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Turn to Advanced Automotive for All of Your Auto Repairs & Vehicle Maintenance Needs

Advanced Automotive & Transmissions is the successful partnership of two long-time friends, Cameron Bare and Jason Watson.

Cameron got his start working on heavy trucks, muscle cars, and regular cars at his uncle’s shop as a teenager. At the age of 21 he joined the Marines, where he worked on heavy equipment. Ever since his honorable discharge, he’s been working on vehicles. “I just enjoy the problem solving and mechanical nature of working on vehicles. I always dreamed of owning my own shop.” 

For Jason, poverty was his ticket to good fortune: “I was kind of forced into the automotive repair field at the age of 19 when I wasn’t able to pay for the repairs necessary for my vehicle.” He enrolled in automotive classes, began apprenticing for a local repair shop, and has never looked back. A naturally  hands-on type of person when it comes to anything mechanical, he found immediate satisfaction and reward in the challenge of taking care of vehicles. “I know that I can take care of my customers’ vehicle problems in a way that I would like someone else to take care of mine.”

Serendipity being what it is, Cameron was working for that same repair shop. They realized they shared common professional goals and decided to open a shop together in Ann Arbor. They founded Advance Automotive & Transmissions in 1998 and moved to their present location 2009.

Cameron is an ASE Master Certified Mechanic and a State Certified Master Mechanic. 

Jason is a State Certified Master Mechanic.

Among the services Advance Automotive offers for your car, truck, or van are:

  • Full-Service Transmission Repair
  • Engine Tuning
  • Lift Kits 
  • Wheel and Tire Repair, Replacement, and Balancing
  • Vehicle Modifications
  • Heating and Cooling service
  • Electrical System Service
  • Diesel Engine Repair and Maintenance
  • Supercharger and Turbocharger Repair and Replacement

and much more. 

Do you own a classic car? a muscle car? an import? They work on them, too. 

As a two-family-owned shop, Cameron and Jason offer their customers peace of mind that at least one of them will be present while your car is being serviced. In reality, though, both of them are usually present. This is only one way that Cameron and Jason put their customers first.