Tamiami Ford

written by Business View Magazine June 10, 2015

Our name means a great deal

Tamiami Ford was founded in October 1973, by Arlie Zellers and his wife Genie. Today, the Naples, Florida dealership continues to be a family-owned business. Tim Zellers, Arlie and Genie’s son, became president of the company in 1986, and is still running it today. Tim’s wife, Sheila, and their two children, Joy and AJ, are also active in its daily operations. Sheila is Chief of Customer Care, Joy heads the Finance and Insurance Department, and AJ runs Dealer Operations.
Tamiami Ford sells a wide range of Ford products, including passenger cars such as the Fiesta, the Focus, the Fusion, the Mustang, the Taurus, and the new ford C-Max Hybrid. Its truck line includes the popular and best-selling F-150, the F-250 and the F-350. Ford SUVs are the Edge, the Escape, the Flex, the Explorer, and the Expedition. Econolines and Transits fill out the cargo van and wagon line. Tamiami Ford also has a large inventory of pre-owned vehicles, some of which sell for under ten thousand dollars.

Tamiami Ford’s full service department provides its customers with routine maintenance, such as battery testing and replacement, brake service, oil and filter change, tire care, and wiper blade replacement. Its technicians are factory-trained specialists on all Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles, but all makes and models are serviced. The parts department stocks genuine Ford and Motorcraft parts made especially for Ford cars and backed by Ford Motor Company’s limited warranties.

Tamiami Ford carries 13 major tire brands, including Goodyear, Dunlop, Hankook, Pirelli, Bridgestone and Yokohama, for when a car’s old tires are worn and ready to be replaced. All tires come with a 30 day guarantee. Accessorizing and personalizing a Ford car is another specialty of Tamiami Ford. From custom wheels to DVD players, its technicians are experts in the field.

And if a car has suffered body damage due to an accident, Tamiami Ford’s Collision Department will make the necessary repairs. Additional services include on site, Enterprise Rent A Car, a complimentary wash and vacuum with all repairs, and complimentary shuttle pick-up and delivery.

Tamiami’s attitude toward the business is very simple. They value all of their customers, from Naples to Fort Meyers, and treat them all with honesty and fairness. They plan on being around for many more years, providing great service and parts, while striving to keep a lasting relationship with everyone that visits their dealership.

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