Winlock Tire and Auto opened on May 6, 2019 at 103 Kerron Street, the former location of Fred's Shell and Tire. Dave Maddox is the new owner, he took over the location and has been busy ever since.
Dave, who is from Longview, decided it was time to go out on his own after working at McCord's Dodge in Longview for the past 1 ½ years. Before he went to work at McCords, he worked on a Ranch in Montana working on farm equipment for 15 years.
In total, Dave has 28 years experience working as a mechanic. Winlock Tire and Auto will offer tires, oil changes, brakes, batteries, shocks, and tune ups. He works on all vehicles, foreign and domestic.
Dave is excited to be in Winlock, he stated, "I love small towns, they need more businesses who will take care of the local residents. I want to be that person. I'm excited to have my business in Winlock. People can come by and let me know what they need and I will do my best to give them a fair price."
Since opening, Dave has had customers who come are local and from Longview. Treana Storie from Longview said, "He did an amazing job fixing my alternator on my F350 and did a last minute oil change. His service was fast and his prices reasonable I would recommend anyone to go here for their needs for their vehicle."
Another customer, Matt Forsythe stated, "Got new tires and repacked bearings on my horse trailer. Great service and beat the big tire shop by about $400."
Dave is very outgoing, easy to talk with and is definitely available for his customers. A new customer drove up and he immediately stopped to help her with her tires, customer service at it's best.
Winlock Tire and Auto will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. He is looking forward to meeting others in the community. He stated, "Come on by, I'd like to introduce myself and help with whatever your vehicle needs may be."
If you get a chance, stop by and meet Dave. He will be glad to help you anyway he can.