By: Christopher Davis | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2014
Tim Miller, Jr., Chad Martin, David Figart and Mike Figart of Owasso Auto Care.
If there’s one thing you can count on this summer, it’s that it will be hot. Don’t find yourself stranded on Highway 169 because your radiator overheated. Stop in at Owasso Auto Care, located at 212 N. Main St., to ensure your car is prepared for the season. Their quality service and fair pricing is as reliable as triple-digit heat in Oklahoma summer.
Owasso Auto Care is owned by Tim Miller, who served for 20 years in the United States Army as a Green Beret in the Special Forces. Now retired, the veteran is a natural leader in the Owasso community. An Owasso resident of 38 years, when he saw a void in his community, he decided to turn it into a business opportunity. “I bought Owasso Auto Care because I had a hard time finding a trustworthy, hometown repair center,” he says of his 2012 purchase of the business. “I wanted to create a comfortable place with a fair price.” But, Miller insists, the objective is not merely profit. “My family and I live, play, and raise kids here in Owasso,” says Tim. “We believe in giving back to our community rather than just taking.” Miller is also a recent cancer survivor. He says his business is all about taking care of people - “people always come first.”
“We provide all services for virtually any type of vehicle including older cars and hot rods,” says Miller. The response from the community is clearly positive, as Miller has hired additional staff.
“We’ve grown from one mechanic to three in the short time we’ve been serving Owasso.”
Chad Martin and Mike and David Figart, brothers, comprise Miller’s expert automotive mechanic team. With 60 years’ experience amongst the three of them, they can solve just about any problem that rolls into the garage. From collision repair to engine overhaul and routine maintenance, the staff will make sure your car will not leave you high and dry in the heat of the day.
Because Miller is a retired member of the Armed Forces, as a token of appreciation, he offers a 10 percent discount to active or retired service members.
One of the unique facets of Owasso Auto Care’s services is their Safety Drivers Program. The program is offered free of charge to “anyone who wants a better understanding of what’s going on with their car,” explains Miller. The walk-in service is extended to all customers, granted a technician is free and not committed to a current project. Customers can bring their own car in and a technician will go over basics of car maintenance, such as proper tire pressure, antifreeze and engine oil level, as well as model-specific issues they should watch for at various mileage thresholds.
“We appreciate a client who asks questions,” Tim says. “We will help them take their tools out, show them out to change a tire – we’ll even work with them and let them practice on multiple occasions.”
With a track record of community involvement and service that spans decades, Tim Miller is brings his commitment to fairness and trustworthiness to the automobile maintenance industry.
For a breath of fresh air during the oppressive heat of summer, stop by Owasso Auto Care.
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Christopher Davis is an educator and musician, as well as a writer. A California native, he resides in Tulsa with his wife, two sons and a modest menagerie of pets. When he isn't inspiring young minds, you will most likely find him spending time with his family or playing drums and percussion with Project Huckleberry or the Movetet. In addition to Value News, Davis also writes for Currentland. You can view his work at https://seedavis.wordpress.com.