Buying a car is a significant purchase for just about everyone––even if you are leasing a car, then you are still making a commitment for several years. When you are considering this kind of purchase, you should always know the people you are working with and what kind of reputation they have as a dealership. Here at Ryan Chevrolet of Minot, we are proud to have been serving the people of Minot and the surrounding area since 1973. That is not something that we take lightly, and we work hard every day to ensure we live up to our reputation and deliver the highest level of customer service possible.
Serving Minot Since 1973
As we said, we are part of Minot’s automotive legacy that dates back to 1973––but it actually started even before that. Our heritage goes back to when James Ryan began his career in the auto industry at Chevrolet Motor Division in 1945. Ryan stayed there for 12 years and learned a great deal about the industry before leaving in 1957 to join North Dakota auto-legend Leonard Rydell. Ryan became part of the team at Rydell Chevrolet in Grand Forks as the General Sales Manager and worked his way up to General Manager, building on what he had learned at Chevrolet.
After nearly 17 years as part of the Rydell team, Ryan saw a new opportunity and moved with his wife to Minot, where he took over Auran Chevrolet. Renaming it Jim Ryan Chevrolet, Ryan used everything he had learned in his previous 30 years in the industry to ensure the dealership thrived under his leadership. Jim Ryan Chevrolet became known for its commitment to offering the highest level of customer service in North Dakota. Ryan had a simple philosophy: to serve the people of Minot with honesty and integrity in order to earn their trust and build a business based on treating customers with respect.
Due to this focus on customer service, Ryan was named a regional finalist for Time Magazine’s National Dealer of the Year in 1986. More than a decade later, after 27 years of building his dealership, Ryan retired and left the daily operation of his business in the hands of one of his daughters: Kathleen Gaddie. Gaddie has gone on to build the Ryan Family Dealerships with additional locations, including Ryan Honda and Ryan Cadillac of Minot, while Ryan Chevrolet of Minot remains true to her father’s vision. In 2010, Gaddie was named a national finalist for Time Magazine’s Dealer of the Year award, demonstrating her commitment to customer service and upholding the James Ryan legacy.
Community Involvement Beyond the Sales Lot
Here at Ryan Chevrolet, we take pride in being a part of the Minot community and show that pride with a large series of events that we host throughout the year designed to give back to the place we call home. Starting things off in the dealership, we ask employees to bring in $5 or a donation item as part of the Jean Day Fund/Collection. In exchange, they get to wear jeans on Friday every month and choose the charity that will benefit from the donations. Some places we have donated to include:
- Souris Valley Animal Shelter
- Bishop Ryan Catholic School so they could get books for students
- OpenMIND (a mental health resources organization) to help build a Room to Breathe for the teachers at a local school
- Dakota Elementary School PTA for a teacher appreciation event
- Minot Area Homeless Coalition
Our programs don't even remotely stop there, though. October of 2022 will mark our 9th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Pancake Breakfast. We collect donations throughout the month of October, then on a Saturday morning, we host a pancake breakfast, and all of the proceeds and items donated are given to a local cause, such as the Trinity Health Cancer Exercise Rehab Program. In 2021, we raised $14,000 and hope to see that number increase the longer we do this program.
We are also big supporters of students and teachers in our area! Each year as part of the West Dakota Chevy Dealers, we present local high school juniors and seniors with scholarships to help support their educational endeavors. We are a drop off site for the Minot Sunrise Rotary's Fill the Bus school supplies drive to help students in need.
Not forgetting the amazing individuals who work tirelessly to provide quality education to our children, we host a Teacher Appreciation Night at the start of every school year. Teachers and school staff from the area are invited to enjoy a free meal, play games, and win prizes, and for each school staff attendee, we donate a dollar amount to their specific school. We also accept nominations for the Teacher of the Month and randomly select a Teacher of the Month every month from August to April, with a grand prize winner chosen in May. Winning teachers receive a backpack full of supplies, a certificate, a coupon for free tire rotations, a cookie bouquet, and we coordinate a pizza party for their class. We are dedicated to seeing our community thrive, and we do as much as we can to see that it does beyond just providing amazing vehicles.
Our Fantastic New Chevy Inventory
Everything we do here at Ryan Chevrolet of Minot is designed to offer our customers the best experience possible, including our selection of new models. The modern Chevy lineup is better than it has ever been and features a wide range of vehicles such as reliable sedans, powerful sports cars, and spacious SUVs that are perfect for families of all sizes. Our hard-working neighbors here in Minot and throughout the surrounding area often need bold trucks that you can rely on; few other brands can match the power or quality of our Chevy trucks. We pride ourselves on helping our customers get the best vehicles around, which is what you will find in our selection of new Chevy models.
High-Quality Used Cars in Minot
We know that not all of our customers are looking for a brand new vehicle, which is why we work hard to maintain a fantastic selection of pre-owned vehicles for you to choose from. Great customer service is about more than listening to you and working closely with you––it also means having what you are looking for. We strive every day to maintain a fantastic selection of used models for you to consider, with new options coming in all the time. Call or contact us online today to learn more and find out about the latest vehicles that we now have available.
Discover our CPO Chevy Models
Many of our customers are interested in saving money but are also concerned about the uncertainty of choosing a used vehicle. That is when a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) model is perfect: you pay less than a new car but get fantastic peace of mind. Every CPO Chevy must be within the last six model years, and it cannot have more than 75,000 miles on it––plus, it has to pass a rigorous 172-point vehicle inspection to ensure it is of the highest quality.
When you choose a Chevy CPO model, you get to enjoy a pair of factory warranties: a 6-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and a 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. This means you can rest easy knowing that your vehicle is in top condition; if anything does go wrong, then you are covered by a terrific warranty. No other used models give you this kind of confidence on the road, which makes CPO vehicles very popular, so act fast if we have a CPO Chevy that you want.
Put Our Financing Experts to Work for You
For many people, shopping for a vehicle can be stressful, and we know that figuring out financing is something that many of our customers dread. That is why our financing experts are here to help you through every stage of the process and ensure you get a financial solution that meets your needs. We are all from Minot and the surrounding area, so we know the kinds of difficulties and challenges you face. When you work with one of our financing experts, you will have someone who can help take the stress and hassle out of the financing process; we understand your needs, and we will work hard to help you get a financing solution that will not result in any sleepless nights.
We Are Here When You Need Maintenance
Here at Ryan Chevrolet of Minot, we want you to drive away in a car that you love––but know that we are not done working for you after we hand you the keys. We have been here since 1973, and we will continue to be here for you for a long time to come, which includes providing you with all of your maintenance needs. You deserve to have confidence when you drive, which is a lot easier when you know where to turn any time you need repairs or service. Our certified service center and parts department will take care of anything you need and get you back on the road in no time. For example, when you buy a set of tires from us, you'll get free tire rotations for the life of the tire! That's just one of the little ways we are here to serve you.
Experience the Ryan Chevrolet of Minot Legacy
At Ryan Chevrolet of Minot, we work hard every day to live up to the proud reputation of customer service and support we have built over the years. This is not something we take lightly, and we pride ourselves on helping all of our customers with everything you need. We still believe that the foundation of great customer service is integrity and honesty, which is why we will show you the respect you deserve when you are shopping for your next car, truck, or SUV. Call or come visit us at Ryan Chevrolet of Minot today to experience this difference for yourself and discover everything we can do for you.