Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Partnership with Fitzgerald Auto Mall Brings Southern Maryland Car Buyers More Benefits

N. Bethesda, MD (September 28, 2010) -- Jerry Dillard and Fitzgerald Auto Mall are pleased to announce the arrival of Fitzgerald in Lexington Park, Maryland at Park Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep. Park and Fitzgerald have joined forces to provide the best service and prices for Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles using the FitzWay business philosophy. The goal of this initiative is twofold: to bring the lowest possible prices and the highest quality service to Southern Maryland, featuring low posted prices and the FitzWay Lifetime Buyer Protection service plan.

Founded in Washington, DC in 1966, Fitzgerald Auto Mall, with dealerships in Maryland, Florida, and Pennsylvania, is among the top 50 dealer groups in the United States. Fitzgerald’s size and experience allows them to compete aggressively with other dealerships in the market. Fitzgerald will bring the lowest possible prices to Saint Mary’s County.

“We are so pleased to be a part of the Fitzgerald Auto Mall family. Our goal is to continually improve the quality of our service to our customers. Fitzgerald Auto Mall has a strong position in the automotive industry and joining with them enhances our current strengths and adds new ones. We are excited that we will be able to offer the FitzWay 150% Best Price Guarantee on any new vehicle and the FitzWay 138 point inspection on used cars,” says Jerry Dillard.

“The way Jerry does business is a perfect fit with our FitzWay business philosophy. We are delighted with this partnership, ” states Fitzgerald Auto Mall CEO and founder, Jack Fitzgerald. “The FitzWay provides consumer education on how to purchase a vehicle and encourages open, honest relationships with all our customers. Our website has become a benchmark for finding the lowest prices on both new and used cars and trucks on the Internet,” explains Fitzgerald.

Dillard brings his decades of experience in the automobile industry and the insight of a committed local businessman, neighbor, and community member. The Lexington Park community can expect lower prices and award winning customer service in sales and service, and of course, Dillard and Fitzgerald’s personal commitment to supporting neighbors. “You can continue to count on our support,” says Dillard. He adds, “I am proud to be partnering with such a well-respected business and we look forward to serving our new and existing customers.”

Visit www.FitzMall.com for more information.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fitzgerald is in the Top 10

I congratulate all of our associates of Fitzgerald Auto Mall being named a Top 10 Winner by the Gazette of Politics and Business’ Exceptional 53 Awards, and I thank our customers.

Fitzgerald Auto Mall is a Top 10 winner of The Gazette of Politics and Business’ Exceptional 53 Awards. Time and time, Fitzgerald Auto Mall continues to prove that our impact on the environment and in our community is a positive one. The 3rd annual Awards event honored 53 of the most well rounded businesses in the State of Maryland on September 15. We are #9!

I am very proud of our Fitzgerald Auto Mall family. Every effort we make continues to improve our influence on the environment, in our communities, and in our industry. Our business philosophy of doing things the “FitzWay” entails treating everyone with honesty and respect, dealing in good faith, and creating ways to be better at what we do. Every business honored at the dinner is unique and significant in their own way. I am honored to be among such esteemed company. It is wonderful that The Gazette of Politics and Business recognizes such deserving businesses.

The 53 winners will be profiled on September 17th in a special section of The Gazette of Politics and Business. The publisher of the Gazette, Cliff Chiet says that “This year’s list of winning companies recognizes some of the most innovative, distinguished and fastest growing companies in the State of Maryland."

We always stive to set ourselves apart from other dealers through our major recycling efforts and use of Green renewable energy sources. We all share the belief in serving our communities by protecting our children through our child safety seat initiative and we find it imperative that every customer be well informed and educated when purchasing a vehicle.

Thank you again to all my associates; I accept this award in honor of all of you, and again I also thank our customers for choosing FitzMall.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

With Child Safety week approaching September 19-25, I’m reminded of how we became involved in child safety more than 35,000 car seats and ten years ago.

According to Forbes and NHTSA, an average of four children under the age of 14 are killed daily in car crashes in the US. While that’s terrible news, we can do better because we know that many injuries and fatalities are avoidable. How?

Car Seats: We have seen the misuse rate drop at our monthly seat checks, but more than 75% of car seats installed nationally are incorrect. Check your instructions for the seat and the car, and get your seat checked at our upcoming Seat Check September 16th.

Keep kids in the seats: Children move through a series of car seats, not one and done. They move from infant, rear facing, to forward facing with harnesses, to boosters, to seat belts. Kids do not “graduate” from safety, they move from child restraints, to adolescent, to young adult, to adult restraints (seat belts).

Keep kids in the back seat: In our daily driving, it is always safest in the back seat, for kids up to age 14. Air bags are designed as a “supplemental” restraint device, and seat belts are made to fit adults.

Parents and caregivers lead by example by wearing their own seatbelts every time you are in your car. Help us spread the word.