By Tess Malijenovsky
Stokes Honda Cars of Beaufort, the family-owned business that’s been in town for over 20 years, is remodeling to better serve its customers. Stokes Honda prides itself as being a dealership that gives back to the community. “Other dealerships have picked up and moved to other places, but we’re building right in the same exact location and really making a commitment to the people here in Beaufort,” said General Manager Michael Coxwell.
The new Stokes Honda of Beaufort building will have a spacious indoor showroom where customers can walk around as they compare cars to buy. Their Service Department will be improved to accommodate more people faster. The new State of the Art equipment will allow for an express service that gets customers in and out. Customers can make appointments for their car services and enjoy a brand new lounge with WiFi, gourmet coffee and television. In addition, they offer a shuttle service and courtesy cars for their customers.
Coxwell estimates that the construction will take about ten months but is excited for the new architectural design that will compliment the town. “We want to have a new building that Beaufort will be proud of and a dealership that they can call their own,” he said.
While their current location undergoes its makeover, Stokes Honda will move next door to its used car dealership where used cars, new cars and car services will share the same roof. Because of the limited space, Coxwell says, they’ll have to keep cars moving in and out of the lot: “The guys are excited about that, a fast moving dealership with really great specials.”
Aside from Stokes Hondas’ shuttle and courtesy car services, it boasts one of the largest inventories of cars in the area thanks to its connection with 17 other Stokes Honda dealerships. Their better selection comes to an advantage for customers that demand specific cars. If it’s not on the lot, Stokes Honda can get the car from their partner dealerships in no time.
As part of Stokes Honda of Beaufort for 23 years and the GM for 20, Michael Coxwell can testify to the company’s support of the community and military. Over the years they have sponsored varies charities, local schools and churches. Stop by Stokes Honda Cars of Beaufort located at 88 Robert Smalls Pkwy to support your local car dealership.