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A & J Automotive, Inc. in Raleigh

About A & J Automotive, Inc.

A & J Automotive has been serving Raleigh and the surrounding community since 1996! We are a family owned & operated auto repair facility. You’ll find friendly and knowledgeable people ready to help you with any service or repair to your vehicle!

Our mission at A & J Automotive is to provide our customers with professional automotive repair at a reasonable cost by highly qualified technicians. We promise to give truthful explanations and to ensure our customers understand the service(s) being suggested, to never use pressure to sell a service, or to sell a product or service that isn’t needed, and to go above and beyond to make each customer’s visit a positive experience. We stand behind our work. Honesty, integrity, reliability, professionalism, and attention to detail are the core values of A & J Automotive.

Ray Fannin – Owner and Master Technician

Ray FanninI have been employed in the automotive repair industry for more than 30 years. I am a Master Technician, having passed all ASE certifications. I continue to attend courses in all aspects of automotive diagnostics and repair to keep up with the latest technology and vehicle information available. After eight years as the Shop Foreman at a local Chevrolet dealership, I was able to realize my life-long dream of owning my own business. My wife, Carol, and I opened the doors of A & J Automotive (named after our two daughters, Amanda & Jenny) in 1996. We were very excited to be able to open a second location in January, 2008. A & J Automotive is truly a family owned & operated business in which we strive to treat our customers as we would our own family.

Tom Collins – Service Manager, Departure Drive Location

Tom CollinsI started my career in 1986 at a service station, pumping gas, changing oil, and then getting an inspector’s license. After 17 years of training and honing my skills as a technician, I bought my own service station in my hometown of Kansas City. I have ASE certification as a service consultant. I enjoy working with the public, meeting new people and helping them keep their vehicles in peak condition. With 21 years of experience, I take pride in delivering honest and reliable service to our customers.

Keith Rensel – Shop Foreman and Master Technician, Wilders Grove Location

Keith RenselI came to A & J Automotive in 2004 with more than 18 years of experience as a technician at Chevrolet dealerships. I am a Master Technician, having passed all ASE certification courses as well as numerous GM certifications and specialized GM training. I continually attend courses in every subject available in automotive repair, as I feel it is extremely important to keep up with the latest information in the field. This affords me the ability to quickly and accurately diagnose your vehicle’s problems and help you keep your costs down.

Chris Mason – Technician, Wilders Grove Location

Chris MasonI have been with A & J Automotive a little more than a year and I have been a car enthusiast most of my life. As a licensed safety and emissions inspector, I will be especially thorough when it comes to checking over your car. I will take special care of your vehicle as if it were my own.


Philp Perry – Master Technician, Departure Drive Location

I have over 7 years of experience as an automotive technician, and have been with A & J since November of 2010. I am a certified ASE Master Technician, L1 Advanced Engine Performance Specialist, and a licensed NC inspector. I have been a car enthusiast since an early age, and have always had a great interest in anything mechanical. I look forward to applying my skills, knowledge, and passion for cars to your experience here at A & J Automotive.

Josh Secrest – Master Technician, Wilders Grove Location

I have over 10 years of experience in the automotive field, and worked my way from General Service Technician to ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician. I apprenticed at a local Asian import automobile repair facility, and specialize in the Nissan / Infiniti line of vehicles. I am a Raleigh area native, and have deep roots in the community. I maintain close contact with the local chapter of the Independent Garage Owners of North Carolina. In my spare time I enjoy learning about new technologies, fishing, and spending time with my family.

Brett Briscoe – Technician, Departure Drive Location

I have been with A & J Automotive since April of 2011.
I’ve been working in the automotive industry for 8 years now, and was trained
as a diesel mechanic while serving four years in the United States Marine
Corps. I completed two seven month deployments to Iraq during my service. I have
always been interested in anything mechanical, and love being able to help
people with their car troubles.

Jonathan Lloyd – Service Manager, Wilders Grove Lane Location

I’ve been in the auto industry for 11 years and a Service Advisor for 4. I was born and raised here in Raleigh, and love spending time with friends and family, especially at the beach or around any body of water. I am a volunteer firefighter with Bay Leaf here in Raleigh, and devote as much time to that as possible. I love talking with people about preventive maintenance and repair, and I’ve never met a stranger.

 Melody Cox – Office Manager, Departure Drive & Wilders Grove Locations

I started working for A & J Automotive in October of 2011, after relocating to the Raleigh
area with my husband, Matthew. I have a Business Administration degree from Elon University and a background in marketing, and will be handling A & J’s office needs. I
look forward to serving you here at A & J Automotive. Please let me know if
we can do anything to make your visit here more comfortable!



A & J Automotive, Inc. Location Information

A & J Automotive, Inc.
5001 Departure Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616
(919) 431-9595

Services: Auto Parts, Auto Repair Centers

Joined June, 2010

A & J Automotive, Inc. Reviews

Overall Rating 10.0
Customer Service 10.0
Friendliness 10.0
Product Knowledge 10.0
Quality of Repair Work 10.0
Overall Experience 10.0
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