A Message From David Nix, Owner
I have been in the customer service industry since the age of 14 when I began working in my Dad’s business. Throughout the rest of my school years, I continued working in the family business and I also started fixing the company vehicles at this age.
In 1979 I joined the United States Navy Submarine Force and defended my country for 20 years. I retired in 1999 and started working in the Auto Repair field when I was approached by the local career school to teach the Auto shop class. After moving to Texas in 2000, I continued my passion for fixing cars. My success led to my wife, Sharon, and I starting our own store in 2007.
David’s Automotive Repair is a complete auto care facility that is locally owned and operated by the Nix family. We perform a full range of automotive repairs. We have a technician education program that enables us to continue our employee training and updating our equipment. We have a 3 year / 36k mile warranty. Our waiting area not only has coffee, WiFi and leather chairs but also has a children’s play area. We have a customer shuttle available. We recycle our used oil and antifreeze. Our typical client is like you in that they probably have had a bad experience somewhere else and are looking for someone that cares for their car AS MUCH AS they do. Well, let me assure you that you’ve come to the right place. At David’s Automotive Repair our standard is to exceed your expectations and if we are not doing that then we want you to let us know where we are lacking.
I understand you don’t come to us because we get the bolts really tight and we fix your car right the first time. These are minimum expectations. The reason you come to us is because we offer you a great value for the services that you receive. We realize that we are in the customer service business first and foremost. By educating OUR CUSTOMERS it allows them to make informed decisions about what their car needs in order to keep it safe and reliable. We also realize that coming to us is like going to the dentist; you really do not want to have the work done, but it is necessary for your vehicles health.
If you are tired of just getting your bolts tightened and want someone that believes in building relationships, we are waiting for your phone call.
– David Nix
Meet Our Team
Born in Dayton, Ohio into a family of six; Greg had plenty of playmates but his fascination with “how things worked” took precedence.
In High School, he elected to take a class that highlighted several industry areas – Mechanics, Woodworking and Drafting. Greg’s natural gifts in Mechanics stood out above the rest and this was the beginning of his life long passion. Auto Mechanics became his favorite class all throughout High School.
In 1976, he took on his first job pumping gas at a Gas Station. The job provided a way for him to purchase his very first car which was a “junker” that required a lot of work and he has been working on cars ever since.
Years of experience led up to specialty areas in “Diagnostic & Electrical” areas and in turn he is now known for being able to successfully fix the “problem cars” that most cannot fix. His abundant patience provides the means for him to work well with both Domestic & Foreign vehicles.
Influenced by his father, a lifetime mechanic, ventured and built an auto-mechanic repair shop in the heart of Dallas TX when he was in his teen years. The business thrived for more than a decade in the metroplex. Due to heart failure, Steve was left as sole owner to operate “Nelson & Son” in the growing industry of automobiles and their mechanics. Steve chose to carry on the family tradition by following his first love – Auto Mechanics, with much success. He specialized in Freight Liners, Mac trucks, and just about every 18 wheeler that convoyed across Texas. In his earlier years, as a hobby he entertained racing stock cars. He exceeds in his expertise which include repairing and replacing auto parts of all makes and models. For this he is respected and well known in the mechanic world. Forty years later, he is now in a technician position at a 5 star mechanic shop, David’s Automotive Repair in The Colony, Texas. Though Nelson’s & Son is but a memory, Steve Nelson holds a title preceded by his father, as “One excellent auto-mobile technician.”