Leave Bad Credit Behind You: Financing A Vehicle With Bad Credit

Winston Salem Auto Loans

Not everyone finds it easy to achieve financial security. Sometimes even a small bump in the road can leave your credit score damaged. If you’re looking for a new vehicle and you have a poor credit rating, don’t give up hope! There are ways to help secure an auto loan with bad credit and even start repairing past credit mistakes for a healthier financial future. Learn how securing a sub-prime loan is not only possible but can actually help you moving forward!

First let’s talk about what a subprime loan is. A subprime loans are loan agreements that are negotiated and awarded to individuals who have had issues with repayment in the past. While the rate is higher than that of someone with good credit, it is possible to find an affordable loan agreement, especially if you are working with a reputable dealer or loan facilitator.

While it’s possible to get approved or pre-approved you can increase your odds even further by taking a few steps to improve your credit before you apply for your auto loan. Try  ordering and checking your credit report. You want to be sure that you are familiar with your credit history, keeping track of any other outstanding payments that could be hurting you and you want to be able to ensure that the dealership gets all the correct information. You can also consider consolidating your debt and making sure that you make the minimum payment every month, even if you cannot pay your entire balance.

If these steps aren’t possible for you, or you find yourself unexpectedly needing an auto loan don’t panic! You can still reach out to a reputable lender and discuss your options!

Once you have secured a loan, making consistent and on time monthly payments will do wonders for your credit. You are now demonstrating that you are trustworthy and rebuilding your reputation as a borrower. This is essential to your success as a borrower in the future. Finding an affordable repayment plan is crucial and is possible so don’t give up! Work with someone who will work with you to create a customized plan. Your lender will report your progress and you can watch your credit rating rise! This won’t happen overnight but you can see your score rise over the term of your agreement.

If you’re looking for a sub-prime auto loan and have bad or poor credit, there are choices for you! Frank Myers Auto Maxx in Winston-Salem, NC can help you create a customized repayment plan that works with your unique circumstance. Let your auto loan guide you to better credit, and secure personal transportation. We look at all your options and have access to a variety of financing packages to make sure that we can help as many people get on the road as possible.


Protect Your Trick-or-Treaters This Halloween

Happy Halloween!

How are you spending Halloween? Watching scary movies? Going to a party? Perhaps you’re taking the kids trick-or-treating. It’s a holiday where the streets are brimming with people and your neighborhood will probably be busier than usual, so it’s a good idea to take some extra precautions if you go out for a drive. Here are some ideas from our used car dealership of ways to take extra care when you hit the road on Halloween- or if you’re the one in the streets.

For the Guys and Ghouls Behind the Wheel

As you head out on Halloween, take these extra precautions in your neighborhood to protect the trick-or-treaters milling around your neighborhood. If it takes you a little extra time to get from point A to point B, it’s worth it- you might even get some great ideas for next year’s costume!

      • No creeping by: stopped vehicles may be picking up or dropping off children ready to enjoy the holiday. Don’t pass them, and drive slowly as you navigate around your neighborhood.
      • Keep your cell phone in the crypt: put it away while you’re driving. As people cross the streets erratically, you can’t afford a couple seconds’ worth of distraction.
      • Yield to ghosts, zombies, vampires, and anything else out of the ordinary: don’t count on excited kids who are full of sugar to pay close attention to the road or even notice you’re there. Be alert and always stop for pedestrians.

For the Chilling Trick-or-Treaters

If you’re the lucky host of a Halloween event and get to take people out trick-or-treating, make sure to protect those in your care! Equip them with flashlights to make sure they’re visible to drivers (and can also see where they’re going once the sun sets on another successful Halloween haul). Glow sticks are great for this as well. Also make sure to teach everyone how to cross the street properly: look both ways, and only cross at corners or crosswalks.

Halloween is an exciting holiday with a myriad of opportunities for festivities. Make sure you celebrate safely, and most importantly, have fun! Happy Halloween!

Frank Myers Auto Named To List Of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Frank Myers Auto wins AwardInc. 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.

Frank Myers Auto Maxx Wins Inaugural DealerRater® Consumer Satisfaction Award


Frank Myers Auto wins prestigious customer satisfaction award.

Frank Myers Auto Maxx has been awarded a 2015 DealerRater® Consumer Satisfaction Award, a recognition auto dealerships can earn by delivering outstanding customer service as rated by online consumer reviews. DealerRater, the car dealer review site for consumers, created the Consumer Satisfaction Awards to enable online car shoppers to instantly spot car dealerships that provide high-quality customer service.

