Mike Allen grew up in Randolph County, graduating from Eastern Randolph High School. During his school years, he worked on cars in the family garage with his dad, Britt Allen. After graduation he became a mechanic and worked at various places in Greensboro and High Point before deciding to go out on his own and starting Allen Automotive & Tire.
He rented a garage on S Fayetteville Street for a couple of years, before realizing he wanted to build his own. He purchased the land on E Salisbury Street, and from grading to completion of the 4 bay garage it took 45 days. The building itself went up in three days and it took a day to put in the plumbing. He opened in the new location in July, 1992.
Mike’s passion is working on old cars, anything with a carburetor. You will often seen classic cars in the lot or up on the lift as you drive by, waiting to be picked up or being worked on. Mike and his team are constantly attending courses and keeping up to date on the constantly changing environment in cars.
Brandon Allen grew up around the garage, and showed an interest in working in the garage when he turned 18, getting his certification to perform State Inspections. He spent his first year of college at Appalachian State University, but although he had always been a hard worker and was offered a job at a local garage in Boone, as a freshman you are not allowed to have a car on campus, so he didn’t have the transportation to get to and from work.
Brandon transferred to University of North Carolina, Greensboro after that first year, where he is working towards a degree in Marketing. He attends school full-time, works at the garage full-time, and he’s a volunteer fireman at a local fire department.Up until seven years ago, Mike’s dad, Britt, still came in to the garage to help with repairs to older cars. He will celebrate his 100th birthday in 2018, and the secret to his longevity – he eats what he wants, when he wants it.
Allen Kinney, a mechanic at the garage, has worked with the Allens since 2000. He can fix anything and everything that relates to cars. He is considered one of the best mechanics in the area.
Allen Automotive offers full service regular automotive maintenance; they can work on your brakes, shocks, A/C, and repair or replace engines and transmissions. They perform official state inspections, repair and/or upgrade classic cars, including recently installing air conditioning in a classic car. They can get any brand of tire you prefer, but they are an authorized Toyo Tire dealer.
Mike and Brandon would love it if you would give them the opportunity to price your tires and service before going somewhere else; they are very competitively priced and good at what they do.
Allen Automotive is a member of the TechNet Professional Automotive Service. Since
1997 TechNet has been a network of locally owned, independent automotive repair shops across North America focused on delivering the personalized service only a local shop can provide. As part of the TECHNET Nation, Allen Automotive holds themselves to higher standards, treat customers like family and standing behind everything they do. When you have service and repairs performed at Allen Automotive, a TECHNET Professional Automotive Service facility, you’re covered by a nationwide limited repair warranty that extends across North America, for 24 months or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. A local family business, with ties to the community, that stands behind the work they do – – ask them about this warranty today!
The shop is located at 410 E Salisbury Street, in Asheboro. Their hours are Monday – Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Call the shop to schedule an appointment at 336.625.1965 today, or stop in and see them. They accept all major credit cards.
Although Mike is not ready to retire just yet, but he feels very comfortable knowing that when he IS ready, Brandon is ready and able to take up the wrench.