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Mercedes-Benz of Billings & the 2015 C-Class & GLA Launch Event

Mercedes-Benz of Billings hosted the 2015 C-Class & GLA Launch Event, October 11th, 2014 in Billings MT.

Several hundred people attended and we enjoyed DJ’d music, fine catered food by Asian Sea Grill, a weekend vacation giveaway, and, of course, the amazing new 2015 luxury cars during our non-sales event from 7 – 10pm. Check out some of our photos below!

Photos by Brandon S Templeton

See more of the action on our Facebook Page, and learn more about the sleek and streamlined 2015 C-Class and the rugged and capable 2015 GLA-Class Mercedes-Benz vehicles!

Rimrock Auto Group buys Fichtner Chevrolet

Fichtner Chevrolet to change hands August 21, 2014 at 10 AM
FOR RELEASE August 21, 2014:


Laurel, MT – General Motors Corporation officials will be in Laurel, Montana August 21, 2014 at 10 am anticipating the document signing transferring ownership of Fichtner Chevrolet to the locally owned Rimrock Auto Group. After 62 years, second and third generation owners Leonard, Jeanne, and Ken Fichtner agreed to sell their Chevrolet Dealership to John and Ann Soares of Billings and Steve Zabawa and his wife Susan Sullivan, also of Billings.

The new entity will be renamed Rimrock Chevrolet and is located just off I-90 at the Laurel Exit 434.

Rimrock Chevrolet

Leonard Fichtner and Steve Zabawa talk about the auto business through the years at Rimrock Chevrolet in Laurel on Thursday. Photo/Bob Zellar, Billings Gazette Staff

“General Motors has been pleased with our representation of the GMC and Cadillac lines,” stated Mr. Soares, “They acknowledge that Laurel is a gateway for the rural communities in the region and a growth area for regional automotive shoppers. To support this they have offered Rimrock Chevrolet an additional inventory allocation.”

“Realistically,” added Mr. Zabawa, “Our new store will be less than 15 minutes from the Billings King Avenue “Auto Row” offering car buyers even more choice. Our group is excited because we now have a franchise with a complete car, truck and SUV offering across ALL model segments from sub-compact cars to heavy duty trucks.”

Ken Fichtner will remain in a management role at the new Rimrock entity. “Ken Fichtner is a nationally recognized Corvette expert.” continued Mr. Zabawa, “With his strength in Corvette sales, service, parts, accessories and service plans, it was easy to pledge to GM that we will continue to be one of the top Corvette dealerships in the country.”

The name change will take effect immediately. The website,, will become within the coming days.

Rimrock Chevrolet at the Laurel Exit will be a part of the eight brand network of dealerships represented by the locally owned, 20 year old Rimrock Auto Group in Billings, Montana. GMC, Cadillac, Subaru, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Sprinter Commercial Vans as well as the new Auto Trim Design, CarNu Detailing, Rimrock Auto Body & Paint, and Rimrock Express Lube all operate under the Rimrock Auto Group corporate umbrella.

For additional information, contact Steve Zabawa at 406-294-7000 or email to:

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We’re Nominated for the 2014 Readers Choice Awards!

Rimrock Auto Group is celebrating 20 years of business in Billings! We know that you have high expectations, and as your primary Montana car dealer we enjoy the challenge of meeting and exceeding those standards each and every time. From an oil change to a new car purchase, we treat all your needs with paramount concern and respect!

And, thanks to your support, we’ve been nominated for the 2014 Billings Gazette Readers’ Choice awards!

In four categories, no less!

Please take a few minutes out of your day to head over to the Gazette page and vote for us!

Remember, you can vote once per day, through August 17th, 2014!  

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AutoTrim Design & CarNu Detailing Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!

The much-anticipated Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place today, June 4th, 2014 at 11AM at the All-New AutoTrim Design & CarNu in Billings! In attendance: John Soares and Steve Zabawa (owners), Todd Meron (Manager), Steve Daines from the US House of Representatives, Mayor Tom Hanel, and the Billings Chamber of Commerce Trailblazers.

