Dave Gosdin: Parts Manager Meets Country Musician

December 9, 2014

At Allan Vigil Dealerships, we strive to treat each customer – and every member of our team – like they are a member of our family. We’re incredibly proud of our team and would like to give you the opportunity to learn a little more about who we are and how our staff is helping make an impact in our community.

Dave Gosdin has been a part of the Allan Vigil family since 1989. He started as a driver at Allan Vigil in 1989 and has grown with the company, now holding the position of Parts Manager at Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville. Dave’s passion for the automotive industry started at a young age. Growing up, Dave worked on vehicles with his father and his admiration of the craft only grew.

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Outside of work, Dave’s passion lies with music. He is the lead singer for a country music band, playing primarily for the VFW and American Legion in the Fayetteville, GA area. While his band plays cover songs at their monthly shows, Dave also enjoys writing his own songs. Dave enjoys the fact that his music brings people out of their homes and onto the dance floor.

The next time you bring your vehicle in for service at Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville, keep your eyes open for Dave and pick his brain on all-things music.

 

Introducing the New 2016 Ford Explorer

November 21, 2014

We’re pleased to give you a sneak peek at the brand new, 2016 Ford Explorer, which will be hitting showroom floors in 2015.

Notable new features include front and rear cameras, new Platinum trim level, an optional EcoBoost 2.3L engine, USB ports in front and rear, and a foot-activated lift gate. Check out some photos below:

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Honoring Veteran Dave Davis

November 11, 2014

Veterans Day has a special meaning to the team here at Allan Vigil Dealerships. With Mr. Vigil having served in the military himself, and many Veterans on staff, we strongly believe that Veterans are America’s true heroes. We applaud any man or woman who has made a conscious decision to sacrifice their safety and time spent with family in order to serve our country and make it a safer place for us all.

We’re pleased to introduce you to Dave Davis, a Business Development Center Manager at Allan Vigil Ford of Fayetteville, and a Veteran of the Army, where he served our country for 23 years.

IMG_9025When did you enter the Army?
July 21, 1955. I was wide-eyed and didn’t really know what it was about or how I was going to do there. So I had to learn a lot, in a hurry. 

Tell us a little about your experience with the Army
It was very interesting. Most of my military career, I was in field artillery. My job there was in operations and intelligence. And my job, specifically, was to analyze pictures and photos, and lift objects off of a photo and put those locations on a grid or chart. And then I came up with range deflection and plotted information on how, if necessary, to deliver an artillery round from 7-9 miles away onto a target. I was a computer. Because we didn’t have computers back then. We also had to analyze wind speed, wind direction, and things like that, and transfer them into numbers to add in to the final range and deflection.

What happened when computers were invented to do your job?
When computers came in, my job was to check the computers and monitor the generators we used in the field. If the generators malfunctioned, the numbers it would produce would be off. That’s why they still needed people like me to monitor the errors of the computer. 

Have you gotten to do anything special in honor of Veterans Day this year?
The dealership provided a vehicle for the Veterans Day parade. Myself and another co-worker, who is also a Vietnam Veteran, are going to ride around town. I take it very seriously, because we are honoring the Veterans of the Korean war. It’s often called The Forgotton War. I like the idea of it and hope that it becomes an annual tradition.

Mr. Vigil is a Veteran as well, correct?
Yes, Mr. Vigil and I both served in Vietnam at the same time. We were in different places, but that’s something we have in common. I am honored to work for him now here at Allan Vigil Ford. This job has really kept me in touch with a lot of people. Because of a lot of my job revolves around the internet, I get to be in touch with a whole world of intelligent people. I really like that about my job.

We are grateful for the service of Dave Davis, and all of the other Veterans on our staff.

Introducing the 2016 Ford Edge Concept Car

October 9, 2014

It’s no surprise to us that the Ford Edge is one of the most popular vehicles in its class. On the market since 2007, the 2016 Ford Edge is set for a slight makeover on the exterior and interior styling. Check out the pictures of the Concept vehicle below and let us know your thoughts.

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In addition, for the first time ever, Ford plans to sell the Edge in European and Asian markets. The Edge will be sold directly by Ford, alongside the European-only Ford vehicles: Galaxy and S-Max.

