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America’s River Fest is Set for Summer

Annual concert festival will feature Clint Black, Steve Miller Band & more
Runde Auto Group is proud to once again be a title sponsor of America’s River Festival! The annual event will be held June 21 and 22 in the Port of Dubuque. Performers will include Clint Black, Pure Prairie League, the Steve Miller Band, and more! Plus, we will be handing out a FREE T-SHIRT to the first 1,000 people in the gate on Friday night! Here’s the schedule: Friday, June 21 Elizabeth Mary – 7 p.m. Blackhawk – 8:30 p.m. Clint Black – 10 p.m. Saturday, June 22 Pure Prairie League – 7 p.m. Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives – 8:30 p.m. Steve Miller Band – 10 p.m.  Buy Tickets

2021 Trailblazer Introduced

Sized between the Trax and Equinox, this SUV will have plenty of room for personalization
Another Chevrolet nameplate from years past is making a comeback! General Motors recently debuted the 2021 Chevy Trailblazer, a small SUV that is sized between the larger Equinox and the smaller Trax. While product specifications are not yet available, the vehicle will include an RS trim with a standard two-tone roof. “The Trailblazer’s great design enables more personalization,” said Steve Majoros, director of Chevrolet passenger car and crossover marketing, in a press release. “Trailblazer is a continuation of the design language for Chevy’s crossover family and extends our momentum into one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments.” Standard active safety features will include Front Pedestrian Braking, Automatic Emergency Braking and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. It also offers optional Adaptive Cruise Control – Camera, Rear Park Assist [...]

Don’t Be Fooled by Four Square

This sales technique is meant to confuse car buyers
Ever seen one of these before? If you have ever shopped at most other car dealerships, you have. In the automotive business, this worksheet is known as “Four Square.” It’s sole purpose is to distract you from the most important part of a vehicle purchase: the price. Car buying involves a lot of numbers, and this system preys on the customer’s lack of detailed knowledge and their reluctance to admit they don’t understand. Here’s how it typically works: The worksheet’s four boxes are filled in with a handwritten trade value of your current vehicle, price of the vehicle, downpayment amount, and monthly payment. The last two will be much more than you want to start with in order to begin the negotiations. Notice there is no line-by-line breakdown. Once you have told the [...]
First-time car buyer? Never been to a Runde dealership before? Don't know what you need to bring with you? We've got you covered. A vehicle is one of the biggest investments a person can make, so we want you to feel comfortable throughout the entire process. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions. If you don't see the answers you need here, feel free to contact us. What to Bring With You Your vehicle’s title or payoff information Be sure all titleholders are present. Valid current registration to confirm ownership All keys and/or remotes Valid state-issued ID for all titleholders Any documentation related to specialty rebates (for example, proof of ownership of a business for a Business Choice rebate) Proof of insurance  
Congratulations on your vehicle purchase! With the investment you have made in your vehicle, it is important to consider coverage for the future and considering all the electronic components in today’s vehicles, repairs can often be costly. Plus, you just can’t control the inevitable door dings in parking lots, kids spilling food and drinks, pet damage, salt damage, and more that happen during the life of your vehicle. We offer plenty of options so that your vehicle is prepared for the road ahead, whatever it may include.  Here are some options that are offered through our Finance & Insurance offices in East Dubuque, Hazel Green, Platteville, and Manchester. GAP Protection Don't be left paying on a car that no longer exists. Guaranteed Asset Protection (GAP) helps you cover what you owe on your vehicle loan or lease if you experience a total loss before it is paid off. It waives the difference between your primary auto insuran [...]
Please join us in welcoming Jon Heller to the sales staff of Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville! Jon, who is from Stockton, IL, lives in Dubuque with his fiancé Brenna and son Arlo. Before joining Runde Auto Group, he was a Volkswagen service advisor. “I have grown up around cars my entire life,” he said. “My father rebuilds old Toyota pickups as a hobby and at 19 years old I crossed over to the dark side of Volkswagens, I currently own 15 or so.” In his spare time, Jon keeps busy with collecting and working on Volkswagens, going to car meets/gatherings, spending time with his family camping, snowboarding, kayaking, and anything outdoors. They also have a small photography business called Fokus’d where they showcase cars, sports, and family moments.

