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AAA honors 29 Arizona auto facilities with 2013 Top Shop award

Phoenix, June 10, 2013. Motorists seeking quality auto repair have a resource thanks to AAA’s 2013 Top Shops list. Now in its twelfth year, 29 Arizona repair facilities earned the award for 2013.  

 “AAA’s Approved Auto Repair (AAR) network is one of our most valuable automotive resources. It provides a way for drivers to find a repair shop they know they can trust,” said Don Nunnari, vice president of automotive services for AAA Arizona. “Top Shops surpass AAA’s stringent requirements. These facilities represent the best that our automotive network has to offer.”

Facilities must belong to AAA’s AAR network to be eligible for the award. AAR facilities must adhere to more than 20 standards, including:

  • Annual inspection by AAA.
  • Staff Automotive Service Excellence technicians for each area of service offered.
  • Guarantee repairs for at least 12 months or 12,000 miles for AAA members.
  • Accept the final decision of AAA in resolving disputes with AAA members.

In addition, Top Shops must also maintain a 90 percent customer approval rating. They must be actively involved in the community and uphold an exemplary business reputation.

The 2013 list of Top Shop winners is below. The number next to the shop’s name indicates the consecutive years the facility has earned the award.


Top Shop


Tobias’ Automotive Specialists – NEW!

4205 W. Summit Walk Court, Ph: 623-551-7474
Owner: Andy Tobias

Cave Creek

Tobias’ Automotive Specialists (5)
6022 E. Cave Creek Road, Ph: 480-488-2914
Owner: Andy Tobias


ADS Auto Repair  (3)

6835 W. Chandler Blvd., Ph: 480-961-8704

Owner: Greg LaFontsee


Bell Tire & Auto Service (11)

6027 W. Bell Road, Ph: 602-843-5501

Owners: Dave & Marguerite Bankston


Dave’s Car Care – NEW!
5102 W. Peoria Ave., Ph: 623-979-2370
Owner: David Denmon

Green Valley

Hickey Automotive (12)

250 W. Calle De Las Tiendas, Ph: 520-648-0180

Owners: Ron Hickey


AASTRO Transmission & Auto Repair (8

4443 W. Ina Road, Ph: 520-744-0655

Owner: Jim Marshall


BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Marana (2)
6055 W. Jenna Nicole Ln., Ph: 520-572-9696
Owner: Ray Pisciotta


Apache Sands Service Center (4)

7602 East Main Street, Ph : 480-984-3101

Owner: Hal Fredrickson


Invision Auto Body (5)

4134 E. Valley Auto Drive, Ph: 480-503-1414

Owner: Chuck Danielson


Thompson’s Auto Repair & Towing (8)

1325 E. Main Street, Ph: 480-833-1071

Owner: Bryan Vivian


25th Street Automotive (7

4112 N. 25th Street, Ph: 602-955-2637

Owner: Tony Guido


Hi-Tech Car Care (11)

2924 N. E. Thomas Rd., Ph: 602-224-0941

Owner: Jim Garnand


I-17 Collision Repair – NEW!
11025 N. 23rd Ave., Ph: 602-249-1706
Owner: Kevin Rowe


Kelly Clark Automotive Specialists – Bell Road  (11)

4101 E. Bell Road, Ph: 602-971-2225

Owner: Kelly Clark


Kelly Clark Automotive Specialists – Glendale Ave. (10)

1201 E. Glendale Avenue, Ph: 602-274-1394

Owner: Kelly Clark


Tony’s Auto Service Center (5)

5602 E. Thomas Road, Ph: 480-945-7788

Owner: Tony Guido


Jim’s Auto Clinic (5)

1460 W. Gurley Street, Ph: 928-445-0505

Owner: Jim Booth


 Prescott Import Car Service (5)

710 Ruth Street, Ph: 928-778-9305

Owner: Steve LaFleur


Car Repair Company (3)

2918 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ph: 480-949-7777

Owner; Jim Atkinson

Sun City West

Sun Cities Tire & Auto (11)

13701 W. Camino Del Sol, Ph: 623-975-1737

Owners: Wally & Cathy Moreland


AASTRO Transmission & Auto Repair (7)

8150 E. 22nd Street, Ph: 520-298-1103

Owner: Jim Marshall


AASTRO Transmission & Auto Repair (6)

5302 E. Speedway Boulevard, Ph: 520-325-5500

Owner: Jim Marshall


Borst Automotive (12)

1255 S. Swan Road, Ph: 520-748-8861

Owner: Jon Bradford


BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Rita Ranch (2)

7525 S. Houghton Road, Ph: 520-663-0005

Owner: Ray Pisciotta


BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Oro Valley - NEW!
10529. N. Oracle Rd., Ph: 520-531-1234
Owner: Ray Pisciotta


BRAKEmax Car Care Center – Oracle Crossings – NEW!
7613 N. Oracle Rd., Ph: 520-877-9991
Owner: Ray Piscotta


Eric’s CARSTAR Collision Center (4)

1330 S. Alvernon Way, Ph: 520-325-1233

Owner: Eric Grossman


Milex Auto Service Center (3)

6911 E. Broadway Rd., Ph: 520-298-9404

Owner: Alan McGee



Recipients will receive their awards at a luncheon in Phoenix on June 13.

AAA offers a variety of automotive services. The AAR network and Top Shop list are two of many resources. Learn more at

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