September 25, 2022

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Steamboat Springs’ newest auto repair shop aims to take care of people at decent price

Bob Wallace, the proprietor of Wallace Autos, is hoping to make his business enterprise in his new west side spot at 2101 Snow Bowl Plaza.
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In April, Bob Wallace opened his automotive maintenance shop, Wallace Autos, at 2101 Snow Bowl Plaza, but the longtime mechanic, with far more than 20 yrs of experience, is not new to the business enterprise.

“I took a break, and I basically began constructing homes,” mentioned Wallace. “I’ve obtained a two-yr-aged son, and I have received a further a person on the way. This opportunity was just appropriate: Chris (Cotton) was moving out, and we had talked about it for like a year in advance of just kind of joking and it just kind of labored out.”

Wallace, who took more than the location that utilised to household Bear’s Automotive on the west side of Steamboat Spring, explained his goal is to get care of persons at a first rate price. The vehicle repair service store will just take in all would make of cars and provide providers like tires, oil alterations, complete engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes, and exhaust. He is licensed to operate on Subaru cars and is an Automotive Provider Excellence qualified mechanic. He stated he operates on Toyota and all American can make of motor vehicles as perfectly.



“Our aim is just using care of persons at a first rate price tag, and doing it ideal the to start with time” Wallace claimed. “We pride ourselves on not possessing any comebacks.”

The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday by way of Friday and by appointment on Saturdays. It was just the chance that Wallace, who explained he has beloved performing on cars and trucks because he was 15, was searching for to get again in the automotive restore small business after owning his individual store in Denver for 10 many years.



He still left the enterprise to consider a short break, in advance of moving to the Yampa Valley five a long time in the past. He has worked for a pair of nearby automotive stores in city, and is fired up to individual a store once more.

The area has two lifts, and Wallace stated he has the indicates to choose on just about just about every task. Wallace claims he just loves mechanics and tinkering with stuff and that he still enjoys constructing motorcycles and hotrods when he will get the prospect. Customers can access the shop at 970-879-1143 or by emailing [email protected].

Wallace, and his wife Kaiti Lydon, dwell in Oak Creek with their son, Declan. The pair is expecting their next youngster in November.

It’s just a wonderful transition,” Wallace said. “I took a split and this opportunity arrived all around and I took edge of it.”