Auto Service Professional

APR 2018

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24 | ASP April 2018 Business Judy's Automotive Automotive service 'with a woman's touch' J udy's Automotive is located in historic San Rafael, Calif., in the North Bay region of San Francisco. e one-person shop opened in 2005 and offers maintenance and repairs for all Asian and American cars, light trucks and SUVs. Mayne shared her background and work experience that led to opening her own shop. "In 2005, I was granted an opportunity to purchase Cox Automotive, a successful busi- ness for 35 years. I worked for the owner back in the 1980s, and after keeping in touch with him over the years, he was comfortable with the transition. My former employers include North Bay Motorsports, Righetti Automotive, Heynneman European, Fairfax Garage and Excelsior Auto Clinic. "My first job (after Jack-in-the-Box) was pumping full-service gas at Red Hill Shell in San Anselmo while in high school. I had a 1962 Chevy Nova and learned how to fix it. After attending Indian Valley College in Novato for two years and supporting myself with a job in Point Reyes as an apprentice technician, I enrolled in the two-year auto technology program and received my A.S. degree in 1981. I had a smog license up until 2000 when it all changed again. I have maintained my status as an ASE Certified Master Technician since then, returning to classes as needed to learn the new technology. "I still have the Nova. It's a red 1962 convertible, a popular fixture of the local scene, as I cruise the town with my dog, Angie, riding in the back! My shop is also a sponsor of the local Pacific's Baseball Club and I give back to the community with regular donations to local schools and other non-profit organization silent auctions." NOTE: Mayne's son, Kevin, shares shop space with Charlie Chappelle, specializing in BMW, Audi and VW as Chappelle Automotive. In combination with Judy's domestic and Asian service, the addition of European vehicle service J u d y ' s A u t o m ot iv e San Rafael, California Owner: Judy Mayne Business founded: 2005 Number of bays: 4 Number of certified technicians: 1 Shop size: 2,700 square feet Number of vehicles services per month: 60 to 70 Hourly labor rate: $120 Average spent on tools and equipment annually: N/A Vehicle makes serviced: Asian and domestic Website: Owner and Master Tech Judy Mayne offers ve- hicle service "with a woman's touch," garnering close relationships with a loyal customer base.

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