News / Utah / 

Two Garff dealerships consolidating

Two Garff dealerships consolidating



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

One of Utah's largest auto dealerships is closing the doors at two Salt Lake valley sites, but the business owners say they're not about to panic. In fact, Robert Garff, chairman and CEO of Garff Enterprises, says they're really consolidations.

A used car location on Redwood Road will join with a Dodge dealership, and a Volvo dealership in Sandy will be moved back downtown. But that said, the turn in the car business can't be ignored. "There's a liquidity crisis and a credit crisis, and that has spilled over into the car business," Garff said.

Garff Enterprises owns about 40 dealerships in three states. He says the changes won't impact customer service or jobs.

Garff says there are dozens of dealers in Utah that have gone out of business. One industry official predicts as many as 600 dealers could close nationally.

Garff says the car business is always changing, but, as he puts it, "We're still in the black, and we're not panicking, and things will get better. They always have and they always will."

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

Marc Giauque

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast