Pictured above: Heather, Office Manager and Bill, Owner.
Since 1972, Canfield Automotive Repair Service has been maintaining vehicles in the Youngstown area, while treating our customers with respect, honesty, and integrity. As a family owned and operated repair shop, we understand how important it is to trust your mechanic. We’ve been around to provide service for the families of the areas surrounding Canfield for generations. The children that once looked out into the shop at their parents’ car being serviced have now become parents themselves. The families we have had the privilege to serve have grown with us.
The C.A.R.S. family promise is to provide excellent customer service and quality repairs at a fair and honest price, because your satisfaction is our top priority. As a NAPA AutoCare Center, we follow their Code of Ethics, including performing high-quality diagnostic and repair services with NAPA parts, employing qualified technicians, and maintaining a high standard of automotive service. When you service your vehicle with C.A.R.S., you get the confidence of knowing that all repairs are covered under the NAPA Nationwide Warranty—24 months/24,000 miles. If a defect in materials or workmanship should occur, you can take your vehicle to any NAPA AutoCare Center to have that defect corrected at no cost to the vehicle owner. More Information
Regular maintenance is the most important part of taking care of your vehicle. Practicing regular maintenance effects many of your vehicle’s systems, like your mechanical systems. Maintaining your vehicle's mechanical systems increase fuel efficiency and safety. Vehicle maintenance will save you from costly repairs in the future. We provide regular automotive maintenance services such as oil changes, brake repair and replacement, tire rotations, air filter/cabin filter, and more. We can put you on a regular maintenance schedule that fits your driving habits and lifestyle.
At C.A.R.S., we also provide repair services such as engine repair, electrical repairs, cooling systems repair, battery replacement, and A/C repair and recharging. We know that nobody likes having to deal with these kinds of problems, but it’s our goal to make repairing them the least stressful experience possible. Whether you’ve hit a pothole and need a new tire, or the steering and suspension checked, we can help you.
Locally Owned & Operated
Our story starts in Pittsburgh, PA, where Eileen and I grew up, met and married. About a month before our wedding in 1972, my employer unexpectedly closed and I had no job. I quickly accepted a job in New Castle, PA and after the wedding, we moved into an apartment in Boardman, OH. While I served in the Navy, I found my love for cars. Over the years my interest and talent grew along with the idea of owning my own garage.
In 1973, I stepped into the auto business by taking over ownership of an Exxon station on Mahoning Avenue. In 1978, we bought our home in Canfield. Ten years and three children later, Eileen and I had accumulated the capital, and I had the expertise to see the dream came true. CARS opened in December 1983.
We continue to live in our home in Canfield where our children graduated from Canfield High School. All three kids participated in high school sports, and everyone in the family is involved in the Canfield community. Even with no children at the high school, I continue to support the schools and sports programs.
CARS is mine and Eileen’s dream and passion. We are lucky to celebrate more than 44 years in business together.
I am constantly training to keep up with the auto industry changes so I can continue to exceed your expectations. Although the Mahoning County has some great repair shops, I’m confident that I can take care of you and your vehicle better than anyone.