Tony’s Auto Service Center is 56 Years Old!
Tony Guido, Sr., at his shop on the corner of McDowell & 40th Street, circa 1959.
The "parent company" started in 1958 in Phoenix, AZ with a Shell gas station on the NE corner of 40th St and McDowell.
In 1959, our patriarch Tony Sr. opened a Humble Oil gas station on the southeast corner of 44th Street and Thomas Road. The land behind the gas station was a farm and occasionally customers brought their car in for an oil change and let their children play with the lambs on the farm behind the station.
That location was run by the family for 30 years until the lease expired and the new mall was to be built. From there, the second generation purchased facilities of their own and have continued to serve the community they have grown up in!
One of Tony Sr.’s shops on 44th Street and Thomas, circa 1961.
Business Ethics Award Winner
Tony’s two-bay Texaco gas station, circa 1988-1989.
"The winners of the 2013 Business Ethics Awards not only serve as role models within their industries and our community, they join over 55 previous winners in promoting the importance of ethical business practices in our marketplace," said Matthew Fehling, BBB President/CEO.
Tony's Auto Service Center is extremely proud and honored to have won the Better Business Bureau's "Business Ethics Award" for 2013. Businesses of all types and sizes were nominated from all over the state. The awards were based on a lot of factors including: employee training, standing in the community, business reputation, quality of work and other factors. Tony's Auto Service Center is proud to have been one of the finalists for our size business.
Past AAA Top Shop Award Winner
Tony’s Auto Service Center was awarded the AAA Top Shop Award! Criteria includes quality of staff, number of ASE certified employees, CSI scores (or customer satisfaction ratings as they reflect their state of approval), community service, awards and recognition.
Tony's Auto Service Center, circa present day.
Tony's Auto Service Center, circa present day.
Tony's Auto Service Center (second generation) has been providing complete car care in Phoenix since 1988. We are a family-owned business delivering honest, professional, reliable and courteous automotive repair and maintenance services to the people of Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding areas.
Our top-quality, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-certified technicians use today’s latest automotive technology. Tony's Auto Service Center is equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles.
KTAR's Best Car Repair Shops in Arizona
Tony's Auto Service Center is recognized as one of the best shops in Arizona on KTAR's Under the Hood with Mark Salem. After much scrutiny TV 3's car guy Mark Salem listed us as one of the best auto shops in the metro Phoenix area and does so each year since our first year of business. This distinction is only given after the shop has been referred by customers and passed the careful inspection of Mark Salem and his team. Like our customers, he finds us among the best in town!
Tony's Auto Service Center is also a certified NAPA Auto Care Center. This participation allows us to provide the benefits of an established national entity while maintaining the personal touch of a long standing, family-owned and -run business.
We have been a certified AAA facility from our first year and were AAA-approved at the family run gas station at 44th Street and Thomas for many years before that.
We are accredited members in good standing of the Better Business Bureau. Our past awards include seven AAA Top Shop Awards and 2007 and 2008 Better Business Bureau Award of Ethics Finalist.
We value the loyalty of our employees and realize that our employees are our “internal customers” and proud of their longevity with us.
The employees are family here and they have been with us long enough to have given us the privilege to watch their families grow. This year Ron will be celebrating his 30th year (since 1979) working for the Tony’s Auto Service Center family. Scott since 1991, Catherine 1991, Juan (2001), Tyler (2004).
Tony's Auto Service Center always encourages employee improvement through education, personal training and certifications paying for 100 percent of it in most cases.
We enjoy and benefit from our association with the Arizona Automobile Association, Better Business Bureau, Mark Salem’s Best of the Best and NAPA Auto Care. We are honored to be among these professional and respected organizations. These groups, among others, continue to give Tony’s Auto Service Center a positive community and professional presence.
One of our community services is Phoenix children's Hospital. Tony's Auto Service Center provides matching funds for employee contributions and every employee has been participating weekly.
Other services and community contacts include free auto car care clinics, Arcadia High School team sponsorships, Saint Mary’s Food Bank and Saint Vincent De Paul. We allow a much discounted rate that we offer to the charities.
We believe it is important to do our part to conserve this planet for future generations. We are a certified green business with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality's (ADEQ) Green Business Program. We also have completed our installation of solar panels at the shop and we are very proud of this project.
We are very happy to be part of the Arcadia community for 20 years. It has been and is rewarding and fulfilling to work with and serve the public and we appreciate each opportunity.