By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2010
General Manager Tim Kirk welcomes new Parts Manager Toni Charleville to Suburban Chevrolet of Claremore.
Suburban Chevrolet of Claremore is locally owned and has served northeastern Oklahoma residents for 49 years. The business specializes in both new and used vehicles and hosts a great inventory of Chevrolet models, including the Malibu, Impala, Tahoe, Silverado, and new introductions for 2011, the Cruze and the Equinox.
It’s apparent that General Manager Tim Kirk takes a lot of pride in the Suburban Chevrolet dealership – its products, services and employees. “Business is booming in spite of the economy,” says Kirk. “We live in a great community, and we genuinely appreciate the support and patronage of area residents as our dealership has continued to grow in sales volume and personnel.”
Suburban Chevrolet recently added Parts Manager Toni Charleville to the staff. “Toni comes to Suburban with huge wholesale parts experience,” says Kirk, “and her addition to the team definitely raises the bar to a new high standard.” If you like doing some of the work on your own vehicle but hate having to wait for parts to be ordered, check with Suburban. Charleville is making a dedicated effort to keeping more parts immediately available in inventory and has lowered retail prices across the board to better serve customers.
You’ll also want to check out the great name-brand tires available at Suburban. Kirk says that General Motors has partnered up with several manufacturers, enabling Suburban Chevrolet to offer quality tires at very competitive prices. The parts and service department is now open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Suburban Chevrolet has also added two new technicians to their service department. Loyd Hensley joins the team with excellent diesel mechanic credentials, and Jeff Corral comes to Suburban as a highly qualified service technician. Both men have received GM certification.
Kirk is proud of two new generation vehicles in the Chevy lineup – the Cruze and the Equinox. The Cruze offers a lot in a small package. It beats out many other compacts with one word: more. The Cruze has an appealing, quiet interior and nicely sculptured exterior lines. Chevy says it’s filled with performance, safety, and technological features you won’t believe come in a compact car. It boasts a fuel economy of over 36 miles to the gallon.
The 2011 Equinox is a stylish crossover with nice craftsmanship and very upscale styling. It also claims class-leading fuel economy with 32 miles per gallon on the highway. The Equinox is comfortable and roomy enough for five passengers, with plenty of rear-seat leg room.
Suburban Chevrolet continues to give back to the community that has helped them be so successful for nearly 50 years. For each new vehicle purchased this holiday season, Suburban is funding a holiday meal to women and their children who have been the victims of domestic violence and are in need of a helping hand. For each vehicle sold, Suburban makes a donation to Safenet Services, an agency that helps abused women in Rogers and Mayes Counties find safe haven, learn new skills, achieve goals, heal, and break the cycle of violence as they build a secure, stable life for themselves and their children. Kirk is grateful to the community for helping Suburban reach out to others in need in Claremore and surrounding communities.
Kirk concludes by saying, “We’re doing whatever it takes. Each employee understands this and has committed to doing his or her share to make us the best Chevrolet dealership in northeast Oklahoma. We’re giving our customers Cadillac treatment at a Chevy dealership.”
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.