October 2008

Herb Gordon Grand Re-Opening

Herb Gordon Grand Re-Opening

Silver Spring, MD; October 16, 2008 -- Today, Herb Gordon Nissan of Silver Spring, a MileOne dealership, announced the final schedule for their Grand Re-Opening event which will be held Friday, October 24th through Sunday, October 26th. In early October, the dealership completed their seven month renovation and opened their doors to a brand new five car showroom and 19-bay service center including two express bays for quick oil changes and minor services. The Grand Re-Opening Event will start at 9am on Friday the 24th and will include food, games, demonstrations from the Fire Department, contests to win an XM Satellite radio, free blood pressure monitoring and al of the re-designed Nissan vehicles like the Maxima, Murano and Altima to match the newly redesigned showroom.

"While we wanted to follow Nissan's 're-imaging' plan, we really spared no expense in this renovation because our customers deserve the best in automotive shopping and servicing. The entire renovation was done with our customers in mind." said General Manager for Herb Gordon Nissan, Van Westerlund. "From conveniences like wi-fi throughout the dealership to an internet style cafe and enclosed children's play area both with plasma TVs, to real time savers like the new front-end alignment machine which shortens a 45 minute service down to 15 minutes and to comforts like climate-controlled service lanes and brand new furniture throughout the showroom, we tried to meet and exceed the needs and wants of our loyal Nissan owners. With the new Nissan showroom and service center completed, we are now eager to get the used car facility finished! There is never a moments rest when it comes to serving our customers."

MileOne invested over two million dollars in the 37,000 square foot state-of-the-art renovation project and plans to continue investing in similar projects for a majority of their 65 dealerships located in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The Silver Spring dealerships which include Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Audi, Volvo and Subaru in addition to Nissan and the Used Car center have an estimated completion date of late 2011. All of the new facilities will follow the same objective Nissan had, which was to redesign with the customers convenience and comfort in mind.

Herb Gordon Grand Re-Opening

"As a group, we're not immune to what is going on with the economy, but over the last 35 years of serving the automotive needs of our communities, we have learned that taking care of our customers and employees is step one in running a successful business. I think our customers have realized this and it's why they continue to come to us for buying and servicing their automobiles." said MileOne President and COO, Jerry Fader. "We repay our customers' loyalty by continually reinvesting in our physical locations to make them more comfortable and efficient and also by investing in our online presence to allow or customers to choose the comfort of their own home through which to schedule service, buy parts and accessories and one day soon buy the car of their dreams."

To attend the Grand Re-Opening festivities or to tour the new Nissan facility, stop by 3131 Automobile Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20904. If you are interested in getting pre-approved, valuing your trade, or scheduling your service before you visit, check out their redesigned website, as well: www.herbgordonnissan.net. You can also read more about the Nissan redesign and other MileOne projects on MileOne’s MyMileOne blog.

About MileOne Automotive (www.mileone.com)
MileOne Automotive operates 65 retail automotive franchises representing 28 different brands and 9 collision centers in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia with a focus on the Baltimore-Washington, Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton major metro areas. MileOne.com allows customers to research new, used and fuel-efficient luxury, import and domestic cars and trucks, send information about vehicles to their mobile device, schedule service appointments, buy parts and accessories, play automotive games, and download automotive wallpaper and mobile ring tones. For more information or to find a quality MileOne dealership near you, please visit www.mileone.com.