Lancaster New Chevy Silverado Dealer

New Silverados for sale near Lancaster, Wisconsin
Runde Chevrolet is and always has been the #! place for people in Lancaster to buy a new Chevy Silverado.  Not only does Runde’s have the best selection of new Chevy Silverado 1500’s near Lancaster, but their salesmen are very helpful in assisting customers with their new truck purchases.  Of course I’m biased, but of all the places in southern Wisconsin, the only place I would every want to purchase a new Chevy truck from is Runde Chevrolet.  It’s been that way for me for many years. Growing up on Southwestern Wisconsin, I remember riding the school bus mornings to Lancaster High School.  I remember staring out the back window and occasionally there would be t [...]

Chevrolet Dealer Lancaster, Wisconsin

Runde Chevrolet serving Lancaster
Runde Chevrolet is a large Chevy dealership near Lancaster, WI.  Runde’s serves the entire southwestern Wisconsin area and takes care of their new car and new truck needs.  Whether residents of Lancaster are looking at purchasing a new Silverado or whenever they’re in need of service for their current Chevy truck, they know that Runde’s is the best rated dealership in the Tri-State area (according to Hospice’s annual Best Fest Voting celebration for local businesses). Runde Auto Group also sells new and used Buick vehicles.  Buick Envision; Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado HD were the highest ranked General Motors vehicles in their segment last year by J.D. Power and Runde’s keeps all of these popular new and used vehicles stocked and available on their lots each day for customers to view and test-drive.
Please join us in welcoming Barry Funke to the sales staff at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester! Barry is from Greeley, Iowa and now lives in Manchester. He previously worked in the trucking and auto detail business. “I’ve been a car guy all my life,” he says. “I have always enjoyed cars and trucks, new and old, and I love meeting new people.” He especially loves classic muscle cars and old pickups of all makes – his favorite being the 1970 LS6 Chevelle SS and 1986-1987 Chevy square body pickups. In his spare time, Barry enjoys racing of all types – Nascar, motocross, sprint cars, dirt late models and mods. “I enjoy going to the races or just watching them on TV,” he says. “I also enjoy Harleys – I [...]

GMC Dealership Dubuque Iowa Area – Runde Auto Group

Best GMC truck dealer in the Dubuque area
Who is the top GMC Dealership for volume in the Dubuque, Iowas area?  Well the answer to that Questions is, of course, Runde GMC. Dubuque, Iowa is a beautiful city located on the Iowa bend of the Mississippi River. It’s always been well-known for the John Deere plant that lies right along the river banks on the north side of town.  So too is Dubuque known for being and eclectic center for the arts and learning with three private institutions of higher learning calling Dubuque their home: Clarke University, Loras College, and the University of Dubuque.  This charming Iowa river town is situated right on the border of three states: Iowa, Illinois, & Wisconsin (quick fact: Southwestern Wisconsin natives normally pronounce their state’s name: wiz-gahn-sihn).  Whether you’re a college student, a native Wisconsinite, or just a
Runde GMC is a Dubuque area GMC dealer with an awesome selction of new and used trucks.  If you’re in downtown Dubuque, just drive to the Hwy 61 overpass and head in an eastern direction over the Mississippi River and Runde GMC of Platteville will be just 20 minutes down the road after 61 becomes Hwy 151.   It’s definitely a very scenic drive – especially during the fall when the leaves change and vibrant colors of autumn are radiating their beauty across the bluffs and hillsides of the Tri-State area.  At Runde GMC, we offer Dubuque residents and other residents of the Tri-States a well-stocked invento [...]

Used Car Dealer in Dubuque

Dubuque Used Car Dealer
Finding a Used Car dealer in Dubuque is simple as there are many dealerships in the area, however if you want to locate the Dubuque area’s used car dealership with the largest selection of cars and trucks, you don’t have to look any further than Runde Auto Group.  Runde has been voted the best used car dealer many years running according to the annual Dubuque Best Fest results. The Runde Predriven store up by the weigh station and the Three Mile House always carries about 600 used vehicles available for sale on their lot.  Upon visiting Runde’s you’ll see plenty used Chevy Silverado’s, GMC Sierras, and Ram Trucks as Runde’s also features the most used pick-up trucks for sale in one location in the Dubuque vicinity. Located just across the Mississippi River and one mile up the highway from Dubuque, Runde’s has been serving the Tri-State area for many years.  Jeff Runde and his staff

Take a Test Drive in a New Ford to Support Maquoketa Valley FFA!

