The Toy Tech
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Describe your business.
The Toy Tech is a family owned and operated business located in Placerville, just off Main Street. We are an independent Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Honda, Acura and Subaru repair facility that’s committed to helping customers with all of their automotive needs. We use OEM factory parts and have more than 17 years of local experience. What’s more, we offer a competitive hourly rate of $89/hour compared to the average cost of $95-$117/hour at our competitors, while still providing all of the services you’d receive at more expensive shops. We offer all manners of repairs—from simple oil changes and regular maintenance to major repairs. Being a small, local business has provided us with a great sense of freedom; it allows us to have a more personal relationship with customers, and lets us serve our customers with none of the pressure tactics found at larger shops. We are committed to helping customers with their automotive needs and show them that there are affordable choices when it comes to car maintenance and repair. We have many repeat customers; therefore, we often know the history of each vehicle and are able to extend our best advice accordingly.
What was the first job you ever had, and what did you learn from the experience?
My automotive career has come full circle. When I first entered the industry more than 17 years ago, I worked as an automotive detailer in the very location The Toy Tech resides today!
What life accomplishments are you most proud of?
My beautiful family. I adore my amazing, patient wife, Bree, and our three rambunctious children: Evan, Ella Kate and Jake, (ages 6 years, 4 years and 9 months respectively). I’m also grateful that I’m able to pursue my passion for automotive repairs and make a business out of it. Making a living doing what you love is a gift, and I’m truly blessed to have it.
What’s your favorite place to eat out locally?
My wife and I love Amerikan Ichi Sushi and Hog Wild Bar-B-Que.
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