Bob Wallace, the operator of Wallace Autos, is hoping to create his enterprise in his new west facet place at 2101 Snow Bowl Plaza.
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In April, Bob Wallace opened his automotive repair store, Wallace Autos, at 2101 Snow Bowl Plaza, but the longtime mechanic, with more than 20 several years of practical experience, is not new to the organization.

“I took a break, and I essentially started creating homes,” explained Wallace. “I’ve obtained a two-calendar year-previous son, and I’ve got a different one particular on the way. This chance was just right: Chris (Cotton) was relocating out, and we had talked about it for like a calendar year right before just sort of joking and it just variety of worked out.”

Wallace, who took about the place that used to house Bear’s Automotive on the west side of Steamboat Spring, claimed his intention is to acquire treatment of men and women at a decent price tag. The vehicle restore shop will consider in all helps make of autos and provide providers including tires, oil alterations, whole engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes, and exhaust. He is qualified to do the job on Subaru automobiles and is an Automotive Provider Excellence accredited mechanic. He said he operates on Toyota and all American can make of motor vehicles as very well.



“Our objective is just using care of men and women at a good selling price, and carrying out it ideal the very first time” Wallace reported. “We pleasure ourselves on not getting any comebacks.”

The store is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday by means of Friday and by appointment on Saturdays. It was just the chance that Wallace, who said he has cherished doing the job on automobiles considering that he was 15, was on the lookout for to get again in the automotive fix business after proudly owning his individual shop in Denver for 10 years.



He remaining the company to get a brief break, ahead of moving to the Yampa Valley five years ago. He has worked for a few of regional automotive shops in city, and is excited to own a store again.

The location has two lifts, and Wallace mentioned he has the suggests to take on just about every job. Wallace claims he just loves mechanics and tinkering with stuff and that he still enjoys setting up bikes and hotrods when he gets the chance. Buyers can access the shop at 970-879-1143 or by emailing [email protected].

Wallace, and his wife Kaiti Lydon, live in Oak Creek with their son, Declan. The couple is expecting their second child in November.

It’s just a good changeover,” Wallace mentioned. “I took a break and this prospect came all over and I took edge of it.”