Thursday, August 15, 2013

Mississippi Business Journal names Wilson Auto Group as one of MS's top 100 Private Companies

Mississippi Business Journal recently  named Wilson Auto Group as one of MS's top 100 Private Companies.  We are truly thankful for our loyal customers who have made this possible.  We are also thankful for the talented and professional employee team at Wilson Hyundai and Wilson Kia on Lakeland.  Our growing franchises (Kia and Hyundai) also get a fair share of credit as does our fantastic Rankin County location near Dogwood Festival Mall in fast growing Rankin County. We believe we offer a different type of buying experience. Customers have thousands of vehicle options and it is gratifying to know that the market values our reputation for hospitality, diverse, high-quality inventory, professionalism and great value.
I was born and raised here in Jackson and have helped people find their perfect vehicle for over 27 years. My personal goal is to see that your car buying experience is an incredible one. Selecting a vehicle is generally the second largest purchase a person makes, second to their home, so it should be FUN!!!!
Although we have won numerous awards for customer service and been recognized nationally as a top dealership in the industry, my real joy is seeing good  folks smile as they drive away in their own great American freedom machine!
I guarantee that your buying experience will meet your expectations of honesty, courtesy and respect, integrity and professionalism. These are the traits that make up the core beliefs we live by and I look forward to providing you a pleasant buying experience.
Everyone you meet at Wilson Auto Group, during your vehicle search, will deliver this level of service. It is our goal, our passion and what separates us from other dealerships.
I love helping people find the vehicle that best fits their needs and will do whatever I can to help you in your search.

Thank you again and I hope to see you around our dealerships soon. 

Doug Wilson 
Wilson Auto Group, Inc.
Wilson Hyundai
Wilson Kia on Lakeland
Wilson Premier Hyundai
Collierville Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Getting Your Car Ready for Summer

This month's blog is coming to you from our guest blogger, Daniel Harris. Check out all of his tips on getting your car ready for summer.

Getting Your Car Ready for Summer

Most people understand the importance of getting your car for winter.  However, most people do not realize that it is equally important to prepare your vehicle for summer.  Here are a few things you can do to make sure your car is properly equipped for this coming summer.

Clean it Up

The first thing to do after a long and dreary winter is to clean the outside of the car up.  Due to harsh winter conditions, the outside of your car will take a beating aesthetically.  Now that its summer and the weather is nicer, you will want to show off how gorgeous your car can be when it’s not being rained/snowed on all day. 

You can start by washing the body of the car.  A simple car was will go a long way, but to really get rid of the extra dirt and grime it may require a deep hand wash.  This is also a good time to clean up the rims.  This will all be somewhat labor intensive, but when the natural shine of your car’s paintjob and rims starts to come through it will make it all worth it.

It is important to protect all your hard work by going the extra mile and waxing your car as well.  Doing so at the beginning of the season will ensure that your car is protected all summer long.  If you do not have a garage to park in, parking in shaded areas during the summer will help protect your car against sun damage.

While you have the hose out, it would be wise to make sure to wash the undercarriage of the car as well.  The reason for this is that the salt that is used to make the roads safer during winter can accumulate on the bottom of your vehicle and cause rusting.  Simply washing the bottom of the car with a hose or sprinkler will be very helpful in protecting it against corrosion. 

Change/Inspect Tires

One of the more obvious things to do is getting rid of your winter tires.  While this is obvious, it does not mean people always do it immediately.  It is important to do this as soon as possible because winter tires are more vulnerable to the dry hot pavements encountered during summer.

Even if you have all-season tires which do not require changing, it is still important to check their tread.  This is because tires may be worn down from trying to stop in harsh winter driving conditions or damaged from driving on snow removing salt.

Check Fluids, Battery and Radiator

Another thing to do when preparing your vehicle for summer is to check the levels of all fluids.  It is especially important to check the level of coolant as this will be needed to run the air conditioner (which usually comes in handy in the summer).

