EDINA, Minn. -

CarHop has continued to add to its network of buy-here, pay-here dealerships, venturing into another state among its three newest stores.

The company is now moving metal at lots near San Diego, another in Pueblo, Colo., and for the first time in South Dakota with a store in Sioux Falls.

CarHop now operates 53 stores in 15 states.

The store in the San Diego market is located at 1800 National City Blvd in National City, Calif. The new addition raised CarHop's presence in the Golden State to five dealerships as the company also has lots in Hayward, Vallejo, Richmond and Sacramento.

"CarHop has already been able to help many Californians get back on the road," district manager Mark Stewart said. "So it just made sense to extend our reach into San Diego. It's a great city and we think we'll be able to help a lot of its residents get in the car they deserve."

Now with a store at 3130 N. Elizabeth St. in Pueblo, CarHop now has five stores in Colorado, too. The company already operated dealerships in Lakewood, Aurora, Colorado Springs and Greeley.

"Pueblo is a great community, and we're excited to now be a part of it," district manager James LaDue said. "We've already been able to help many people in the great state of Colorado get back on the road, and we're looking forward to helping many more in Pueblo."

Finally, the newest of the additions is at 1221 S. Minnesota Ave. in Sioux Falls, the first time CarHop made its way into South Dakota. The company already boasted locations in its home state of Minnesota as well as South Dakota's other neighboring states, Nebraska and Iowa.

"We're very excited to be open in South Dakota," said district manager Daryl Gerardy. "Not only is Sioux Falls the largest city in the state, but it's diverse, has a great economy and is steadily growing, which makes it a great place to help people drive."