Car Pal founder Lindsay Graham’s consumer advocacy career began in 1997 as a sales consultant for a local Saturn dealer in Chapel Hill, NC. In her first year, she flew up the ranks to #1 for sales in the nation.
Over the next several years, Lindsay was often interviewed or asked to speak publicly about her success. The true “secrets” are the same ones she and her team still use today—maximize the buyer’s dollars and focus solely on the buyer’s requirements—whether those include speed, ease, intense research, or even “sleeping on it.”
Lindsay spent the next twelve years selling all makes and models of automobiles. From 2008–2010, she worked from home and found it to be a surprisingly efficient way to serve as the Internet manager for Toyota. On-site sales associates facilitated a highly consumer-focused sales process.
While working from home on behalf of these Toyota clients, Lindsay envisioned a business model where she would use on-site sales associates to provide high caliber, dedicated car-buying service. Car Pal was officially launched in 2010, and Lindsay’s vision became a reality. Her clients know that she’s working with only their interests in mind, saving them the hassle and endless frustrations that come with negotiating the purchase of a new vehicle.
Polly's favorite vehicle is a 2012 Honda Pilot. Don't ask why, because she won't tell.
Her sister, Binky, above, is super interested in your vehicle preferences.
Frank grew up in Jamestown, NC and studied at NC State University in the School of Textiles. He is an ace sleuth detective, so he helps us find the impossible as well as the superb vehicles. In his free time he enjoys spending time with daughter Kate, his beloved cat, Panther, surf fishing and cycling.
Whether you’re a happy Car Pal client or a first-time visitor enjoying what you’re reading on our site, you understand why working with experienced industry professionals is the best decision when it comes to negotiating the deal for your next vehicle.
Like most other car buyers, you’ve most likely found that negotiating a truly favorable deal on a new or used vehicle is almost never easy, even when you’re working with a reputable dealer. There are details upon details to remember, along with plenty of opportunities for the dealer to upsell you on pricey options and services. The most highly-rated car dealers are still focused on profit, which makes it extremely difficult for even the most knowledgeable buyers to manage their own negotiation process.
We listen carefully to your needs, and we work with you from the time you decide which vehicle you want (we can also help out with the decision-making upon request) until you’ve signed and sealed your deal, and your vehicle has been delivered to you. Whether you choose to lease or purchase; and whether you seek a new or used vehicle, we’ve got you covered.
Many of our clients have used our services more than once*, and have helped us generate new business through word of mouth. Typically, our clients have limited spare time and excellent credit, and spend their money wisely. CEOs, engineers, physicians, surgeons, and other high-level health care practitioners have most frequently benefited from our expertise.
If you’re already a happy Car Pal client, thank you! If you’ve just discovered our site and are seeking your next vehicle, we’d love to help you have an exceptional experience in making your best possible deal with no-nonsense results.
*Jeff Ready writes: "4 car pal cars in one driveway!"
Jeff Ready shows off four Car Pal cars.