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You may not have known this, but you’re about to so buckle up! There are celebrity auto mechanics. A lot of them. If you’ve been watching TV in the last couple of decades. You might’ve caught an auto shop show or twenty. There’s Restoration Garage, Misfit Garage, American Chopper, and plenty others.

But not every auto mechanic is a celebrity (for some reason), and most of them don’t get shows… even though they do amazing things no other people can do, from custom builds, one-of-a-kind mods, record-breaking performance powerhouses, drift cars that violate the laws of physics, and just about anything else you can imagine.

Today we’re gonna talk about some of the small but still credible, good auto mechanics around the US. Besides Tedious Repairs, of course.

Bernard Juchli

You may recognize him if you watch Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage. He’s the General Manage of Leno’s shop, the man entrusted with Leno’s legendary auto collection. A former jet engine technician, he went on to run his own shop Jaguar Limited out of Los Gatos. In that time he met and bonded with Leno over their love of cars, and by early 2000’s, he’d earned a leading position in one of the most envy-inducing garages in the entire world.

This quote from his LinkedIn sums up the nature of Juchli’s as one of the best auto mechanics in the US:

“Bernard’s practical knowledge and mechanical understanding of vintage vehicles is unparalleled. He is also an accomplished racer which further illustrates his passion for his work and desire for excellence in his field of expertise.”

Scotty Kilmer

Scotty Kilmer shown doing home auto repair

Best known for his self-named YouTube channel (and an uncanny likeness to a certain failed presidential candidate), Scotty Kilmer has over 4 million subscribers. It’s easy to see why, especially since you may already have heard of him by now, he’s so popular. His content is fun, informative, and even often thought provoking. We at Tedious Repairs in Chico, CA ourselves are big fans, and highly suggest checking out his channel if you’re into anything related to auto repair and other auto mechanic topics.

Kilmer’s YouTube Channel:

We’ve included one of his videos below, “5 Things You Should Never Do in an Automatic Transmission Car”. Since automatics are far and away from the more common transmission style- and transmission issues are one of our most popular services- we felt it might help a few people get a little more life out of it before they need transmission service.

Richard Rawlings

Okay this may be one of the most famous car mechanics in the world, but in case you aren’t already a fan of Discovery Channel’s Fast ‘n Loud, you should know about Richard Rawlings. Owner of the Gas Monkey Garage out of Dallas, Rawlings finds old cars, junkers, and hidden gems from all over the country and restores them so they get a brand new chance to rule the roads!

Now, some people aren’t quite into TV’s spin on auto shops since they tend to skip over most of the good parts like the method and decision-making process. If you want a slightly more in-depth look into the labors of the Gas Monkey Crew, check out Rawlings’ YouTube Channel here:

Gas Monkey Garage Richard Rawlings' auto shop

Gas Monkey Garage & Richard Rawlings:

But the Best Auto Mechanics in Chico are…

There are a helluva lotta more good mechanics out there and we’ll be sure to cover some more sometime in the near future.

But if you’re looking for a good mechanic in Chico, you can just call us at Tedious Repairs with any questions. We’re happy to help provide reliable automotive service. Whatever you need, we got you covered.

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