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Cold weather heats up sales at Woodville car dealership

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WOODVILLE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Despite having to close the dealership for two days in January, managers at Rouen Chrysler Jeep Dodge says they have set sales records so far this year.

In January of 2013, the dealership sold 57 new cars and 57 new cars. In January of this year, Rouen saw 71 new and 79 used cars roll off the lot.

With record snowfall and cold temperatures, the dealer says 4-wheel-drive vehicles are the best sellers so far this year.

"Last couple of years have been mild, so this year obviously it's been colder than normal. A lot of cars don't start so people are replacing those cars. Snow, snow, and more snow. So people that would normally be ok with two wheel drives are upgrading to 4x4's and then of course the increase of snow, increases accidents, so you have people that have to replace vehicles also," said General Manager Kevin Carnicom.

Even with the growth in sales, Carnicom says employees at the dealership are ready for spring.

"I guess if we have to take another winter like this to increase sales - I guess we would do it. We're ready for it to be over with," said Carnicom.

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