Welcoming Rick Petitgout to Runde Auto Group

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We are pleased to announce that Rick Petitgout has joined the sales staff at Runde Chevrolet in East Dubuque!

Rick has been in the automotive industry for 17 years and has been selling vehicles for 14 years.

“It is not a car buying experience, it is a relationship-building experience,” he says. “I’m excited to be a part of Runde Auto Group and am looking forward to many, many, many years of building successful relationships.”

Originally from East Dubuque, Rick lives in Asbury with his wife Marjorie, his four-year-old daughter Ariana, and their two miniature dachshunds.

In his free time, Rick enjoys golfing, cheering on Notre Dame football, the Chicago Cubs, and the San Francisco 49ers.

“I’m also a self-proclaimed chef on my Big Green Egg grill,” he says.

20180621_141652Rick, whose nickname is “Petty,” was named after his mother’s favorite Chicago Cubs player, Rick Monday. He keeps a bobble head of the baseball star on his desk.

With so much experience in the auto industry, we had to know – what is Rick’s all-time favorite vehicle? He said it would have to be the Chevrolet Avalanche.

“Built on a Suburban platform, you can use it for towing or use the eight-foot bed for hauling, plus it has second-row seating,” he says.

Rick is looking forward to putting his knowledge and experience to good use at Runde Auto Group by making the buying process simple and enjoyable.

“Good customer service is before, during, and after the sale,” he says. “It’s all about building relationships and friendships.”

Rick can be reached by calling 866-735-5200 ext. 237, or by emailing rpetitgout@rundechevrolet.com

Customer Input Drives 2019 Buick Envision Makeover

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The all-new 2019 Buick Envision has arrived at Runde Chevrolet Buick GMC in Platteville, WI!

The re-designed luxury SUV has a new grille, sculpted front and rear, and new wheel choices.

“Some of the 2019 Envision’s most notable changes are the results of listening to our customers,” said Elizabeth Pilibosian, chief Envision engineer, in a press release. “Beneath the updated exterior are a number of changes guided by a goal of offering the most refined and pleasant driving experience possible.”

20180619_155317One of those customer-guided changes is a stop/start deactivation switch on the instrument panel. This allows the driver to choose whether to use the stop/start function.

Small tweaks throughout the vehicle make for a better driver experience: the seat heating system warms up more quickly, the hands-free microphone is improved for better call quality and voice recognition, and the Rear Vision Camera has enhanced visibility.

The 2019 Envision also includes a Tire Fill Alert that lets a driver know when a tire has reached its recommended pressure level.

In the cabin, there is an air ionizer to help eliminate odors, reduce bacteria, and provide better air quality.20180619_155302

Other changes include:

  • New nine-speed automatic transmission for 2.0L turbo models.
  • 2.0L turbo engine offers increased vehicle performance of 252 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.
  • Single rate brake booster for improved overall brake performance that requires less effort.
  • Flexibility to switch between Adaptive Cruise Control and conventional Cruise Control.
  • Next-generation wireless charging with wattage capability for fast and efficient charging, including iPhone8/iPhoneX compatibility.
  • Lighting upgrades across all trims: HID headlights standard on 2.5L models, bi-functional LED headlamps on 2.0L turbo models and LED wing signature lights on every model.

The 2019 Buick Envision has a starting MSRP of $32,990.

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Runde Ford Drive 4 UR School Event Raises Over $5,000 for West Delaware Schools

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Our Ford Drive 4 UR School test drive event on Friday raised more than $5,000 for the West Delaware Athletic Booster Club!

The event, held at the Beckman Sports Complex in Manchester, saw more than 250 test drives of new Ford vehicles. For each test drive, Ford donated $20.

“It was hosted during a softball tournament so we had a great turnout,” said Aaron Young, sales manager at Runde Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Manchester. “It will be a very positive boost for the community.”

Thank you to everyone who test drove a vehicle! 🚗🚗