Blevins Bros Covid-19 Response & Action Plan

**Updated July 26, 2020**


Sales is OPEN

Service is OPEN


Our showroom and service department is completely open.  We ask that you help us maintain social distance when you visit.  Please understand that, due to Covid-19, we need to log every person who comes into the showroom or service area.  This is for your safety.  Finally, a big THANK YOU to all of our customers.  Every dollar you spend with Blevins Bros stays in our community.  It pays salaries, pays vendors, pays taxes, and ends up being donated to local charities.  Every dollar you keep in our community ends up being used to make it better.  Please don't forget how powerful your dollars can be.  When you take your dollars to Watertown or Syracuse, you let them use that money for their communities.  When you keep your money in our community, you let us use it to make Ogdensburg, Heuvelton, Canton, Gouverneur, Potsdam, Massena, Waddington, and all the places in between a better place.  We greatly appreciate all of you for your support during this difficult time and we can't wait to help you find the next auto, camper, boat, or ATV for your family.  

Sincerely,
Marc Blevins

Test Drive Process:

Currently, we prefer to schedule test drives by appointment only but walk-ins are allowed as well.  To make this as safe as possible, we have several steps in place to protect our customers & employees.  Prior to the test drive, we disinfect the vehicle.  Customer can test drive the vehicle on their own.  Vehicle is then disinfected after the test drive. 

We continue to take extreme precautions to maintain the safety of our employees & customers.  These include social distancing, reduced physical contact, and disinfecting of interior of vehicles as well as exterior "touch points".  We have masks & gloves to protect our employees and our customers.  Customers do not need to enter the building, even though you are allowed to if you feel comfortable doing so.  You can use our drive-up service window on the right hand side of the service driveway or park your car and leave the keys in it.



Blevins Bros Covid-19 Response & Action Plan

**Updated May 5, 2020**


Sales is OPEN*

Service is OPEN


*Physical showroom is closed.  However, we can sell cars remotely or electronically with in-person vehicle return and delivery by appointment.

Test Drive Process:

Currently, we schedule test drives by appointment only.  To make this as safe as possible, we have several steps in place to protect our customers & employees.  Prior to the test drive, we disinfect the vehicle.  Customer can test drive the vehicle on their own.  Vehicle is then disinfected after the test drive. 

We continue to take extreme precautions to maintain the safety of our employees & customers.  These include social distancing, reduced physical contact, and disinfecting of interior of vehicles as well as exterior "touch points".  We have masks & gloves to protect our employees and our customers.  Customers do not need to enter the building.  You can use our drive-up service window on the right hand side of the service driveway or park your car and leave the keys in it.





**Updated April 27, 2020**

This is Marc Blevins from Blevins Brothers in Ogdensburg.  On behalf of my father, Lynn Blevins, and all our employees, I want to explain the continued efforts we are making to maintain operational safety during the Covid-19 pandemic.  First, I want to say 'thank you' to all the families that have trusted your vehicles to our store over the years.  Here is some information on our current operational state:

Beginning Monday, April 27:


Sales is OPEN*

Service is OPEN


*Physical showroom is closed.  However, we can sell cars remotely or electronically with in-person vehicle return and delivery by appointment.

We continue to take extreme precautions to maintain the safety of our employees & customers.  These include social distancing, reduced physical contact, and disinfecting of interior of vehicles as well as exterior "touch points".  We have masks & gloves to protect our employees and our customers.  Customers do not need to enter the building.  You can use our drive-up service window on the right hand side of the service driveway or park your car and leave the keys in it.

If you are uncomfortable shopping at this time, we completely understand and we hope to see you down the road real soon.  But if you are in the market for vehicle sales or service, we are here to provide a safe and comfortable shopping experience.  Take care of yourselves and each other.  Stay safe.

Sincerely,
Marc Blevins

**Updated April 4, 2020**

This is Marc Blevins from Blevins Bros in Ogdensburg.  On behalf of my entire family and all the employees at Blevins, I want to update you on our current operating plan which will begin on Monday, April 6th.  This is a very difficult time for all of us.  Due to continuing spread of Covid-19, we will execute a "soft" close of our service operations beginning Tuesday, April 7th.  

Key Dates:

Monday, April 6th:  This will be our last day for normally scheduled repairs

Tuesday, April 7th:  Remainder of auto repair staff will be off beginning this day.  Please call (315) 393-7252 ext 2 for any emergency repairs needed.  Due to staffing levels, we will not be completing any routine maintenance or non-emergency repairs.  

SALES:  The sales department continues to operate in a remote & appointment-based capacity.  The physical showroom is closed.  However, we can sell cars remotely or electronically with in-person vehicle return and delivery by appointment.

**Please check out our new Digital Retailing Tool on the individual vehicle pages.  When you click on a specific vehicle, the vehicle details page will load.  On this page, if you scroll down you will see a white box that allows you to calculate a very detailed monthly payment based on credit score, trade-in value, current rebates, and money down.  It's a tool that makes finding your best deal much easier to do from home!**

April 20th - May 4th:  This is the current target window for us to begin resuming normal operations.  Our hope is that sometime during this 2 week period, the mayor of New York State will lift the ban on non-essential work.  Our current operating plan includes bringing operations back online sometime in this time period.