You will also want to take a look at your battery.  Although many people believe it is winter and the cold that kills your battery, the extreme heats of summer are what will shorten battery life.  To help protect your battery against this you can make sure it is clean (by using baking soda and warm water) and free of corrosion.  It is also a good idea to clean the terminals using a wire brush.   

Last but certainly not least, you will want to check your radiator.  The radiator (along with the afore-mentioned coolant) is responsible for cooling your car down.  As you can imagine, this is particularly important during hot summer months.  Make sure to check the radiator for any leaks or broken hoses as these issues can lead to disaster during the heat of summer. 

These are just a few of the basic steps you can take to ensure that your vehicle is prepared for the upcoming summer.  The extreme heats that can occur during summer months can have damaging effects on your car.  While the importance of preparing your car for winter is more widely known, the steps necessary to prepare your car for summer are equally important

Friday, April 26, 2013

2013 Hyundai Sonata Ranked Most Dependable Car of The Year!

Hyundai owners know that their vehicles are dependable and will last a long time with only minimal repairs and maintenance, but J.D. Power has released a series of rankings.  Every year, J.D. Power and associates releases their list of the 14 most dependable cars and trucks, categorized into by size and type of vehicle.  The J.D. Power rankings are highly anticipated by both the auto industry and consumers because they help clarify which cars are the most well made, and which cars need changes and improvements in order to be dependable.  In 2013, the 2010 Hyundai Sonata was ranked first out of all mid-sized sedans.

The vehicles are ranked on a range of factors over a period of 12 months.  J.D. Powers and Associates pick vehicles that will be three years old by the end of the study in order to determine particular models long term dependability. This year the Hyundai Sonata beat out the Ford Focus at second place, and the Buick LeSabre at third place, for the number one score.

This is the second year in a row that a Hyundai has been the highest ranked midsize sedan in the J.D Power Dependability rankings.  Last year the 2009 Hyundai beat out all of the competitors.  This should come as no surprise to Hyundai owners who have come to relay on the dependability of their vehicles.

As a mid-sized Sedan, the Hyundai Sonata is known for its great features and excellent design.  The 2013 Hyundai Sonata adds a number of excellent features and qualities including the Theta ii GDI 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that features a Gasoline Directed-Injected (GDI) fuel delivery system, which has greatly improved gas mileage over previous models; where the base 2.4-liter engine offers up to 200 horsepower, and the optional 2.0-liter turbocharged engine marshals a whopping 274 horses.  We can remember when only high-strung performance machines like the Mitsubishi Lance Evolution made that kind of power with the 2.0-liter inline-4. Fuel economy is stellar as well, reaching in the mid-30’s mpg range with either engine.

Has any other automaker gone from imitator to innovator this quickly? That’s what the 2013 Hyundai Sonata midsized sedan has us wondering.  It was only a few years ago that Hyundais came across as Korean –flavored interpretations of more established cars, but now every new family sedan seems to be taking cues from Korea’s finest.

Let’s start with the Sonata’s bold “fluidic sculpture” design language, which truly looks like nothing else on the road.  It was revolutionary when the Sonata debuted in 2010, a breath of fresh air in a segment notorious for stale styling.  Since then, we’ve seen the Nissan Altima get all swoopy for its latest redesign, and the new Ford Fusion’s physique has likewise been streamlined.   Yes, that’s right: Hyundai set the trend, and the others followed suit.

Even fiercely independent Honda pays homage to Hyundai these days, as the new Accord’s taillights look like they were lifted straight off Hyundai Genesis luxury sedan.

