Sharpe Cars Blog

Why Community Should Be at the Heart of Every Sale

August 14th, 2023 by
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Community is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really mean? Communities refer to the people and places around us. Some are large while others are small. Some are disconnected and others, tight-knit. Regardless of their size and structure, communities rely on the businesses that both drive their…

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The 4 Characteristics of a Reliable Car Dealership

July 12th, 2023 by

No matter how many cars you’ve purchased, shopping for a vehicle is a familiar experience. You peruse the lot or showroom, take a test drive, compare sticker prices, admire the car’s interior and maybe even kick the tires. And although purchasing a reliable car, whether new or used, is vital to road safety and daily…

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Supporting our Team Members

June 12th, 2023 by
East Kentwood Sprinters

“Will I still be able to coach Track and Field at East Kentwood High School?” That was my first question I asked in my interview with SHARPE last August. Safe to say, SHARPE has been beyond supportive with me coaching. I am currently in my second year coaching Sprints at East Kentwood High School. I…

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Looking for the Perfect Car? Here Are 3 Tips for Choosing the Right Dealer

May 18th, 2023 by
BMW night shot

When preparing to buy your next car, price, quality and relationship with the dealership are all important considerations. But what draws you to the lot — and builds the trust to follow through with the sale — says more about you than you might think. Most dealerships showcase their newest, shiniest models on their lots…

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5 Reasons You Should Buy From a Family-owned Car Dealership

May 8th, 2023 by

  When you purchase a new or pre-owned car from a family-owned car dealership, you immediately realize that your personal experience — and relationship with knowledgeable staff — is paramount. Instead of aggressive sales tactics and upselling unnecessary features, these staff are patient and transparent, often relying on decades of hands-on experience working locally in…

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Introducing the Business Development Center

January 26th, 2023 by
BDC Staff

  The Business Development Center (BDC) at SHARPE was created to better serve our clients by handling the first touch of the client relationship and appointment setting duties. The main role of the BDC is scheduling service appointments and providing customer service. The Department answers all inbound service calls and makes outbound calls to clients…

Grand Rapids Auto Show – SHARPE Cars

February 11th, 2022 by

Michigan International Auto Show (Grand Rapids, MI) – SHARPE Cars February 3rd – February 6th, 2022 The Michigan International Auto Show was held at the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids from February 3rd – February 6th. SHARPE Cars’ display consisted of 18 vehicles in total, and one vehicle being featured on the Million Dollar Mile!…

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Before The SHARPE Detailing Center, There Was…

February 3rd, 2022 by

Before The SHARPE Detailing Center, There Was… We’re taking the #10YearChallenge to an entirely new level! When SHARPE Cars first opened 40 years ago, we offered a full-service body shop. Since then, we have replaced the body shop with our full-service detail center. SHARPE Body Shop – 1982 SHARPE Detailing Center – 2022 SHARPE Detailing…

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The Start of SHARPE Cars

February 3rd, 2022 by

The Start of SHARPE Cars Did you know that when SHARPE Cars was first founded we were the Buick and BMW dealership of Grand Rapids? A lot has changed since then! In the early 90’s we were the local Suzuki dealership. We have added Jaguar, Land Rover, and MINI into our collection and discontinued our…

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Sharpe Collection lands Mini Cooper dealership

January 7th, 2022 by

THE GRAND RAPIDS PRESS – BUSINESS ARTICLE Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Sharpe Collection lands Mini Cooper dealership Peppy little car already has fans in West Michigan By Julie Bauer GRAND RAPIDS – Just five years after landing in the U.S., the British-made Mini Cooper will have a home base in West Michigan. By summer, The…

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