John Simister knows cars. He started Auto Care Clinic in May 1980. The first location was at the current USA gas station and he was there for two years before moving to the current location on the corner of Adams Street and Yucaipa Boulevard. He has been there at 35207 Yucaipa Blvd., for 37 years. One doesn’t stay in business for almost four decades without having an honest reputation and repeat customers. Auto Care Clinic is one of the most trusted auto shops in town.
“I used to work part-time in garages while I was in the Marine Corps,” said Simister. “I had some friends in the military that lived in Yucaipa and they talked me into moving here in the late 1970s.”
And he never looked back.
He attributes his business success to his hardworking staff of four full-time auto technicians, most of which have been employed at Auto Care Clinic for at least 20 years.
Michael Booth, Kevin Kunf, Michael Dahl, Michael Holdorff are all general repair technicians.
“I think we are the most honest shop in town,” said Simister. “My guys are honest. I trust them completely.”
The four friendly technicians are fully trained in the newest auto classes and techniques.
“They attend classes two or three times per year,” said Simister. “They are all ASE certified and take tests throughout the year to stay up to date.”
In addition, the prices are reasonable and competitive.
The shop offers complete auto repair, foreign and domestic. It is a Star-certified smog check inspection site. It offers tests and repairs and is a part of the California Assistance Program (CAP) for non-passing smog checks. It also specializes in air conditioning and brakes. Simister said it is a shop for minor repairs, not for overhauling of transmissions or engines.
The shop is at an expansive lot, complete with five bays and it’s centrally located in Historic Uptown Yucaipa.
Auto Care Clinic is open Monday through Friday. Hours of operation: Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Call for more information, 790-1701.