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Stuck in the mud? Here's what to do!

Here in the Midwest, we've experienced a very wet winter and spring. It's been so soggy that farmers are at risk of losing planting days due to the water-logged soil. Farmers aren't the only ones who could suffer from the tremendous amount of rain, though. Anyone who drives could find themselves stuck in mud, especially those who live in rural or agricultural areas.

The first thing to remember if you get stuck in the mud is to be easy on your gas pedal. The harder you press on your gas pedal, the faster your wheels will spin…

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Insurance Coverage Types - Explained!

Insurance on your new vehicle isn't a luxury. It's required by law unless you can provide the state with a certificate of proof of financial responsibility (which means that you have enough cash on hand to cover the costs of anyone you injure or any property damage you cause in the event of an accident). But, navigating the world of insurance and the huge number of coverage options you can choose can be…
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Just Buy a New Car? Here's What NOT to do...

We all long for the day that we can jump in our new car and hit the road. Considering that the average family's second largest investment is their vehicle, it's no wonder cherish the day we bring home our 4-wheeled "baby". When the day comes and you're sitting in the driver's seat, soaking up that great new-car smell, you're probably pretty eager to hit the gas. But hold on there…

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GM's self-driving car, the Cruise, goes out for a spin

Last week on our sister site, SVGMotors.com, our blog post told you how General Motors was investing heavily in its new self-driving car service, Cruise, and hiring 1,000 new employees to support the program.

Despite the setbacks that Google has experienced with their self-driving vehicle program, GM seems to be having tremendous success with its Cruise program. Recently, GM released footage of the Cruise taking a drive and we thought we'd share…
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Optimist 2.0 Meeting News – March 15, 2018 – Steve Van Gorder – Founder, SVG Motors

Greg Fay introduced our speaker, Steve Van Gorder, the president of SVG Motors / SVG Chevrolet / SVG Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram / SVG Urbana.

Steve gave us an uplifting story of how he came to be the successful owner of several automobile dealerships in the extended Dayton area.

When Steve was in his late teens in the 90’s he had the opportunity to sell cars and he liked it. He became bored and decided to sell…
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SVG invests $1M in former Eastgate property

Rapidly growing auto dealer Steve VanGorder has bought land for an expanded dealership in Beavercreek.

Greene County property records show that SVG Properties paid just over $1 million for property at 3415 Seajay Drive, the former home of Eastgate Ford.

The purchase was of nearly 5.8 acres of land.

SVG Motors has locations in Dayton at 400 Shoup Mill Road, as well as Eaton, Urbana and Greenville.

SVG has expanded aggressively in recent years…
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SVG Motors may open Beavercreek store this summer

Rapidly growing auto dealer Steve VanGorder has bought land for an expanded dealership in Beavercreek, a site that might become his fifth location as early as this summer.
In an interview Thursday, VanGorder said he hopes to open the new lot as early as this August, but no later than 2019.

The location is a good one for VanGorder, a familiar face from his many TV commercials. He has lived in Greene County for 25…
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Dream comes true for Steve VanGorder, owner of SVG Motors, purchases Chevy dealership in Greenville

July 1, 2015

After working at car dealerships for all of his adult life; Steve VanGorder purchases Ron Garrett Chevrolet in Greenville Ohio.  In 2014, Steve left Jeff Schmitt Auto Group after 20 years and started SVG Motors in Vandalia.  He explains that owning a Chevy dealership was "a dream come true."  

Ron and Barbara Garrett owned the Chevrolet dealership for 40 years at 1225 E. Russ Road in Greenville.

“Yesterday, we signed the contracts and that was the culmination of half dozen meetings at his house and my house, lunch and dinner, just getting to know each other,” VanGorder…
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Spotlight SVG Motors / Steve VanGorder

SVG stands for Steve VanGorder. Just kidding! It actually stands for “Superior Value Guaranteed.”

And that’s exactly what I found when I visited Steve there a few weeks ago.  You haven’t seen transparency in an auto purchasing transaction until you’ve bought a car from SVG Motors, which is located on Rt. 40 in Vandalia. Price is the first thing discussed and the discomfort is removed right off the bat. The same goes…
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SVG Motors acquires Urbana dealership

One of the city’s oldest operating businesses is no longer. Trenor Motors, family-owned and operated since 1926, was acquired Friday by SVG Motors.

Headquartered in Dayton, the SVG auto group consists of two new and used car dealerships – SVG Chevrolet in Greenville and SVG Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Eaton – along with SVG Motors, a used car dealership in Dayton.

Steve VanGorder, president of SVG Motors, said he has been in talks with Roger…
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