RENTON, Wash., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's cars and trucks are safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before, with exciting new technology integrated into every aspect of the vehicle. But despite all of the advanced technology – and sometimes because of it – modern vehicles are complex machines that will inevitably face mechanical or electrical problems.
Multiple manufacturers have announced large scale recalls recently. For example, GM's current recall covers a reported 2.6 million vehicles, meaning people in cities and towns across Washington will be affected. Fortunately, there are 62 GM dealers in Washington, representing nearly 100 separate franchises. They serve communities ranging from the 716 residents of McKenna to Colville's 4,685, from the 16,860 people in Aberdeen to all of the largest cities in the state.
Over 12 percent of Washington's new car and truck dealers are located in cities with under 10,000 people. For a local dealer, a recall represents another opportunity to serve their customers. The franchised dealer network ensures that consumers and communities are safeguarded, and have a local advocate.
Having a franchise dealer system has ensured that Washington has strong, locally owned businesses ready to work and help. Dealership service technicians and managers are highly trained professionals. They have proven time and again that they understand how to help educate customers and expertly handle every vehicle they service.
The recent recalls in the news underscore the importance of each manufacturer having a strong network of qualified franchised sales and service dealerships around the state to ensure vehicles are safe and to be available to respond quickly and conveniently to do whatever it takes to keep the driving public on the road.
Consumers are encouraged to call their local franchised new car and truck dealer if they have any questions about recalls or their vehicles.
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SOURCE Washington Auto Dealerships Association