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Company History

Started in 1967 by Larry Harker after he left Mecham Rambler as a service manager to run his own business. In 1974 Bob Frisby became his shop manager having been a mechanic in the shop since it had opened. As Larry started, Bob maintained a profitable business while still giving honest value and service to our customers. Bob was joined by his wife, Ellen, in 1983 in the front office. In 1989 Larry was forced to retire for health reasons and sold the business to Bob and Ellen. As the years have passed and technology in cars has accelerated, Larry Harker's Auto Repair has always kept up with the equipment and training necessary to maintain modern cars and trucks. Today, they are known as a shop that will find the problem quickly and fix it for a fair price. Several repair shops in the area bring their tough jobs to Larry Harker's because of this well deserved reputation.
In 2000 their reputation also led them to be invited to join 5 other exclusive Phoenix area shops serving the Maricopa County Voluntary Vehicle Repair and Retrofit Program. This program aided people financially, regardless of income, with slightly older cars get them to pass emissions by repairing them correctly, not just covering up the problems. The "county" program helped remove tons of pollutants from the valley's air. A minimum success rate had to be maintained in these repairs to stay in the program. Larry Harker's proudly participates to this day.
Bob and Ellen still run the facility employing 3 Technicians, all certified by the ASE, and all with at least 10 years with the company and a combined 74 years experience.

Awards
  • Arizona Green Business Award
  • KHEP Business Of The Year Award
  • Recognized as one of the best auto repair shops in the Phoenix area that is recommended by TV3 And KTAR'S "CAR GUY" Mark Salem
  • Member of Phoenix Arizona "BBB" with a A+ rating
  • Employ ASE Master Technicians with L1 Certification
Awards
  • Arizona Green Business Award
  • KHEP Business Of The Year Award
  • Recognized as one of the best auto repair shops in the Phoenix area that is recommended by TV3 And KTAR'S "CAR GUY" Mark Salem
  • Member of Phoenix Arizona "BBB" with a A+ rating
  • Employ ASE Master Technicians with L1 Certification
Years in Business

Larry Harkers Auto Repair has been in business for 44 years.

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Testimonials

"Front blower stopped working. It's June, about 108 degrees and I have 5 year old twins. I REALLY needed my AC to be working. I had my very tired, active boys with me, I was hot and frustrated, they were kind and patient. They quickly arranged for me to get a rental car with low, shop rates and had my blower fixed at a reasonable price and quickly the very next day. They called me in the morning with a price and approximate time my van would be ready. The price was right on (not higher when I went to pick it up) and they called me a few hours earlier than expected to tell me my van was ready to be picked up. They are the best. Honest and good service. I highly recommend them. "

Mozette H. - 6/16/10


"I've been bringing my vehicles to Bob and Ellen for about 10 years. I used to bring my Crown Victoria here and always had great service. They've replaced a lot on my Mountaineer and I've always been very happy with the service. A very professional and trust-worthy place, and nice people too. "

Joan P. - 3/28/10


"My vehicle would not run and was in two shops. One shop tried for 2 days to fix it without success. The second shop (a dealer) had it for 2+ days without success. I took it to Larry Harker's in the afternoon and they diagnosed and fixed the problem by the following morning. It now runs great. They were very professional and answered all my questions. I will definitely take my business there again. I'm glad I found them. "

M. G. - 12/17/09