View photos from the event on our Facebook Page!

AutoTrim Design Grand Opening

The long-­‐awaited Auto Trim Design and CarNu Detail are now open at 2951 King Avenue West, next to Famous Daves. Carrying products like Tonneau Covers, Grille Guards, Spray-­‐in bed liners, B&W hitches, Running Boards, Step Bars, and 3M Clear Bra & Window Tint, Auto Trim Design has the largest selection of Auto Accessories in a 4-­‐State region.

“Customers are thrilled to see this new store” says owner Steve Zabawa “not only does Auto Trim have a huge expanded inventory; we have state-­‐of-­‐the-­‐art equipment, like our customer window tint cutter which doesn’t sound exciting until you realize the micro-­‐measurements that the machine provides!”

Autotrim Design In Billings

Whether you’re a self-­‐defined soccer mom or a hard working rancher, chances are you have a desire to personalize your car, truck or suv. At Auto Trim Design you will find performance parts, accessories, and customization products available to make your vehicle unique.

At 2951 King Avenue West you’ll also find CarNu Detail, specializing in Auto Detail.  Auto Detail is a professional, thorough cleaning, polishing and waxing of an automobile or boat, both inside and out. Not only done to improve the appearance and maintain the “curb appeal” of your vehicle, but also to improve your ownership experience, and to maintain a higher resale value.

“The old location was convenient across from Rimrock Mall” said Auto Trim manager Todd Meron “however our new location, next to Famous Dave’s, is much bigger, giving the customer a better experience and more choices!”

The new Auto Trim Design is also home to Auto Trim Graphics. Auto Trim Graphics excels in commercial graphics and decals, vinyl banners, magnetic decals, vehicle wraps and pin stripping allowing customers to further customize their cars, trucks,
boats and even motorcycles.

Autotrim Design In Billings

Don’t forget the Grand Opening BBQ on Saturday, June 7th. “Everyone is invited to help us celebrate” says Meron “so come check out our new facility and enjoy some food Saturday.”

For more information visit or stop by 2951 King Avenue
West, next to Famous Dave’s or go online at

For additional information, contact Steve Zabawa at 406-­‐294-­‐7000 or email to:

Photos/Brandon S. Templeton, IMM

AutoTrim Billings & CarNu New Location NOW OPEN!


AutoTrim Design of Billings is smiling ear to ear! Why, you might ask? We just moved into our brand new, state-of-the-art facility and showroom at 2951 King Ave West, in Billings MT! The new facility offers a more convenient location for customers, a larger accessory show room, and state of the art equipment to make sure your vehicle projects are done correctly and efficiently!

In addition, our new AutoTrim facility has added another important element with the absorption of Billing’s premier vehicle cleaning and restoration business; CarNu Detailing Center! CarNu Detailing Center can do it all, from car and truck details all the way up to boat and RV cleaning and detailing. Call Renee at 406-655-8580 or visit CarNu on the web at


For over 30 years, Auto Trim Design in Billings, Montana has been providing our customers with the best selection in truck accessories, as well as creating any designs you need using the talent of our highly skilled graphics staff. Not only does AutoTrim specialize in making your vehicle look good, but we excel at giving you the best deal on your parts while providing you with superior customer service. If you want to change your vehicle’s style, now is the time. AutoTrim Design in Billings in here to provide you with the widest selection of vinyl decals, graphics and accessories locally.

Our goal is to leave our customers satisfied; from our selection in parts and accessories, to professional installation on your vehicle. We have thousands of happy customers who’ll attest to our dedication to service. With our new warehouse FULL of accessories and parts, we should have what you’ll need and ready to go!


If you’re in the neighborhood, please stop by our location at 2951 King Ave West in Billings, Montana 59102, or call us at 406-656-6200 for all of your AutoTrim Design needs. Check us out on the web, browse our massive online accessory catalog, or discover new ideas at, or call Todd at 406-656-3947.