At Whetzel’s Automotive it is all about the extended family, or other businesses might call them, customers. Whetzel’s Automotive is a family owned and operated business, that is dedicated to providing excellent automotive service to Columbia and the Midlands area. The owner, Rob Whetzel, developed a love for he automotive industry at an early age, setting a goal of owning his own automotive repair shop. He began with a small engine repair and from there attended Midland Technical College to obtain certification in all aspects of automotive repair. Rob also served as a jet engine mechanic in the United States Air Force, for 12 years, while continuing to work toward his passion of having an automotive repair shop. The passion was he wanted to help others keep their car in top shape and the extended family was born.
Now Rob and his wife, Kathy are living his dream of owning Whetzel’s Automotive and serving people in the Midlands. They are active in their local community, attending The Harvest Church and sponsoring local ministries throughout the area. Rob serves on the Midlands Technical College Automotive Advisory Board and is a member of the Columbia Executive Business Owners Association. Kathy has her own amazing background and brings 20 years of automotive management experience to the business. She encouraged Rob to follow his passion and together, they are an unbeatable pair and knowing you that ensure you and your vehicle will be treated like family. My personal favorite part of the family are Abby and Baxter, the shop’s boxers who are very lovable and there just for fun.
Focused on providing superior service, their highly trained staff takes pride in maintaining and repairing your vehicle. By working with each individual customer to make them feel comfortable with automotive repair decisions. A.J., the shop foreman, quality checks each vehicle to further assure your satisfaction. Rob says, “The guys in the shop are what it’s all about, they make it happen! We work on all makes and models of vehicles, which requires periodic training to maintain the highest level of service, even on the newest most sophisticated models.”
Whetzel’s makes the inconvenient convenient, offering shuttle service to work and even picking up vehicles for repairs when possible. They realize that being without your vehicle while repairs are made can be a stressful and inefficient. For most people to be able to focus on what they have planned while their vehicle is being repaired is greatly appreciated and a continued valued service.
You are invited to experience the Red Carpet Service and join what they proudly call the Whetzel’s Automotive Family!