Ford's Drive 4 UR School program donates $20 for every test drive
What: Runde Auto Group’s Drive 4 Ur School test drive event When: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 Where: Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi Join Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in supporting the Maquoketa Valley FFA Chapter during this year’s Drive 4 Ur School test drive event! Ford will donate $20 for every test drive (up to $6,000) at the Drive 4 UR School event, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi. “This event is such a fun, easy way to help your community,” said Aaron Young, sales manager at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester. “Plus, it is always fun to take a new Ford out for a spin!” [...]
Please join us in welcoming Chris McGrane to the sales team at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque! Chris, who was born and raised in Dubuque, has 14 years of experience selling Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He also spent 16 years in management at UPS before joining the sales staff at Runde Chevrolet. “It was the people and the way they do thing’s here at Runde’s that made me want to join this team,” Chris said. “They are honest, straight forward and they make the process quick and easy, which is what people want. Other than that, I mean who doesn’t like a new car?” In his spare time, Chris enjoys family time with his wife Angie, daughters Emily, 18, and Tana, 12, and his 13-year-old son Brayden, as well as home projects, and [...]
At Runde Auto Group, we pride ourselves on being upfront and honest, which starts with the way we price our vehicles. You will see the value in our approach if you have ever shopped at other dealerships and found yourself going through their processes only to discover hidden fees. Our website clearly lists the price breakdown for new and pre-driven vehicles, always including the Runde Savings! You get our best price from the start, with total transparency. No Documentation or Prep Fees Most dealerships charge you to do your paperwork. These documentation and prep fees, which often aren't mentioned until you are signing paperwork, can add up to thousands of dollars. At Runde Auto Group, we never charge documentation or prep fees.
The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, set for Wednesday to Sunday, April 24-28 in downtown Dubuque, has extended the festivities to cover five days! “We needed another day to fit in all the great panels, screenings, and events we have planned,” said Susan Gorrell, executive director of the festival. More than 20 features, 20 documentaries and 70 shorts were named Official Selections this year and will be screened at 10 venues in downtown Dubuque. There were over 700 submissions from over 50 countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Cuba, New Zealand, and more. Film Schedule >                                            Watch Nominee Trailers >                    [...]

GMC Terrain for Sale Dubuque Iowa

New GMC Terrain for Sale or Lease
New GMC Terrain Inventory Finance or Lease your new GMC Terrain in the Dubuque, Iowa; Illinois & Wisconsin area. The All-New GMC Terrain comes standard with a 1.5L 4-cylinder engine packing 170hp @ 203lb-ft of torque. The cargo space can hold objects up to 8 feet long makes it easy to haul big items without the need of a truck. The Terrain gets an impressive EPA Est. Fuel Economy of 30MPG highway. Check out our inventory below or stop by Runde Auto Group to get yourself into the new GMC Terrain! GMC Terrain Inventory >Lease Specials >
Roger Brown
Please join us in welcoming Roger Brown to the sales team at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque! Roger, who was born and raised in Dubuque, has been working in automotive sales for 12 years. “I started in 2007 working in sales,” he says. “I have always been a techy, so the internet side of vehicle sales was a natural fit for me. I have been doing it ever since.” He enjoys seeing all the new technology in vehicles and has gotten to be a part of the automotive industry’s shift toward the internet. “I have seen the vehicle purchase experience change since 2007 in a good way for shoppers,” he said. “The internet provides several tools to help research their perfect vehicle. I am always here to help sort through that information!” At RundeAutoGroup.com, you can fill out an online trade evaluation, online credit application, [...]

