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Sandy Angello, Pohanka of Salisbury, named winner of Maryland’s Top 100 Women for the 3rd Year

Every year The Daily Record recognizes the top 100 Women in Maryland. The contest honors high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service, and mentoring. The nominees each year are selected by past inductees and business leaders across Maryland. 

The Daily Record, based in Baltimore, has been a news operation for over 134 years with both a digital-first newsroom and daily printed publication. The Daily Record features stories about women business leaders from a woman’s perspective, along with a podcast series, webinar courses, newsletters, and yearly awards recognizing Maryland’s outstanding women in business. 

This year, Sandy Angello, owner/operator of Pohanka of Salisbury was among those honored as Maryland’s Top 100 Women. Sandy has been included in The Daily Record’s Top 100 Women for the past 3 years. It marks a special year for Sandy as her third recognition earns her induction into The Daily Record’s circle of excellence. 

Sandy Angello has made her mark on the community which she serves not only as a reputable businesswoman but also as a leader for charitable giving all over the Delmarva Peninsula. In 2009 she launched the Pohanka Pays it Forward initiative which has proudly donated over 3 million dollars back to the Eastern Shore community. 

Congratulations to owner/operator Sandy Angello of Pohanka of Salisbury for her induction into the circle of excellence among top Maryland businesswomen! 

5 Steps to Prepare your Vehicle for Harsh Winter Weather

Driving in winter weather can be difficult and scary. Snow and sleet can make the roads slippery and even cause harm to your vehicle. Still, certain precautions can be taken to ensure your vehicle is as ready as possible to face harsh weather conditions. Here are five easy steps to prepare your vehicle for driving in winter weather.  

1. Check Your Tire Pressure

In order for your tires to perform their best make sure your tire pressure is within its recommended range. When it’s cold outside the air within your tires condenses often causing your tire pressure to fall. If your tire pressure falls too low it results in excessive wear, tread separation, and even a viscous blowout while on the road.

2. Check Your Battery

Cold weather also negatively affects the battery of your car, truck or SUV. The strength of your vehicle’s battery plummets in cold weather compromising its ability to start and run your vehicle efficiently. It is important to check the condition of your car battery before taking your vehicle out on the road when the outside temperature is freezing or below.

3. Invest in Winter Windshield Washer Fluid

Not all windshield washer fluid can help when traveling in icy conditions. In fact, some will even freeze while being applied to your windshield. For this reason, it is important to make sure you use proper winter weather windshield washer fluid when driving in snowy conditions. This will provide prime visibility and will not freeze to your windshield when traveling in freezing temperatures.

4. Have the Proper Tools Readily Available

It may sound simple but make sure you have the necessary tools available to help your vehicle and passengers get through winter conditions. This can include an ice scraper to help defrost your windshield and windows, tire chains for hard to navigation conditions, a first aid kit for emergencies, and more. Make sure you know exactly where these items are and how to get to them in need of an emergency.

5. Check for Wildlife

After a storm, be sure to check under your vehicle before starting it. Many times stray wildlife hides under automobiles in order to keep warm or shelter themselves from the storm. Starting your vehicle too quickly can harm them and even cause damage to your car.

Concerned about preparing your vehicle for harsh weather? Come by one of our service departments for a complete vehicle inspection and have our expert technicians make the necessary adjustments for your vehicle to perform its absolute best with the changing conditions. 

Pohanka Recycles Over 450 Tons of Automotive Material in 2020

Pohanka of Salisbury has made many generous contributions to the Eastern Shore since the foundation of the “Pohanka Pays It Forward” charity initiative in 2009. Their unique program has succeeded in donating over $3,000,000.00 to more than 750 local charitable organizations. Their generosity has provided financial aid to much-needed programs all over the shore ranging from children’s sports leagues to hospice care for local senior citizens.

Another way Pohanka greatly contributes to society is by recycling as much automotive waste as possible in order to better treat the environment. Automotive waste is one of the largest and most profound contributors to our planet’s “carbon footprint.” By choosing to recycle products such as tires, batteries, oil, transmissions, and more, Pohanka is playing a large part in reducing waste and protecting valuable natural resources. In the year 2020 Pohanka of Salisbury recycled over 450 tons of automotive parts and products. 

Pohanka of Salisbury has been recycling products since the foundation of their dealership. However, it was in 2011 that they really began to take an interest as to how they could better serve their environment. 

“We have been recycling for many years and the amount we recycle has grown substantially over time.” Says the Pohanka of Salisbury Parts Director Herb Williams. “About 10 years ago we started to look at how much we actually were recycling and began to look for more things we could recycle on a daily basis.” 

