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Meet Judd Wenzel of JCW Auto Repair Service in San Gabriel Valley

Today we’d like to introduce you to Judd Wenzel.

Judd started out repairing automobiles at the young age of 13. His older brother never seemed to buy a running vehicle, so on his free time Judd figured out what was going on with the car, and eventually fixed the problem. This became an ongoing process in which Judd was continually fixing the cars his brother would bring him.

As time moved on, Judd went to work for a small shop in Glendora, CA, called “Sport Tune Automotive”. The shop specialized in European automobiles, which gave Judd the opportunity to obtain both experience and knowledge working on different makes and models.

The shop eventually relocated, so Judd and a few of the other staff members went to work in El Monte for a shop called “A Auto Service”. Here, Judd was able to learn the “ins & outs” of working in a general repair shop specializing in American and Japanese makes.

The knowledge and experience he gained working in these shops inspired him to learn more about the industry. Judd decided to get back in school and successfully completed his ASE Training courses.

After completion of his ASE Training, Judd went on to work for a German car specialist advancing his skills and working for the company for about 8 years.

He then went to work for a friend who had an engine rebuilding shop. Here, Judd learned everything he needed to know about engine rebuilding, with hands on experience on race car motors, boat motors, and much more.

With everything he had learned, Judd felt that he had a grasp on how an auto shop should be run. He opened JCW Auto Repair Service with a goal to serve his customers with superior service and quality repairs.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
JCW Auto Repair Service is a full-service auto repair shop located in Azusa, CA. With over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, we at JCW Auto Repair Service strive to give the San Gabriel Valley quality repairs at fair prices. Whether the problem be major or minor, JCW Auto Repair Service has the equipment and courtesy to get you and your vehicle back on the road in no time.

Please tell us about JCW Auto Repair Service.
Here at JCW Auto Repair Service, we pride ourselves in delivering only the highest quality services and repairs! Just a few of the services we offer include: full air conditioning, alignment, ball joints, bearing repacking, brakes, chassis, clutches, computer diagnostics, driveline, electrical, exhausts, lube, oil changes, lift kits, lowering kits, mufflers, shocks, springs, suspension, timing belts, tires, tire rods, wheels, wiring and so much more!

We now offer 24 hr. free roadside assistance, which includes free jumpstart, flat tire, and auto fuel. Call shop at 626-969-2886.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
It’s run from my dad who was entrepreneur, and inspire me to have my own business.

Contact info:

  • Address: JCW Auto Repair Service
    245 S Irwindale Ave., Azusa, CA 91702
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  • Phone: 626-969-2886
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