Best Repair Shops & Auto Service Providers

This page is dedicated to finding and publishing those service - repair companies that our cruzers have personally used and can recommend as professional providers of services we all need sooner or later. If you have a company you have used that does a fabulous service for a fair price, please email their information to Include the company name, city, contact person, telephone #, email address if available, and the specific service or repair they provided for you and your cruiser. Only those companies to whom you can give an "Excellent" rating should be forwarded for listing on this page. Print out this information for your records.  
Automotive Physicians, located at 14296 23 Mile Road in Shelby Twp., MI provides complete auto, truck & fleet repair service. They can give your cruiser an electronic front end alignment...for ALL classic cars.  They provided great service on Ken's 57 Chevy after he had new ball joints and drag link installed on his cruiser. Call Doug at ..586-566-7474 or visit Recommendations: Ken Savage 

Galaxy Collision, (formerly Big C's Collision) is located on Gratiot Ave. just north of downtown Mt. Clemens, provides custom painting...tri-coats, candies, flames, and frame on or off restoration of classic cars. They do excellent work and can be reached at ...586-216-4711. Recommendations: Chuck Hamann, Ken Savage, Bob Shaw 
B&L Plating, provides chrome plating services for your classic cruiser parts. Contact Geno and tell him Ken recommended his excellent company. Geno can re-chrome whole bumpers to small parts. He is located just north of 8 Mile Rd & west off Gratiot and can be reached at .....586-778-9300. See his card below. Recommendations: Ken Savage 
Bob's Auto Machine, located on Mound Rd. just north of 29 Mile Washington, MI,  provides complete engine rebuild services, custom high performance engine kits, cylinder head reconditioning, for your classic cruiser & for marine applications.  Contact Ed at ...586-336-1050. He has 30 years of engine experience and rebuilt Ken's 383 engine that had a cam shaft lobe & lifter failure because of using the wrong oil for 5 years. Recommendations: Ken Savage
Complete Auto Pros, 35927 Mound Road  (west side) between 15 & 16 Mile Rd in Sterling Hgts., provides automotive repair services for all types of cars. Contact Ron at ...586-978-9700, or They had Ken & Ginny S. on the road in 2 hours after his Chevy alternator failed on the way to Woodward during Dream cruise week. Good people, friendly staff, and fast service. Recommendations: Ken Savage
Creative Classics, just west off Van Dyke just past the Post Office on 7525 22 Mile Rd. in Shelby Twp, provides custom upholstery for all your cruiser interior needs. Contact John Pinkerton at ...586-489-1820 or Recommendations: Dan Dennis,John Wenner, Ken Savage 
Doug Closser, Auto Mechanic....spercializes in repairing automatic transmissions in GM makes & models of cars, FREE estimates & low rates. Doug resides and works out of his business in Shelby Township, MI. He repaired Ken's Turbo400 transimission in his 69 Firebird when it would not shift gears....AND he also fixed a lose brake caliper and installed a new engine mount  ....great quality work. Call him anytime at 586-781-7053. Recomendations: Ken Savage, Dan Dennis, Chris Luczkowski
Doug's Muffler, 414 N. gratiot just north of Joy Rd., in Chesterfield Twp., provides mufflers, shocks, tail pipes, struts, springs and brakes for your car. He provided custom header repair for Ken so his new header had sufficient steering column clearance on his Chevy. Contact Doug Junior at ...586-469-0099. Recommendations: Ken Savage 
Dun-Right Q.C. Coatings, provides ceramic coating & powder coating services for your classic cruiser parts. Many of our club members have used them exclusively for work on their cars & can attest to their quick, professional servce & quality work. Ken used them to powder coat his hood hinges & ceramic coat his headers. See their card below. ..586-566-6315. Recommendations: Dwayne Hrynyk, Ken Savage.
EMS Classic Car Care....Ed & Emica Syrocki,  ..586-754-3728,  Ed provided electrical services, and installed dual B-Cool fans and switches in Ken's Chevy. They also replaced the power brakes dual master cylinder & power booster on his 1969 Firebird.  EMS provides outstanding engine & transmission repairs & upgrades, electrical services and brake installations. EMS works on all classics and even offers indoor storage services. They are located at 11530 Timken in Warren 1/2 mile south of 10 Mile Road & west off Hoover.  Recommendations: Ken Savage, Dwayne Hrynyk, Chuck Hamann, rock star Bob Seger's classic cars.
