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Best Auto Workshop / Mechanic: Pinkalla Auto Solutions LLC |

Sam’s Auto Shop, 4315 Byrd Ave., Racine

Stu’s Auto Services, 3824 Washington Ave., Racine

What makes your business the best in Racine County?

What stands out more than anything in our store are without a doubt our incredible customers, many of whom are third generation. We make all of our decisions based on what’s in the best interest of the client, not ours, and we just care about them and it has worked really well for us for a long time. I could go on and on about expensive tools and equipment and state of the art, but it all comes down to having “Racine’s best customers.”

How long have you been doing this?

We have been in business since 1981, 41 years.

Without whom could you not be successful? And why?

We are a family business and everyone here is a vital piece of the puzzle and irreplaceable.

Tell us how you got into this business and how you found success there.

We opened in 1981 as a full-service Mobil gas station and radiator repair shop for our father Chuck to provide for his family during the recession of the 1980s. Having the gas station on duty complete gave him a wonderful opportunity to meet most of the residents of the surrounding neighborhood while providing a needed service, much the same way we offer the emissions testing service today.

We plan to continue doing things the way they have done for us for all these years. We plan to continue operating our repair shop for a long time and maybe even pass it on to the next generation when the time comes.