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Dave’s Garage – Traverse City

Traverse City Auto Repair Specialists

Welcome to Dave’s Garage – Import Services

Dave’s Garage was founded in the spring of 1995. Since it was founded, we have specialized in Traverse City auto repair!  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, as it always has, the shop specializes in Traverse City auto repair, 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.  Click here to see the type of services that Dave’s Garage has to offer and specializes in!

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!

Our Crew

Jamie Laferriere

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.

Heather Smith

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.

Dylan Helferich

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!

Lee Voyles

Hello my name is Lee Voyles and I have been a Master Auto Mechanic for roughly 25 years. Throughout my career I have worked for Jaguar and Chevrolet dealerships along with a few independent shops. I started at Dave’s Garage in June 2019 and brought a new level of GM expertise to the group. I grew up in Whittier California and moved to Michigan in 2016 to be near family. I enjoy riding my Harley and watching Nascar. See you at Dave’s!

Jason Ross

Hello, my name is Jason Ross. I have been working on cars since I was 16. I grew up in Placerville California. In 2015 I decided to get my mechanic certification and started my career as a technician. My significant other and myself have a tribe of 5 kids that keep us busy nonstop. When I do get some free time, I enjoy dirt biking, fishing, video games and relaxing. Interesting fact about me….I haven’t owned a pair of athletic shoes since I was 16.

Danielle Fader

Hi, my name is Danielle Fader. I have worked in customer service all my life. I enjoy working with and helping people. In my spare time, I love hanging out with my friends and family. I enjoy going to concerts, spending the day at the beach or staying home and watching a good movie. Hope to see you at Dave’s soon!

Doug Rock

Hi! My name is Doug Rock. I am the Shop Operations Technician at Dave’s Garage. In 1998 I graduated from Ferris State University’s Auto Tech program and have been working in the industry since. My passion for cars started when I was young, helping my grandpa work on trucks. When I was 17 we had restored a 1988 Ford Mustang for me to race. In my free time I like to go mud bogging, racing (cars and snowmobiles), kayaking and pretty much anything outdoors.

Tyler Tanis

Hi! My name is Tyler Tanis. I have been working on cars with my dad, ever since I can remember. He taught me almost everything I know about cars and motorcycles. The last 16 years I have been focused on motorcycles and powerboats. But my passion is in cars and I am on my way to being a Master Auto Mechanic. In 2017 I decided to leave the Grand Rapids area and move up north so that I could enjoy more hunting and fishing. But I spend most of my weekends competing in off road motorcycle racing.

Philip Lindsay

Hello, I am Philip Lindsay. I served as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle Systems maintainer (91M) in the US Army for 13 years. Cars have always been an interest of mine since I could drive. I also enjoy family time with my wife Sarah and our 3 kids Lyssa, Genevieve and Olliver. I am a proud veteran and will see you at Dave’s Garage!

Brandon Hale

My name is Brandon Hale! I have a degree from the University of Northwestern Ohio in High Performance Auto Mechanics and Business Administration. I have had a passion for cars since I was a kid. I love making things go faster! When not working I spend my free time with my beautiful wife Holly and our three kids Ryder, Aria and our latest addition Violet! We love the outdoors and enjoying all Northern Michigan has to offer. I look forward to seeing you at Dave’s Garage!

Audrey Laferriere

Hi my name is Audrey Elaine Laferriere. I am from Traverse City, and have two older sisters Olivia and Emily. I like coming to Dave’s Garage to help out my Dad. I love answering the phone and helping customers out. My favorite activity to do in my free time is jump on our trampoline. Fun fact about me…I love Salt!

Hours of Operation | Open: Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 5:30pm