Tailgating to Help Children in Need

September 30, 2014

As part of this month’s Great American Tailgate event, our team at Allan Vigil Dealerships donned our favorite team jerseys, fired up the grill, and sold freshly-grilled lunches with 100% of the sales benefiting two local children’s shelters: Rainbow House and Promise Place. The sales of these lunches resulted in more than $500 donated to the cause.

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In addition, each dealership held a drive for new and gently-used children’s and teen clothing, as well as duffle bags and non-perishable food. Our staff and customers were incredibly generous with their donations and we were pleased to donate boxes full of supplies to each organization.

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To learn more about how you can support these two deserving charities, click below.

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The Great American Tailgate is Here!

September 3, 2014

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Join Allan Vigil the first three Saturdays in September for the Great American Tailgate Event! We’ll be sporting our favorite team jerseys, football will be on all the TVs, and the grill will be hot. But best of all, as we celebrate the kickoff to tailgate season, we will be helping support two organizations close to our hearts – Rainbow House and Promise Place, both of which offer emergency shelter, guidance, and assistance to children, young adults, and/or victims of domestic abuse.

Great American Tailgate Event
Saturday, September 6th
Saturday, September 13th
Saturday, September 20th
Purchase $2 hotdogs from 11am – 3pm and 100% of proceeds will benefit Rainbow House and Promise Place.

Supplies Drive – September 3rd – September 20th
Both the Morrow and Fayetteville dealership locations will be collecting supplies for children and teens at Rainbow House and Promise Place.

Donation List:
– Canned/Non-Perishable Food -
– Gently-Used or new Children’s and Teen Clothing (larger sizes preferred) -
– Gently-Used or New Children’s and Teen Shoes -
-Gently Used or New Duffle Bags -

Please join us as celebrate the fall and help two worthy causes.

Kickoff To Tailgate

August 12, 2014

At Allan Vigil Dealerships, we’re ready for football season and want to help you get your tailgate off to the right start. Test drive a vehicle Monday, August 18-Saturday August 25th and receive a $10 Kroger gift card to put towards your tailgating shopping list. Plus, one lucky person from each dealership will win the ultimate addition to any tailgate: a Mini Big Green Egg!

Allan Vigil’s Kickoff To Tailgate Season
Monday, August 18 – Saturday August 25th

  1. Test drive a car, fill out a short form and receive $10 Kroger gift card
  2. Be entered to win a Big Green Egg Mini

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Limit one gift card per family for the promotional period. A minimum of 25 Kroger gift cards will be available at the Fayetteville location and a minimum of 75 Kroger gift cards will be available at the Morrow location. Gift cards available while supplies last. You must fill out a form to enter to win the Big Green Egg Mini. Available to individuals 18 years and older only. Promotional period lasts August 18-23, 2014.

Three Days Only – 0% APR for 72 Months

July 28, 2014

Looking to buy that perfect car? For three days only, we have an outstanding finance rate that does not come around often. This deal will make buying a new car easy and affordable for practically anyone.

0% APR for 72 Months
Three Days Only – July 29-31, 2014
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 

Finance Offer Valid On Select 2014 Vehicles
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Fusion Gas
Fusion Hybrid
Mustang
Escape
Edge
Explorer
Expedition

 

 

 

*See dealer for complete details and exclusions. Special 0% APR for 72 months valid through July 31, 2014. 

 

Vigil Dealerships’ Partnership With Operation Gratitude

July 22, 2014

Allan Vigil Dealerships have the upmost respect for our military. We were honored to have partnered with Operation Gratitude for the month of June. It was a great way to give back to our military and show them how much we care. Operation Gratitude is a company that sends care packages to Veterans, First Responders, Wounded Warriors, Care Givers and to individually-named U.S. Service Members that are deployed overseas.

During our partnership we collected a variety of supplies to assemble care packages. We also had a test drive promotion where we donated a care package to a troop every time someone test drove a car. This event was a great success.

Below are a few photos of the packages and items you donated:

 

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Plugging vs. Patching Tires

July 22, 2014

Allan Vigil Dealerships‘ service center’s main concern is the safety of our customers. This is why Allan Vigil does not plug tires. Instead, we patch the inside.

Watch this short video with Chris Leader, the Service Manager at Allan Vigil of Fayetteville, to learn more on why we do this.

Click here to watch the full video.

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