Shannon Motors – Announcing 40 Years In Rhode Island

Industry: Automotive

Giving everyone the opportunity to drive away towards a brighter future

Rhode Island (PRUnderground) April 23rd, 2019

After purchasing the original Johnston, RI based company, “Shannon Motors Service Station and Dealership” back in 1979 from Jack Shannon, brothers Gary and John kept the name and focused their energy on buying and selling cars through retail and wholesale distribution.

They started with just 6 cars, parked outside a gas station/repair shop. By 1984 they had already expanded and began to experiment in the retail side of things by selling pre-owned vehicles.  As time went on, they realized there was a need to help people who were being turned away by other dealerships due to credit challenges or lack of established credit. Based on this discovery, Shannon Motors started financing their own vehicles. They eventually grew further by adding 3 additional locations. The ongoing vision of 2 brothers has resulted in selling over 25 thousand cars in the past 40 years.

By building relationships one customer at a time, showing integrity and innovation in every action, and always striving for excellence – Shannon Motors became a trusted name for local Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents.

Gary and John accomplished a lot in 40 years. Including receiving the New England Independent Auto Dealer Association “Dealer of the Year” award twice in a row. Good people deserve good cars, it’s that simple. These two brothers have shown that hard work fueled by a customer focused, noble vision – can lead to something great.

Shannon Motors is family owned and operated, and employs more than 50 employees. They offer quality vehicles at a competitive price, a limited warranty good for up to 2 years or 24 thousand miles* whichever comes first, and financing solutions regardless of credit standing.

Are you a Rhode Island or Massachusetts resident searching for a reliable dealer you can trust? Visit us online at to view our inventory and get approved.

About Shannon Motors

Whether you have Bad Credit, No Credit or Good Credit, Shannon Motors provides easy financing – GUARANTEED! Repossessions, Collections, Bankruptcy, Medical Bills or Divorce are not a problem at Shannon Motors. Not only do we own the finance company, but because of our long-standing relationships with banks and credit unions we’re able to offer low interest rates

Many of our customers have been turned down at other auto dealers, but we get them approved and we will get you approved too! So even if you’ve been declined, come to Shannon Motors and we’ll get you approved. It’s easy and you can get fully approved online before you come in at

Shannon Motors stocks hundreds of the most desirable low mileage cars, trucks, 3rd row SUVs and Minivans from 2008-2018. Get the vehicle you want at a low payment you can afford.

Shannon Motors includes a limited warranty on every vehicle*, up to 2 years, 24,000 miles whichever comes first! Other dealers may only offer 30 days, so after a month you’re on your own. Not at Shannon Motors, we stand behind our vehicles.
This year we will open our new 10,000+ sq. ft. service center loaded with state-of-the-art equipment manned by our ASE certified mechanics to better serve our customers.

Shannon Motors is a family owned and operated business currently employing over 50 dedicated employees. We’ve been financing good people with credit issues in Southern New England since 1979. Our mission is to give EVERYONE the opportunity to drive away towards a brighter future.

We’ve been in business for over 40 years. Check out our 1,000+ online reviews. With four convenient locations in Johnston, Providence, Woonsocket and Somerset. Call or text 800-559-1000. Apply Today, Drive Today at

*Some exclusions apply. See dealer for details

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