Suntrup Automotive Group is hoping to keep sales humming during the coronavirus pandemic and provide customers a break by offering three months of no payments on used-vehicle purchases.
"We're trying to keep our business coming in, but we're trying to keep our volume up," said Craig Suntrup, a dealer principal and partner with his brother in the four-rooftop dealership group in St. Louis. "We figured it might help somebody make a decision."
The group also is offering up to six months of no payments on new-vehicle sales.
Suntrup said the used-vehicle offer will last through May. So far, it has helped sales — although the group still expects overall sales to be down for the month. By mid-April, about a quarter of customers buying used vehicles across the group had taken advantage of the deal, Suntrup said.