About Linnehan’s Right Way Auto

The Linnehan family has been selling vehicles to the people of Maine since 1950. For many years the Linnehan's operated several new car franchises, but for the last 2 decades they have focused primarily on used vehicles.

In 2010, Linnehan's Right Way Auto was launched by Chadd Linnehan--the 4th generation of the Linnehan family to own and operate an automobile business here in Maine. However, Chadd’s automobile career started many years earlier when he washed cars for his father’s Ford dealership in Ellsworth. It was at this dealership Chadd worked his way up and held several positions, including selling cars. Over the years Chadd learned all aspects of the business from his father and grandfather, as well as built connections with the community. For about 10 years, Chadd managed the inventory purchasing for his father’s company--enabling him to develop a good network of sources to buy clean, low mileage inventory. With this experience and vision, Chadd designed a dealership that offers all of the transparency that is available with modern technology, while at the same time stays true to the timeless values that are a part of his heritage. 

At Linnehan’s Right Way Auto, we pride ourselves on the quality of our inventory. We hand select vehicles, thoroughly check over the vehicles in our shop to make sure they are up to our standards, and provide a complimentary Carfax Vehicle History Report on every vehicle. Other benefits of working with Linnehan’s Right Way Auto include:

  • Fairly priced vehicles, and clearly displayed prices on every vehicle and on the internet.
  • No doc fees ever.
  • Non-commissioned sales associates.
  • Free home deliveries available.
  • 4 month / 4,000 mile Comprehensive Powertrain Warranty on every vehicle.


Q: Didn't Linnehan's sell their car business?

A: In the fall of 2009, John Linnehan sold his business - Credit Now Auto Co. - and retired from the auto business. Chadd Linnehan is John's son.

Q: Who owns Linnehan's Right Way Auto?

A: Linnehan's Right Way Auto was founded by Chadd Linnehan. Chadd followed in the footsteps of his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Chadd wanted to design a car business from scratch - set up the way he would want to be treated if he was the one out car shopping.

Q: Does Linnehan's Right Way Auto offer In-House or Buy-Here-Pay-Here Financing?

A: Linnehan's Right Way Auto has over 20 lenders, including our own finance company, that deal with both ends of the credit spectrum. To learn more about financing options and see what you may qualify for, view our financing page.