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Local dealerships benefit consumers: Opposing view

In 2012, Suzuki stopped selling cars and trucks in the United States after decades in the American market. Fortunately for Suzuki customers, they could still get those cars serviced by local dealership groups that owned franchises of the disappearing company.

This is one of the many reasons that local dealerships are good for consumers and communities alike. Consumers have access to servicing on their cars and trucks virtually anywhere in America, at any time, and even if the manufacturer goes out of business.

Consumers benefit from price competition from local same-brand dealers, which has been shown to lower prices significantly. And communities benefit from the presence of locally owned businesses and the million-plus good paying jobs they create. Local dealerships are in fact one of the last fields in America where a worker without a college degree has great job opportunities with paths to advancement in sales, service or management….

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