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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 2 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, 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!


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Jamie Laferriere

Hi! I am Jamie Laferriere. I have been in the automotive business for 30 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 you will find us on the boat or out singing with the classic rock group Knee Deep! See you at Dave's Garage!

Heather Smith

Hi, my name is Heather Smith. I have worked in the automotive industry for over 18 years. I enjoy working with customers and also love working with the team here at Dave’s Garage.

My husband and I have two wonderful boys. 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!

Stewart Blaine

Hello! My name is Stewart Blaine and I have been at Dave's Garage since May of 2022. I have been working on cars since 2003 since graduating from the Chrysler apprenticeship program. I began working for Infiniti in Dayton Ohio and moved to Traverse City in 2012 where I began training as a Mercedes Technician. I am an ASE Master and attained Mercedes Master status in my 10 year Mercedes career. In my spare time my wife Lisa and I enjoy spending time on our boat in the summer and our sleds in the winter. I look forward to seeing you at Dave's Garage!

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!

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!

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.

Colt Weiler

My name is Colt Weiler. I began working at Dave’s Garage in October of 2021. I am from Kalkaska and I grew up around drag strips and mud trucks! I have a passion for working on vehicles.

I have 2 kids ages 2 and 4 which keeps me busy.

When I am not working you can find me spending time with my family or bouncing through the trails in my truck. See you at Dave’s Garage!

Caleb Crawford

Hi I am Caleb Crawford from Traverse City Michigan. In my spare time I love to work on cars and play video games. I am also proud to serve as a combat engineer in the Michigan National Guard. I am working toward My ASE Master Certification and really enjoy the technical side of my work. See 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
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