One of three siblings, she is the only one who opted to work in the dealership and she said she always knew she would be taking over the reins of the business someday.
“I do alignments. I change tires. I do some of the commercial work,” Ms. Savage said. “I learned because I couldn't tell my employees what to do if I didn't know how to do it myself.”
She manages both stores, which are located 15 miles apart.
“I do everything from accounts payable to changing the tires or running the front counter. I train all of our new employees.”
Despite her vast experiences, Ms. Savage said she still encounters some sexism in the business.
“A lot of the men think that I don't know what I'm talking about. That's very hard,” she said.
“If I got one of my guys standing next to me and an older gentleman walks in, he'll look right by me at one of my guys who doesn't know the answer to his question and I do.
“I let them ask the question and then my guy will look at me, because he has no clue, and I'll answer the question. They quickly find out that I'm definitely the one they need to be talking to.”
She has developed a reputation for being extremely successful over the years, according to