Tell us about Doc Able's Auto Clinic. What do you do?
We offer auto repair service and tires for all vehicle makes & models, foreign & domestic.
Why did you start Doc Able's?
Doc Able's Auto Clinic, Inc. has been proudly servicing the Evanston community and the surrounding areas from its convenient location on Chicago Avenue since 1991. In December of 2014, my wife and I purchased Doc Able’s and plan on building on the traditions of the past.
I decided to get into the Auto Repair business after spending 28 years in corporate life and getting downsized. I am returning to my roots since this was the only business I knew growing up and enjoyed everything about it. I grew up in an automotive family with my dad owning three gas stations in Chicago, when self-service was just a concept. Early on, I was Manager to one of the stations. My father instilled in me customer service and honesty from when I was 11 years old. My wife and I plan on running Doc Able’s with the same philosophy and integrity. You will always find one of us at the business working to make your experience a more pleasant one.
After all, our mission is “Taking Care Of Our Community, One Car At A Time.”
What's the story behind the name of your business?
Originally, Doc Able's started out as a towing company named Able's Towing because it wanted to be first in the phone book back in the day. As time passed, it became an auto repair, tire and towing company that changed to Doc Able's Auto Clinic. We can give your car the "health check" that it needs, just ask the Doc!
What do you love about coming to work here?
Evanston is full of life! I love the hustle and the bustle of the city. The neighbors are warm and welcoming. The history that Evanston offers amazes me always. My wife and I spend much of our time at the shop and it has been an enjoyable experience. We like all that Evanston has to offer and we hope that we can offer our customers a great experience also.
What sets your business apart from others that perform the same service?
I'm sure there are other good auto repair shops out there but we will always greet you promptly, we will not sell you anything that you do not require, we will always charge you a fair price and we always stand behind our work. In most cases our parts are warranted for 2 years or 24,000 miles. Some other shops just don't offer these amenities.
What advice would you give to someone who was thinking about opening a business?
Surround yourself with positive people, don't hesitate to ask for help, treat your employees as business partners and always treat the customer like a guest in your home. The rest will take care of itself.