We continue to take extreme precautions to maintain the safety of our employees & customers.  These include social distancing, reduced physical contact, and disinfecting of interior of vehicles as well as exterior "touch points".

If you are uncomfortable shopping at this time, we completely understand and we hope to see you down the road real soon.  But if you are in the market for vehicle sales or service, we are here to provide a safe and comfortable shopping experience.  Take care of yourselves and each other.  Stay safe.

Sincerely,
Marc Blevins




**Updated April 1, 2020**

This is Marc Blevins from Blevins Brothers in Ogdensburg.  On behalf of my father, Lynn Blevins, and all our employees, I want to explain how Blevins Bros is handling the Covid-19 outbreak.  First, I want to say 'thank you' to all the families that have trusted your vehicles to our store over the years.  Here is some information on our current operational state:


Sales is OPEN*

Service is OPEN


*Physical showroom is closed.  However, we can sell cars remotely or electronically with in-person vehicle return and delivery by appointment.

We continue to take extreme precautions to maintain the safety of our employees & customers.  These include social distancing, reduced physical contact, and disinfecting of interior of vehicles as well as exterior "touch points".

If you are uncomfortable shopping at this time, we completely understand and we hope to see you down the road real soon.  But if you are in the market for vehicle sales or service, we are here to provide a safe and comfortable shopping experience.  Take care of yourselves and each other.  Stay safe.

Sincerely,
Marc Blevins



**Updated March 26, 2020**

Our service department remains OPEN.  

Our sales department is OPEN with our sales team working remotely and our service team coordinating any necessary on-site activities. 

Despite rumors, currently you CAN purchase, register, insure, and take delivery of a vehicle.  We just do not have our showroom open.  However, we can coordinate showing you a vehicle in person before you make the decision to buy.  Just email (marc.blevins@blevinsbros.com) or call our store at 315-541-4207 ext 2.  

This continues to be a very difficult time for each and every one of us.  We continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis.  On behalf of the Blevins family & all of our employees, please stay safe during this difficult time.  

Sincerely,
Marc Blevins





**Updated March 21, 2020**

Our service department is currently OPEN as part of New York State essential services.  Please refer to the March 19 update listed below for details of how you can shop from home for your next vehicle purchase.  We can still help you shop over email, phone, and even by webcam so don't hesitate to reach out! 

I know that the state mandated lockdown is difficult for everyone, regardless of where you work.  This is also a very difficult time for the Blevins family and our employees.  We remain open so that we can take care of the customers who have put their faith in us over the years.  

Please consider servicing your vehicle with us and buying your next vehicle with us, whenever that may be.  My sincere hope is that, working together, we can slow the spread of Covid-19 and begin resuming our normal lives (and work) in 2-3 weeks.  Until then, stay safe!

Sincerely,
Marc Blevins


March 19, 2020

This is Marc Blevins from Blevins Brothers in Ogdensburg.  On behalf of my father, Lynn Blevins, and all our employees, I want to explain how Blevins Bros is handling the Covid-19 outbreak.  First, I want to say 'thank you' to all the families that have trusted your vehicles to our store over the years.  

We have been monitoring the situation regarding Covid-19 and have taken steps to minimize the spread of the disease.  These steps include, but are not limited to, increasing the frequency of cleaning common "touch points" throughout the dealership, increasing personal hand washing, and, when possible, creating increased physical distance with customers.

At this time, Blevins Bros. remains open for business.  I want to explain some ways Blevins can meet your vehicle needs even if you'd rather not visit the dealership.

  • Shopping at www.blevinsbros.com  We're currently working on getting as many photos as possible on our website so you can have a visual connection with out vehicles.
  • For Service Customers, we can pick up & drop off your vehicle if you live near the dealership.  You won't have to interact with any dealership personnel.  Just call our service department and ask for pickup & dropoff.  Your service advisor will coordinate with our staff to make it happen.
  • If you're interested in purchasing an automobile, camper, boat, or ATV, you can apply for a loan through our secure credit portal by CLICKING HERE
  • We can do virtual vehicle walk arounds AND virtual test drives!  Just use the contact forms on our website and let us know which vehicle you're interested in.  We'll take it from there!
  • We can bring a vehicle to your home for a test drive!
  • We can actually sell you your next vehicle WITHOUT YOU EVER needing to visit the dealership.  It can all be done online!
As a small, family run business, we're committed to taking care of our families & friends here in the North Country.  Sometimes, knowing how to do that can be difficult.  Please understand that we will be assessing the changing environment each day as we work through this challenging time.

If you are in the market for a new or used vehicle, there are some amazing benefits being offered by lenders right now:

  • No payments for 90 days on both new & used vehicles
  • 0% financing for 84 months on new vehicles
  • Invoice pricing on remaining 2019 Ram trucks PLUS 0% financing for 84 months

Hours

  • Monday 08:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Tuesday 08:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Wednesday 08:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Thursday 08:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Friday 08:00AM - 06:00PM
  • Saturday 09:00AM - 02:00PM
  • Sunday Closed