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image Brian Nakken moved from Cedar City to be the executive manager of Tooele Motor Company.

September 10, 2019
Local auto dealership gets new owner and new name

Tooele Auto Mall is now Tooele Motor Company after being bought by Rydell Auto Group and Utah native 

The former Tooele Auto Mall is now known as Tooele Motor Company after a North Dakota-based company partnered with a Utah native to buy the auto dealerships in Tooele City.

The dealerships were acquired by Rydell Auto Group effective Aug. 22, 2019. Rydell Auto Group operates 83 dealerships in 17 states.

As a new company with a new philosophy, Tooele Motor Company will provide upfront pricing and offer cash value for trades, according to a press release announcing the change in name and ownership.

Brian Nakken has moved to Tooele County from Cedar City to be the executive manager of Tooele Motor Company.

Nakken was born and raised in Cedar City. He grew up in a family-owned car dealership and worked his way up from cleaning restrooms and pulling weeds to owner partner. He worked for the Rydell Group in Cedar City after he and his brothers sold the family dealership to the group.

“We are excited to serve the Tooele community and give them a relaxed, hassle-free buying experience from start to finish,” Nakken said. “With an extensive inventory of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Ford, Chevy and Buick vehicles, we will strive to only provide the best for our customers and all at one low price, plain and simple, always.”

As a Rydell Group dealership, Tooele Motor Company will stress the seven Rydell brand promises, according to Nakken.

Those promises include: one low price, a relaxed shopping experience, real cash value for trade ins, the right vehicle at the right time through a wide selection, competitive financial services, seven day money back guarantee on all new and pre-owned vehicles and a 30-day exchange on most pre-owned vehicles, and dependable service.

“We may be associated with a large group, but our focus is to be your local auto dealer,” Nakken said. “I believe strongly that the foundation of the success of a small business is based on the involvement and support shown towards the local community.”

Nakken, who recently moved to Stansbury Park with his wife and five children, said he plans on being around for a long time.

“I know the dealership has been through a few changes in ownership,” he said. “But my family is here for the long-term. The plan is that I will eventually buy the dealership and Tooele Motor Company will become my dealership.” 

Tooele Motor Company is a new and used Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Ford, Chevy and Buick dealership located at 1141 N. Main Street in Tooele City.


Tim Gillie

Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim has been writing for the Transcript Bulletin since October 2017. In February 2019 he was named as editor. In addition to being editor, Tim continues to write about Tooele County government, education, business, real estate, housing, politics and the state Legislature.A native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University, Tim became a journalist after a 20 year career with the Boy Scouts of America.

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