Our Dealership History


Chilson Automotive Group was started in 1959 in Osseo Wisconsin. We sold  Rambler automobiles. In 1960 we moved to Eau Claire and expanded our sales territory. 

Soon Rambler was acquired by the Wisconsin based American Motors Company (AMC). With the newly formed entity,  we were able to sell Renault and Jeep automobiles in 1969. With these franchises Chilson Inc now had a small fuel efficient vehicle line as well as a full line of sport utilities and trucks.

In 1975 the Subaru franchise was purchased from a local dealer. At this time Subaru specialized in inexpensive, reliable, fuel efficient vehicles. Soon Subaru would offer four wheel drive sedans and wagons . At the time no other manufacturer offered any vehicles with the four wheel drive option in small fuel efficient vehicles.

In 1987 Chrysler purchased the American Motors Corporation. In 1990 we purchased the Suzuki and Isuzu franchises from a local dealer group.

In January 2004 we purchased our first Chrysler and Dodge store in Chippewa Falls. In April 2008 we purchase Corner Motors in Cadott. 

Today, the Chilson Family has three dealerships in the Eau Claire/Chippewa Falls area. Chilson Subaru in Eau Claire,  Chilson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat LLC is located in Chippewa Falls. Chilson's Corner Motors in Cadott features the fulI line of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram and Heavy Duty/Commercial Ram trucks.

All seven siblings are involved with dealerships...Steve, Lynn, and Jeanne
work as the management team at the Eau Claire store. Mark and Kate manage the Chippewa Falls location. Deb and Matt head up the team in Cadott.

Thank you for reading about our story. We look forward to working with you and your family....Let our family take care of your family. 

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Chilson Subaru

3443 State Road 93
Directions Eau Claire, WI 54701

  • Sales: 715-834-0701
  • Service: 715-834-0701
  • Parts: 715-834-0701


  • Monday 08:00am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 08:00am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 08:00am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 08:00am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 08:00am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am-05:00pm
  • Sunday Closed