Community First Auto Centers Receives CarGurus’ “2017 Top Rated Dealer” Award

for Highest Shopper Ratings




Chehalis, WA. June 15th, 2017CarGurus, a leading consumer automotive car shopping website, today announced it has named Community First Auto Centers a “2017 CarGurus Top Rated Dealer.” The annual CarGurus Top Rated Dealer awards are presented to a select group of car dealerships that have received the highest average ratings from shoppers who have submitted dealership reviews on the CarGurus platform. CarGurus uses shoppers’ dealership ratings as well as comprehensive valuation analytics to help shoppers search their local marketplace and find great car deals from top-rated dealers.


“We are thrilled to recognize Community First Auto Centers as a Top Rated Dealer,” said Sam Zales, President of Dealer Operations. “Based on CarGurus’ shoppers’ ratings, it is clear that the team at Community First Auto Centers is delivering a superior car shopping experience for their customers, and we applaud their high standards for excellence.”


Providing exceptional customer service is a priority for us, and we are proud to be recognized as a Top Rated Dealer,” said George Votaw, Owner. “We strive to have no-hassle pricing, and a non-pushy buying environment for our customers.


CarGurus invites shoppers to review and rate dealerships with whom they have interacted during their car shopping experience. Dealer ratings and reviews are visible to the public on the site, and they are also factored in the algorithm that CarGurus uses to rank search results for shoppers.  According to recent CarGurus poll, 78% of shoppers say they will not buy a car from a dealership without first seeking out reviews of that dealer from other shoppers.[1]


About Community First Auto Centers

Here at Community First Auto Centers located in Chehalis, Washington, we pride ourselves on the "good neighbor" experience. Our founder George Votaw, is a local Lewis County resident and a long-time fixture in the auto industry in both Thurston, and Lewis counties. We are a team composed of family and friends. We understand that supplying our local and surrounding areas with quality vehicles is what will keep all the families out there safe on the road of life. And just like our business name states "Community First", we involve ourselves with multiple charities and events all throughout the greater Lewis County area (check out our athlete of the week awards!). We thoroughly inspect and re-condition all our pre-owned vehicles and even make the Carfax, service history, and any other applicable information available to our customers via a booklet that is supplied to the customer at the start of their car searching journey, because we don't believe in surprises.


We have flexible financing programs, and specialize in getting people into their dream vehicles no matter what the credit situation is. We don't "sell" our customers, we help them find what is right for them. So, are you ready for a different car buying experience tailored to your needs? Come visit us today at Community First Auto Center at 1051 NW Louisiana Ave Chehalis, WA 98532, we are located next to I-5 right off exit 79 next to K-mart. You can also reach us by phone at 360-748-3512. Be sure to see our reviews on Facebook, Google, and


About CarGurus

Founded in 2006 by Langley Steinert, co-founder of TripAdvisor, CarGurus is a leading online automotive shopping destination focused on bringing transparency and efficiency to the car research and shopping experience. The site uses technology and market data analysis to help millions of automotive shoppers search for cars and quickly identify great deals from top-rated dealers in their local area. Today, the site serves more than 23 million unique monthly users and ranks #1 among car shopping websites in the U.S. by daily unique visitor traffic. CarGurus also has sites in the UK, Canada, and Germany.


Contacts:         Community First Auto Centers

                        George Votaw, Owner




CarGurus PR




[1] CarGurus Poll, 2016 n=2,000