Equitable Glass, provides a local area solution for replacing classic car side windows. For just $45 to $75.00, most car windows can be replaced with new, high quality glass that can be tinted or non tinted to exactly match your old windows. Take your broken window to them & ask for John. Call ...586-254-6486. They are located next door to the Music Box on 50300 Van Dyke between 22 & 23 Mile Road in Shelby Twp., MI. Recommendations: Ken Savage & Dan Dennis   
John R Glass... in Madison Heights, just south of 11 Mile Road, provides professional auto glass repair and replacement. ....Call Mike at ...248-399-0878. See their card below. They installed the rear wind shield in Ken's 57 Chevy and did an excellent job. They also repair & replace glass for the Tri-Five car club. Recommendations: Tri-Five Car Club, Ken Savage
Keller's Automotive... in Shelby Township. Chuck Keller can perform excellent auto engine and transmission repair on your classic cruiser or newer car. His shop is located at 13048 23 Mile Road, just west of Schoenherr Road on the south side of 23. Chuck provided engine timing and choke repair for Ken's 57 Chevy and also built & installed Tony's 428 Cobra-Jet engine in his 69 Mustang Mach 1, and worked on John's 1971 Mercury Cougar. ....586-731-5378, Recommendations: Ken Savage, Tony Iafrate, John Rozell 
Layback Lenny.... Air brush shop expert that does fabulous pin striping and colorful art work on cars. He is located on 21738 John R Road in Hazel Park, Mi, 48030......248-548-7205, Recommendations: Dan Dennis
Mario's Auto Upholstery... Detroit, Mario Martinez can perform fabulous custom interiors, convertible tops, seat cover restorations, headliners, carpets, & tunneau covers for your classic cruiser. Located in the Mexican Villiage area at 7443 Dix Ave., Call them at ...313-729-7737 and learn first hand about their very reasonable prices. Recommendations: Dan Dennis, Bert Bernardi 
Meyer Automotive...located at 7979 19 Mile Road in Sterling Hgts, offers all kinds of sutomotive repair services and engine rebuilding for ALL car makes, models and classics. Contact Kevin Meyer or a member of his team at ...586-323-9930. Chuck G. said they are very cruiser friendly.  Recommendations: Chuck Gostomski.
Printall.....take M-53 North, then 32 Mile Road east to 69345 N. Main Street, (turn left on Main), in Richmond. Or you can take Gratiot north to 32 Mile Rd, then go west on Main. They do all of our club award plaques, business cards, window stickers, magnetic dash plaques, club banner, t-shirts, plus banners, party & wedding invitations plus much more... .Call Eric or Christina at 586-430-4383. Recommendations: Ken Savage, Mike McGowen.
Mr. Muffler, at 37526 Van Dyke in Sterling Heights can provide brakes, mufflers, shocks, custom pipes and much more. They did some exhaust work on Tom C.'s Chevy II, with resonable prices, and excellent work. If it's going to take awhile to repair, or get the parts, they will provide a ride home, and pick you up if necessary. You can also add coupons for discounts found in the Money Pac Coupons book every month, for even a better price. They love to work on the classics, and know how finicky we are...586-264-3650. Recommendations: Tom Coucke

Parker Store - Fluid Systems Engineering... in Clinton Twp., provides all types and sizes of hoses for fuel and water requirements. Also have all the cool polished and blue/red connectors for your cruzer. 18855 14 Mile Road, east of Groespeck, ...586-790-8880.    Recommendations: Ken Savage

Patmai Company... Frazer, Metal Polishing, trim moldings repaired & polished to a mirror like finish. All types of metals. Contact Bret Mattox ...586-294-0370, see their card below,, 31425 Frazer Drive, . Provided a super service in repairing & polishing Chuck's stainless trim for his 56 Chevy. Recommendations: Chuck Hamann

Rad Mobile Detailing, are auto reconditioning experts who come to your home to put that show car shine on your cruzer, truck, SUV or your boat. Call Rob Shobe at the numbers shown on their card below...586-773-1884. Rob put the finishing touchs on several of our FTC members' cars for Autorama 2008. Recommendations: Tim Mueller, Dwayne Hrynyk.

