Gearhead Automotive Services Ltd was founded in the summer of 2005. Using my grandparent's house as collateral, a business plan, and a bank that finally said yes, the dream of owning my own shop would be realized. All we needed was a location. I found an empty undeveloped bay in a newly constructed building in North Red Deer. At the time there were not many choices for bays to rent, unlike today!! The original 3300 sq foot shop was in Bay 3 7597 Edgar Industrial Drive. With the help of family and friends, the office and shop were built. There were 2 of us then, with 2 hoists, some equipment, and a goal to build trust and loyalty through excellent customer service and provide exceptional value. I wanted to do it better than anyone I worked for and be one of the best shops in Red Deer. The hard work paid off, and with the help our awesome clientele and staff we had the opportunity to expand.
In 2011 we expanded to 6270 sq ft in the same building. Again, with the help of staff, family, and friends we renovated the office and shop. We have 8 bays and can comfortably fit up to 12 vehicles at a time. We have invested heavily in training, diagnostic information and equipment to provide our clients with dealership level capabilities while providing that small town shop feel for clients. Great service, Great people, Great value.
In the constant pursuit to provide clients with great value, we joined the Napa Autopro network in July 2019. We are still the independent shop you know and love, except now with an added bonus. We offer a 2-year, 40,000 km parts and labour warranty that is backed by a network of over 600 Canadian Autopros and over 11,000 Napa Autocares in the USA. No matter where you are in North America, we got you covered.
We are always looking for great new clients. If you hear anyone having problems with their vehicle, or feel they need a second opinion we are here to help. Is there an owner or fleet manager you know looking for a dealership alternative? Is there a friend or relative looking for a shop that can do it all? Light on in the dash? Weird noises, or smells? Tough problems that have been to other shops? Send them to us, we are happy to help.