Well-known business in town, Andersons Auto Care, changed hands a couple of months ago, with Jay Patel taking over as owner. Jay’s excited about his move to Ocean Grove and looking forward to meeting his new customers.
Jay and his wife Bhavika came to Australia 11 years ago, first settling in Griffith New South Wales, followed by a move to Melbourne. He has two children, daughter Vrunda, 9, and son Dhairya, 5.
Jay learnt his trade in India, where he lived in Gujarat in the central coastal region. Once he and Bhavika landed in Australia, he had his skills assessed by Trade Australia and was granted full automotive credentials.
He subsequently worked in mechanical workshops in Griffith and Hoppers Crossing, but was keen to start his own business to “make a good life for his family”. The Ocean Grove business fitted the bill perfectly and he’s now ready to soak up the many lifestyle attractions.
In a workshop fitted out with the latest diagnostic tools, Jay does everything – from all types of mechanical repairs and services on all makes and models; batteries, radiators and transmission; as well as log book servicing.
Jay has notched up 11 years in the industry, so he knows his way around all types of vehicles. He has a real focus on customer service, ensuring honest quotes and quality workmanship.
As Jay puts it, “I keep my customers fully informed every step of the way, only proceeding with a repair or service they agree to. I don’t take them for granted, and am happy to explain decisions and all costs involved. And I keep the costs as low as possible.”
Jay is looking forward to putting down roots in the town, getting to know the locals, and seeing his wife and children settle in. He’s also committed to employing local mechanics as the business grows.
Andersons Auto Care, 1/36 Everist Road, Ocean Grove. Inquiries: 5255 3884 or 0470 455 661.