Central Michigan Kenworth was recently opened in Lansing to enhance customer support following the conversion of the dealership from another truck manufacturer to Kenworth.
A member of the Kenworth dealer network of more than 300 locations in the United States and Canada, Central Michigan Kenworth is a full-service dealership and a wholly owned subsidiary of Eastern Michigan Kenworth. The dealership is conveniently located on 7.5 acres of land near the corner of South Cedar Street, a major business thoroughfare, and East Jolly Road, about one-half mile north of U.S. Interstate 96.
“By opening this new location, we’re offering customers in a large, previously underserved geographical area, more access to award-winning trucks and service from Kenworth and to aftermarket parts from PACCAR Parts,” said Jesse Berger, Eastern Michigan Kenworth dealer principal.
“Parts and service availability in this central part of Michigan is key. By locating a Kenworth dealership here, we just cut the drive time in half for many customers. We’re also offering trucking companies located to the north, in towns like Flint, and to the south, in towns like Jackson, a convenient stop for service.”
The dealership features a 13,500-square-foot service department with seven service bays, including a wash bay and a bay dedicated to Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLube and AC preventive maintenance services. It also features a PacLease franchise and an interior showroom. The dealership’s parts department has 600 square feet of retail space, 4,000 square feet of parts storage, and a parts delivery truck.
Berger said he is also pleased that he was able to keep the Lansing location open following a decision by another truck manufacturer to exit the market. “Not only are we keeping a lot of good people employed, but we’re also offering customers access to quality Kenworth trucks and service,” Berger added. “That’s a great feeling.”
Central Michigan Kenworth is located at 5103 South Cedar Street. The dealership is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The location is also open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The telephone number is 517-394-7000 or toll-free at 800-289-1610. Central Michigan Kenworth’s parent company, Eastern Michigan Kenworth, also has locations in Dearborn and Clinton Township, Mich.