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About Us | PALS Ocala Auto Repair

Meet the Heart and Soul of Pals Ocala Auto Repair: A Family Business Dedicated to You

Welcome to Pals Ocala Auto Repair, where automotive expertise meets warm, family-centered service. Owned by Patrick and Linda Dolder, our journey began as an All Tune & Lube franchise, evolving into "Pals," a name inspired by the combination of our founders' names, Patrick And Linda’s. As a family-oriented business, we pride ourselves on creating a welcoming environment for our community in Ocala, Florida.

The Founders: Patrick and Linda Dolder

Patrick and Linda's story is one of resilience, passion, and community spirit. Having met in Waterman, IL, in 1977, they married in 1979. Patrick's journey from a steel factory to becoming a General Manager at an auto dealership showcases his dedication. In 2000, the Dolders embraced Ocala, opening two All Tune & Lube locations. After overcoming Linda's battle with cancer, they consolidated to one location, cherishing their role in the Ocala community. This is what has grown into the trusted Pals Ocala Auto Repair, a shop where classic car enthusiasts, car owners, boat lovers, horse owners, and the like can get their vehicles serviced on by the experts. 

Chuck: The Expert in the Garage

Leading our team with 37 years of expertise, Chuck is not only an auto mechanic but an educator in the garage. His passion for taking care of customers and working on diverse automotive challenges defines our commitment to excellence. Chuck's dedication stems from his love for anything automotive that rolls through our doors.

Shelly: The Warm Smile at the Front Counter

Shelly, Chuck's wife, is the warm smile you'll encounter at our front counter. A retired barrel racer and former nurse, Shelly's diverse background adds a special touch to our team. Her welcoming presence reflects the family-friendly atmosphere we strive to maintain. If you give Pal’s a call, chances are you’ll speak with Shelly, whose first priority is always to make sure you’re safe. 

Jim: Master ASE-Certified Technician

With 11 years at Pals Ocala Auto Repair, Jim, our Master ASE-Certified Technician, brings 30 years of experience. His mechanical prowess extends from routine repairs to tackling intricate tasks like restoring an electric clock on a classic Buick. Jim's reputation as a trustworthy auto mechanic is well-deserved.

Lester: ASE-Master Certified Asset

Lester Harwood brings over 30 years of experience and an ASE-Master Certification. His expertise, honed since the age of 15, enriches our collective knowledge, making him an invaluable asset to Pals Ocala Auto Repair.

Continual Education and Community Involvement

At Pals Ocala Auto Repair, we take training seriously, attending auto repair school every two months through the TechNet program. Our team collectively holds over 100 years of experience, ensuring that your vehicles are in the hands of seasoned professionals. Beyond our commitment to exceptional service, we actively engage in the community, supporting organizations like the Boys and Girls Club, InterFaith of Marion County, and the Humane Society.

Experience the Pals Ocala Auto Repair Difference

Discover firsthand what makes Pals Ocala Auto Repair exceptional. We prioritize creating a superior customer service experience, ensuring you choose us every time your vehicles need attention. For inquiries or appointments, visit our website, contact us at (352) 414-0667 or visit us at 2821 SW College Road, Ocala, FL 34474. Conveniently located off I-75, next to the College of Central Florida, we eagerly await the opportunity to serve you and your vehicles. See you soon!

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