Naturally, Hyundai hasn’t gotten everything about the Sonata right overnight. But when you take all of the Sonata’s strong points and add Hyundai’s traditional value advantage to the mix, it’s no wonder other automakers are suddenly scrambling to keep up.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Presidents Day Sale

Give us one picture of Andrew Jackson in celebration of President's Day (a $20 bill) and you'll drive out with the biggest bargain of the year as Wilson Hyundai, Wilson Premier Hyundai and Wilson Kia on Lakeland celebrate our nations heritage and kick-off our biggest year ever!  Plus we need good, clean used cars....even if not "paid off" or if "high-mileage"!!

These President's Day Sale examples are fully inclusive payments with only $20.00 total due on delivery and include doc fees, state inspection fees, down-payment, security deposits, title fees, everything....even your first payment! 

(And a full tank of can't even get that with $20.00 these days!)

Only $239 per month! 2013 Sonata GLS with 35 EPA Hwy MPG, power windows, power door locks, tilt wheel, cruise control, Bluetooth, AT, AC, am/fm/CD/satellite stereo with multiple speakers and our famous 10 year/100,000 mile warranty! Plus we have 7 at this price!  (Certified Pre-owned ones available also during this sale)and yes, they are built in the USA!

$229 per month... 2013 Hyundai Elantra...the 2012 North American Car of the Year...rated at 38 mpg highway by the EPA! 

$229 per month.... 2013 Accent ...rated at 38 mpg highway by the EPA! 4 at this price.
$20 and your are riding in one of the safest, most comfortable, quietest and most fuel stingy small car on the planet!
 View all our inventory at

In the Kia Showroom we are celebrating Kia winning the overall

$299 per month 2013 Kia Optima saw the great commercial on the Super Bowl...get one yourself at this all inclusive price which includes taxes, fees, down payments, first payment and even a full tank of gas. $20.00 TOTAL due at delivery! 3 at this price and yes it has PW, PDL, AC, AT, tilt and cruise, am/fm/CD/Satellite stereo, Bluetooth and lots more!  

$375 per month... 2014 Kia Sorento SUV...built in the USA and one of the most fuel-efficient and safest SUV's made anywhere! And its fully equipped with power windows and door locks, tilt and cruise, stereo and room for all your "stuff". 5 at this price!

$252 per month... 2013 Kia Soul...hip hop into 2013 in this machine....great fuel economy and KBB's "lowest vehicle in total cost of ownership"    Wilson Kia on Lakeland has 3 at this price.  Or buy a new Soul for only $14,995!!!   Compare to other small cars with worse fuel economy, inferior warranty and NO PERSONALITY!

This special President's Day offer is possible only thru special arrangements with Hyundai Motor Finance and Kia Motors Finance on their special 36 month lease plan with only $20.00 total due on extra fees or costs. With credit approval, of course, but you don't have to have perfect credit to qualify...this is an offer intended to build our volume and not just for a few.

That is why we are showing you that we have multiple units available of each model at these fantastic President's Day special prices.  Leasing isn't for everyone so YES, OF COURSE we have corresponding low purchase prices and cheap HMF/KMF interest rates...and you don't have to give up your rebates with Kia or Hyundai to get the 0.9% rates.  All have our 10 year/100,000 mile warranty and 5 years of free roadside assistance in addition to being the most economical cars and SUV's to buy, own and put gas in!!!

Call us now (601)914-4200 (Lakeland Drive) or   

(601)856-6423 (I-55N in Madison Co.)

for more details or to set a time to come in and test drive one for yourself and see the quality, safety, fuel efficiency and VALUE!
Or if a used vehicle is more to your liking, please see for our high-line used cars in Madison County or for our Rankin County used car selection....over 140 used cars in stock right now for this President's Day sale!!!

God Bless America!!!

Doug Wilson
                                 Wilson Auto Group, Inc.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

February shout out

February Dixie National Month

We are excited about the tens of thousands of out of town folks coming into Jackson for the Dixie National Rodeo!

We want to invite those folks to enjoy the great restaurants and shopping at Dogwood Festival on Lakeland Drive....stop by our dealership and have a cup of coffee and say hi!!

