Bill Walsh Streator - Our Preferred Dealer of the MonthPublished: July 3rd, 2020
Bill Walsh Streator is our Preferred Dealer of the Month: We Prefer Them, and They Prefer Us!
In 2019, Bill Walsh Streator had a record year. That's because they make car buying easy. Stop by and make sure to tell them SOCU sent you!
Making You Feel at Home
Bill Walsh sold his first car from a small lot in downtown Ottawa over 60 years ago. Fast forward, and today the name has grown into one of Central Illinois’ premier dealer groups, housing 18 major brands in 7 locations across LaSalle County. Bill Walsh Streator has seen four generations of happy customers leave the dealership in a new or pre-owned Buick, GMC or Chevy and come back a second and third time. In 2019, Bill Walsh Streator had a record year. That’s because they make car buying easy. Whether you are a first-time buyer or a long time customer, they will make you feel at home, and promise a no-pressure, no-hassle sales experience.
Keep It Local
“Bill Walsh Streator and SOCU are committed to supporting our local communities. This partnership is a testament to SOCU’s commitment to ‘People Helping People,’” said Zack Fulkerson, Business Development Director for SOCU. “Together with Bill Walsh, we’re able to put hundreds of members into quality, reliable vehicles for a fair price at the best interest rates in Central Illinois.”
People Helping People
“Bill Walsh is 100% about providing a fair and affordable service to our local community. We support Streator and keeping local money local. And keeping our people on the road,” said Jon Young, Sales Manager at Bill Walsh Streator. So far in 2020, Bill Walsh Streator and SOCU have put over 120 Streator and surrounding area residents into new vehicles.
“Loan to Value”
The National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) publishes fair trade and retail values of new and used vehicles, to help consumers make decisions when they’re buying their next vehicle. Lenders also use NADA to make decisions and help their members make good financial decisions, and to make sure the member is getting a good deal. This is called “Loan to
Value” -- or, what price the dealer is asking for the car, compared to what it’s worth. “Of the vehicle loans we’ve reviewed from BWS for the first half of 2020, over half came in ‘under book’, even after tax title license. Which is awesome,” Fulkerson said.
Fair, Friendly, and Faithful
Bill Walsh Streator hosts a friendly and knowledgeable staff in every department from sales to service. Between sales managers Jon Young and John Rowe, and General Manager Pete Honiotes, they have 92 years of sales and finance experience!
With an inventory of over 100 new and used vehicles at the Streator location alone, they provide a range of cars, trucks, and SUVs for all needs. Whether you’re in the market for a brand new ride or an affordable daily driver, you can contact their sales staff @ 815-673-4333 **and make sure to tell them SOCU sent you!
Bill Walsh is located at 2330 N. Bloomington St., in Streator. Regular hours are 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Monday through Friday and 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM on Saturday. These hours may vary due to COVID-19 guidelines and sales are recommended to be done by appointment.
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