Hastings Auto Repair Shop - Pat's Auto Repair & Towing

Get to Know Pat's Auto Repair & Towing, A Family Business Since 1983

Pat's Auto Repair & Towing is a second-generation family business owned by Kara Tharp. Her father, Pat, opened the shop in March of 1983, originally starting in the home garage to do some welding and auto repair on the side. He let Kara name the business back then, and “Daddy’s Welding” quickly became a reliable source for honest, quality auto repairs in Hastings.

From “Daddy’s Welding” to Pat’s Auto Repair & Towing

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
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Meet Our Auto Repair & Service Team

  • Todd
    Todd TharpShop Manager & Tow Manager

    Our shop manager and tow manager, Todd Tharp, has been in the auto repair industry since he was a kid. His dad sold car parts for over 40 years, and his grandpa owned one of the first automotive repair shops in Hastings. Todd is ASE Certified and WreckMaster Certified. Todd is married to Kara, and they have four children: Cheyenne, Alicia, Taylor, and Wyatt.

  • Jeremiah
    Jeremiah BollingShop Foreman

    Jeremiah Bolling has been an automotive technician for 10 years and joined us in September of 2016. He has been a joy to have in our shop and makes work fun! Jeremiah and his wife, Jen, have been married for eight years. They have 2 boys, Zane and Timber.

  • Vicki
    Vicki HallerTow Dispatcher & Accounting

    Vicki Haller is our tow dispatcher and handles all our accounts receivable. She and her husband, Frank, have been married for 12 years and have one daughter, Ali. Vicki has been part of our team since August 2010.