Likewise, we have lots of great stores and restaurants in Renaissance right across I-55 from our newest store, Wilson Premier Hyundai in Madison Co.

Visit us online at
Doug Wilson

Friday, December 14, 2012

Purchase of new Hyundai dealership:

We just completed purchase of Herb Nelson Hyundai in Canton MS and have moved all the inventory to our "Wilson Premier Collection" location across from Renaissance on I-55 North at Steed Road in Madison County.

Herb had several leftover 2012's in stock that we bought below invoice so if you get one before they're all gone, you may make the buy of a lifetime!

Plus you'll get 0% financing for a full 60 months thru Hyundai Motor Finance on all remaining 2012 Sonata' both Wilson Hyundai locations!

And we have a special allocation of new 2013 Hyundai Accents...with tremendous gas mileage...selling for an amazing $16,572.  And it's equipped with Automatic Transmission, Air Conditioning, Power windows, Power Door Locks, AM/FM/CD/Satellite stereo and our famous 10 year/100,000 mile warranty!
All for an amazingly low $16,572

Again...both 0% on 2012 Sonata's and $16,572 Accents are available at both our Wilson Hyundai locations.

Lakeland Drive near Dogwood Festival in Rankin County(601)914-4200

 and now open at I-55 North across from Renaissance in Madison County (601)856-6423.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May service and tire info and news/specials

You may have seen this week about that terrible Missouri accident which killed some Jacksonians. Media reports blamed it on underinflated and/or improperly sized tires.   Under-inflated tires create more rolling resistance, therefore more heat and are more susceptible to blow-outs.... which can cause fatal loss of control at high speeds.  Hot summer-time pavement heat makes this let us check your tire pressure for free as well as 26 other things on your vehicle before you go on vacation.
During May, we have great tire and service specials at our Lakeland Drive Kia and Hyundai service departments as well as our newest store, The Wilson Premier Collection, on Interstate 55 North in Ridgeland.
$299 will get you a complete set of 4 tires, mounted, balanced and all taxes and tire disposal fees paid.  We have an aggressive new supplier of quality Hankook, Kelly, Kumho, Nexen, Bridgestone, Michelin, Goodyear and other tires and have negotiated great prices based upon our combined volume of all our stores.  I dare you to compare our prices with anyone (in any city) on our tires.   Of course, sizes vary and so will prices but we intend to offer the best tires with the lowest prices!
Plus get a FREE 27+ point inspection with our $23.95 Oil Change before you hit the road going on SUMMER Vacation. 
In addition, we have over $3,000,000 worth of used cars at our Lakeland Drive and Wilson Premier Collection locations.  From a $6900 first car for that special graduate to a $69,000 2011 BMW 750iL we just acquired...we have something for you.  Please check our website ( and ) frequently because used cars are turning fast and our inventory changes daily.  Or call us at (601)856-NICE or (601)914-4200.
We have at least 27 photos, full descriptions and special internet prices on all our pre-owned vehicles.  And every used vehicle we sell carries our 48 hour Satisfaction Guarantee, 165 point inspection and our free 3 month/3000 mile warranty in addition to remaining factory warranty.
2012 is going to be a great year!  Just this week, I was reminded of what happened to us 3 years ago (May 14, 2009) when Chrysler was in bankruptcy and terminated my Dodge franchise.  I made a decision not to whine or cry about it but instead look at what I DID have (not what I lost) and "get with it" with Kia and Hyundai.   Call it LUCK or what you will, its been the best thing that has ever happened to me and our company.  But we couldn't have done it without YOU, our customer and friend. 
We appreciate you and hope these service specials help show it. Bryan at Premier (601)856-NICE or Russ at Lakeland (601)914-4200 would be glad to set you up with a convenient time to come in and let our factory-trained technicians service your vehicle properly.
We look forward to serving you and helping you solve your transportation problems. 
Doug Wilson
Wilson Auto Group, Inc.
4200 Lakeland Drive