Shop Profiles

  • Tarvin Auto Service started off as a three-bay facility in 1988, but by 2004 had moved into a bigger facility.
    Robert Bravender
  • It’s somehow gratifying to go into a shop named British American Auto Care and be greeted by an owner/manager named Brian England, who indeed sports an accent from across the pond.
    Robert Bravender
  • “I had to kill the technician to become the manager,” admits AC Guarina, about starting his shop, AC Auto Service Center.
    Robert Bravender
  • Rich in history, Graham Tire succeeds most at not becoming a part of it. Let’s walk that statement back a bit.
    Robert Bravender
  • How does one go from playing trombone in Harlem to running three repair shops in Arizona? Well, let’s see: Frank Leutz did it.
    Robert Bravender
  • How does one go from playing trombone in Harlem to running three repair shops in Arizona? Well, let’s see: Frank Leutz did it.
    Robert Bravender
  • It often takes more than mere determination to be successful; keen observation and mental flexibility definitely don’t hurt.
    Robert Bravender
  • America is the land of second chances. Brian Sump is living proof of that.
    Robert Bravender
  • Although a fairly recent addition to the Washington, Ill., business community, Martin Automotive actually has deep roots in this town of 13,000 near Peoria, Ill.
    Robert Bravender
  •   The phrase “German engineering” is equated with high-tech, high performance, precision machines. And to maintain these machines takes precise, talented technicians. 
    Robert Bravender
  • Since 1952, three generations of Houskas have serviced the cars, pickups and heavy-duty trucks of this city near the Wyoming border. Starting with patriarch Chuck, Houska Automotive Services has grown.
    Robert Bravender
  • Marvin Wilson proudly states that, “education was and is the driving force to our success,” a fact born out by his Advanced Transmission shop holding a variety of classes for local technicians for several years now.
    Robert Bravender
  • It may say Alan Cox Automotive on the sign, but Sherry Richardson surely is the boss of this suburban Atlanta repair facility.
  • Lee Weatherby launched his career in service repair at the tender age of 13. He's run a successful shop in Arizona for more than 20 years.
  • The last few years have shown us one thing about the independent repair market: There are some really great shops across the country. It's time for you to show us just now good your shop is.
  • One of my least favorite things in the whole world is to listen to an automotive repair Shop Owner or Service Manager whine about how bad things are.
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