Chevy Chase Cars

Bethesda Magazine readers repeatedly have chosen this family-owned business as the best car dealership in the area: It won top honors in 2008, 2010, 2011 and again this year.

“What really makes us stand out is we’re always trying to do the right thing,” says owner and President John Bowis, whose grandfather, Art Bowis, founded the company. “Our employees are always advocating on behalf of the customer.” Consequently, customers “feel like they’re doing business with people they know and trust,” Bowis says.

Robert Dalrymple of Potomac, a longtime customer, says that’s why he frequently recommends the dealership. “The process of acquiring a new vehicle can be stressful, intimidating and difficult,” he says. But at Chevy Chase, he adds, they make it easy.

7725 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 301-657-4000,

Other Top Vote Getters: EuroMotorcars, Ourisman Automotive Group, Fitzgerald Auto Mall, Jim Coleman Automotive, Darcars