Woman car dealership turns heads

Victoria dealership owned and operated by women

By Samantha Ptashkin - Reporter

VICTORIA, Texas - Victory Auto Smart in Victoria appears like any other place to buy a car, but when customers come into the dealership, they quickly learn it is more than a regular dealer.

Victory Auto Smart salesperson Laurynn Nichols says customers are often surprised to find out the dealership is entirely run by women.

"it's usually quite a surprise," says Victory Auto Smart sales manager Jessika Peninkofer.

The dealership shuts down the longstanding stereotype that selling cars is a job for men.

"I like to prove them wrong" says Nichols. "And show them it's not just a bunch of women here trying to sell cars and not know anything."

The female team behind the dealership believes they have a softer approach to everything they do. They also say their customers can sense a feminine touch.

"These women are pretty laid back and they do a good job helping you find a car that you like," says Johnnie Patterson, a Victory Auto Smart customer.

The woman behind The Victory Auto Smart say they are ready to break the stereotypes that most people have about woman and cars.

Copyright 2014 by Click2Houston.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.