About Horsepower Autocare Inc.
Bob Merrill has been working on vehicles for more than 40 years. He worked for Caterpillar Tractor company as a field service technician for 17 years before he and Bonnie opened Horsepower Barn in 1979. Bob is a Master ASE Technician with an L1 certification in Advanced Derivability.
Both Bonnie and Bob earned their AAM (Accredited Automotive Manager) degree's in 1996 from the Automotive Service Association Management Institute. In 2016 the Automotive Management Institute decided to have a Masters program. We were 2 out of 44 in the country to have enough credits to be in the first Accredited Master Automotive Manager graduation in California.
"We're Proud of Our Blue Seal Team"
Striving to be the best and committed to proving it. We are certified in each area of service that we offer.We have an elite group of automotive service professionals willing to go the extra mile for our customers satisfaction. We are 100% staffed with ASE Technicians.
These are some of the organizations that we are offiliated with:
AAA - Approved Auto Repair Facility
SMCC Advisory Board
Napa Autocare Program
What is true value ? Is it when something is the cheapest ? Or is it what you get for your money ? When it comes to the automotive industry here are some thoughts to consider: In order for a repair shop to do things cheaper what are you as a customer giving up ? There will always be someone that can do it cheaper. Does the repair shop have experienced ASE certified professionals that are compensated properly or people just leaning on your car ? Does the repair shop carry garage liability insurance in case something happens to YOUR VEHICLE. Do they keep up with todays technology ? Do they attend training ? Do they use the highest quality parts or just the cheapest parts they can buy ? How long do they stand behind their repairs ? (Till they can't see your tail lights or for at least a year). Do they offer above and beyond services like shuttle service, loaner cars, service reminders or courtesy checks ?
What is the value of value to YOU ?
For 40 years
we at Horsepower Autocare have pledged to you our VALUED customer to provide
QUALITY repairs at a VALUED price ALWAYS.
"Thank you for the excellent service. What a secure feeling it is for me. Women alone are such an easy target and I appreciate you very much." D.D. Windham
Our technicians are the best ! Bob & Stephen are Master ASE Technicians & George is a ASE Technician. They have the knowledge to take care of your vehicle. Experience counts - the job done right the first time.
Stephen Thompson lives in Portland with his wife Denise and children Emma, April, Katelyn & Joseph. He is a graduate from CMCC and had worked for an Independent Auto repair for 10 years before joining us in 2011. He has attended after market training and is a Master ASE Technician and L1 Advanced Engine Proformance Specialist
They have chosen this profession as a life's work not just drifting thru life.
George Clements is an asset to our team. He previously had a career with a Ford dealer in Southern, Maine and more recently an independent repair in Gray. He is working on his ASE re-certifications that he had previously had. He has been attending after market automotive training since joining us in September 2017. He and his wife, Mary live in Falmouth.