Sanborn Chevrolet - Around Since 1971

One of the things that sets Chevrolet vehicles apart from the rest, is the brand’s long history of innovation and growth. Similarly, at Sanborn Chevrolet, we owe much of our success today to where we’ve been in the past. For nearly 50 years, Sanborn Chevy has been the leading Chevrolet dealer for the entire Northern California region, and we owe a lot of thanks to all of our incredible customers from the past, present, and future!

Phone Numbers:Sales Hours:
  • Mon - Fri9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sun10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Promising Beginnings

Sanborn Chevrolet first opened in 1971 at 9 West Locust St in downtown Lodi with a total of 25 employees. This first site was originally a historic carriage house and eventually burned down after Sanborn Chevrolet moved to a new location. In 1973 the dealership opened its doors at a new home at 1210 Cherokee Lane, where they sold new and used cars, trucks, and Open Roads motorhomes and trailers.

Rapid Development

Under the leadership of CEO Richard Sanborn, Sanborn Chevrolet quickly became one of the top-performing Chevrolet dealerships in the area. In 1975, Richard Sanborn was awarded a General Motors Service Supremacy Award, making him only one of two dealers to garner such an award in the entire Northern California region.

In the years that followed, Sanborn Chevrolet quickly expanded while always giving back to the community they served. In 1982 Richard Sanborn served as the President of the Northern California Chevrolet Dealers Association, and by 1985 Sanborn needed to undergo extensive renovation and expansion to accommodate a growing customer base.

A Legacy of Excellence

Today, Sanborn Chevrolet is the leading Chevrolet dealership in Northern California, offering an unbeatable selection of new and pre-owned vehicles. Additionally, Sanborn Chevrolet’s Collision and Service Center expertly handles everything from routine maintenance and minor repairs to more extensive service in a state-of-the-art facility.

In The Community

We are proud to be part of the Lodi community! Take a look at a few of the events we've participated in to learn more about these great causes and organizations.


The GOT Kids Foundation provides unique opportunities for students in Lodi and Stockton Unified School Districts to help them discover and develop talents, abilities, and interests that will enhance their lives both now and in the future. Learn more about GOT Kids be visiting their website.

The San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation has been around since 1914 supporting the agricultural community in our local region. The Bureau handles everything from proposed and present governmental regulations and laws that affect the farming industry. As proud partners of the San Joaquin Farm Bureau Federation, we offer specials to their members. Visit the website to learn more.

The Lodi District Grape Growers Association represents growers in California’s Crush District 11 based on the power of communication and cooperation. LDGGA offers a forum to exchange ideas and to build a consensus, to serve the political interest of growers in Crush District 11 on local, state and federal issues. Sanborn Chevrolet is a proud partner and offers the members of the association the same benefits as the San Joaquin Farm Bureau members. To learn more about their association, visit their website.

As a member of the Lodi Chamber for over 40 years, Sanborn Chevrolet is a proud supporter of the chamber and their involvement in the local business community. The chamber is a member-focused organization and community partner, that works as a catalyst for business growth, a convener of leaders to implement positive change, and a champion for a strong community. This year, Sanborn Chevrolet is the Presenting Sponsor of the Lodi Certified Farmers Market. By having representation on the Board of Directors, Sanborn is also behind the chambers GROW IN LODI initiatives. GROW IN LODI is an effort to market Lodi as a viable community for new businesses. It tackles to important issues, workforce development and economic competitiveness. Learn more by visiting, GROW IN LODI.

Sanborn Chevrolet in Lodi is the 2020-2021 Platinum Truck Partner for “The NewJen Bass Team Tournaments,” which is a circuit of weekend-anglers, semi-professionals, professionals, families, husbands and wives, fathers and sons/daughters, and a national following of outdoor enthusiasts. NewJen Bass is one of the fastest growing bass fishing circuits in California. From payouts, rules, regulations, and enforcement, NewJen Bass is proud to provide the most transparent tournament option there is, and they are dedicated to showcasing anglers competing on the finest waters in the west. NewJen Bass isn’t just a tournament, it’s an EXPERIENCE. Join Sanborn Chevrolet and the family at NewJenBass.com today!

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