About Ruge's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram


1935: Joseph Ruge opens a one-pump Sunoco fueling station and limited repair facility across from a pillar of the Rhinebeck community, the Beekman Arms. Little did he know that his business would one day become a pillar of the community as well.

Later that year Ruge's becomes an authorized Oldsmobile dealer. Joseph's brother Herman, who sells cars in the Bronx, helps ship vehicles by railway to Joseph. As they arrive at the Rhinecliff Train Station, Joseph unloads them by himself.

1938: Early success empowers Joseph to move to a 3-bay garage at 6444 Montgomery Street, just ¼ mile from its original location, but "much too far out of town," according to locals. Son Lewis Ruge, who still works tirelessly at that location (you can usually spot him in cargo shorts, no matter what the temperature outside), is born later that year.

1949: An Oldsmobile showroom is added; the brand would be a mainstay in American driveways, with some families owning more than one at a time, for the better part of the next fifty years.

1950s: Sales/Service/Parts/Accessories businesses all gain momentum during this decade as Ruge's solidifies its reputation for exceptional customer service. Big brand sophistication, small-town values: hallmarks of the Ruge's business, then and now.

1963: After completing college and serving for 3 years as an Officer in the United States Air Force, Lewis brings his skillset back to his hometown, joining his Dad as an official partner in the business.

1970: Ever a visionary, Lewis envisions a potential market for a smaller economy car. He takes action on that instinct, making Ruge's one of the country's very first Subaru dealers. Shortly thereafter, an historic gas shortage for Americans ensues.

Meanwhile, at home, Lewis and Charlotte are raising three daughters: Kristin, Gretchen, and Erica. The family is heavily involved in volunteer work and become highly respected and beloved - not just for their role in the business community, but for all they do to enhance quality of life for others.

1985: Ruge's opens its Chrysler Plymouth Dodge location in the Town of Red Hook.

1989: Ruge's opens a wholesale parts and accessories store in Red Hook, employing more locals and adding to its position as an industry leader in the Hudson River Valley.

1997: As the demand for Subaru grows exponentially, Ruge's helps beautify the village of Rhinebeck by building a brand-new showroom across the street from its original Oldsmobile location.

2016: The business expands with the purchase of Audia Motor Sales, and is now Ruge's Chevrolet, in beautiful Millbrook, NY. 

2020: Ruge's Auto expands again, and purchases Rhinebeck Ford. Ruge's Ford becomes the third Ruge's dealership in Rhinebeck, NY and the 4th of the group! 

2023: Ruge's Automotive is now Ruge's Auto Group! 

TODAY: Operated in part by third-generation owner Kristin Ruge Hutchins, with over 100 employees in its 4 locations, Ruge's Auto has something for everyone: a healthy, positive workplace that fosters ongoing professional and personal development for employees; an easy-to-navigate, transparent sales and service experience for customers; beautiful, modern facilities, and an unwavering willingness to support the needs of neighbors and nonprofits in the community.

Why Buy From Ruge's C/D/J

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We Work for You

You deserve the best car-buying experience and, when shopping for your next vehicle, should receive such a quality of customer service that you feel understood and ultimately drive away satisfied. This should not need saying, and yet we have heard plenty of stories-from customers who had patronized other dealerships before ours-about the kind of service (or lack thereof) they received there. We here at Ruge's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram believe our utmost priority is providing our customers with the most comfortable and personalized experience possible.

At the end of the day, the truth is simple: our job is to work for you, to put your needs first when you are searching for a vehicle, and to make sure you are satisfied as you drive away. This principle guides everything we do, from assembling our amazing team to ensuring we have an inventory of fantastic new and used vehicles for you to choose from. We work tirelessly to provide our customers with an unbeatable car-buying experience and to ensure you get a vehicle you love at a fair price-one you can depend on for many years to come. Our devotion to our friends and neighbors is what sets us apart.

