911 Hastings Street
Traverse City, MI 49686

ph: 231-933-0215

email: Jamie or Craig

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2 days ago

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We are cleaning out our tire storage and we have some orphans that need new homes! Installation available

Unclaimed Tires
For sale!!

All Season Tires

Brand Size Condition
Pirelli Scorpion 235/65/19 Like new $400 obo
Pirelli Cinturato 205/50/16 Like new $300 obo
Continental Control 195/65/15 Like new $200 obo
Hankook Optimo 235/65/16 Good 10/32 $200 obo
Dunlop 215/50/17 Good/ok $175.00 obo

Winter Tires

Brand Size Condition Price
Blizzak 205/50/16 Like new $350.00 obo
Firestone Winterforce 205/50/16 very good $300.00 obo
Glacier Grip 205/60/16 good $250.00 obo

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4 days ago

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We have two great cars that need new homes.

2002 Toyota 4 Runner $4,500 obo
2001 Volvo S80 $2,000 obo

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3 weeks ago

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Bella the beauty came by today! ...

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4 weeks ago

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I wanted to say thanks again for taking care of my car problem so quickly! Because I was out of town and my car was making a loud noise, I needed to ensure I could return home safely. You didn't hesitate to make time to analyze and diagnose the problem and overnight the part to expedite getting me back home. I can't adequately express how grateful I am that you promptly took care of my car problem when I could tell you already had a busy schedule. Thanks so much for the personalized service and making my car drivable. It's valuable to know honest and trustworthy car service professionals. I will tell everyone I know how great your business is...you deserve the highest rating!

Cathy, Kalamazoo, Michigan

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1 month ago

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Congratulations to Dylan Helferich for obtaining his ASE Master Technician Certificate. We’re glad to have a great person and tech on our team! ...

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New owners park in Dave’s Garage

October 29, 2014
By Carol Thompson

TRAVERSE CITY — Vintage wall displays and an old gas pump decorate the powder blue waiting room at Dave’s Garage, where customers hold mugs of coffee and await car repairs.

Monday was the first day of new ownership for the 20-year-old business on Hastings Street in Traverse City. Craig Olvey and Jamie LaFerriere purchased the auto repair shop from founder Dave Karczewski, who is taking a year off to spend time with his grandchildren.

“He has a sterling reputation around town,” LaFerriere said. “Every person we talk to that comes in here has been a customer for a long time. It’s wonderful.”

LaFerriere has worked in the automotive industry for 22 years, Olvey for 17. They worked together at Bill Marsh Auto Group in Traverse City, where LaFerriere was service director and Olvey was General Motors parts manager.

They decided to go full-throttle into car repair, and wanted the freedom that comes with owning and running a garage. Olvey said owning a shop means they don’t have to bow to manufacturer guidelines like dealerships do.

“At a dealership you’re constantly having to get customers in, get them out,” he said. “This gives us a lot more opportunity for that personal touch.”

Karczewski said customer service helped him collect returning customers at Dave’s Garage. He does a full inspection of all cars that come in and makes sure customers are informed about their cars.

“I know what it’s like to be on the other side of the counter,” Karczewski said. “We have that empathy.”

Olvey and LaFerriere started selling and installing tires on their first day running Dave’s Garage, but don’t plan to make any other major changes to the business.

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