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2211 N. Wilson Way

Stockton Auto Dealerships & Services


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Stockton automobile dealerships sell new or used cars at the retail level, Dealerships contract with an automaker or its sales subsidiary. they employ automobile salespeople while most probably provide maintenance services for cars, by employing Automotive Technicians. They also stock and sell spare automobile parts, and handle warranty repairs. Related Automobile business sell parts, wheels and tires, handle tune-ups and auto body work

Current Stockton Dealerships

Acura of Stockton Acura of Stockton - 2222 E Hammer Lane
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to EnlargeBerberian Motors Mercedes and Volvo Dealer - 3755 West Lane
Click to EnlargeBig Valley Ford & Lincoln - 3282 Auto Center
Click to EnlargeChase Chevrolet -6441 Holman Rd
Click to EnlargeChase Chrysler2979 Auto Center
Click to Enlarge Hammer Lane Volkswagen - 2188 East Hammer Lane
Click to EnlargeMataga Cadillac - 3261 Auto Center
Click to Enlarge Mazda of Stockton - 3003 Auto Center
Click to EnlargeStockton Dodge - 3333 Auto Center
Click to EnlargeStockton Honda - 2002 East Hammer Lane
Click to EnlargeStockton Nisson - 3077 East Hammer Lane
Click to Enlarge Toyota Town - 2150 East Hammer Lane

Automotive Services

Click to EnlargeAmerica's Tire - 1033 E. March Lane
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Click to EnlargeArco Gas Station - 3250 W. Hammer Lane
Click to EnlargeAutozone - 2309 West Hammer Lane   - Raley's Center
Click to EnlargeBuckenhams - North El Dorado Street
Click to EnlargeCanepa's Lube & Oil - Pacific Avenue
Click to Enlarge Jiffy Lube - 1648 E. Hammer Lane
Click to EnlargeFormer Hayes Garage - 2236 N. Wilson Way
Click to EnlargeKnowles - 102 South Wilson Way - Harold "Ted" Knowles, along with his wife Dena built a tiny Wilson Way gasoline station into a prominent Stockton auto parts and sporting goods retail outlet that bore their name, died in a nearby Lodi hospital at the age of 90. Mr. Knowles along with his wife Dena started the gas station at Wilson & Market Street in 1944. Mr. Knowles soon made his name known for giving away free pumpkins, plastic hood ornaments along with free drinking glasses and windshield trinkets which attached using suction cups. Every now and then he held drawings to win free cars. "He was extremely talented in deciding upon items to promote the gas station," Carl Knowles, his son recalled. "And he liked working with the general public, to be on hand at the station, his specialty, and in later years inside the store. He loved talking with people."

The Knowles' quickly opened an auto-supply store next door to the gas station, piling auto parts in apple crates. Gradually they expanded their goods to include boating supplies, fishing gear, camping equipment and garden supplies . In 1961 the Knowles opened their second gas station, at the corner of Pacific Avenue & Hammer Lane, which also had a a small store. They built their current Knowles building at 1140 W. Hammer Lane in 1977.. It was also next door to the gas station, which has subsequently been closed and torn down. The cramped store on Wilson Way was closed when the Hammer Lane location was opened. Gradually Carl Knowles assumed the operation of the Knowles Store, although his parents would come by regularly to see how he and other members of the family in the business were doing. "Dad came by almost daily until he fell and broke his hip," Carl Knowles said. "Customers came in and constantly asked for him."

