August 25th, 2015 — Used SUVs
Having a third row in your used SUV from our Winston-Salem dealership is a big deal. A third row means being able to take everyone with you on a trip right around the corner or across the country, just as much as it means having extra cargo space. So what are some of your best bets for an SUV with a third row? Check out our suggestions!
With 115.2 cubic feet of available space and the ability to seat between seven and eight people, you’d be hard-pressed to find a situation where there wasn’t enough room in the Buick Enclave. Add in an infotainment center that incorporates Bluetooth wireless connectivity, a rear-view camera and parking sensors, and you’ve got an all-around excellent vehicle for anyone seeking out a third row.
Despite looking like an outdoorsy SUV made to scale the summits of mountains, the Dodge Durango packs a comfortable seven seats in its three rows. The Durango also has an available V8 engine that allows for some serious towing, though its stock engine will get you and all your passengers to where you’re going without so much as a single lagging acceleration. If our Winston-Salem used SUV shoppers want power, here it is!
The Lincoln Navigator is known for being a pretty large SUV. With its three rows that comfortably seats seven, sitting all the way in the back doesn’t mean less legroom. With its lower, flatter floor, the Lincoln Navigator offers a pretty even-keeled space for all its passengers without feeling clunky. Plus, with the ability to fold down the third row for extra cargo space, we’re positive the sentence “I think we’re going to need more room” will never escape your lips.
Whether you’re looking for something that simply seats seven or eight, or an SUV that’ll come through in rougher terrain, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today for more information or visit out inventory below!
August 18th, 2015 — Articles, Awards
Inc. Magazine has named a Winston-Salem, NC based used car dealership, Frank Myers Auto Maxx, one of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America for the fourth consecutive year. Earning an exclusive position on this prestigious list is considered by many to be a hallmark of entrepreneurial success. Past members of the list include Facebook, Intuit, Yelp, Pandora, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Levi Strauss, Dell, Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza and LinkedIn. In addition to Frank Myers Auto Maxx, the list added such powerhouses as sweetFrog Premium Frozen Yogurt, Hubspot, LoneStar and Planet Fitness.
“For the fourth consecutive year, my Team rose up to the occasion and showed everyone why they are considered the best of the best. In my humble opinion, they are in a league of their own and I appreciate them,” said Frank Myers Auto Maxx Owner and Architect of Ideas, Tracy Myers. “I say it every year and I’ll say it again: we earned this honor because of the hard work and dedication of our Team Members.”
For more information about Frank Myers Auto Maxx, please visit FrankMyersAuto.com
About The Inc. 500/5000 Unveiling
The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years.
“The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”
About The Inc. 500/5000 Celebration
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 21 through 23, 2015 in Orlando. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Marcus Lemonis, host of the CNBC show “The Profit,” Robert Herjavec, one of the main “sharks” on ABC-TV’s “Shark Tank,” KIND Founder and CEO Daniel Lubetzky, and Co-Founder of Goodshop.com JJ Ramberg.
About Frank Myers Auto Maxx
The original Frank Myers Store was started more than 83 years ago by Frank Myers. He was the Grandfather of the previous owner Franklin Myers and the Great-Grandfather of the current owner Tracy Myers.
Tracy is a Certified Master Dealer and is commonly referred to as the Nation’s Premier Automotive Solutions Provider. He was also the youngest ever recipient of the National Quality Dealer of the Year award by the NIADA, which is the highest obtainable honor in the used car industry. Frank Myers Auto Maxx was recently recognized as the number one Small Business in NC by Business Leader Magazine, one of the Top 3 dealerships to work for in the country by The Dealer Business Journal, one of the Top 15 Independent Automotive Retailers in the United States by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine and one of the fastest growing privately owned small businesses in America by Inc. magazine for 4 consecutive years.
The dealership specializes in helping people find, qualify for and own the vehicle of their dreams with little or no money down…even with less than perfect credit.
For more information about Tracy Myers, visit TracyMyers.com
About Inc. And The Inc. 500/5000
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
August 14th, 2015 — Used Cars
Despite sounding sinister, your vehicle’s serpentine belt is a pretty useful part of its inner workings! The belt is one long strip that keeps your alternator, power steering pump, air condition and sometimes even your water pump running smoothly. In much older vehicles, there were several belts controlling all of these components, though vehicle manufacturers figured out that having one long belt would just be easier!
So now that you know the basics about the belt, let’s look at how to upkeep it! This way you’ll have one less trip to potentially make to our Winston-Salem auto repair service center.
An Aging Belt
Serpentine belts are built to last, considering the heavy burden they carry when it comes to the functionality of your vehicle. The belts are made to last from anywhere between 60,000 to 100,000 miles, though some non-self-tensioning belts may need to be adjusted.
One way to know if your belt needs service from our auto repair center in Winston-Salem is if you hear any slipping or squealing noises coming from it. The belts over time can become frayed, cracked or even just glazed from use over the years. Make sure you’re paying attention to the health of your serpentine belt, because if it breaks while you’re on the road, you’ll lose torque to all of your engine’s accessories… and that’s a pretty big problem.
