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The Thomas Automotive Family has been providing for your personal transportation needs since 1909 and we have found that nothing works better than the plain old truth when communicating whatever information our customers need when it’s time to buy or service your automobile.

That’s the reason we put the actual selling price on all of our cars and trucks and don’t play the back and forth pricing games that are all too common in the car business.  And we work hard to make the buying process both valuable and straight-forward when you visit any of our car stores.  

So, now with car buyers spending most of the pre-buy process online, we are striving to make our web presence as easy and straight-forward as our in-store experience.  To do this well, we want to make the information as relevant as possible to you and we are asking you to reach out to us on social media or through this blog and tell us what information you would like to see here.

2015 Buick Encore – First Look

Make the most of every opportunity that comes your way with the Encore. Fold-flat second-row seats help create more cargo space when you need it. Soft-touch materials make the interior as luxurious as it is flexible. And because you’re not always by yourself, available dual-zone climate controls help everyone feel comfortable. With the Encore, you can be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

2015 Buick Verano – First Look

You’ll find the Verano filled with pleasant surprises, none more impressive than its ability to make you feel completely at ease from the start. Optional leather-appointed seats surround you in comfort. QuietTuning® cabin technology creates a remarkably serene interior. And purposeful storage throughout doubles as further assurance the Verano was made just for you.

2015 Buick Lacrosse – First Look

The LaCrosse cabin is designed with you in mind. You’ll find ingenious storage throughout. Room to stretch. Available soft, supple leather-appointed seats. A customizable Driver Information Display that puts the information you need right in front of you. And a cabin so quiet you can hear yourself think. All you have to do is take a seat.

Season’s Greetings from the Thomas Automotive Family

Customers and friends have asked for the words of our Christmas ad on TV entitled, “Mend A Quarrel” , so here they are:

“This Christmas season, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Write a love letter. Forgive an enemy. Apologize if you were wrong. Think first of someone else. Laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Go to church. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Enjoy the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love. Speak it again. Speak it still once again. Best wishes for happiest holiday season ever. “

I think we all know that we should act this way all the time, but being imperfect as we are, we’re thankful for the season to bring our lives into more focus on what’s really important.

More on Drive Forever

Most of our used cars sold in Pennsylvania are either factory-certified or come with the Drive Forever Worry Free program.Drive Forever 0113IC_Part2Drive Forever covers the most costly components – your engine and transmission for as long as you own the car.  To keep the coverage valid, your responsibility is just to follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedule.  It’s that easy and worries over a major repair to your engine and transmission are a thing of the past.

How Long is Forever?

DF logoThe saddest words I hear from someone who just bought a car or truck from us is, “This is the last car I am going to buy.” or almost as sad, “I am going to run the wheels off this truck.”

In reality, the average automobile owner now keeps a car or truck for about 6 years and drives about 15,000 miles per year. The quick math is 90,000 miles.

Also, right now, the average odometer of all the cars and trucks on the road is over 100,000 miles. For this reason, every used car or used truck with under 100,000 miles that we sell in Pennsylvania either comes with Drive Forever or is Factory Certified.

Drive Forever covers the engine and transmission of eligible vehicles for as long as you own it and follow the factory recommended service schedule.

We do not offer Drive Forever at our Maryland dealership, but other worry-free maintenance programs are available.

Meet the Team: Amanda Roth

Amanda-Roth-SmallAmanda Roth has been a sales consultant at Thomas Cumberland since 2007. Born in Waynesboro, PA and residing in Western Maryland for over fourteen years. Amanda successfully transitioned from a financial background in the mortgage business and has established a large clientele of satisfied vehicle owners.

Outside of work Amanda and her family enjoy the outdoors, particularly hiking and mountain biking with some of her favorite trails located nearby in Green Ridge State Forest. She is also an official soccer mom, following closely her son’s kicks, blocks, and passes. Amanda Roth Small If you’re looking for a Hyundai, Subaru, or one of our many used vehicles, call Amanda at 301-724-6310 Ext. 16009!

The Natural Gas Frontier

Any interest in less expensive, domestically produced fuel?

In early May, Chevrolet announced that it would begin production of a bi-fuel Impala for the 2015 model year. The new Impala will be able to run on both compressed natural gas and traditional gasoline with the ability to seamlessly switch between the two for a combined range of over 500 miles. This announcement is particularly important as it indicates that General Motors has an interest in natural gas as a fuel alternative and may develop it for other models and brands. At present, natural gas production continues to boom, pushing prices to 30-40% less than the gasoline equivalents.

In addition to the price advantages, natural gas is cleaner to produce and burn as well as being produced in the United States, with much of it coming from Pennsylvania and providing jobs to thousands of people in the local area. These advances are exciting and have the potential to positively impact the environment, employment, and your very own checkbook! For more information visit:

2014 Demolition Derby Sponsorship

Thomas Automotive Family is pleased to have Thomas Chevrolet-Subaru in Bedford sponsoring the large-car demolition derby at the 2014 Bedford County Fair. Each year the Bedford Fair provides food and great fun for the local community as well as a chance for participants of all ages to enter livestock, pictures, crafts, plants, and many other items for ranking and selection by a panel of handpicked judges.

We are pleased to participate in this great community activity and we wish everyone a safe, fun, and successful year at the Bedford County Fair!

Click here for the 2014 Fair schedule!