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Welcome Home to Buffalo, West Herr's New Sign at the Airport

When you arrive at the Buffalo airport after a long day of travel, it feels great to be home. We could not help but notice how many Buffalo area businesses feel the same way. For example, Russell’s Restaurant has a wonderful sign welcoming travelers home.In fact many of the long time Buffalo businesses are lining the hallways with welcome home messages.

So when our advertising agency told us about the opportunity to post a welcome message across from the Anchor Bar (another long time Buffalo business) we jumped at the opportunity. We used a new kind of wrapping tech to make it look cool on the metal surface, it’s sort of melted in place.

We hope you like it, and Welcome to West Herr New York.




Celebrating Ninety Years,The Reinvented Lincoln

Introducing the Lincoln Motor Company, celebrating ninety years of doing what we've always done, which is doing what others aren't. Honoring the vision of our past, the all-new 2013 MKZ is our latest testament to innovation and excellence in design. The new road starts here.


Celebrate The Ride For Roswell 

This Year's Ride To Include An Opening Ceremony 

"An opening ceremony is a way to recognize that cancer is claiming lives every day – and that Roswell Park is making a difference in the fight. But we can’t do it alone! We want The Ride, Roswell Park, and Western New York communities to see the importance of their support on a literally larger stage at UB."

That quote from the Ride For Roswell website sums up the importance and great sense of community found in the Ride For Roswell.  This is the first year the ride will feature an opening ceremony.

The ceremony will take place Friday June 22nd at the UB North Campus.  It will feature speakers, video tributes, the arrival of the peloton and a nationally recognized musical act.  Mum is the word on who that is ust yet, but it's bound to be a good time.  

Steve Tasker, Former Bills great and current CBS analyst, will be the emceee of the event.  We are very much looking forward to it.  

Our Team West Herr Ride Page is coming along great and we want to again thank everyone involved. We can't wait for June!  


Value Cars

Find Cars At The Right Price At Your Buffalo Car Dealer

One of our value cars at West Herr Used Cars of AmherstWith our Biggest Sales Event of the Year going on, it's time to talk about value cars!

West Herr knows how to deliver value to you, the consumer.  That's why we've introduced our new value cars program, to bring you reliable automobiles at the right price. 

So what exactly is a value car?  Over the years our customers asked us for less expensive used vehicles.  So we responded.  Value cars start as low as $2995!

Value cars may be a little older, have some extra miles or may have a cosmetic flaw.  But one thing that's guaranteed with value vehicles is that they are reliable.  They are all mechanically sound. 

Every West Herr pre owned vehicle goes through a 98 point inspection.  We'll give you a detailed history of any work done on the car for you to review.  Plus each car comes with a 1 month, 1000 mile warranty. 

We have a rigorous screening process for all of our used cars. When we buy used cars we don't just locally, we scour the country for the best cars at the right price.

Stop in today and see the value!


The extended West Herr Military Family 

These are a few short blurbs from West Herr team members about the military personnel in their lives.  We thank everyone for their contributions and service. 

My son Jay Epolito is a Corporal in the Marines, he graduated early from high school to serve our country, and he was only 18 when he did his first tour in Iraq. He left as a boy and returned a man; he saw things that you and I will never see.
My son served 2 more tours 1 in Iraq and 1 in Afghanistan. Life for my son will never be the same he was forced to grow up really fast.  He is still in The Marines and proud of it!!!  I am a MOM (Mom Of a Marine) and my husband is a DOM (Dad Of a Marine) and we are proud of it!!!!  Thank you to all the men and women who have and do server our country.

-Cheryl Epolito
Cashier at West Herr Nissan

After making the United States Army his career, William T. Furgala Sr. will be retiring as a Lt. Colonel.  Thank you Dad for your 24 years of service!

-Kathleen Furgala
Internet Sales Consultant at West Herr Ford Lincoln Mercury

Being a former military wife myself, my husband served in the US Navy for eight years, I would like to say that it is important to support the families left behind as well. My husband made several trips overseas, many times to an active war zone and the support of those around me really helped pass the time.

We hope you take the time to thank and honor all those who have served our nation whether past or present this Memorial Day along with supporting the loved ones left behind at home

-Jill Wheeler
Lost Opportunities Manager at West Herr Toyota Williamsville´╗┐


The New Look West Herr.com

Buffalo Car Dealer Unveils New Website

At West Herr it's all about moving forward.  That's why it's with great pride we unveil the redesigned WestHerr.com, a proud accomplishment.  

The main change is that it's faster, which obviously makes for a better car buying experience.  

Also a new toolbar from Wibiya allows site users to connect to all of West Herr's social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  

However, the biggest change is the search function.  The new advanced search function let's you dive deeper into the average car search.  

You can specficially for a car with such things as navigation functions, heated seats or even what the in car entertainment is like.  Now that's a thorough search!

We also offer car counts on each category so you have a better idea of what you're working with.  The goal was to make our customer's search easier and more convenient.  

