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Amanda Jones loves to see customers get behind the wheel.
Starkville native Amanda Jones first joined on at Action Auto two years ago, working as a sales associate in Columbus, Miss. After only a year, the company presented Amanda with the opportunity to move to Florence and open the newest location for the growing company.
“I’m grateful to be in the position I am in today,” Jones said. “When I was asked to open the lot here in Florence, I jumped at the opportunity.” Amanda went on to detail how much the company has cared for her since she started, stating that they are as committed to their team as they are to each customer. “Everyone on our team feels cared for, which directly translates to success on the lot.”
When Jones gets to work every day, she checks inventory to ensure accuracy. She also connects with customers that submitted online credit applications to capitalize on leads. In addition to her responsibilities as lot manager, Amanda facilitates outreach with area businesses, increasing awareness and business for the dealership.
“It’s important that customers know what we’re all about,” she said. “We want to help people that may have been turned down by other dealerships, assuring them that we can find a solution that ends in them driving away happy.”
After spending more than a year in Florence, Amanda has grown fond of the community. “I absolutely love Florence. I’m so blessed to be able to work with so many great people around town.”
Action Auto is the best used auto sales lot in Oxford, Miss., according to the 2022 Best of Oxford list, an annual community poll organized by The Oxford Eagle that recognizes the area’s favorite businesses, restaurants, services and places.
The Buy Here, Pay Here dealership, which provides individuals access to vehicles regardless of their financial situations, has been serving the community since May of 2016 and has sold more than 1,300 cars to local customers.
“We are so incredibly thankful to the people of Oxford for this recognition,” said Oxford lot manager Jolynn Medina of the award, which was announced in the July/August issue of Oxford Magazine. “Everyone has put in a great deal of work to put ourselves in this position, but we would not be here without our amazing customers.”
Action Auto is a subsidiary of Oxford-based investment firm EquiPro Holdings, which currently operates four additional lots across Mississippi and Alabama. Action Auto has built a reputation for quality and customer service.
Each Action Auto vehicle is backed by a 12,000 mile/12-year protection plan, an effort that has created trust through a promise. The dealership is dedicated to getting customers behind the wheel of a quality car they can feel confident about and providing a convenient payment method.
“All of us at Action Auto are very proud, but not surprised at this recognition for the team in Oxford,” said operations director Crystal Elliott, who works closely with each of their locations. “They do an excellent job of delivering on the mission of our company, and truly care about finding solutions to put people behind the wheel.”
For more information, visit the lot in Oxford at 459 MS 6, or online at www.actionautoms.com/oxford
Putting a smile on each client’s face is what keeps this Action Auto leader motivated.
As the top salesman at Action Auto’s Columbus location, Trevor Taylor has seen first-hand the positive, life-changing impact that his line of work has on those in his community.
“In our business, we work with people that come to us as their last hope,” he says. “Everybody has turned them down, and I can reassure them that it’s not a problem. We always guarantee approval.”
Giving someone the power to get to work, drop their kids off at school, or drive to the grocery store is an empowering experience, one that Taylor is passionate about.
“It feels good to see our clients smile and be so happy. Having a vehicle is important for day-to-day life, and it is rewarding to help someone get that access despite their financial hardships,” Taylor says.
When Taylor isn’t making a sale, he’s normally occupied as the store’s sales manager, which entails keeping up to date with the daily activities of the lot. Taylor is responsible for logging calls, following up with appointments and ensuring each vehicle is accounted for and clean.
“The small details help each client feel cared for and reassured while they make a big decision,” he says.
Taylor’s commitment to changing people’s lives doesn’t end at just the lot. He is active with his home church in Starkville and has set up an Action Auto sponsorship for a local little league team, which has been extremely rewarding for Trevor in his commitment to giving back and being involved with his community.
Aside from car sales and community involvement, Taylor enjoys spending time outdoors in his hometown of Starkville, Miss., with his 10-year-old daughter, Skylar. Skylar was born on St. Patrick’s Day and Taylor considers her his lucky charm.