Carrara's Auto Clinic, Inc.

Invest Wisely, Fix it Right the First Time !


         In October, 1979, Dave Carrara opened the doors to Carrara's Auto Clinic with his  father , Peter.  Aside from a strong work ethic and uncompromising integrity, Dave also brought with him  NIASE (the original name for ASE) master certifications,  extensive experience and education from two leading Japanese car makers, Honda and Nissan/Datsun, and a passion for automobiles.  Business included motorcycle sales and service, which grew out of a significant AAMAR race effort where Dave worked as lead technician  as well as his previous Honda  motorcycle experience,  until 1985.  Originally, the name of the business was Carrara's Auto & Cycle.  As the businesses of motorcycles and automobiles parted ways and technology changed, constant education continued to be the paramount method of keeping Carrara's Auto Clinic most useful to it's customers.  A moderate tenure with Snap-On Tools as a trainer in the subjects of automotive electronics and engine performance helped hone Dave's competencies and keep him at the forefront of repair techniques .  From 1998-2007, Dave's son Jay worked in the full time as a technician after completing a formal education at NEIT.  Continued investment in knowledge and technology have always supported integrity and quality workmanship, which have been the keys to the excellent local reputation the business still enjoys today. While Peter is no longer with us and Jay is pursuing other career opportunities, Dave's hard work and passion for the business continue to drive results for our customers.  

        When a customer arrives for help with their car's service needs, they enjoy an experience that is becoming more scarce in the automotive industry.  Rather than  a counter sales agent, or receptionist translating concerns, all customers speak directly with the certified technician with over 40  years of experience .  Dave  works with each client individually to provide an honest assessment of the car's condition  and needs, and understand the customer's concerns.  There are no surprises,  no misunderstandings, and a much appreciated, rare, personal relationship is built and maintained.  As the business has changed through the years, you will now find U Haul truck and equipment rental, as well as trailer hitch installation available.  For the last 10 years, Dave has received  much help from Dianne Malcuit managing the office and as a U Haul service representative, and you will find her in the office everyday.  Dianne brings her prior business experience, B.A. in Business, as well as extensive HR background with her as she undertakes much of the customer service and non repair related business needs.   While the cars and technology of 1979 are long passed, Dave is still very happy to be well qualified and enthusiastically continue to service any and all make, model, or design of car on the road today.