Our Amazing Selection of Vehicles

Finding a vehicle you'll love driving starts with having great vehicles for you to choose from; you can't hope to find the perfect fit if there's nothing there to look through. This is why we work so hard to maintain a diverse inventory of different models, making it easier for us to help you find your best fit. Whether you are looking for a Jeep to take you on your next off-road adventure, you need a hard-working Ram truck to haul a ton of weight behind you, or you want a Dodge muscle car designed to get your heart racing, we can help you find it. We love the diversity of our inventory, with all its standouts and intricacies, and how-deep within the collection-is a car destined to find you.

If you prefer keeping a vehicle on the road longer or your budget simply makes a used vehicle more practical, we have a fantastic range of pre-owned models for you to choose from. We have dozens of distinct options, from a used Jeep ready to return to the trails to a pre-owned Chrysler minivan perfect for a growing family and more. As you might expect, these vehicles are in high demand, and our inventory is changing all the time, so if you see something that piques your interest, it is best to act quickly and investigate if this is the ride you've been looking for.

Unbeatable Customer Service and Support

While we are incredibly proud of the selection of vehicles we have on hand, the heart of our business is the amazing team of people we have assembled. We believe businesses live and die by the people that come together to create them, which is why we have spent years bringing in great folks who are passionate about customer service and creating a company they're proud to be a part of. This collective sense of honor shows in everything we do; it is unmistakable when you work with someone who takes pride in their work, as opposed to simply showing up and going through the motions.

We believe in enthusiastic customer service that always focuses on your needs above all else, which is why we say our job is to work for you. As our customer, what you want in a vehicle is the most important thing, and nothing else matters if we fail to ensure every customer drives away from our dealership completely happy. We will genuinely listen to your wants and needs, provide recommendations based on your preferences, and answer all your questions to ensure you get the best car-buying experience possible. Whether that means making a sale today, helping you with something you need with your current vehicle, or anything else, we are here to work for you and provide you with the assistance you deserve.

Financing That Meets Your Needs

Working for you goes beyond providing you with great vehicles and unbeatable customer service; it means helping you figure out the best way to budget for your future. The truth is that there is no single financing solution that is right for everyone; we each have our own situation, and that means finding the right solution for each customer. Fortunately, our financing experts are here to ensure you get a great solution that meets your needs and works for you.

For many people, this means getting a loan to help with paying for a vehicle; we will help you explore different loan options and make sure you get the best rates possible. Others might find that leasing a brand-new Jeep or Ram is the perfect option, getting to enjoy the latest features without making a long-term commitment to buying a vehicle. No matter what your situation looks like, we will work to find you the right solution so that you can get the vehicle you have been looking for and drive away with payments that will not cost you any sleep at night.

Long-Term Service and Support

Once you drive away in a vehicle that you love, our time with you is not over; to us, this is only the beginning of a long-term relationship that provides you with support for many years to come. With our certified service center and factory parts department, we can assist you with everything you need when it comes to maintenance or repairs for your vehicle. This includes routine service on a schedule that ensures your vehicle is in the best condition possible, along with any other work you might need. Whether it is time for an oil change or you have started hearing a strange noise and have grown worried, you will always know who to turn to for help.

Plus, with our Ruge's Advantage program, we make it easy to keep your vehicle in great shape and protect your investment in your next ride. With Ruge's Advantage, every new vehicle we sell comes with a lifetime engine warranty that covers the engine block, cylinder heads, and more-all without limits on time or mileage. Most of our used vehicles come with a six-month/6,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, so even if you are looking for a pre-owned model, you can still drive with coverage and confidence. This is provided as a complementary protection, and you do not pay more to enjoy your Ruge's Advantage-it is just one more way we work for you, each and every day.

Experience a Better Way to Shop

Here at Ruge's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the best car-buying experience possible. Everything we do-from assembling a great team of people to ensuring we offer the best diversity of vehicles-is in service to this ideal, and we love getting the chance to meet new people and help them find what they are looking for. Whether you have a clear sense of what you want or you only know of a few indispensable features, we will listen to you and help you find a vehicle you will love. Today, tomorrow, and for many years to come, we are here to work for you and make sure you drive away completely happy. Call or visit Ruge's Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram to learn more, and let us show you a better way to shop for your next vehicle.

  1. Ruge's C/D/J

    6882 Route 9
    Rhinebeck, NY 12572-2130

    • Please Call: 8458761057
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