If your vehicle needs some work, and you’re looking for auto repair shop you can trust, you can turn to a company I trust: LITTLE GARAGE in Salt Lake City.  We have investigated LITTLE GARAGE and owners Therald and Ryan Bushman. We have investigated their history, their services, and the way they treat their clients.  As a result, I endorse LITTLE GARAGE, and I am proud to declare them GEPHARDT APPROVED.

“We are fair and honest,” says co-owner Ryan Bushman of his shop LITTLE GARAGE. “I truly enjoy the interaction I have with my customers. Many of our customers have been coming to us for over twenty years, so you could say we really get to know them.”

Just ask longtime customer Guy Wilson. He says he only takes his car to LITTLE GARAGE. “I have been going to Ryan and Therald for more than 20 years. I keep going back because I know I can trust them,” says Guy. “I never have to worry about being overcharged. Their work is excellent, just excellent.”

Ryan says LITTLE GARAGE started over 60 years ago. Like his father, Ryan began working at LITTLE GARAGE when he was in high school, and realized he had a passion for the industry. “You could say being a mechanic runs in my blood. When my father was in high school, he began working for the original owner, Leo Little. He started doing the very basic jobs of the shop, moved up to a full mechanic, and eventually started running the business on behalf of Leo. When I was in high school I realized I really enjoyed fixing, and being around cars. Then, 27 years ago, we bought the business.”

“Shops all over the valley refer their customers to us.” – Ryan Bushman, co-owner, Little Garage

Ryan tells me LITTLE GARAGE specializes in all routine maintenance, but they have evolved with a speciality: “One service that we’re really proud of is our abilities in electrical work. We have shops all over the valley that actually refer customers to us. We also specialize in brakes, tune ups, shocks and struts, suspension and steering, engine repair, cooling systems, head gasket replacement, timing belts, and exhaust work.”

“Our technicians really care about our clients.”

“I think one thing that really makes LITTLE GARAGE stand apart from others is our technicians.  They seem to truly enjoy their work,” Ryan says. “It has been my experience that when employees care, it passes along to the customers. Two of our technicians have been with us for over 20 years.  All the technicians complete regular training, and they are all ASE certified.  Our technicians really care about our clients, and they take the time to explain the problem, and give the customer all of the tools they need to make decisions.”

No argument from customer Guy Wilson: “They’re honest, they will finish when they say they will.”

On top of having ASE certified technicians, Ryan tells me LITTLE GARAGE is a NAPA Auto Center.

So there you go: LITTLE GARAGE. Now you know what I know about Ryan and Therald Bushman and LITTLE GARAGE. You know about their history, their certifications, and the way they treat their clients.

Now you know why I trust LITTLE GARAGE, and why I am proud to declare them GEPHARDT APPROVED.

~ Bill Gephardt

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Our warranty is 2 years /24,000 miles - - on everything we do. It's the way we treat our customers.