“Locally owned and operated,” “Community service-oriented,” “Faith-based,” and “Family/Pet-friendly.” These are apt descriptions of Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers, owned and operated in Winston-Salem and Clemmons by Gary and Rebecca Howorka. Throughout their ten years in business, the Howorkas have experienced significant growth while becoming strong supporters of their community.
Their success led them to open a third location on Robinhood Road last year, in addition to their Hanes Mill Road and Clemmons operations. With these three convenient locations, they can service all areas of the Winston-Salem, Clemmons footprint with their comprehensive auto service and repair.
Their business has evolved, through growth and support of their corporate office, to become purveyors of competitively priced tires. They are now Michelin, BF Goodrich, and Uniroyal Direct Dealers. In addition to sales and service of tires, oil changes and NC inspections, Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers offers comprehensive (other than body work) automobile maintenance and repair. They have a dedicated staff of highly experienced automobile service managers and technicians.
Two Senior Managers, Travis Holland and Michael Leonard, head up their exceptional team. Travis has been with the company for ten years, providing a wealth of experience in overseeing the daily operations for all the locations, and spearheading the very successful opening of their Clemmons location. Michael leads the automotive technician effort, leveraging over 18 years of experience gained while working within the dealer environment for brands such as Mazda, Mitsubishi, Ford, Lincoln-Mercury and Hyundai. They have six additional automotive technicians with a plethora of experience in all makes and models of vehicles. Two of those are also senior technicians. Josh Wagoner, who had 11 years of experience with Toyota, and Christian Lerma, who literally grew up in the business and has the broadest background of makes and models. Michael and Christian provide strong oversight in ensuring the right issues with vehicles are identified and resolved successfully.
For any of the following vehicle services, you can count on Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers:
Brake Service & Repair
Serpentine, V-Belts, or Timing Belts Radiator and Heater Hoses
A/C Diagnostics, Recharge & Repair Water Pumps, Radiators & Heater Cores
Tire Rotation & Balance
EGR Valve / 02 Sensors
C.V. Axle Replacement
Batteries, Starters & Alternators
Coolant Flush & Fill
Fuel Pump Replacement
Fuel Injection Service & Repairs
Electronic Ignition Repair
Shocks & Struts
12 Month / 12K Mile Warranty Engine Work
Quality work, great service, and convenience are highly valued at Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers. Their motto is “Trust/Honesty/Respect.” You will receive a comprehensive estimate of mechanical work that you can trust, with no sales pressure or “add-ons” from their ASE certified mechanics. They take pride in their 15 second on-lot response time and their clean, family-friendly waiting areas.
Download their phone app, EOCVIP, to become a VIP customer to earn points, get discounts, and service reminders. It is easy and convenient and will help you track your vehicle’s service schedule. Or visit them on the web at expressoil.com, to make an appointment (though one is not needed for oil changes or inspections).
Community is definitely at the heart of the business model for Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers. Over the years they have been supportive of the community in many ways, including supporting such organizations as the Jerry Long YMCA, the North Forsyth Little League team, the Clemmons Rotary, and Clemmons Food Pantry, as well as Mt. Tabor High School among others. They also partner with local companies to reach and serve their employees with exceptional automobile care. “We are focused on giving exceptional experiences and supporting the community in which we live,” says Rebecca. “These are our neighbors and friends, and if we don’t support them, they don’t support us! Being small business owners, we recognize the value of giving back to the community in which we live.”
Express Oil Change & Tire Engineers’ hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call or visit them at any of their three locations.
2750 Lewisville-Clemmons Road, Clemmons
123 Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem 3499 Robinhood Road, Winston-Salem