Consumer Satisfaction Awards will be given annually to the top 10 percent of U.S. new-car dealers based on their PowerScore™, as well as all U.S. used-car and Canadian (new and used) car dealerships that meet DealerRater’s Dealer of the Year criteria—receiving at least 25 annual reviews and maintaining an average PowerScore rating of 4.0 out of 5.0.

Dealers can increase their PowerScore ratings by getting more reviews, and improving consumer feedback on the dealership’s customer service, quality of work, friendliness, pricing and overall experience.

“We’d like to congratulate Frank Myers Auto Maxx and all of our Consumer Satisfaction Award winners,” said DealerRater CEO Gary Tucker. “DealerRater is where car shoppers learn from their peers regarding which dealers offer top-notch customer service, and now they can quickly identify that Frank Myers Auto Maxx as one of the best in Winston-Salem.”

Frank Myers Auto Maxx has achieved consistently high marks on the DealerRater website, placing it among the top dealerships nationwide. Online shoppers visiting the Frank Myers Auto Maxx dealer review page on DealerRater.com will find a “2015 Consumer Satisfaction Award winner” designation.

“I’m extremely happy for my Team,” said Tracy Myers, owner of Frank Myers Auto Maxx. “They don’t provide great customer service to win an award. They do it because it’s who they are. They realize that they are here to serve our customers and our neighbors in the community. When they do it selflessly, they are rewarded handsomely.

 About DealerRater

DealerRater was founded in 2002 as the first car dealer review website worldwide. DealerRater is the world’s No. 1 online resource for anyone seeking trusted, third-party information on automobile dealerships. DealerRater features nearly 41,000 U.S. and Canadian car dealers, more than 1.7 million consumer reviews and a million-plus cars listed for sale. DealerRater attracts more than 12 million consumers every year to the site to search for car dealerships, read reviews, write their own descriptive reviews and find car deals – all for free.

DealerRater offers qualified car dealers a Certified Dealer Program as a reputation-building management tool to help them grow their online presence and achieve higher SEO rankings across the Web. Its national network of more than 5,400 dealers are members of the award-winning DealerRater Certified Dealer Program. DealerRater is proud to have earned the No. 137 position on the 2012 Inc. 500 list, an exclusive ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. DealerRater is well poised to continue its global expansion, accelerate product innovation and evaluate strategic acquisition opportunities with a recent equity investment from Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on growth companies. DealerRater was also recently awarded a Technology Leadership Award from Dealer Marketing Magazine and another “Top Rated” Reputation Management award in the sixth annual DrivingSales Dealer Satisfaction Awards. For more information, visit www.DealerRater.com or call 800-266-9455.

About Dealership

The original Frank Myers Store was started more than 85 years ago by Frank Myers, the Great-Grandfather of the current owner Tracy Myers and the Grandfather of the previous owner, Franklin Myers. Tracy has spent the past 20+ years trying to change the landscape of the car business and the bruised reputation of car salespeople all over the country. Tracy was one of the first 100 Certified Master Dealers in the Nation, a NIADA Eagle Award Winner and was the youngest recipient ever to be honored with the highest available distinction in the used car industry…the National Quality Dealer award.

Frank Myers Auto Maxx has been named one of the fastest growing privately owned small businesses in the country for the past 3 years by INC magazine, was recognized as the #1 Small Business in NC by Business Leader Magazine, one of the Top 15 Independent Automotive Retailers in the United States by Auto Dealer Monthly Magazine, one of the Top 10 Internet Auto Retailers in the Nation & one of the Top 3 dealerships to work for in the country by The Dealer Business Journal.

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 on Frank Myers Auto Maxx, please visit their website at: FrankMyersAuto.com

Frank Myers Auto Facilitates Toyota Recall

Toyota Recall Winston Salem

Toyota has issued a recall for 6.4 million vehicles including: 1.67 million of the 2009-10 Corolla, 2009-10 Matrix, 2009-10 Pontiac Vibe (a rebadged Matrix and the recall is being handled by GM), 2008-10 Highlander, 2009-10 Tacoma, 2006-08 RAV4 and 2006-10 Yaris and the 2008-10 Scion xD.

Frank Myers Auto Maxx will gladly facilitate these recalls at no cost to anyone who owns one or more of these vehicles, regardless of where it was purchased. Call (336) 831-0656 for more details or to schedule a No Hassle Consultation.

Frank Myers Auto Maxx and Frank Myers Auto Repair are both located at 4200 North Patterson Avenue in Winston-Salem, NC 27105. 

*Some Info Courtesy Of USA Today