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Six-Time Award Winner
Used Car Dealers Award

Award for Best Used Car Dealership 2012

For the sixth consecutive year, Ken's Kars has been selected for the Business Hall of Fame Award in the Used Car Dealers category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). read the whole press release

Thank You!

Customer Testimonial

"I brought my daughter in to purchase her first car when she was 18.

Several years later, she came all the way back from New Jersey specifically to purchase another car at Ken's Kars."

Community Involvement

  • Dayton Chamber of Commerce member
  • Englewood Chamber of Commerce member
  • BBB member
  • Annual sponsor of youth baseball team (2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004)
Sponsor of Local Community Youth Activities Youth Baseball Team Sponsor since 2004

About Us

Ken's Kars Back in the Day60 Years In the Business.  Ken's Kars is a family owned and operated business, that has served the Dayton Ohio area for over 60 years.

Founded somewhere between 1942 and 1948, Ken's Kars is on the same lot today as it was back in the day.  Look at those great old cars in this early photo.   Those were the days!

Central to all of Dayton, Ohio, Ken's Kars has helped thousands of satisfied customers find a good, reliable used car.  Read some of our testimonials.

Come Visit Our New Facility

Construction is complete on our new building and lot.  Come in and see the new facility!

Reconstruction is complete on our new building

Three Generations of Owners

Ken SmileyToday's owner, Ken Smiley, is the third of a long line of Ken Smileys, including his Dad and GrandDad.

Ken's earliest memories of Ken's Kars are washing cars on the lot for his Dad. 

Ken is on the lot every day, helping with the every day goings on.  Look him up next time you are in.

Ken's Kars Employees

Here is a photo with everyone together.

Ken's Kars Staff

The photo below shows our sales and lot maintenance staff.  Ben Dumler, on the left, helps us with lot maintenance.  Tyler Boesenberg, in the middle, is one of our salesmen, and Matt Beigel, on the right is another of our salesmen. 

They all make sure your newly purchased vehicle is freshly washed and ready to go, among other things, so you can drive it home with pride.

Left to Right:  Ben Dumler, Tyler Boesenberg, Matt Beigel

Our Most Loyal Customer

"Robert" bought his first car from us back in the 1950's and has continued to buy a car from us every 2-3 years since. We guess that he's bought somewhere around 16-17 cars from us over the years.

Why does he only buy his cars from us?  He trusts us.

Pontiac GTO purchased from Ken's Kars by our mailman in 1974.Even Our Mailman is a Customer

Our mail carrier, Jeff Crunkleton, bought this Pontiac GTO (pictured below) from Ken's Kars in 1974.   He still has it!  


Drive Away The Same Day -- Even in a Blizzard

"Carl", another loyal customer, first came to us during a big blizzard.  A cab dropped him off in front of our car lot.  He looked around and bought a car.  We even got him financing right on the spot and he drove away that same day with his newly purchased vehicle.

You guessed it, Carl has purchased 3-4 cars since the big blizzard -- all from us.

Ken Smiley, the owner of Ken's Kars, and Ron Burton, the Sales Manager.Are You Looking to Buy a Car?

We would sure love to help you find that perfect car.

Please take a look at our inventory.  You never know!



Tyler Boesenberg
Salesman / Lot Maintenance

Tyler Boesenberg - Salesman / Lot Maintenance

Matt Beigel
Salesman / Lot Maintenance

Matt Beigel - Sales / Lot Maintenance

Estil Jackson
Employee Since 1984

Estil Jackson - Longtime employee - 25 years