While most products including tires, cardboard, and scrap metal simply get recycled, other “core” automotive parts such as engines and transmission are shipped to manufacturers to be rebuilt and reused. As the recycling industry has grown over the years so have Pohanka’s environmental efforts. 

“It has become much easier to participate since the growth of the recycling industry. Our environmental efforts have grown substantially over the years and now it is an initiative all of our employees proudly take part in.” 

Come see Herb and the rest of the Pohanka team at their Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, or VW dealerships located on Route 13 in Salisbury MD. 

Pohanka Gives Wheelchair Accessible Van to Family In Need

Local Salisbury resident Denny Mogan was formally diagnosed with ALS in early March. This progressive disease affects the nervous system and all types of muscle control including the ability to breathe, speak, swallow, and walk. Though Mogan is already facing mobility issues his wife has a deep desire for him to travel this summer and spend time with their two young sons. Pohanka of Salisbury’s Owner/Operator Sandy Angello heard about the family’s struggles when they reached out to local friends and family asking for help to find a wheelchair accessible van.

True to Pohanka’s giving nature the automotive team had a handicap lift installed into a conversion van available on-site. A few designated Pohanka employees brought the now wheelchair accessible van to the family’s home and presented them with the vehicle free of charge. Angello and the rest of the Pohanka team will also be assisting the Mogan family in establishing a non-profit in Denny Mogan’s name to help local families facing illness and hardship for years to come.

“I am so thankful to have been part of this,” Says William Toadvine, Sales Manager at Pohanka of Salisbury. “This man has tremendous courage and is so brave. This van will allow him to make some great memories with his children.”

Pohanka of Salisbury has made serving the community a prime goal of their organization since establishing the Pohanka Pays It Forward initiative in 2009. Since its founding, Pohanka of Salisbury has donated over $3,000,000.00 to more than 750 charitable organizations. It is Pohanka’s belief that nothing is more important than giving back to the community that we all work, live, and raise our families in and they are grateful to be assisting their local community in this time of need.

Pohanka’s Exclusive Pre-Owned Vehicle Certification Brings Peace of Mind to Used Car Buyers

Pohanka of Salisbury has created a new way to bring peace of mind to used car buyers on the Delmarva Peninsula with their Pohanka Certified Pre-Owned vehicle program. This exclusive certification puts pre-owned vehicles through a rigorous 165 point inspection and is given only to those in top-performing condition letting customers know they are getting a safe and reliable pre-owned vehicle.

These certified vehicles are covered with a wide variety of protections including a one of a kind 10-Year/100,000-Mile Warranty. Each vehicle also comes with an extensive vehicle history report, complimentary roadside assistance, trip-interruption reimbursement, and more. Pohanka of Salisbury, located in Salisbury Maryland, has been serving the local community for over 30 years and continues to meet the needs of consumers in new and exciting ways. Below is an outline of the certification program details.

Vehicle History Report
Each Pohanka Certified Pre Owned vehicle comes with a detailed vehicle history report. This report showcases that particular vehicle’s accident history, mileage, title status, information about previous ownership, and more. The function of this report is to give the new owner conclusive information about the vehicle they are purchasing.

Rental Vehicle/Alternate Transportation and Trip Interruption Reimbursement
Should there be an issue with your Pohanka Certified pre-owned vehicle you will be supplied with a rental vehicle or alternative transportation. This mode of transportation will allow you to go about your daily life while your vehicle is getting worked on in one of our service departments. Also, should a trip be interrupted due to a fault in your vehicle you will qualify for Trip Interruption Reimbursement for the cost it takes to get your vehicle back home safely.

165 Point Inspection
Each Pohanka Certified vehicle has been through a rigorous 165 Point Inspection. During this inspection, all parts of the vehicle are thoroughly checked to make sure the vehicle is in top-performing condition. The inspection is always performed by a certified technician and any vehicle who fails even a single point of the inspection is not given the Pohanka Certified title.

Roadside Assistance
Complimentary Roadside Assistance is included with the purchase of every Pohanka Certified pre-owned vehicle. Roadside assistance provides necessary services for vehicles stranded on the side of the road including a jumpstart, supplying you with gas or fuel, changing a flat tire, towing, and more. This service allows you to get help and stay safe should a problem occur.

Exclusive Limited Warranty
Every Pohanka Certified pre-owned vehicle is covered by our exclusive 10-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Warranty. This warranty covers all makes and models as long as they have passed the 165 point inspection described above. Backed by Allstate, this inclusive warranty keeps you in good hands wherever you go!

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