Dave’s Garage was founded in the spring of 1995. The first shop was located behind Wares Auto Sales. It was one garage bay and a small desk for writing up service tickets. Eventually the garage got so busy that Wares gave an ultimatum and in 1996 we moved to our current location on Hastings Street.
Today the shop has 4 talented ASE Certified Master Technicians, and over 100 years of combined service experience. We have worked on classic cars, exotic vehicles, and all types of foreign and domestic automobiles. Our techs are always privy to the latest training opportunities and scan tool technologies, assuring that they are well versed in the complex language your vehicle is speaking.
Our lobby is likely the most comfortable and cleanest in Traverse City. It’s stocked with great reading material, cable television, and wireless internet. Many of our guests choose to stay even after their work is completed! Beverages are available upon request and we’re constantly getting compliments on our restroom facilities – you’ll just have to come by and see for yourself!
Hi! I am Jamie Laferriere. I have been in the automotive business for 26 years and enjoy helping customers. In my spare time you will find me with my wife Jane and my three daughters. I enjoy playing hockey whenever I can or when my life lets me! In the summer I am at the ballpark singing the national anthem for the Traverse City Beach Bums and enjoying the sunshine.
Hi, my name is Heather Smith. I have worked in the automotive industry for over 13 years. I enjoy working with customers and also love working with the team here at Dave’s Garage. My husband and I have two young spirited, beautiful boys that keep us on our toes! In our spare time we enjoy camping and playing outdoors.
ASE Master Technician
Hi, my name is Dylan Helferich and I have been in the automotive industry for the last 10 years. I have been working, racing , and modifying anything with wheels since I was a kid and it is my true passion. I have a bachelors from Ferris State University and in my free time I compete in the Rally America national stage rally circuit in my open light class Subaru. My wife and I enjoy everything outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Look forward to seeing you all at Dave’s!
Hello, My name is Todd Bott. I’ve been in the auto service industry for 8 years. My wife and I have been married for 10 years and we have two beautiful girls. I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors, 4-wheeling, and mud bogging. I also enjoy hunting and fishing during my spare time. Looking forward to meeting your automotive needs and seeing you at Dave’s.