Ron's Auto Sales & Service, housed in a small brick building behind rows of shiny cars, has commanded the corner of 748 E Patterson Street, Lansford, since March of 2006.
On Saturday, the business will celebrate its fifth anniversary with hot dogs, drinks, a race car to examine, giveaway, service coupons "just plain good old fun" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Customers who mention seeing Ron's Auto Sales & Service in the TIMES NEWS will get up to $500 off their next purchase, said salesman Jeff Bachinski.
Owner Ron Hill started the business. With annual sales at about $200,000-$250,000 gross, Bachinski said, the company employs five people, including a notary. It also offers U-Haul rentals, along with moving supplies, including boxes, dollies, wardrobe boxes and furniture pads.
Master mechanic Paul Skodacek leases the adjacent garage, Bachinski said.
"We sell affordable, reliable transportation, generally in the $2,500 to $9,500 range, Bachinski said.
Ron's Auto has a unique, guaranteed credit program.
"Not only can you get an affordable down payment, as low as $500, but it will help rebuild your credit, give you the opportunity to buy a more expensive car down the road. It doesn't matter what your credit situation is," he said.
Bachinski said other car dealers may have similar programs, but their down-payments typically run $4,000 or more.
Even with the low down payment, monthly payments can be as "little as $200 a month, $50 a week," he said.
The business sells GM, Ford, Chevy, Jeep, Dodge, Mazda, Nissan vehicles. "All of our cars, every one, gets warranted," Bachinski said.
"We don't put a car out that isn't serviced and warranted," he said. The minimum warranty is six months, good anywhere, he said.
Bachinski said each car undergoes an "extensive check, not just a state inspection, to ensure there's no extra cost to our customers."
Bachinski and Hill have known each other for 15 years, having worked together at a Lehighton dealership. Ron's Auto Sales & Service can be reached at (570) 645-2800, and is also on Facebook. The company's profile page on Facebook includes a link to it's website, which lists photos and descriptions of cars for sale.
The company's hours are Hours from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.