Chevrolet Cruze for Sale Dubuque Iowa

Finance or Lease your Chevry Cruze at Runde Auto Gorup
New Chevrolet Cruze Inventory Finance or Lease your new Cruze in the Dubuque, Iowa; Illinois & Wisconsin area. The All-New Chevrolet Cruze comes standard with a 1.4L 4-cylinder engine packing 153hp @ 177lb-ft of torque. Offering drivers an EPA Est. Fuel Economy of 38MPG highway, the Cruze is the perfect answer to an affordable car that won't drown you in upkeep costs.Check out our inventory below or stop by Runde Auto Group to get yourself into the new Cruze!Chevy Cruze Inventory >Lease Specials >
New Chevy Equinox Inventory Finance or Lease your new Equinox in the Dubuque, Iowa; Illinois & Wisconsin area. The All-New Chevrolet Equinox is the small SUV you are looking for. Standard on the new Chevy Equinox is a 1.5L turbo engine outputting 170hp and 203lb-ft of torque while maintaining an impressive 32 EPA-EST. MPG Highway. With 60/40 Split-folding rear seats, the new Equinox achieves 63.9 Cu.Ft cargo space. The Equinox is capable of 3,500LBS towing for those looking into trailering options. Simply put, the Chevy Equinox is a visually stunning vehicle.  Just take in all the comforting amenities as you tool around downtown Dubuque in this small yet nimble SUV. The sharp exterior of the Equinox features striking lines, a debonaire profile, and fully functional LED daytime running lamps. And of course, there’s plenty of room inside for you and your family to head over to Hempstead high school for a ball game or make a quick run in your Chevy Equinox downtown for some Town Clock deep dish pizza - best pi [...]
Taylor Whittle
We are pleased to announce the addition of Taylor Whittle to the sales staff at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester! Taylor, who is originally from Volga, IA, lives in Strawberry Point with his wife, Ellen. Before working here, he was a sub-contractor doing mostly roofing and siding. “Automotive sales always seemed like a relatively fast paced position, which is something I desired,” he said. “The position is also one where each day brings new challenges. Every day is different, which I enjoy.” His favorite vehicle, other than his trusty 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix, is the Ford Raptor. Taylor is looking forward to selling from Runde Auto Group’s large inventory of new Fords, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram, as well as used vehicles. “My experience here so far has been a very good one,” he said. “Everyone [...]
Runde Auto Group’s long storied history dates back to the year 1927, which is why many current Runde advertisements read “Runde Auto Group since 1927”.   The origins of the Runde Auto Group are quite humble and can be traced back to the day Alfred Runde founded the East Dubuque Garage in earnest close to a century ago.  Alfred C. Runde (1897-1972) was born into the household of August Runde (1866-1941) and Louisa Manemann Runde (1874-1952).  He was the second oldest of 10 children.  His nine siblings in order from oldest to youngest were Lucy, Robert, Mabel, Earl, Emily, Louis, Carl, Mildred, and Oliver.    The Runde kids grew up in the Township of Hazel Green in Grant County and Alfred’s father and mother farmed for a living in nearby Sinsinawa, WI for nearly 45 years.  Alfred married Irene Cecelia Cullen at St. Mary’s Church in East Dubuque in 1927.  That same year, he also founded the

Federal Tax Credit Changing for Chevy Bolt EV & Volt

Purchase before March 31 to be eligible for the full tax credit of $7,500
Looking to purchase a new Chevrolet Bolt EV or Volt? Now is the time – before the federal tax credit changes! In order to be eligible for the full federal tax credit of $7,500*, the vehicle must be purchased and delivered by March 31. After that, the federal tax credit amount will go down to $3,750* *Each person’s tax situation is unique. Consult your tax professional prior to claiming any tax-related credits.   Click here for more information • Shop Runde Auto Group new Chevy Volts The Volt is a high-tech plugin hybird that offers efficiency, state-of-the-art technology and safety features. 18.4 kWh lithium-ion battery Voltec® electric drive system [...]

2019 Ford Ranger Has Arrived at Runde Auto Group!

The previously discontinued mid-size truck has been re-invented inside and out
The all-new 2019 Ford Ranger has landed at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester, IA! This mid-size pickup truck was unfortunately discontinued in 2011, but now the engineers and designers at Ford Motors have given this popular nameplate a whole new look for the 2019 model year and buyers are extremely excited about it. “Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president of Product Development and Purchasing, in a press release. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s mid-size truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on the weekend.”
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