Located in Chapin, Hometown Integrity Driven Motors is a pre-owned, late model dealer that provides customers with a complete automotive experience at competitive prices.
"Be treated like a human being." The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little "extra" Cars. Everybody loves 'em. Buying a new/used one is fun, and definitely exciting. It really is one of the biggest purchases you can make. So why do so many companies make it such an aggravating experience? This is SUPPOSED TO BE FUN! I have a different mindset. I'm extremely picky about the cars I offer for sale. I look for popular cars, cars that are going to look great in your driveway, and pick the makes and models that last! I want you to get a car that when you get out of it to walk into your house; you look back at it at least once because you're proud of it. I take a lot of pride in the inventory offered here at HomeTown Motors because I pick each one out as if I was going to keep it for myself!
Pricing? You'll notice, we have a different mindset on that too. Instead of trying to make bank on every car, I'm committed to all our cars being WORTH what we ask for them. I try to price under book, and sell out our whole lot of 25 every month, so we always have new product coming in. My mentor said, My mentor said "pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered, HomeTown Motors puts very Fair prices on our cars- Prices that are REALISTIC and REASONABLE. Vehicles are depreciating assets to begin with, why break peoples finances and seeing someone owe WAY more on a car than it's worth. Oftentimes, that's all dealership markups. I think I'll grow faster if I price cars reasonably, and rely on positive word of mouth -I guess it's a "pay-it-forward approach" to used car sales. So I dont have huge markups, and i dont really negotiate bigly off the pricing, because with each car, you get more than just some used car, Its been showroom detailed, inside and out, and any deficiencies you'll be made aware of, if any. We provide history reports free with each prospective buyer, and book value reports. I think you'll like the down to Earth attitude Hometown has built.
You might find it interesting that I have NEVER worked for the used car business, nor have I ever bought a car from a dealership in my life. So I have none of the bad habits. I've heard so many horror stories, and the stereotype of car dealers was one of the most discouraging barriers to getting into this business. But with each vehicle I consider as inventory for this shop, I think about my customers budget, and what they should expect for the money and I try to exceed expectations! This site is called I WOULD DRIVE THAT dot com... because if i personally wouldn't drive one of the vehicles I have for sale here, I won't try to make you drive it. :)
After working in Corporate America, media sales, advertising, I began to understand my passion was cars!
So, in 2006, 27 years old, out of my own house, I got licensed and became an official auto dealer. But as I watched how many people take advantage of people, I have learned many lessons why people are so nervous about car dealers. The stigma of this profession was my biggest fear too. So I simply do not subscribe to non-transparancy or bait and switch sales tactics. Im committed to an experience like you bought the car from a family friend. Over these 6 years here, I seem to get the most loyal customers because of some very basic principles.
- Find vehicles that I KNOW will last people.
- Identify/ stay away from vehicle nightmares that were other people’s problems.
- Treat people how I would want to be treated.
- Ask a fair price – and be reasonable.
- And lastly, Stand behind my product and process with truth and integrity.
I do, and have done everything I can to be the opposite of the oh so typical “used car salesman.” Thats never our attitude here, and I dont even consider myself a used car salesman.
I want your purchase to go as smoothly as you do, so that you'll tell others!
Rest assured you are buying a used car without the worry. I don’t just sit them on a lot to rot, I drive them! I take each vehicle in inventory for rides all the time, and I take the time to put 200 miles on everything we have for sale, before I even advertise it, JUST to make sure nothing weird happens. So as you’re looking through the listings, I ask that you at least put HomeTown Integrity Driven Motors on your list of places..
you should come check us out. We WILL treat you fair. WE WILL put a good vehicle under you and the price will be a pleasant surprise for how nice and clean our inventory is! You may find one a little cheaper on a front lawn, or in some obscure place... All I can say, is, that I am committed to building a great reputation, and someone on their front lawn is just looking to unload something.. there's a difference.
Lets have some fun... enjoy this purchase! Benefit from my experience and passion because I love what I do.
Opening this dealership has been my dream for years, and with undeniable blessings, here we are!
There is no better feeling when you show your new 'used' car to friends and family and they compliment your purchase, and DON'T tell you that you got ripped off.
Thanks for your consideration; we know there's a lot of competition. It is my pleasure to show vehicles and schedule test drives anytime. Just call or text Chris on my cell at 803-210-9972, or Jeremy on his : 803-602-1220
OPEN MONDAY THRU THURSDAY 10-7 , FRIDAY 10-530, and SAT 10-430 Do not hesitate to send an email to DRIVEHOMETOWN@gmail.com for questions, or special requests for a vehicle we don't happen to have...guess what? We can get it!!