used cars. Additionally, the dealership services all makes and models, both imported and domestic cars with ASE certified and factory trained technicians. Preston Commercial Division also has Fully Certified Ford & Cummins Techs.

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For more information:
Rick Mikolajewski
Preston Automotive Group
CARS Qualifier
410.673.7171 ext. 6732


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