About Clay's Automotive Service, Inc
Clay's Automotive Service has a long history in Tallahassee Florida. The company is owned and operated by Clay Smedley, since he started the business on March 1, 1990. The business opened as strictly a mobile auto services serving Tallahassee, Leon County, Gadsden County, Taylor and Wakulla counties. In June of 1994, we opened a shop at 2877 W. Thorpe Street in Tallahassee.
During the mobile auto service days, I worked from a van and did service repair for many different companies in Tallahassee. Companies like Keith McNeil Plumbing, Florida Fence and Deck, Copalouts Pest Control, Leon Pest Control, Natkin Service, Fagont Parker Heat & Cooling, Lockes Heat & Colling, Graybar Electric Company, Westmore Construction of Biringham, and Bob Bass Construction.
Clay Smedley, the owner, has worked in Ford, Honda, Chevy and Toyota dealerships. He has 35 years experience in the automotive repair industry. With a wide knowledge base, he is able up with the changing technology in the automotive industry.
Over the years there have been many challenges, which is what the automotive business can do. Clay also knowledge high performance and racing engine arena too. His ultimate high was with a ford engine that finished top of its class at the Daytona Road Course and Sebring.
Clays wife does the accounting for the business, and does a very good job with it. Clay has 3 children, Katelynn, Cord and Christina.
Today Clay has a wide customer base which is much appreciated. He continues to operate as a small shop, as a way of maintaining quality control and provide his customers with unpresented service. He views all of his clients as important clients, and feels that this is the way to be better than the big auto chains.
Clay has done work on vehicles for famous people and politicians. Originally from the state of Alabama, he once repaired the limo for Governor George C, Wallace. He also did work for the Winston Cup Grand National driver Donnie Allison.
Clay's Automotive Service proudly serves Tallahassee, Ochlockonee, Woodville, Midway, Scotland, and Wadesboro.
Clay Ferguson is the only competent and honest mechanic that I have ever met in Tallahassee. I've met plenty of incompetent honest mechanics. I've met plenty of incompetent dishonest mechanics. I've never met a competent dishonest one. Clay is a rare breed. He's the best. The only one I can recommend. If he can't answer the phone, it is because he's busy working...
Great service today. His son I guess had a great sense of humor while I picked up my boss's limo!
Saved me $200 on redoing my exhaust compared to the first estimate I got at another mechanic in town.
Dropped my truck off today for an AC Compressor replacement. I'll give a report after I pick up my truck tomorrow.
I've been taking trucks and cars to Clay's Automotive for over 20 years. He is truly a master mechanic and can diagnose and repair electrical, air conditioning, diesel, and other difficult problems that most mechanics can't begin to fix. He has always been up front, honest and fair with me and other family members. I have a relative from Atlanta that brings her car to Clay for anything more than an oil change. Clay is a real automotive professional!!!
Clay was easy to deal with and very understanding. With his help I was able to get my vehicle towed to him and looked at without having to miss work. He was honest, and informed me about the car's issues quickly and the diagnostic fee was under 50 bucks, very fair considering how thorough Clay was. I'd definately bring my vehicle to him again.
Clay saved us on our vacation!!!! We were RVing through the Panhandle near Marianna, FL. We began to have engine troubles, seeming to lose power. We googled Diesel Mechanics in the area and called a couple of places with little help, BUT THEN WE FOUND CLAY'S! When we called him, he was so courteous, so helpful that it was amazing. We found he was in Tallahassee, and we were in Lynn Haven, way too far apart. But knowing he was NOT going to get our business didn't matter, he took time to hear our problem and give us what he thought was a proper diagnosis. And guess what...HE WAS RIGHT!!! We limped our truck, barely making it, to an Auto Parts Store, and bought the part he suggested. Being my husband is quite handy, we got it installed, and thank CLAY we were on our way. Not only was it AMAZING that he could diagnose our problem over the phone, but he took extra time to help us and explain it, knowing we could not drive to his garage and pay him for services. We are from Orlando, and this type of service is hard to find there. We hope you will take your problems to Clays and give him the business he deserves, for being and great mechanic and great person!!!! Without him we could have become stranded, and certainly would have paid soooo much more at a garage to have them look for a problem and then fix it. I would even drive from Orlando to Tallahassee to let him service our truck!!! That's how much this meant to us! This is an amazing man we owe many thanks to!!! Much appreciation to you sir!
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