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Downtown Royersford Sees New Family-Run Auto Repair

Willie's Auto and Truck Repair, since 1978, moves from Philly to Royersford in late October

Downtown Royersford is now home to a new automotive repair shop in Willie's Auto and Truck Repair. The family-owned-and-run shop takes over the old Blair's Automotive building, right across from Lebow's Furniture.

According to Courtney Baeder, shop-owner Willie Baeder Jr.'s wife, the shop opened in 1978 under the management of Willie Jr.'s father, William Baeder Sr. under the name "Willie's Gulf Service Station."

"Willies Gulf was located in the Castor Garden section of the great North East Philadelphia," she said. "In 1996 a much bigger location with zero gasoline was available. We moved four blocks south on Castor Avenue to open Willie's Auto & Truck Repair. In 2009 a local businessman purchased the building. In 2011, Willie's Auto and Truck Repair was re-located in the [borough] of Royersford."

Willie's offers a wide variety of services, including:

  • Types of Vehicles
    • Import & Domestic: Fleet and Personal Services
    • SUV & Mini Van Specialists
    • 4x4 service & repair
  • Service
    • Appointments Recommended....but not needed!
    • Early Bird & Night Drop Check-in at out door box.
    • Same-day Service in Most Cases
    • Time-saver Auto Service
  • Preventative Maintenance
    • Scheduled Maintenance
    • Tune-ups
    • Fast Oil Changes
    • Hoses/Filters
  • Major Repair
    • Major Engine Repair & Replacement
    • Complete Drive Train Repair
  • Diagnosis
    • Computer Diagnosis
    • "No-start" Experts
    • Leak Repairs
  • Engine Service
    • Carburetor Repair/Overhaul
    • Cooling Systems/Water Pumps/Radiators
    • Timing Belts/Fan Belts
    • Fuel Injection Cleaning/Repair
    • Electrical
      • Ignition Diagnosis and Repair
      • Batteries/Starters/Alternators
      • Electrical/Lights
    • Transmission
      • Transmission Service/Repair
      • Clutches/Differential Repairs
    • Brakes, etc.
      • Brakes/Shocks/Struts
      • Tire Sales/Service/Repair
      • Wheel Alignments
      • C V Boots & Axles
      • Suspension and Front-end Repair
    • Emissions
      • Emission Repair
      • Mufflers/Exhaust System
      • Check Engine Light on?
    • Safety & Comfort
      • Air Conditioning/Heater
      • Windshields/Auto Glass/Wipers

"Our garage is small and personal, so that you, our customer can get quick, convenient service and attention to your needs," Willie Jr. said. "Services when you speak with our counter person, you are, 95-percent of the time, talking with the manager of the garage. You receive personable, caring service from an experienced, responsible person in charge, rather than a temporary dealership sales-advisor who usually has less motivation to see that each repair/maintenance experience is perfect for the customer."

Courtney indicated that the family lives about three miles from the shop, which had its soft opening on Oct. 21.

"We are part of the same community and neighborhood as you, and we support that community and neighborhood by 'giving back' to productive causes," Willie Jr. continued. "We provide individual rides to work and home vs. a shuttle that leaves once an hour and has several stops before yours. We've been around. This family business celebrated its 30-year in 2008, we are very happy to keep the tradition going here in the heart of Royersford."

To get in touch with the shop, call 610-792-3334, or visit the Facebook page. No appointments are necessary.

Courtney November 05, 2011 at 12:05 PM
Let me first say Thank You Brooke for the welcome and the words much appreciated. We are very pleased to be here in Royersford and having the family ran tradition go on. We take pride in making every one that comes to our shop leave happy by getting the job done right the first time and being personable , knowledgable. We are running a special oil change up to 5 quarts with a free tire rotation 24.99 plus tax and emission / inspection 59.99 plus tax. So come on in. Thank you. We are open M-F 8am - 5pm and Saturday 8am -1 pm.
Marilyn Cangelosi November 05, 2011 at 02:19 PM
Danielle Ziegler Almes Bill and Gary did an amazing job on my car and beyond amazing prices. Will definately always use Willie's; Good Job Guys-wish you all the best.
Barbara R. November 05, 2011 at 04:43 PM
Welcome to the neighborhood and wishing you much luck & continued success!!!
Len Faulkner Jr November 05, 2011 at 11:13 PM
You folks are in a building that has history and lots of memories. Take care of that mural on the wall because it deserves to stay. Welcome and Good Luck!
Daniel Wishnatsky November 08, 2011 at 11:19 PM
Best of luck. Your 30-year record of a family run business speaks volumes to your ability to build and keep long-term satisfied customers. Looking forward to my next oil change.

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