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The Crew

The staff at Central Automotive works hard to bring the most professional service possible to the customer. Both management personnel & technicians dedicate hundreds of hours each year to ongoing training. These are “Real Car Guys” that year after year have stayed at the top of their industry. From the owner right down to the courtesy shuttle driver we all take our jobs very seriously.

Central Automotive Staff


Robert Service

Central Automotive Service Center | Robert Service - Owner / Service Consultant

Owner / Service Consultant

Robert Service has been working in the automotive repair business for 38 years starting at age 16, and became and ASE Master Certified Mechanic in 1980. Rob has owned and managed Central Automotive Service Center (formerly Central Tune-Up Carburetor and Electric) since 1984. His mission is to assure that every vehicle is serviced thoroughly, and that customers to receive a good value when they bring their vehicle to Central Automotive.

Certifications:

  • Service Consultant
  • Master Technican
  • Auto Parts Specialist
  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • Manual Drivetrain and Axles
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance
  • Advanced Engine Performance Specialist

State of California Certification:

Enhanced Area Test & Repair Smog License


Matt Weathers

Central Automotive Service Center | Matt Weather

Matt Weathers started with Central Automotive in 2016. He has worked in the automotive industry for over 10 years and brings a vast knowledge of information about vehicle repairs. Central Automotive is proud to have him be a part of our team. Matt manages daily operations and is our lead Service Advisor. If you have a question Matt will find the answer!

Certifications:

  • Service Consultant
  • Parts Specialist

Tim Brown

Central Automotive Service Center | Tim Brown - Master Technician

Master Technician

Tim Brown has been a technician since 1971. Tim started with Central Automotive in1997, and has become the shops “Head Mechanic”. His skills and experience include cars built in the early 1900’s (Antiques), up to the most modern technological marvels. Tim says he can fix “Anything with Wheels”!

Certifications:

  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • Manual Drivetrain and Axles
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance
  • Advanced Engine Performance Specialist

State of California Certification:

Enhanced Area Test & Repair Smog License


Israel Armenta

Central Automotive Service Center | Israel Armenta - Certified Technician

Certified Technician

Israel Armenta started working on cars right out of high school. He studied automotive technologies at Los Medanos Junior College. Israel joined the Central Automotive Service Center team in 1999. Israel is the shops Brake, Steering & Suspension Specialist and can repair the most challenging “handling” or “braking” problems. Israel is “Advanced Engine Performance” and “Enhanced Smog Test & Repair” certified.

Certifications:

  • Engine Repair
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Advanced Engine Performance Specialist

State of California Certification:

Enhanced Area Test & Repair Smog License

Ed Beyer


Central Automotive Service Center | Ed Beyer - Master Certified Technician

Master Certified Technician

Ed Beyer has worked in the Walnut Creek area as a technician for over 16 years. His knowlege of electronics and electrical systems have proved to be invaluable in the repair of modern vehicles. Ed is a “Master Certified Technician” and holds the “Advanced Engine Performance” specialist rating as well.

Certifications:

  • Engine Repair
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle
  • Manual Drivetrain and Axles
  • Suspension and Steering
  • Brakes
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Engine Performance
  • Advanced Engine Performance Specialist

State of California Certification:

Enhanced Area Test & Repair Smog License


Doug Hoffman

Central Automotive Service Center | Doug Hoffman

Doug Hoffman joined the Central Automotive team in 2015. As our courtesy shuttle driver, Doug is "always on the go" safely transporting customers, vehicles and materials to and from the shop. Doug also keeps our facility running smoothly, performing maintenance and helping the technicians with a variety of tasks.


Susan Service

Central Automotive Service Center | Susan Service - Owner / Wife

Owner / Wife

Susan Service has owned Central Automotive Service Center with Rob since 1985. Sue is in charge of Central Automotive’s finances including bookkeeping and payroll, as well as administrative operations. Sue is available part-time at the office ensuring customer satisfaction. :)