The local Independence experts in friendly auto repair
At Christian Brothers Automotive, we’re all about making every customer feel like they’re a part of the family. That’s why we go above and beyond to provide impeccable service to every visitor, every time. We offer a plethora of maintenance and repair services, including oil and filter change, alignment and even pre-purchase inspections. No matter the vehicle or service, our friendly auto repair experts will get you back on the road.
Did you know you don’t have to bring your car into the dealership to receive exceptional automotive care? Our auto repair facility has the same equipment and skill as the dealer, and we’re able to repair all makes and models – including luxury and foreign cars and trucks. The trained staff members at our Independence repair shop are properly equipped to test, inspect and diagnose every vehicle your family drives. We even use the same computer equipment the manufacturer uses! Our expert technicians are able to program common computer systems and keys, and even program replacement computer parts, on all top vehicle brands. This includes:
- General Motors
- Land Rover
Our professional car service center puts you – the customer – first. We welcome guests from Kansas City to Independence to Blue Springs to Lee’s Summit. As guests come into our comfortable waiting area, they’re offered a cold or hot drink. Can’t stay and wait for the service to be complete? Our courtesy shuttle will bring you anywhere you need to be, and you’ll receive text updates from our team regarding repair progress.
We know and understand the importance of our Missouri educators, which is why we offer a 10% discount to all Blue Springs ISD employees. We also offer 12 months of roadside assistance with each service at no charge. Combine this with an email virtual tour of your vehicle, and a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, and the right choice in automotive care becomes clear.
For friendly, affordable and fair auto repair service, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Independence, Missouri today. We’ll show you the nice difference!
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Meet Our Team
Owners – Tim & Julie Porter
Tim & Julie purchased the Independence location in 2014 after spending 16 years in the auto parts industry. He is personally ASE certified as a Service Consultant, Automotive Technician and Parts Specialist. Tim also has credentials with the National Automotive Service Task Force (NASTF) and can learn security functions for automobiles and program car computers. He and his wife, Julie, are high school sweethearts and are both graduates of Blue Springs High School. Tim and his family attend Blue Springs Christian Church. They have two children and occasionally participate in projects with Boy Scout Troop 310, 4H, Community Services League, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce and local school districts.
Service Manager – Josh Holman
Josh has been in the automotive repair industry since 2002. He is an ASE certified technician and service consultant. Josh spent many years in the transmission repair segment and is a wealth of knowledge for it. He a member at First Baptist Church Blue Springs. He also spends spare time with Boy Scout Troop 310.
Service Writer – Noah Enke
Noah is an ASE Certified Service Consultant and a true car nut. He loves to race his Fox Body Mustang with an LS engine. He also has a lot of experience in computers. Noah is also an Eagle Scout from Troop 603 in Blue Springs.
Service Writer – John Abrams
John is ASE certified and has experience as a parts specialist, technician and service advisor. He has experience at several import dealerships including Audi, VW, Fiat, Mitsubishi and several others. John loves to sing along to music and spends his family time on the ball field and watching his daughter dance.
Service Writer – Adam Durham
Adam is a small-town guy that just so happens to live in the suburbs. Adam grew up in Marshall, MO. He is a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan! After moving to the city, he spent some time at the GMC dealership and loves the family atmosphere here with the guys.
Technician — Mark Daggett
Mark is ASE Certified and has been fixing them all of his adult life. Mark is very good with alignment angles and does a great job setting the suspension so that your car goes straight down the road. Mark is also an avid fisherman. He loves to think of fun new ways to get his boat to troll across the lake without disturbing the fish.
Technician — Mitchell O’Hair
Mitchell is ASE Certified and gets a lot of the more challenging things to figure out. Mitchell is also NASTF certified and is great at using a Digital Storage Oscilloscope when the need arises. Mitchell is also a huge Kansas City Chiefs fan. He loves to attend music concerts with his fiancé, Ashlyn and friends.
Technician (Apprentice) — Matthew Carter
Matt takes care of a lot of our alignments and lighter work. He has learned a lot in a short amount of time here. Matt occasionally gets to work in the booth at Arrowhead Stadium. Matt always has a great attitude and a genuine smile. If you need a pick-me-up, Matt is your guy!
Technician — Colin Hugunin
Colin is constantly learning new things and working on his skills. Before becoming a technician and joining the team, he rebuilt his own automatic transmission. Since then, he has learned a lot more and continues. Colin frequently spends his weekends helping friends get their cars back on the road.
Technician — Toby Falke
Toby comes to Christian Brothers Automotive after owning his own repair shop (ProFix in Independence). He has a passion to work on American classic in his spare time. He is helps balance with knowledge of older distributor and carburetor engines as well as having great all-around knowledge. If you want to talk hot-rods, Toby loves them!
Technician Apprentice — Hudson Stephenson
Hudson is an apprentice who loves to learn. He also has a Mazda RX7 of his own that he works on in his spare time. The rest of the team has fun asking about things of yesteryear like 8-tracks and cassette tapes just to test his knowledge about the rest of us older team members.
Technician — Jeff Otto
Jeff formerly owned Otto’s Auto Service in Grain Valley. Jeff has been ASE certified since 1999. In his spare time, he loves fishing and coaching baseball. He is in the dugout when you need him.
Technician — Brian Mason
Brian has a long list of ASE certifications to his credit. Brian has spent years working on cars and even driving a school bus. When he is not spending time with his wife and kids, you will find him watching diagnostic videos.
Technician Apprentice — Josh Hammerschmidt
Josh works part time and is currently a student at MCC – Longview in the auto tech school. Once he graduates, he plans to move to full-time and grow his skills even more. If there is a KC sports celebration rally or parade, you are most certain to find him there. Welcome him to the team!
Team Helper — Norman Keeney
We found Norman as part of a partnership with Job One. Job One is a local non-profit that helps people with disabilities find work that is within their skills and helps to coach them in their career along the way. Norman helps a ton with everything from changing the trash to power washing the parking lot. When he is not a work, he loves to mow grass and spend time with his sister’s new baby. Norman is full of excitement, if he is here, you will probably hear him. Say hi to him if you see him, he loves it!