Category Archives: Pohanka of Salisbury News

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!

Interested in seeing our wide selection of Pohanka Certified pre-owned vehicles? Click here to shop now!

Pohanka Takes COVID-19 Precautions During Their Moonlight Madness Sales Event

Pohanka of Salisbury’s most renowned sales event Moonlight Madness is happening now through March 21st! Customers can come in after hours to browse our full inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles. Our salespeople will stay until the last customer leaves no matter how late! Plus, The Pohanka sales and service teams are taking the following precautions to make the event as safe and flexible as possible during the COVID-19 outbreak: 

Outdoor Sales Stations 

Enjoy the nice weather and purchase your next vehicle without going into the showroom! Our sales staff will happily assist any customer using our outdoor sales stations set up around the complex. Everything from finding the perfect vehicle from processing the paperwork can be done in the sunshine. 

Home Delivery

Not feeling up to coming to the dealership? Shop for your dream car online and we’ll deliver it to your driveway! Purchase the car, truck, or SUV you’ve been dreaming of at an incredible price without having to come to the complex. Visit our website to learn more.

Financial Incentives

In order to ease the worry about purchasing a vehicle at the present time, Pohanka of Salisbury is offering exclusive incentives including no payments for up to 120 days and rates as low as 0%! Plus, Pohanka Hyundai of Salisbury is offering an exclusive Assurance Job Loss Protection program. Through this program, Hyundai will make up to 6 months of payments for new owners who lose their job and have purchased or leased a vehicle through Hyundai Capitol. 

Added Sanitary Precautions

All salespersons and service advisors have disinfectant wipes available to wipe down their customer service stations in between every customer interaction. Pohanka employees are even making sure to wipe down any touchpoints within a car before and after each test drive including the door handle and steering wheel. Though it is customary to shake hands with your sales representative after purchasing a vehicle this tradition is being temporarily disbanded in order to prevent unnecessary touching. Salespersons and service advisors are also disinfecting any pen after it is used to complete paperwork.

We look forward to seeing you at our Moonlight Madness Sales Event!

Pohanka Employees Become 8th Grade Mentors at JA Inspire

Pohanka of Salisbury Automotive Group was a proud sponsor of Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore‘s latest event JA Inspire.

This massive event involved a collection of local educators and industry leaders coming together to educate over 3,000 Eastern Shore 8th graders on potential future career and educational opportunities. The students were given hands-on activities involving tasks relevant to jobs in many different industries. This gave them a chance to find a potential future career path involving a specialty they love. The fair also gave students the ability to explore apprenticeships and educational programs from local trade schools, colleges, and universities. 

The purpose of this event is to provide students with knowledge of future career paths before determining their high school workload. They get the opportunity to learn about future career opportunities from local, caring mentors who are there to help guide them. It is also a wonderful opportunity for local businesses to build their workforce and offer interactive learning. 

Pohanka of Salisbury was widely represented at this event offering mentors from their sales, service, and insurance departments. The Pohanka staff had the opportunity to discuss all of the opportunities that come with a career at Pohanka as well as how much the automotive group gives back to their community through the Pohanka Pays It Forward Program. 

Katelyn Williamson, a Customer Service Representative at Pohanka Insurance and volunteer at JA Inspire noted, “It was a pleasure talking to the children about what I do and how I got here. I wish I would have known about companies like Pohanka when I was deciding what I wanted to do. I hope that I was able to make a difference in the children’s career options.”

Pohanka truly enjoys partnering and volunteering for Junior Achievement and would like to thank them for all they do in the community. As a group, Pohanka employees look forward to attending more events in the future to educate the local youth and build the workforce on the Eastern Shore. 

 

 

 

Pohanka Donates 30 Cases of Dog Food To Wicomico County Humane Society

Pohanka of Salisbury is always there when times get ruff. Recently the Wicomico County Humane Society was in desperate need of wet dog food for their injured puppies with weak and sensitive teeth. The shelter was almost completely out of wet dog food and feeding these poor animals dry food could further harm their health and prolong the healing process. In need of help, the Humane Society staff went to social media imploring local residents and business to donate a can or two of wet dog food to their shelter.

 

Pohanka took the initiative one step further. Only minutes after seeing the post, Pohanka’s Marketing Team was clearing local markets out of wet dog food. They packed the back of a pickup truck with over thirty cases of wet dog food cans and headed to the shelter.

 

The volunteers and staff were amazed when a truck full of donations pulled up to their door at just 10:30 in the morning. “It was absolutely incredible and so helpful. You have no idea how much this will help these animals grow and heal. We are all so grateful and know we can always count on Pohanka.” Said Siobhan Wyatt the Shelter Manager.

 

Pohanka’s donation along with numerous other wet food donations by various locals stocked the shelter’s pantry. The animals the shelter houses are once again properly fed and are on their way to finding new homes.
To learn more about the Wicomico County Humane Society or the Pohanka Pays It Forward local charity initiative that has given more than  $1,000,000,000 to over 750 local charitable organizations click the hyperlinks below.