DORCHESTER, Mass., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- What makes Auto Drive 1 stand out from other car dealerships? It focuses on sub-prime lending to its customers.
"The two toughest things to get are loans and cars," sales manager Jim Donnelly said. "We work with lenders to get people with bruised credit into a vehicle and help rebuild their credit."
Auto Drive 1 also can put its customers into a U-Haul® truck or cargo van – no loan necessary. In addition to vehicles, the new U-Haul neighborhood dealer offers towing equipment, support rental items and more. Secure your U-Haul rental at http://www.uhaul.com/Locations/Truck-Rentals-near-Dorchester-MA or by calling (617) 282-2888.
There are five Auto Drive 1 locations in neighboring counties. This location, at 90 Freeport St. in Dorchester, is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.
Auto Drive 1 has enjoyed a successful start as a U-Haul dealer in its first few months and if that continues, the other locations are likely to partner with the leader in do-it-yourself moving. Auto Drive 1 in Dorchester has four employees; combined, the locations maintain about 50 workers.
U-Haul Area Field Manager Brian Picanco approached Auto Drive 1 about becoming a dealer and maintains the relationship through store visits.
"Brian is an asset to U-Haul," Donnelly said. "He is a hard worker and he makes it pleasurable to do business."
Donnelly is committed to the auto industry and has worked in the business for over 20 years.
"Besides working a million hours a week and watching football on Sundays, I spend time with my two boxers," he said.
Not unlike most Massachusetts residents, Donnelly is a diehard Patriots fan. On Feb. 1, he plans to be in Glendale, Ariz., to root on New England in the Big Game. U-Haul headquarters are just down the road in Phoenix.
Auto Drive 1 is a great place to become U-Haul Famous. Take your picture in front of a U-Haul product, send it in and your face could land on the side of a U-Haul truck. Upload your photo through Instagram using #uhaulfamous, or go to www.uhaulfamous.com to submit photos and learn more.
Kelsey Sederstrom, Public Relations Intern
Jeff Lockridge, Public Relations Specialist
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