25 Years Of A Better Customer Experience

The Rick Ridings Way


Car shopping shouldn't be a hassle, and when you shop with Rick Ridings Auto Group in Monticello, IL, you get more out of your car-buying experience. Every customer not only gets a quality new or used vehicle at a great price, but you also get the following:

  • 7 brands to choose from (Chevrolet, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Ford)
  • Flexible financing, we work with over 18 local lenders/banks
  • Competitive prices
  • 2 key fobs with every vehicle
  • Your 1st oil change is FREE
  • 1/2 tank of gas on us
  • 3-months free XM Radio
  • Free loaner vehicles
  • Free shuttle service
  • $100 Referral Program
  • Home Delivery
  • 150-point inspection on every used vehicle
  • Over $800 in reconditioning on every used vehicle
The Rick Ridings Story

1996 - Where It All Began

Over 25 years ago, Rick Ridings bought Strohl Ford in Monticello, IL, and opened their doors just a few months after the paperwork was completed.

Rick was no stranger to working in a dealership as his father, Bob Ridings, opened his first store's doors in 1975 in Taylorville, IL. Since 1975, Bob Ridings grew to several stores across Central Illinois. 

1998 - Growing Fast!

In just two years after the grand opening, we were growing! We extended the dealership's showroom, added more customer seating, and extended the service bay from 4 to 8, adding more Master Technicians to serve our customers.

2015 - Improving The Customer Experience

We expanded our customer lounge again, providing comfortable seating, tables, and more customer amenities. We added more offices and a large carport to pull vehicles up and out of the elements for our customers to have a comfortable test-driving experience. 

2021 - New Brands, Same Message

In January of 2021, Rick Ridings added two more dealerships to the Ridings Auto Group: Ridings Chevy Buick and Ridings Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

We're excited to offer more brands and more locations for our customers. We've always been about making a customer for life and not just for the sale; growing the products we offer allows us to do that with more people.

Why Buy From Rick Ridings Auto Group?

We've Delivering a Better Customer Experience Since 1996

Since opening the doors of his first Ford dealership in Monticello, IL in 1996, Rick Ridings has made it his mission to create a transparent, hassle-free car buying experience.

The Rick Ridings Way

If you're tired of dealing with the same old runaround when shopping for a car, give the Rick Ridings Way a try. When you visit one of our three locations near Champaign, IL, you'll find:
  • Seven trusted auto brands:
    • Buick
    • Chevrolet
    • Chrysler
    • Dodge
    • Ford
    • Jeep
    • Ram
  • Hundreds of top-quality new and pre-owned vehicles
  • Competitive, gimmick-free pricing
  • Flexible, affordable financing options
  • Free oil changes when you buy a car from us
  • Factory-trained service technicians using genuine OEM parts
  • A Car For Every Lifestyle And Life Stage

    You don't have to go too far from Decatur, IL to find the truck, SUV, or car you're looking for. We've got the luxury Buick Envision, the tough Ford F-150, the heart-pounding Dodge Challenger and Chevy Corvette, the trail-blazing Jeep Wrangler, and dozens more. We have something for every lifestyle and budget.

    Hundreds Of High Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles

    We have hundreds of top-quality pre-owned cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs to choose from. To ensure you're getting the best deal, each vehicle we offer undergoes a 150-point inspection. Rick Ridings invests an average of $800 per used vehicle for reconditioning, so you drive home in a car that looks and feels nearly brand-new.

    No Hassle Financing

    We understand that, for many car shoppers, applying for an auto loan can be frustrating. We strive to provide a hassle-free, judgment-free financing process. When you apply for financing with us, you have access to 18 local and national lenders to ensure you get the best available rate.

    Award-Winning Customer Service

    Rick Ridings' commitment to serving our neighbors in Decatur, Monticello, and Champaign, IL has earned us top ratings from CarGurus and a People's Choice Award from the Champaign News-Gazette. Call us today to schedule a test drive in one of our hundreds of cars, trucks, and SUVs.

    Schedule your visit today and discover all the ways we elevate your shopping experience with our customer perks. And if you're in the market for a used car, check out how our 150-pt inspection and reconditioning process sets our selection apart from the competition's.

    3 Locations To Serve You Better

    The Ridings Locations consist of Rick Ridings Ford dealership off Interstate 72Ridings Chevy-Buick on Center Street in downtown Monticello, and Ridings Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram store right next door across the train tracks on Bridge Street.
    We wouldn't be here today without our loyal customers.
    1. Ridings Auto Group

      1817 Ridings Drive
      Monticello, IL 61856

      • Sales: (217) 762-2521
    2. Rick Ridings Ford

      1817 Ridings Dr
      Monticello, IL 61856

      • Sales: (217) 762-2521
    3. RIDINGS CHEVROLET BUICK

      500 W CENTER ST
      MONTICELLO, IL 61856

      • Sales: (217) 762-2576
    4. Ridings Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

      500 W Bridge St
      Monticello, IL 61856-1032

      • Sales: 2177622576
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    Get in Touch

    • Contact our Sales Department at: (217) 762-2521