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Losing GMC Won't Affect Bob Hall Dealerships Anytime Soon

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YAKIMA--General Motors announced Friday that the Bob Hall GMC Trucks franchise agreement won't be renewed after next year.  But, that doesn't exactly mean anything's changing.

In an interview Saturday, Hall said his dealership will still sell and service GMC vehicles, and honor agreements with former customers.

Bob Hall GMC is just one of 1100 dealers nationwide that GM wants to stop doing business with.

GM's plan isn't to negate Hall's license to sell GMC, but rather to not renew their agreement when it runs out after December 2010.

Hall told KNDO none of his employees are in danger of losing their jobs because of the news.

He said his customers won't be left out in the cold either.

"[We're going] to service and provide parts and sell the products that we represent and move forward," Hall said.  "[We're] in a time that has been a challenge for all of the dealers across the nation, no differently here in Yakima."

Hall said next year's loss of GMC won't have any effect on his Chevrolet dealership.

He added that details from GM are still scarce.  The troubled company may try to cut more dealerships in June.

Hall expects to learn more about the future of both his GM brands--GMC and Chevy--in the next few months.