Rick's Tire & Wheel, ..49560 Van Dyke, just north of 22 Mile Rd, provides many years of experience as an excellent provider of auto services of all kinds including tire and wheel solutions for your cruzers. Rick offers all cruzers a discount when you tell them you are a Fun Time Cruzer, and also gives us FREE $30 coupons coupons for our Monday night cruise-in. According  to Ken, his prices are very reasonable. Contact Rick or Tammy at ...586-739-3400. Recommendations: Ken Savage .    

Simbol Auto Glass,...provides complete auto glass services and window tinting. They are at 50919 design Lane (facing 23 Mile Road just east of M3 freeway. Contact Tony Kado or his team at ...586-731-4529, or email They gave Chuck G. excellent service and customer attention. Recommendations: Chuck Gostomski

Slim's Alignment & Hotrod Shop, they are not cheap but they do great work. East Ten Mile (corner of Gratiot 10 Mile) in Eastpointe, ...586-775-7765. See their info below, & contact Dave or Frank.  Al had his Vette aligned plus 2 lower ball joints and a power steering valve assembly installed. Recommendations: Al Alfonzi.

SS Stripping, provides plastic media & aluminum oxide metal preparation of all kinds. Located at 35320 Mound Rd in Sterling Hgts., ...586-268-5799, See the info card below or visit their web site... Chris Sniesak can place or restore stripping on your classic cruzer or provide other residential or industrial applications. Recommendations: Dwayne Hrynyk. 

St. Clair Engine LLC, located on 28069 Armada Road in Richmond, MI, they provide a complete automotive machine shop for cruisers that includes engine dyno services, reconditioning, porting, & polishing heads, block boring & honing, connecting rod reconditioning, & the sale of engine parts. Call ...586-784-9391 or See business card below. Recommendations: ..several FTC members

Superior Radiator, provides custom racing radiators, repair for all types and sizes of raditors. Ken had his heater core repaired for just $40.00 & highly recommends this company. Ask for Ben or Charlie at ...586-463-8722. They are located off Cass east of Gratiot in Mt. Clemens. Turn south off Cass onto Grand Avenue (125). Call for prices. Recommendations: Ken Savage.      

Tom - "The Headliner Guy" ... provides headliner repair & installation plus custom interiors, carpeting & seat restorations for your new or classic car. Tom C. had Tom replace his headliner, and re-foamed & recovered his rear seat in his 66 Chevy II SS in just a few days. Tom C. stated that Tom "the headliner guy" makes "house" calls, offers excellent workmanship, and his service is very reasonable. You can also see his ad in Cruis'News.  Contact Tom at ...586-786-0839, or ...586-337-3032. Recommendations: Tom Coucke  

Tri-5 Classics of Michigan, located just west of Great Lakes Crossing in Clarkston, they sell Chevy parts for less than Cars, Inc., and other classic Chevy parts suppliers. Ken S. purchased replacement window chrome items from them & discovered they go direct to the manufacturer that other parts suppliers use, but without making you pay for the large mark up. They also provide restoration services. Contact their Ken Siegfried at ...248-291-8117. Recommendations: Ken Savage

Wall Art Marketplace, graphic design artist, Andrew Sliwinski, provides wonderful automotive wall art and show boards for your cool cruisers. Located in South Lyon, MI, Andrew can design and ship your auto art anywhere in the country. You can see an example of his work at our FTC Monday nite cruise-in in Sterling Heights, MI. His show boards come in 3 sizes & price ranges:..16x20 size = $80, 18x24 = $95, & 24x36 = $120. All are on foam or gator board & other options include laminating and framing. Contact him at 248-761-6214, or check out his email address & web site links.... https:/, http:/, or Recommendations: Ken Savage 

Wrecks N Restorations, specialize in custom body work & paint plus expert refinsihing of your car. All insurance is accepted, ALL car makes & models restored.  Contact Nick Mifsud at .. 1818 Star Batt Drive, Rochester Hills MI 48309, 248-852-5755,... ... Recommendations.... several FTC members.




35927 Mound Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48310

586-978-9700 ..