Lucerne Mines Car Dealer

When you are shopping for a car, you have a lot of decisions to make and tons of options to consider: cars, trucks, SUVs, compact, midsize, full-size, trim levels, makes and models, new or used; the list goes on and on. That is why it is so important to choose the right Lucerne Mines car dealer that will work hard to put your needs first and make sure you get exactly the right vehicle. With an experienced and friendly salesperson by your side, you can easily navigate all of the options available to you and get exactly what you are looking for without any hassle.

Here at Colonial Motor Mart, we understand the needs of our customers in Indiana and the surrounding area, including our neighbors down in Lucerne Mines, Homer City, and beyond. We have been a part of western Pennsylvania for decades, which means we care about this community, and we have the experience you deserve when you are shopping for a car. It does not matter if you have a clear vision of the perfect vehicle or if you feel lost while shopping; we are here to help and make sure you get just what you need. Come visit us at Colonial Motor Mart today to find out more.

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You Work Hard and So do We

For generations, the folks who live and work around Lucerne Mines have been known as some of the hardest workers anywhere around. The last thing you want, after a week of hard work, is to deal with someone that seems to want to coast by with minimal effort. All too often, you can go to a car dealership and discover that the people there just want to push a car onto you that they want to get rid of, without ever doing the work to understand what you need and to make sure you find it. That is not how we do things here at Colonial Motor Mart.

We have been here in Indiana for a long time, and we understand the needs of our friends and neighbors throughout the area. As you may know, the first mines at Lucerne were opened up more than 100 years ago in 1907 along the line of the R&P Railway. At that time, the primary investor in the Rochester and Pittsburgh Coal and Iron Company was a man from Switzerland, so the new mine was named “Lucerne” after the Swiss city of the same name.

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While it was initially a single mine, within several years, two other mines were opened at the same location, resulting in three successful mines that were in operation for decades. In the years that followed, Lucerne Mines became one of the largest and most impressive coal mining plants in the country, delivering a tremendous amount of coal every single day. Operations really accelerated due to World War I: in 1915, there were over 1,500 men working at the mines, most of them lived in the company town at Lucerne. By 1917, the three mines were producing up to 6,000 tons of coal every day, filling 150 railroad cars that shipped coal as far as upstate New York and Canada.

In the early 1900s, the mining company starting introducing electricity to the mines and company towns, originally building small electric plants at each location. But in 1910, a large electric plant was built in Lucerne with a pair of turbo-generators that could produce a tremendous amount of power. Eventually, power lines were ran from Lucerne Mines to other locations like Ernest, Homer City, and beyond. This Lucerne Mines power plant delivered electricity to many locations for years, until 1964 when it was shut down as it became more efficient to get power from the Pennsylvania Electric Company instead.

After its peak level of efficiency and output during WWI, the #1 mine at Lucerne shut down in 1929, with the #2 closing in 1943. The #3 mine at Lucerne remained open a couple decades longer, but it shut down operation in 1967 after 60 years of producing coal. For a lot of people, Lucerne Mines might primarily be an interesting historical artifact, but for those who still live and work there, it is a proud reminder of the kind of determination and perseverance that was required to build this country.

Here at Colonial Motor Mart, we understand how it feels to have that kind of pride in the legacy that you are a part of. We have been in the auto industry for more than 70 years, and we remain a family-owned and operated business, serving our friends and neighbors here in Indiana and throughout Pennsylvania. That means that we understand what you need in a vehicle, and we work hard every day to make sure all of our customers know how much we value your business.

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Find the Perfect Vehicle

We pride ourselves on being able to work with all of the customers who come to us; we will work hard to help you find exactly what works for you. For some people that means a brand-new model, while others prefer saving some money with a used vehicle; choosing the right one really comes down to understanding the benefits of each type and then finding the model that best meets your needs.

New – These are vehicles that are brand-new, straight from the original manufacturer. They have not had a previous owner and include the latest features, but they are also typically the most expensive option.

Used – A used or pre-owned model has had a previous owner or been driven by someone on a lease. These vehicles might have some wear and tear on them, but they are also typically the least expensive option since they have gone through a lot of depreciation.

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) – A middle ground between new and used models, CPO vehicles have had a previous owner or been used on a lease and then sold back to the original manufacturer. They have to pass rigorous testing and meet qualifications regarding their age and the mileage on them. CPO models typically fall between new and used in terms of price, plus they offer excellent peace of mind and warranty protection.

As you can see, there are some important things to consider when picking the right vehicle. That is why it is so helpful to have someone by your side to answer all of your questions, discuss your options, and make sure you get the best vehicle with everything you need.

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