About Us

13 year anniversary for Winters Automotive LLC

Over 40 years of combined experience in the automotive & trailer industry.

Winters Automotive was established in August of 2008 in Mountville, PA. Winters Automotive, LLC offers over 40 years of combined experience in the automotive and trailer industry -- we strive to find our customers the right car or trailer at the right price! We stand behind the cars and trailers we sell. We also service vehicles and trailers so you don't have to! We have the most competitive prices in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.

The Story Behind The Owner

Chad Winters, the owner of Winters Automotive, LLC, experience in the automotive industry and in the area of customer service is extensive. He spent 14 years working at Graybill Bros. Quality Used Cars in Refton. He started out as a 14-year-old helping out by mowing the yard, cleaning the shop, and learning how to clean vehicles properly. When he was 15 years old he started to learn how to repair cars. He started doing small repairs like oil changes, tires, and brakes. As the time went on he started to work on motors, fixing wiring problems, trouble shooting and much more. When he turned 18 he started to sell vehicles. After a few years he became the general sales manager at age 23.

The Evolution of Winters Automotive & Trailers

In August 2008, Chad married his wife, Lisa. At the same time, he decided to launch Winters Automotive in Mountville. Initially, the business focused on cleaning cars, and eventually, it also started servicing cars and trucks.

In early 2009, Chad opened the car lot and a full-service repair shop that also offered state inspections, emissions, and much more. As Winters Automotive grew, Chad started looking for a larger location where the business could grow. 

In April 2013, Winters Automotive bought M & P Motors and opened up at 39 W. Maple St., East Prospect, located in York County. Chad’s employees from his Mountville shop joined him at the East Prospect location. In need of a trailer Chad and his wife Lisa went out looking for a trailer. After a long Saturday of looking at so many manufacturers and not happy with the service of the salespeople at the places they went, Chad decided to open a trailer dealership. He strived to do a better job of taking care of his customers and helping them find what they were looking for. 

In early November Chad was very pleased to be Susquehanna Valley’s newest Forest River Trailer Dealer and Pequea Dealer. During the holiday season in December of 2016 we also added an exciting new department. Winters Accessories. We are an authorized dealer for Curt, eXtang, AVS, Husky, Weathertech and many more. In our showroom we have on display their items and others like, Bed Liners, Tonneau covers, No Drill mud flaps, bug shields, hitches and attachments for all vehicles, light bars, LED lighting and floor mats made just for your vehicle. We also carry the necessities for vehicle maintenance. Oil, filters, bulbs, cleaner’s interior and out, tools and straps for towing and hauling. Winters Automotive carries most accessories in stock, if we do not, we can have most items within 1 to 2 days. 

We carry Continental Cargo Enclosed and Force Utility and Dump trailers and Pequea Equipment, car haulers, utility and dump trailers. 

In 2018 we became a Forest River Lightning dealer and Rance dealer. We stock all aluminum car haulers, utility trailers, enclosed and snow mobile trailer. We also became one of Forest River’s and Pequea’s biggest dealer in the U.S. Winters Automotive started to sell Forest River mobile restroom trailers.

In 2019 Winters Automotive worked out a deal with Haulmark, American Hauler, Ultra Lav, PJ Trailers and Optimus Industry restroom trailers. We stock over 200 to 300 trailers at any given time. From mobile restrooms, utility trailer, dump, enclosed, car haulers open/enclosed, equipment trailers and snow mobile trailers. Winters Automotive also started stocking parts for Pequea, Continental Cargo, Haulmark, American Hauler and PJ. If we don’t have it, we can get it within days!!

August 2021 Chad opened his second trailer location, Winters Trailer Sales, LLC, in Brownstown, PA at 4170 Oregon Pike, Ephrata. The new Ephrata branch is situated at the old Star Transporters location, which had been owned and operated by popular local resident Bernie Cochran. Even though the businesses are located in York and Lancaster County, we sell trailers nationwide.

Winters Automotive offers all the services customers expect from a full-service shop, including but not limited to state inspections and emissions on cars, trucks, and trailers.  We are a one-stop-shop!

Our Customers Are Like Family

The business aims to treat customers like a member of the family, with the goal of allowing them to feel secure in a getting a fair price for quality trailers. In addition, throughout the entire year, Winters Automotive gives a 10% discount to all active or retired military, fire, and police service personnel with proper identification on any parts or service. 

Chad would like to thank all the past and present customers for all their years of bringing and purchasing their vehicles to the respective locations. We look forward to many more years of bringing quality services and sales to our loyal customers.

Operating Hours

Sales hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Service hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment only. Winters Automotive may be reached at 717-252-3464 or wintersautomotive@comcast.net. More information may be found at www.winterstrailers.com.