James Hensley, Cars Etc's president and chief car buyer, had already logged 6 years in the food industry at the age of 19. While busing a table one night, he received some good 'ole fashion advice that prompted an "Aha!" moment that forever changed his life. That advice was: "Find something that you love to do and would do everyday of your life for free and figure out how to make a career out of it." With this advice, a few simple goals, a borrowed $2,000, and a couple used cars, Cars Etc Inc was launched in May of 1983.
Everyday here at Cars Etc. Inc, we set out to be a different kind of auto dealership. One that not only provides a laid back relaxed car buying atmosphere, but also creates a feeling of connection and community with those who give us the opportunity to fulfill their vehicle needs. This has been true since James opened our first dealership in 1983 and holds true to this day. We are fortunate to say we have many vehicles in stock at our location here in Knoxville, TN.