You heard a noise come from the interior of your car and you’re pretty sure it’s the serpentine belt making it. What should you be listening for? Well, if there’s a chirping or squealing noise, that means the pulley system isn’t working correctly or there’s just low belt tension. If you’re experiencing system performance loss, like your power steering failing or your battery draining, it could also be the result of your serpentine belt on its way out.
Have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible if you hear or experience any of these issues! We suggest contacting us at (866) 629-7585 to make an appointment.
August 6th, 2015 — Used Cars
Bad credit can be a serious detriment when it comes to trying to buy a new vehicle, even if the cause of your bad credit wasn’t necessarily your fault in the first place. We here at Frank Myers Auto Maxx, your Winston-Salem user car dealership, totally understand that bad credit just happens sometimes and the challenges you’re facing with it. So why bear the burden of bad credit all by yourself? Allow our non-commissioned sales professionals help you find the best used car you can possibly get regardless of what your credit looks like!
Everybody Rides Program
Helping people with credit issues in any capacity get approved for the used car they really want is what we do every day. One might even say it’s our specialty! Our Everybody Rides Program here at our Winston-Salem dealership virtually guarantees that you’ll be coming in with the car you drove here with and leaving in a different one. The method to this madness starts right here on our website, this way you don’t feel funny talking to someone about your credit or you’re just looking to get the application process over with as soon as possible.
Once you’ve filled out the application, one of our Credit Miracle Workers will get you the yes that you need to grab an awesome used car from our lot! Our online application is an easy, no obligation pre-approval form, meaning if even get the yes that you want and you just don’t see anything you want right now, it’s not a problem! We’re always here, ready and willing to help you out on the road to getting the used car you deserve!
There’s no catch either. Once you’re all set, terms like what your down payment will be, your amount financed and things like that will vary by lender based on credit scores, loan to value, year of vehicle and other variables. Contact us today at (866) 242-1277 with any other questions about our Everybody Rides Program, or what we’ve got in stock!
July 23rd, 2015 — used nissan
Our Winston-Salem used car dealership always has a few Nissans in stock, though keeping them in stock can be a challenge. The bottom line is that people want to buy Nissans! They’re reliable, dependable cars that have iconic looks depending on which model you’re after and we just can’t keep them on our lot. So what’s the history behind these cars? What made Nissan what it is today? Well…
1933 Datsun 12 Phaeton
1947 Tama Truck
Before The 1950s
In 1914, the first-ever Nissan Datsun was built and in 1933 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. was established in Japan. These two events, despite being years apart, led up to the creation of the Datsun Type 15. The Datsun Type 15 was the first mass-produced Japanese vehicle and the model came as both a mini-pickup and a delivery van. The vehicle had an engine that was capable of 15 horsepower and had a 3-speed transmission type. It’s a start!
1959 Datsun 1000
1966 Bluebird 1300SS
The 1950s And 1960s
The Nissan Skyline, predecessor to the Nissan GT-R, was introduced in 1957. The Skyline has been a highly sought-after import and finally made its way over to America in 2009! 1958 brought about the Datsun 1200 Sedan, which was similar to the 1930s Datsun and, unlike the Skyline, was introduced in America. A compact pickup version of the Datsun was also introduced in the U.S. a year later!
In the 1960s, Nissan built a much stronger reputation in both the American and Japanese markets. Nissan opened up its Nissan Motor Corporation U.S.A. in Gardena, CA and began manufacturing vehicles here! The brand also introduced vehicles like the Datsun 2000 Roadster and the Datsun “Z,” the latter of which got Nissan into the performance vehicles market!
1973 Skyline H/T 2000GT-R
1985 Pulsar EXA Convertible
The 1970s And 1980s
In the 1970s, Nissan sold its one-millionth Datsun model and became the top U.S. vehicle importer! Nissan also debuted the King Cab, which was the first extended cab pickup, in 1977, and in 1979 opened Nissan Design International in La Jolla, CA, to bring American styles to the brand.
Then in the 1980s, Nissan built its first truck in the United States down in Smyrna, TN, and even got into off-roading! The brand ultimately brought home 19 trophies between 1982 and 1992 for off-roading and won some races as well. Nissan also launched Infiniti, which is yet another brand our used car dealership in Winston-Salem carries, in 1989.
1991 President Electric Car
2002 Skyline GT-R
1990s To Today!
Being an eco-friendly company, Nissan won its first Environmental Protection Agency award in 1991 celebrated several sales milestones with the Nissan Sentra, Altima and Maxima models, all of which hit several million sold. In 1997 the company was named Best of the Best by the Environmental Protection Agency, and NMMC is lauded as the most productive plant in North America in “The Harbour Report” for a fourth consecutive year since 1994.
In the 2000s, the brand introduced vehicles like its first hybrid, the Nissan Altima Hybrid, in 2007, the now legendary Nissan GT-R in 2009 and even the world’s first mass-produced 100% electric, zero emission automobile, the Nissan Leaf, 2011!
So what are you waiting for? Contact us today about one of our great Nissans!