Wittmeier Auto Center
Chico, California USA | (530) 895-8181
Wittmeier Auto Center is Butte County’s largest automotive dealership. We provide the largest selection North of Sacramento of new vehicles from Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Chevrolet and Honda. Plus, we stock a diverse selection of quality pre-owned vehicles to accommodate the needs of our customers.
Our purpose at Wittmeier Auto Center is to give you the best vehicle buying experience possible. Upon arriving to our dealership, you will be welcomed by one of our courteous and knowledgeable sales professionals. They will walk you though the steps of finding a new or pre-owned vehicle to fit your lifestyle.
Buying a new car is one of the most important purchases you will ever make and we understand the importance of your purchase. That’s why our staff is here to assist you through the buying experience. We want you to drive home satisfied in a vehicle that fits your lifestyle.
Since 1978, we have been active in supporting the community of Chico. We support a diverse group of non-profit local organizations in an effort to help enrich the lives of ours in our community. We invite you to come down to Wittmeier Auto Center today and let one of our sales associates guide you through the important decision making process of buying a vehicle. We can help you recognize those critical decisions so you leave satisfied with your experience.
Ed Wittmeier, owner of Wittmeier Auto Center, started his career in the automotive industry in Sacramento after leaving Chico. Ed grew up on a family farm in Durham and is an alumnus of CSU, Chico. After leaving Sacramento, Ed returned to Chico to manage Tike Decious Ford.
From there, Ed became the owner of the Chico Ford franchise in 1978 and later added Lincoln and Mercury to the business. In 1984, Wittmeier Honda became part of the line-up at the dealership, which was then on Park Avenue. As the business grew, so did Ed’s vision for the future.
Construction of the new state of the art facility began and in June 1991 the project was completed to what we now know as Wittmeier Auto Center on Forest Avenue. From there, Ed acquired the Chevrolet franchise in 1992 and continued his vision for the future by creating a new building next to Ford and Honda to house Chevrolet.