An Auto Repair Shop Built On Big Dreams | The Part that Built Me | ACDelco

An Auto Repair Shop Built On Big Dreams | The Part that Built Me | ACDelco


This barn is where everything started, where I learned the basics, working with my dad just learning the tool names.
We weren’t a very wealthy family or anything so we had to fix our own cars just to keep them on the road.
We were just down here always tinkering around, I mean, working on our own cars and uh, I never thought that someday I would end up owning a business.
I am Andrew Sexton and I own ATS Automotive in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
You know, just five years ago I was unhappy, not liking what I was doing.
I told my fiancé about it, she really reinforced that I was a great tech, I knew what I was doing.
She told me, just, you know, let’s quit, let’s start a shop and that’s what we did.
My heart told me this was the right move to make. There’s going to be bumps but you get back up.
It was the scariest thing I’ve probably ever done in my life. But owning your own business is the best thing in the world.
I love being able to help a wider range of people.
We just want to keep growing and just keep that small town mentality that we’re going to take care of that customer, we’re going to take care of you.
Customers trust what we use and they trust our knowledge.
I use ACDelco for almost everything.
I was always raised that you, you do the right thing, you take care of people. Using inferior products is not taking care of somebody.
The first year I was down here from 8 in the morning till midnight everyday.
You don’t want to miss a customer, you want to take care of everybody that you can.
We have people come from different counties just to come see us.
We get to know ‘em and they’re just like family.
You can always just stop in even if you’re car is running just fine.
Just come down and say hi.


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