Feel free to let us know what you think of the site and how we can improve it.  Thanks for stopping by! 


West Herr's Award Winning Parts Store 

NAPA Store Takes Home Hardware 

West Herr is proud to announce that our NAPA parts store has won NAPA's Five Star Excellence Award.

We'd like to congratulate Eric Zimmerman and his staff on winning the award as it is the highest possible honor NAPA awards.    

"This award is especially meaningful because it was achieved in only 6 months of business," said Brad Coon, Director of Fixed Operations at West Herr.

NAPA has more than 3,0000 independent parts stores across the country, and only a select few are awarded the Five Star Excellence Award.  Eric and his team earned this envied title by excelling in the following areas: sales growth, store presentation, wholesale marketing, and education and training.

A lot of work goes into attaining this level of recognition. Day in and day out, Five Star Excellence stores strive to exceed their customers' expectations, all while focusing on meeting their key objectives.

In addition to the top honors, Eric will attend the National NAPA Conference.  Here, Eric will spend time with fellow Five Star Excellence winners while being recognized by NAPA for his store achievements.

"We're very proud of the stores accomplishments, yet we know we couldn't have done it without our customers, our staff, our West Herr Dealerships support and our community," Coon said.  "Their commitment to the NAPA brand has helped our store reach very high levels of success in a short period."


Get Down To The Eden Corn Festival

47th Annual Eden Corn Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

It's time of year again.  A delicious Western New York tradition, the Eden Corn Festival, starts tonight and runs until Sunday.  The festival takes place at the American Legion Post 880 grounds on Legion Drive in Eden directly off Route US-62.

West Herr will be there with cars on display and will even be driving the King and Queen of the Festival. 

"The Eden Corn Festival is about giving back to the community. The proceeds from this four-day community event is a major source of income for many non-profit charitable organizations and local businesses," said festival representatives.

Aside from the finest homegrown corn, the Festival will also feature a variety of delicious foods, midway rides, tractor pulls, square dancing, arts & craft shows, auto shows, country music entertainers, impersonators and much more. 

In fact the world's tallest pinball machine will be on display.  Visit the Festival's site for a preview or just wait to go and see it for yourself. 

"We're excited to be part of the Corn Festival again and encourage everyone to come see us. We'll be there all weekend," said Tony Helta, General Manager of West Herr Ford in Hamburg. 

The full list of events is too much for one post.  But with clogging, tractor pulls and animals shows on tap, how can you at least not stop by? 

Get the full itinerary, directions and all other information here. 



Buffalo Ford Dealers Donate To Good Causes

Boys and Girls Club and Homespace Inc. Get Keys To New Vans

Ford dealers in Buffalo and Northern Pennsylvania teamed up to continue a 15 year tradition.  As part of the Ford's Friendship Express program, the Boys and Girls Club and Homespace Inc. each received a 2010 Econoline Van Thursday at Delaware Park. 

This is the 15th anniversary of the program.  Since 1996, the Friendship Express program has donated over 60 vehicles each year to different charities.  

West Herr President Scott Bieler was on hand along with other Ford representatives.

"We try to pick organizations with a positive impact on the community and that affect a lot of people," Bieler told the Buffalo News.   

The vans will be used to help charity participants learn about the Buffalo area and meet their basic needs, according to charity representatives.

The Boys & Girls Club of America is a national organization serving underprivileged children between the ages of 6-18. Homespace Inc. is a local charity aimed at assisting pregnant teens and teenage mothers.

This is just one of the many charity ventures West Herr is involved with.  Recently multiple West Herr Employees set up a rest stop with food and beverages at the Ride For Roswell. Pictures are available here.


Starry Night In The Garden 

Erie County Botanical Gardens Benefit Gains Massive Local Support

The Erie County Botanical Gardens were rocking last night with help from some fine Buffalonians.  Local radio station Star 102.5 sponsored "The Starry Nights In The Garden" concert to raise money for the gardens.  West Herr also sponsored the event and had 5 different  Toyota vehicles on display.  

"We just want to support the area and help rejuvenate the look of Buffalo," said Tom Fogarty, General Manager of West Herr Toyota and Scion in Orchard Park.Western New Yorkers enjoying food, music and refreshments at the Botanical Gardens.

National recording artists Collective Soul headlined with support from Alex Band of The Calling, Serena Ryder and Melanie Fiona. 

Concert goers also indulged in food, wine and other beverages.  Local brew JW Dundee's was on serving their Summer Wheat Ale.   

West Herr had 5 different cars on hand including a brand new 2011 Toyota Sienna, a Prius and a 4 runner. 

One lucky contestant even got to sit in the back of a Toyota Tundra pick up for the entire concert.  The "Best Seat In The House" contest winner was also served food in the pick up during the concert. 

Since 2000, Star 102.5 has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Botannical Gardens.  The Gardens are considered by many to be one of the crowning architectural jewels of the area.  They were designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, over 100 years ago.