Chapman gets people back behind wheel of a car

In the difficult economic environment facing Americans today, there is still a dealership willing to give car shoppers a second chance and a good vehicle. Chapman's Value Center, a new kind of dealership opened by Chapman Automotive Group at its former Las Vegas Dodge location, is that uniquely suited car store.

Located on the corner of Boulder Highway and Sahara Avenue, Chapman's Value Center mainly sells used cars priced between $2,500 and $15,000. What sets the Value Center apart from other used car dealerships is the standard of quality it holds its cars to and the in-house financing opportunities it provides to individuals facing hardship.

"We see a lot of people come in here with less-than-perfect credit scores. But you know, we're a family-owned and family-operated dealership, and the Chapman family has never believed that your credit score determines your character," said Frank Maddera, manager of the Value Center.

Each vehicle purchased at Chapman's Value Center comes with a reconditioning report detailing the items completed by Chapman's service department in preparing the car, one year of free maintenance and a complimentary Carfax history report detailing the car's ownership, repairs and general overall condition.

"No matter what state a person's finances are in, everyone still needs a car or truck to get to work or to look for employment," added Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram General Manager Don Hamrick. "We've maintained the Value Center for the express purpose of helping others in our community buy a car while making ends meet."

At the same time that Chapman's Value Center is trying to help others, it also is facing some difficulties of its own as a result of ongoing road construction surrounding the dealership on all sides. The work being performed by Clark County has made access to the location difficult .

"It might be a little difficult to find us and get into the dealership, but when they do, customers are leaving with great cars at a great value. That is how we came up with the name Value Center," Maddera said.

"Yes, that roadwork gets us frustrated sometimes, but we believe there's a silver lining in everything," he added. "We must have over 500 of the best, lowest priced used vehicles in Nevada sitting on our site as a result of sales being slower, and there are great deals to be made when you get here."

Chapman's Value Center is at 3470 Boulder Highway, just south of Sahara Avenue. The dealership can be reached by phone at 1-888-299-0170 or online at

Chapman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram sells and services new and used vehicles at 3175 E. Sahara Ave. at Mojave Road. The dealership can be reached at 800-NewDodge and You can follow the dealership on Facebook/ChapmanDCJ and Twitter @VegasDCJ for special offers and deals.

Chapman Chrysler Jeep sells and services the complete line of Chrysler and Jeep vehicles. Located in the Valley Automall in Henderson, the dealership can be reached at 888-207-1687 or online at www.ChapmanChryslerJeep .com. Follow the dealership on Facebook/ChapmanChryslerJeep and Twitter @NevadaCJ for special offers and deals.


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