Auto services

Brandon Auto Services stands the test of time

Lifelong friends Ken Holland and Ken Anderson have seen the area grow and change, as has their business, formerly Brandon Auto Salvage and now Brandon Auto Services.

For over three decades, Brandon Auto Services has been the area’s one-stop-shop for a wide variety of automotive services. Owned by Steve Holland and Ken Anderson, best friends since elementary school at Yates Elementary, the company has gone through several changes over the years while still remaining the trusted place to bring your truck or car in for repairs.

Whether it’s the radiator or the air conditioning, the fuel pump or brake problems, the steering, the suspension or just a pair of wipers, everything can be taken care of at Brandon Auto Services.

Need collision and auto body repairs? Look to Brandon Auto Services to meet those needs and take some of the stress away. Free insurance inspections and quotes are offered. The technician will work with the insurance company to make sure everything is covered, documented, and handled carefully and clearly, and then the vehicle will be repaired, repainted, and restored to like-new condition.

The Tire Department offers quality new and used tires and wheels, including new custom wheels. All major tire brands are available for installation, including Goodyear, Pirelli and Firestone.

Brandon resident Mickey Oliver, also a classmate of the duo, regularly uses Brandon Auto Services for tune-ups and repairs to his family’s vehicles. “Anything that’s wrong, they’ll fix it,” he said.

In addition to offering everything you need for your car or truck under one roof, what sets the company apart dates back to its early years. When Holland and Anderson purchased the business from Holland’s father in the early 1970s, they changed the name to Brandon Auto Salvage and began collecting vehicles for parts. Over the years they have changed the name to Brandon Auto Services to fully represent what they do.

“We are able to sell used auto and truck parts as well as perform any repairs our customer may need,” Holland added.

It’s a real family affair at Brandon Auto Services. Both Holland and Anderson married classmates and their wives worked alongside them in the early years. Today Holland and Anderson’s daughters are an integral part of the business. Holland added that the company is also involved in the community it grew up in, sponsoring race cars, sports teams and more.

Brandon Auto Services also offers towing, car rentals and customer transportation. Call 813-689-8131 to schedule an appointment. For the body shop, call 813-689-8255. Visit the website at www.brandonauto.com and the store at 3159 SR 60 E. in Valrico. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.