THE CAR GUYS
The Car Guys embody it. Randy Brailsford and Calvin Youd have been in the car business a long time and they’ve earned that trust from the customers who’ve come to their lot looking for a high-quality pre-owned car, truck, or SUV at fair price.
“I’ve sold four generations of families” Randy states. “I just had a lady a while back, I sold her her first car at 16, she brought her daughter in, we sold her one at 16.” “That’s what it’s about. Treating people right to come back.”
And their customers do come back, with 75% of the people who walk onto The Car Guys lot being former customers. From St. George to Logan, and as far away as Kansas, satisfied car buyers find their way back to 872 N. Main in Spanish Fork, to the unpretentious business situated between the Chevron station and UCCU.
Folks who can’t come in person to The Car Guys, and many of those who do, start their car search at TheCarGuysUT.net. “We’ve delivered cars in Florida, Canada, Southern Cal, Northern Cal,” Brailsford said. Randy’s son Brian Brailsford is the Internet Manager and keeps the site updated with enough pictures and details to get a great look and feel for a vehicle in their inventory.
For those who don’t find their dream car among the 40 or so vehicles they keep on their lot, The Car Guys car quickly check their extended inventory of 250 vehicles courtesy of a partnership agreement they have with dealerships in Price and Moab. “If my customer needs it I can have it here in two hours” says Randy. Still can’t find what you want? Calvin will go find your high quality vehicle at a certified auction. Randy adds, “85% of our vehicles have factory warranties still on them. We buy cars that are CarFax clean. We like sleeping at night.”
The Car Guys are invested in the local community. Calvin Youd for 27 years helped coach the Spanish Fork High School baseball team, retiring last spring. Both Calvin and Randy live in Salem, where Randy has served as mayor for the past 18 years, earning the 2005 Best of State Medal for Elected Official. Yet for all their accolades and public recognition, Randy let’s a visitor know what matters most as he points to the photo collage of his grandchildren and says “My best award is right up here.”
What does Randy want potential customers to know about buying a vehicle from The Car Guys? “I want them to know it’s easy.” He continued, ”I want you to have a good experience. That car looks good when you pull out ‘cause you’re going to go show it off. I want your friends and neighbors and relations to [say] ‘Where’d you get that? The Car Guys? Oh, that’s nice. Is it new?’”
The Car Guys are open M-F 8:30 - 6:30, Sat. 8:30 - 5, later upon request, and can be reached at (801) 794-0077.
Calvin Youd, Randy Brailsford, and Bryan Brailsford at The Car Guys in Spanish Fork.