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The James Wood Neighborhood Autos Service Tradition Begins

James Wood Neighborhood Autos has stood for quality, commitment and reliability for close to three decades. With two locations, at 2111 Hwy. 287 South in Decatur and Interstate 35 and State School Road in Denton, the dealerships maintain their stalwart status with owner James Wood standing at the helm.

James Wood began selling used cars in 1968 and opened a new Pontiac, Buick & GMC Dealership in Decatur in 1978.

It’s every automobile dealers dream to sell a new car or truck to everyone in his community – and the Decatur dealership is close to that goal.

A growing community, Decatur boasts 5,200 population and James Wood Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, GMC dealership has sold almost 5,000 new and used cars and trucks. In fact, sales are slated at 12,000 when the Denton GM dealership is factored in.

“Some of our customers drive for more than an hour to get to our dealerships in Decatur and Denton,” Wood said. “They have discovered – as our advertising slogan said for years that ‘The difference is worth the distance.’ Our philosophy is that ‘We’ll beat any deal.’ There’s nothing more straightforward than that.”

James Wood Decatur and Denton boast a 2,500 unit new vehicle inventory with 800 quality pre-owned vehicles as well. Between Decatur and Denton, James Wood offers over 75 acres of sales and service facilities to serve their customers.

James Wood Dealerships are noted for the brilliant blue shade structures that cover nearly 100 percent of the new vehicles in stock on the lots. That means cooler shopping in the hot summer days, and a dryer environment in spring rainy season. The dealerships inventories are well protected from hail storms and damage from hot summer temperatures.

James Wood Motors is proud to offer its clients a wide variety of models from the country’s top automobile manufacturer. Whether the customer is looking for a Cadillac, Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, GMC or GM certified pre-owned used car, James Wood Motors has an impressive array from which to choose. James Wood also carries an impressive line of medium duty commercial vehicles as well.

“The bottom line is we work hard every day to provide a friendly and professional sales experience for the new car or truck buyer,” said Wood. “Every customer deserves that and we guarantee that you’ll find it at the James Wood dealerships.”

General Motors Awards James Wood
General Motors has tough standards for its dealers – and James Wood has met and exceeded those standards for more than 25 years. General Motors has honored the Wood dealerships with the coveted “Mark of Excellence” award for sales and service leadership. Chevrolet has named Wood one of its “Leaders of Distinction” and the Decatur dealership received Buick’s “Best in Class” award for 10 consecutive years.

Commercial and Fleet Excellence
The sales honors also flow to the James Wood commercial and fleet department headed by Jason Culpepper. The commercial department won GM’s “Mark of Excellence” award from both Chevrolet and GMC in 2005 and is included in the “Fleet Elite” sales class from GMC and Chevrolet. It is one of the top 10 dealerships in GMAC’s south central region.

The Community-Minded Dealerships
James Wood Neighborhood Autos provides a tremendous level of support to most community-wide organizations in Wise and Denton Counties and beyond. The dealerships are proud to be involved with the United Way, Lions Club, 5-plus chambers of commerce, the Hospital and Education Foundations, PBR Bullriding, Youth Fair, and the Fort Worth Stock Show.

Whenever a client walks into the dealership, they are struck by the James Wood old-fashioned country style. The dealership’s trained professionals are very knowledgeable about all car lines and will make the client feel like part of the James Wood Neighborhood Autos family.

“You would have to agree that there is just something extra that makes people drive in from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to buy from us,” Wood enthused. “Our ‘We'll beat any deal’ philosophy along with the first class service we extend makes for a winning combination for our customers.”

Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, Pontiac, and Cadillac Service Distinction
James Wood Neighborhood Autos service departments are known for their outstanding customer service index rating. Customers drive from all over the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to have their vehicles serviced at James Wood in Decatur or James Wood AutoPark in Denton.

Wood hires good people and makes sure they are trained to do the job right the first time. The goal of the service departments at James Wood is to repair your vehicle in one visit every time. Keeping you, the customer, completely satisfied is the mission.

“We believe that a service minded dealership must pay close attention to detail. Our customers have confidence in our Service Advisors. They are highly trained to meet the specific needs that their GM product lines require,” said Mr. Wood.

The James Wood family of employees pride themselves in offering one-stop shopping convenience; that means MORE than finding the vehicle you want at the right price. You can count on them to provide quality body work, parts, accessories and service when needed.