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Par-K Chrysler-Jeep humming right along

Features new body shop, Saturday service hours

Par-K Chrysler-Jeep Sales Manager Tom Gilbo is pictured with a 2012 Jeep Liberty featuring the light blue “Winter Chill” edition package.

Par-K Chrysler-Jeep Sales Manager Tom Gilbo is pictured with a 2012 Jeep Liberty featuring the light blue “Winter Chill” edition package.

Chrysler Group LLC posted its second straight year of improved model sales in 2011, and Par-K Chrysler-Jeep in Fulton is excited to show consumers what the buzz is all about.

“We have something for everyone, from the Chrysler 200s and 300s, to the Jeep Compass, Patriot and Grand Cherokee,” said Par-K General Manager Thomas Gilbo. “[Fiat-Chrysler CEO] Sergio Marchionne pledged to change everything when he took over two years ago, and those changes, from the body types to the engines, have all taken place.

“The product is very much improved. There was great detail and care taken in redesigning all of the cars, and it shows. A lot of our models have the V6 Penestar engine, and some V8s, which means improved performance and gas mileage. The Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Town & Country are getting close to 30 miles per gallon on the highway; that’s very impressive.”

Par-K, much like the cars it sells, underwent improvements in 2011. After an ice storm collapsed the roof on its body shop during Super Bowl Sunday last year, Gilbo said the garage was rebuilt from the floor up, reopening in July.

“It’s beautiful; everything is brand new and top of the line in the shop,” he added. “We’ve been back to normal with our hours since the summer.

“Bill Marshall and Butch Jackowski do an incredible job managing the shop. They do custom work and have multiple cars featured in magazines, and, of course, are there for all the dents and dings and insurance work you may need.”

Par-K also added Saturday maintenance hours in September. Cars are serviced from 8 a.m. to noon, in addition to the normal 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours Monday through Wednesday and Friday. On Thursday, the service department is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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