Steamboat Springs’ latest auto restore store goals to care for individuals at first rate value

Bob Wallace, the proprietor of Wallace Autos, is hoping to construct his enterprise in his new west facet location at 2101 Snow Bowl Plaza.
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In April, Bob Wallace opened his automotive restore store, Wallace Autos, at 2101 Snow Bowl Plaza, however the longtime mechanic, with greater than 20 years of expertise, will not be new to the enterprise.

“I took a break, and I truly began constructing homes,” mentioned Wallace. “I’ve acquired a two-year-old son, and I’ve acquired one other one on the way in which. This chance was good: Chris (Cotton) was transferring out, and we had talked about it for like a 12 months earlier than simply sort of joking and it simply sort of labored out.”

Wallace, who took over the placement that used to accommodate Bear’s Automotive on the west facet of Steamboat Spring, mentioned his purpose is to care for individuals at an honest value. The auto restore store will soak up all makes of vehicles and provide companies together with tires, oil modifications, full engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes, and exhaust. He’s licensed to work on Subaru autos and is an Automotive Service Excellence licensed mechanic. He mentioned he works on Toyota and all American makes of autos as nicely.

“Our purpose is simply caring for individuals at an honest value, and doing it proper the primary time” Wallace mentioned. “We pleasure ourselves on not having any comebacks.”

The store is open from 9 a.m. to five p.m. Monday via Friday and by appointment on Saturdays. It was simply the chance that Wallace, who mentioned he has cherished engaged on vehicles since he was 15, was in search of to get again within the automotive restore enterprise after proudly owning his personal store in Denver for 10 years.

He left the enterprise to take a brief break, earlier than transferring to the Yampa Valley 5 years in the past. He has labored for a few native automotive outlets on the town, and is worked up to personal a store once more.

The situation has two lifts, and Wallace mentioned he has the means to tackle nearly each job. Wallace says he simply loves mechanics and tinkering with stuff and that he nonetheless enjoys constructing bikes and hotrods when he will get the possibility. Clients can attain the store at 970-879-1143 or by emailing

Wallace, and his spouse Kaiti Lydon, dwell in Oak Creek with their son, Declan. The couple is anticipating their second youngster in November.

It’s only a good transition,” Wallace mentioned. “I took a break and this chance got here round and I took benefit of it.”

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