Sunday, September 16, 2012
Stivers is using social media to raise money for local charities.
One Waukee car dealership is using social media for a good cause. Stivers For Lincoln, in cooperation with KCCI, held a charity fundraiser this summer benefiting a central Iowa charity. For every Facebook 'like' for Stivers Ford Lincoln, the dealership donated $1 to Special Olympics. The event generated 444 'likes.' Scott Politte, president of Stivers Ford Lincoln, presented a check for $444 to Chief Michelle Leonard of the Dallas Center Police Department. So far in 2012, Stivers Ford Lincoln has raised more than $1,000 for local charities through their Facebook fundraiser campaign. Katie's Crusaders and Raccoon Valley Animal Sanctuary were also among the organizations Stivers' Facebook campaign benefited.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Our panel of professionals have all your vehicle-related questions covered in the latest installment of Patch Pros.
Whether you spend your free time rebuilding transmissions or if you can't tell a hub cap from a muffler, there's always questions when it comes to cars. Why is my car humming loudly? Do I really need that cover that goes under the engine? What fuel-efficient vehicles are worth looking at? What do you look for when inspecting a used car? What are the best new automobiles on the market? Not to worry. We've got a team of professionals from around Iowa to field car-related questions of all kinds. Here they are:
Sunday, May 27, 2012
In a piece published by the Des Moines Register, Stivers Ford Lincoln is being accused of taking advantage of a 22-year-old with autism.
Scott Politte says you shouldn't believe everything you read. Especially when it comes to one particular article that ran on the Des Moines Register's website Friday. The article references a case between Austin King, 22, his parents and a car deal that went awry at Stivers Ford Lincoln in 2011. The Kings claim that their son was coerced into buying a $30,000 Ford Fusion, that the numbers on the credit application were fudged and that Austin didn't have the mental capacity to make any purchasing decisions because he has a mild form of autism. "I dispute everything that's represented as fact in the article," said Politte, president of Stivers Ford Lincoln. "Everything she (the reporter) put in quotations were not direct quotes. Nobody at …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Stivers Ford Lincoln has a long history in Des Moines. Its future, says its president, is rooted firmly in Waukee.
If you're from anywhere but Waukee, you may not immediately recognize the business name, "Stivers Ford Lincoln." But, when you hear where it's located, well, it will probably ring a bell. "On the Waukee side of West Des Moines," is where Stivers Ford Lincoln calls home. The dealership with the catchy slogan sits on 11 acres on Hickman Road just steps away from the Waukee city limits. Stivers has been a notable name among car dealers in the greater Des Moines metro since 1980 when Ed Stivers opened his first dealership in downtown Des Moines at the site of what is now the Des Moines Central Library. Stivers, who ran a successful Lincoln Mercury dealership in St. Louis, enlisted the help of his longtime employee, Don Politte, to help him get…