Pat eventually got too busy for the home garage and decided to establish his own auto repair facility to better serve his customers. Kara started working for her dad in 1999, and became owner of the shop in August of 2014, after Pat left it to her when he passed. Today, Kara honors Pat’s legacy by continuing to operate a friendly auto repair shop that drivers can count on for top-notch work and excellent customer service.
“Being the only female-owned auto repair shop in Hastings, I want people to walk into Pat’s and immediately feel confident they’re not going to be taken advantage of. My team and I achieve this goal by explaining automotive service needs clearly and honestly, and simply treating everyone with respect.”
- Kara Tharp, Owner