Last Saturday, Barber Brothers Ford decided to give an early Christmas present to Morgan residents. In appreciation for the record setting business year at the local dealership they decided to offer free oil changes to county residents.
The event drew nearly 100 residents and the dealer provided over $5,400 in free oil and filter changes. Ford dealer John Barber commented on why they decided to do the event, “ Morgan County residents are special to us. We opened our first dealership here 30 years ago and although we have had new car dealerships in 5 different locations around the State, this beautiful valley has been unparalleled as a place to live and own a business. We wanted to give back to the residents something to show our appreciation for their patronage which has made us the number one small town Ford dealership in Utah. Only the dealers in the larger counties of Utah, such as Salt Lake, Weber, Davis, and Utah County sold more new and used vehicles than your local Ford Dealership, Barber Brothers Ford. We indeed are humbled by the trust the community has placed in us for almost 30 years, especially this year when we experienced more sales than any time since we opened our first dealership here in 1980”
Service department employees worked an extra Saturday to provide this gift to county residents. Service manager Mike Neilsen reported that some of the free oil change services were worth as much as $80 on diesel pickups and several families brought in more than one vehicle for the free offer. Neilsen said, “I so much want to thank my team of Kelley, Greg, Jason, Tony, Brett, Zac and Craig for the extra effort to work Saturday in order that as many Morgan residents as possible were able to benefit from the early Christmas gift offer. We are so grateful to the local people because not only did our car and truck sales departments see the best year ever, we experienced a spectacular growth in our parts and service departments to unprecedented levels.”
At points the line for those awaiting service stretched through the dealership parking lot and out into the street. The turnout was excellent and Barber is considering making this event an annual Christmas gift to county residents.