About Us

My Promise I'm on a mission to put the fun back into buying a car and bring respect and responsibility back to the car business. I'm fighting for you. I'm challenging my fellow dealers to clean up their acts and put truth and honesty first and profits second. I'm a firm believer that if you treat people with courtesy and educate them with the most complete information available, they'll be empowered, they'll be more informed and they'll become your customers for life. 

Bottom line, you deserve to be treated with respect and honesty when buying a car. And that's what I'm promising. I'm not in business to sell cars to make a quick buck. I'm in business to sell cars to find great people who will stay with us for life. I want to build a relationship with you… a relationship that adds value to your life… one built on trust and mutual respect… a relationship that will end your search for an honest car dealer and finally give you a dealership you feel comfortable doing business with for life.

My name is Lonnie Blackburn… and I’m A Dealer FOR The People


  Car Buyers Bill Of Rights
  5 Big Reasons To Buy Your Next Car Here
Buying a car can make some people nervous. It's scary out there. That's why I created my Car Buyers Bill Of Rights. When you buy a car from ACADEMY CARS  it's a whole different world than when you buy somewhere else.

Shopping at my store is fun and worry free because when you're here, you're entitled to
some exclusive benefits you won't find anywhere else.

Here's what you get when you buy from ACADEMY CARS

1. You Have The Right To A Fear-Free Car Buying Experience: ACADEMY CARS is a "Fear-Free" Zone. There's no need to be stressed out or worried about getting a good deal or about the car buying process. In fact at ACADEMY CARS we work hard to make buying a car fun. To take all the stress and hassle out of negotiating a car deal, I created my "Price Proposal Process." You don’t have to negotiate the best price for your car; instead I'll give you a proposal with all the details. You can look at the proposal and decide whether or not it makes sense for you. If not, you make a recommendation and I'll tweak the proposal based on your feedback. It's as simple as that.

> If you're ready for a No Bully Buying Experience click here.

2. You Have The Right To A Free Lifetime Engine Warranty: All of my vehicles come with BG engine for life coverage. That means you will never have to worry about major engine troubles ever again. Even the manufacturers' warranties pale by comparison to my "Free Lifetime Engine Warranty." Unlimited mileage, unlimited time, unlimited claims. PLUS All of our cars come with a 24 month, unlimited miles, 50/50 at retail, service agreement "at no charge."

> If you want a nicer, newer vehicle with a free lifetime warranty click here.

3. You Have The Right To Love Your Car: Sometimes you love a car when you drive it off the lot but then something happens. Maybe the seat just isn't right or your neighbor buys a car in the same exact color… with most dealers you're stuck. I don't like to leave my friends hi and dry so I created my "Love It or Swap it Guarantee." It's simple: if you don't love your car after you drive it home… come back within 48 hours and we'll find one you do love.

> Want a nicer, new car you love and with absolutely no risk? Click here.

4. You Have The Right To The Most Money For Your Trade: Getting the most for your old car is important. It can impact the deal significantly and that's why most dealers are very sneaky and cheap when it comes to appraising and valuing your trade. I don't like that, so I created my "Transparent Trade Appraisal Process." You'll be involved in your trade appraisal and we'll be completely open about the process. Together we'll come up with what's fair and make sure you get what your car is really worth.

> Want to get the absolute most for your current car? Click here.

5. You Have The Right To A Fair & Easy Credit Approval Process: I know that bad things happen to good people and that dealing with tough credit challenges can be embarrassing and stressful. That's why I created my "For The People Credit Approval Program." I have valuable relationships that I've built with special lenders and funding sources that can help me solve even the toughest credit situations and have you driving a nicer, newer vehicle today.  Hold your head up high… I've got you covered!

> If you're ready for a fair and easy approval process, click here.