Click to Enlarge Click to EnlargeFormer Morris Auto Supply - 501 E. Miner
Click to EnlargeO'Reilly Auto Parts - 309 W. Charter Way
Click to EnlargeO'Reilly Auto Parts - 1440 E. Harding Way - / Former Garabaldi Flying A / On April 1, 2008, O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. signed a deal to acquire all of CSK's common stock for approximately one billion dollars, including $500 million of debt. O'Reilly began gradually rebranding Checker Auto Parts, Schucks Auto Supply, and Kragen Auto Parts stores as O'Reilly Auto Parts stores
Click to Enlarge Click to EnlargeO'Reilly Auto Parts - 6404 Pacific Avenue / Former Grand Auto Parts
Click to EnlargePacific Car Wash - 4405 Pacific Avenue
Click to Enlarge Click to EnlargeParkwoods Shell / Parkwoods Vallero / Parkwoods Arco / Parkwood Richfield - 1612 Hammer Lane 
Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Click to EnlargeSinclair Station - 7906 El Dorado & Hammer Lane / Former Gas Lo / Arco Food Mart
Click to EnlargeSpeedee Auto Lube - W. Hammer Lane
Click to Enlarge Click to EnlargeStockton Wheel  - 648 W. Fremont Street
Click to EnlargeTuxedo Auto Supply - 2306 W. Alpine - Former Chow to Go
Click to EnlargeWilson Way Tire - 221 North Wilson Way
Click to EnlargeUnion 76 Station - 3234 W. Hammer Lane
 

Closed Dealerships

Click to EnlargeBraley Dodge - 540 North Hunter
Click to Enlarge Central Auto, Ford Dealer, 118 N San Joaquin Street (1913)
Click to Enlarge Click to EnlargeFormer Connell Motors / General Tire - 2211 N. Wilson Way
Click to Enlarge Click to EnlargeCrown Motors - Wilson Way
Click to EnlargeDeRollo Buick / 1928 - Renney Buick - 415 East Miner
Click to EnlargeGabbard Lincoln - Mercury - Honda - 640 North El Dorado Street
Click to EnlargeHansel & Ortman / Don Mann - Hunter & Park
Plummer Automall - Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Pontiac - 1333 E Kettleman Ln closed it's doors on February 25, 2009, making it the second major auto dealer in Lodi to succumb to the souring economy and putting 59 people out of work.

The dealership's president, Dennis Plummer, said "it is with deep regret" that the business would close, "bringing to an end a proud legacy of serving the Lodi and Stockton communities for nearly 30 years." "This was not an easy decision for the management of our company and one that it went to great lengths to try and avoid," Plummer said. He added that management tried to re-negotiate its commitments with the General Motors Acceptance Corporation and Farmers and Merchants Bank but ultimately was unsuccessful. He noted that in 2008 the company generated $975,000 in sales tax revenue for the city of Lodi and San Joaquin County. "I want to take this very sad time to thank the Lodi community for your business and support for the last 28 years," Plummer said. "It was our honor to serve this fabulous community and the people within it."

Plummer's closure followed that of Geweke Chrysler Jeep Dodge, which ceased operations earlier this month. The auto industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors of the current economic downturn, and the industry's struggles can be seen as local dealerships close their doors.

Click to EnlargeSaturn Dealership - Stockton Auto Mall
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Cudney Auto Supply / Former Delta Pontiac - 847 North El Dorado

Click to EnlargeE Allen Test Dodge Dealer - 1045 N. El Dorado Street - 1931
Click to EnlargeImmel Motor Parts Company from 1940-1949 - 130 East Miner
Click to EnlargeJ.E. Meyer Hudson Dealer - 625 East Miner - J. E. Meyer sold Kaiser and Willys, then switched to Hudson, then Rambler in the late fifties
Click to EnlargeHatch Chevrolet - Miner Avenue at Hunter
Click to EnlargePackard Dealership - 1045 N. El Dorado St
Click to EnlargeFormer home of Eagle Ford, Fairway Ford and then Don Mann - 711 E. Miner - Pat Craig now owns the building and has his car restoration / collection at this location
Click to EnlargeEagle Ford used car lot on East Miner
Click to EnlargeFormer Stockton Lincoln - Mercury Dealership - Stockton Auto Mall
Click to EnlargeStudebaker Dealer, 140 North American at Channel. Later Gaia Delluchi occupied the building. - Studebaker - 720 North El Dorado - 1945
Click to EnlargeThomas M. Lucas Plymouth / DeSoto Dealership - 1045 N. El Dorado St in 1949
Click to EnlargeThomas M. Lucas Plymouth / DeSoto / Plymouth Dealership - 1045 N. El Dorado S
Click to EnlargeLD Allen - Cole and Duryea Dealer - 245 N. San Joaquin Street.

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