About Go Auto
Go Auto is comprised of over 25 dealerships, repair and service centers, reconditioning facilities, in-house finance and insurance, loyalty and rewards programs and more. We maintain a vast inventory and our purchasing power helps us get the best deal and the best selection for our customers. We are proud of the products we represent and every effort is made to reflect that pride in our contact with customers - before and long after the sale.
Go Auto offers a challenging and varied work environment with opportunities for career advancement and personal growth. Continuous improvement is essential to our success. Our track record of long-term staff retention is a testament to the way we do business and the value that we place upon the contributions of each employee.
Mike Priestner started as a car salesman in 1979. He was quickly promoted into management and was offered the opportunity to become a 33% partner in Oxford Dodge in London, Ontario. He never looked back. With a consistent track record of exceeding industry standards and in producing high-volume, highly profitable dealerships, Mike has demonstrated the ability to recognize potential and effectively utilize the people and processes that are required to make each venture a leader in the marketplace. He has continuously reinvested the companies’ profits to grow and diversify the business into what is now one of Canada’s leading automotive companies.
Grant Ericksen was ahead of the curve on the import wave when he started selling Datsuns in 1969, and grew his company into six-store import juggernaut. After 40 years of business in the Edmonton automotive market, Grant attributes much of his success to the character, motivation, and ability of the individuals he has chosen as partners, managers, and employees. In addition to his vast experience, Grant’s ties to the local community have been a huge asset to the growth and success of Go Auto.
After recognizing the potential to offer the ultimate in customer service, selection, and loyalty benefits, the Priestner and Ericksen families officially joined forces in the fall of 2009. Today Go Auto continues to grow and diversify across western Canada.