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My lease is ending - what's next?

My lease is up, now what?


If you’re embarking on your first lease, there are some things you should know before your lease ends.

1.)  You’ll have two main choices – to buy your vehicle or give it back. If you choose to buy, SVG can prepare the financing paperwork for you. Should you choose to return the vehicle, you will no longer have the monthly…

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Creative name for new GM product could earn you $10,000

GM launching a completely new product to add to its diverse line of transportation choices



GM is constantly innovating to bring new products and solutions to an ever-changing transportation landscape. In a recent announcement, GM said they are designing two brand new e-bikes to be launched in 2019. While they are essentially the same machine, one will be compact while the other will be foldable GM was fairly quiet and didn’t provide many details about…

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Taking the mystery out of what "Dealer Invoice Price" actually is

SVG Urbana wants you to be excited about buying a new car, not intimidated. To help with that, we promise to educate all of our customers on auto dealer terminology so you feel comfortable when you’re shopping for your next ride. Today’s blog will teach you what  “dealer invoice” is all about.


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SVG Motors acquires Urbana dealership

One of the city’s oldest operating businesses is no longer. Trenor Motors, family-owned and operated since 1926, was acquired Friday by SVG Motors.

Headquartered in Dayton, the SVG auto group consists of two new and used car dealerships – SVG Chevrolet in Greenville and SVG Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Eaton – along with SVG Motors, a used car dealership in Dayton.

Steve VanGorder, president of SVG Motors, said he has been in talks with Roger…
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SVG Motors Grand Opening Block Party

Ohio State-Michigan. Just the mention of the two storied programs evokes visions of some of the most memorable games in college football history. The heated rivalry has reached a new exciting chapter rivaling the years of Woody Hayes versus Bo Schembechler now that Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh are the field generals, and the winner of this Saturday’s clash will likely reach the playoffs while the loser will settle for a bowl game. The…
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SVG Motors’ steady growth reflects a longtime dream for entrepreneur Steve VanGorder

Dayton – On an unseasonably warm November afternoon, Steve VanGorder pauses for a moment amid a Facebook Live segment about the upcoming debut of his signature location, SVG Motors Super Center. He watches as a crew hoists the SVG sign emblazoned with the familiar “Rising Phoenix” logo and secures it into place. The charismatic and energetic entrepreneur known across the Miami Valley for his entertaining TV commercials and his motivational social media segments wears a beaming…
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SVG Chevrolet celebrates official grand opening

GREENVILLE – After taken over the dealership in July 2015, SVG Chevrolet in Greenville celebrated with an official grand opening Saturday morning. The dealership staff were joined by several local elected officials, including Greenville Mayor Steve Willman, Darke County Clerk of Courts Cindy Pike and Commissioners Mike Rhoades and Diane Delaplane, for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the special event.

“We really never had a chance to officially hold a grand opening back in 2015…
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Optimist 2.0 Meeting News – March 15, 2018 – Steve Van Gorder – Founder, SVG Motors

Greg Fay introduced our speaker, Steve Van Gorder, the president of SVG Motors / SVG Chevrolet / SVG Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram / SVG Urbana.

Steve gave us an uplifting story of how he came to be the successful owner of several automobile dealerships in the extended Dayton area.

When Steve was in his late teens in the 90’s he had the opportunity to sell cars and he liked it. He became bored and decided to sell…
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Dream comes true for Steve VanGorder, owner of SVG Motors, purchases Chevy dealership in Greenville

July 1, 2015

After working at car dealerships for all of his adult life; Steve VanGorder purchases Ron Garrett Chevrolet in Greenville Ohio.  In 2014, Steve left Jeff Schmitt Auto Group after 20 years and started SVG Motors in Vandalia.  He explains that owning a Chevy dealership was "a dream come true."  

Ron and Barbara Garrett owned the Chevrolet dealership for 40 years at 1225 E. Russ Road in Greenville.

“Yesterday, we signed the contracts and that was the culmination of half dozen meetings at his house and my house, lunch and dinner, just getting to know each other,” VanGorder…
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SVG Motors may open Beavercreek store this summer

Rapidly growing auto dealer Steve VanGorder has bought land for an expanded dealership in Beavercreek, a site that might become his fifth location as early as this summer.
In an interview Thursday, VanGorder said he hopes to open the new lot as early as this August, but no later than 2019.

The location is a good one for VanGorder, a familiar face from his many TV commercials. He has lived in Greene County for 25…
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