"After getting out of the Army I went to work for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. I started my career with them in Seattle, Washington, moving up in the company to store manager. I managed stores in Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. In 1996 I joined Pat Connors and purchased JC Motors. I enjoy owning my own business and helping people keep their vehicles in safe and reliable operating condition. In my spare time I enjoy giving back to the community that I live in, as well as coaching youth wrestling."
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Today's vehicles are engineering marvels; but they aren't maintenance free. Modern vehicles have parts and fluids that have predictable life spans based on manufacture testing. The vast majority of automotive failures are preventable. Regular maintenance by a J.C. Motors ASE certified auto mechanic can keep your vehicles on the road and help you get the most out of your vehicle investment.
JC Motors History
Pat Connors and Tom Smith met while working together at Goodyear Tire and Rubber: Pat as a mechanic and Tom as a service manager. Although over the years they had gone in different directions and to different cities they always maintained a good friendship. In 1996 when Pat felt it was time for him to pursue the dream of owning his own business he went in search of a small auto shop to buy. He found JC Motors in Tualatin.
Knowing he would need a partner to help make this venture successful Pat called up his buddy Tom. With Pat's automotive degree and experience and Tom's business management background and years in the auto industry they decided to roll the dice and purchase this local shop. After 2 1/2 years of 12 hour days and 6 day work weeks the two of them had built the small shop up enough to purchase the piece of land behind their shop and expand JC Motors into the building they are in now.
"After graduating early from High School in Kellogg, ID, I went on to Spokane Community College to attend their two year automotive degree program. When I graduated I went to work for my brother at his auto repair shop in Spokane for a few years. When I moved to Oregon I started working with Goodyear Tire Company, as a repair technician. Through Goodyear I attended countless training programs becoming certified as an ASE Master Mechanic. After 15 years with Goodyear I decided to pursue my dream of owning my own business. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, attending car shows and local charity events for Melanoma Cancer and other fundraisers."
"Friendly staff, efficient work, and on-time"
JC Motors in my opinion is a great place to take your car for repair. Pat and Tom, the two owners, explain in detail what is wrong with your car and how they can fix it for you without breaking your wallet. They also offer a marketing / advertising program to help their customers save money. I was able to save $30. on a $75.00 bill. Pretty good deal.
Dan B. Tualatin
"Best Shop in Town"
Always reliable. You can always trust their work.
Jill F. Durham
Tom, Pat and Gary are always so personable and funny. Besides that, they do great work at a reasonable price. I have used them for many years and have never been unhappy with the service.
Carol P. Lake Oswego
We've become a leader in the automotive maintenance and repair industry by providing superior service and value to our customers. All of our work (parts AND labor) is guaranteed for 24 months or 24,000 miles! We look forward to serving you and having you join our family of loyal customers.
We've been in business for over 20 years and have always focused on providing our customers with the absolute best auto service and customer care possible. Keeping your vehicles safe and reliable is our business, earning your trust is how our business is built.
We want to be your family's mechanics, too. You can count on our experienced ASE certified auto repair and service professionals. Get to know our team of experts, we’re here to help and serve you. Come see why we have become a leader in the automotive maintenance and repair industry.
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