SPOKANE-- Over the past several years, car dealerships have taken a huge hit as the economy soured, but there's a bright forecast for local businesses. Sales appear to be picking back up.
Companies around the country are trying techniques to boost sales after a dismal four year streak, and it's paying off.
For the first time since 2008, dealerships are seeing record sales numbers.
Gus Johnson Ford boasts a 25 percent increase in new car sales compared to 2009.
Dishman Dodge has also seen a dip in used car demand and instead a big push for newer models.
Dealers say it's not only the low rates and competitive prices. It's a positive turn in the economy that's helped drive sales.
A few other factors contributing to the boost in sales are better incentives and rebates from car companies, and more lenders are loosening up interest on rates.