About Us

Owner Doug Bessler opened the doors in March 2000 with the promise to treat customers with respect, fairness, and honesty. This is a proven fact now, as Bessler’s Trackside Auto Depot has been voted the Best Place to Buy a Pre-Owned Vehicle in Ripley and Franklin County according to the local newspaper.

Bessler’s offers Carfax vehicle history reports and complete car inspections on all vehicles prior to sale. The friendly staff offers an informative, no pressure sales approach and always puts the customer first. Conveniently located between Cincinnati and Indianapolis, the dealership has many out-of-area customers.

We are proud to say that during the 20+ years in business, we have served many repeat buyers, whole families, and have numerous referrals. If you are looking for something you don’t see, let us know and we’ll try to find it for you.

The dealership is the site of the old railroad station that serviced the B&O line. Torn down in the late 1970s, it was replaced with a car lot. Hence the name, Bessler’s Trackside Auto Depot.

A warm invitation is extended to all to stop in and visit with us. While you’re here, check out the cleanest pre-owned cars and trucks in the tri-state area. You can make and appointment with Mike at 812-212-0052, or reach us by phone at 812-934-4923 or by email at besslersauto@etczone.com.