The shop specializes in domestic, import and European automobiles, heavy truck and diesel repairs, as well as annual safety inspections and preventative maintenance. They also offer service and repair for all makes and models from oil changes to replacing transmissions.
The family-run business has been on Highway 50 in Bolton for 33 years. Mechanic Steve Morello decided to start the show 47 years ago when he was just 13 years old. Now he and his son Anthony, both Caledon residents, co-own the shop and run it together.
Anthony has been around cars his whole life and became interested in how they work at a very young age.
“It was a hobby that I did for the fun of it,” said Anthony, who was heading towards a different career path but chose to return to the family business to pursue his passion.
“My dad started repairing cars when he was really young and he never looked back. If you enjoy what you do it’s not work and I feel the same way. I decided to make a career out of it.”
Along with auto repairs, Anthony also focuses on the customer and their needs.
“It’s about providing service for the customers,” explained Anthony. “We diagnose the problem and fix it right the first time.”
A lot of times the clients are truck drivers who depend on their vehicle for their livelihood. Clients come from as far as Stoney Creek and Georgian Bay to have their diesel vehicles serviced by S&F’s skilled technicians who specialize in commercial fleet vehicles.
“We know that people rely on these vehicles and we understand the importance and urgency in fixing them,” said Anthony. “Our customers tell us that it’s really hard to find a really good diesel mechanic. If a problem is misdiagnosed that might mean another day the driver can’t work and down time costs money. We make sure to fix the problem properly and get them back on the road.”
S&F Automotive is located at 14445 Regional Road 50 in Bolton. For more information call 905-857-3342.
Written by Angela Gismondi