MOUNT PLEASANT — J.D. Byrider, a national used-car company, plans to build a dealership along the Highway 20 frontage road this year.
The Mount Pleasant Plan Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a site plan, with conditions, for a new 6,123-square-foot building at 8224 Washington Ave. The construction project on 2.9 acres should start in July and be finished in November, said Kevin Swan, director of project management for the developer, Sara Investment Real Estate of Madison.
The business franchise owner did not respond to requests for comment.
According to Carmel, Ind.-based JD Byrider, the company has both corporate and franchise dealerships totaling 160 across 33 states. The company calls itself “the largest used car and finance company franchise in the United States.”
A company spokes-woman said J.D. Byrider offers a minimum 24-month, 24,000-mile warranty covering such major components as the engine and transmission.
A company fact sheet describes its “buy here-pay here” financing option in which a customer buys a car through in-house financing rather than a traditional lender. Instead of making monthly payments to a bank, they make weekly or bi-weekly payments, usually at the dealership.