Tom Esposito is the kind of guy you just know you can trust the minute you meet him. He’s a straight-shooter and if your car has a problem, he’s the kind of man you would feel comfortable entrusting it to. Having been in the auto repair trade since 1980, Tom knows this business. A mechanic all his life, he officially got into the business in Bayshore under a master mechanic named Rudy Vilardi. He was promoted from technician to manager of that shop in 1984, and ran things until 1985. Tom eventually went on to work for a Chrysler dealership as a technician for just about one year. After his stint there, he went on to work with a major auto franchise, and was instrumental in opening and overseeing as operations manager three brand new auto repair shops between 1987 and 1994. When that franchise was sold in 1994, everything changed.
Tom spent two years doing what he truly loves – fixing cars – out of his house in West Islip, NY. Then, in 1996, an auto repair shop less than two miles from his home came up for sale. So in March of 1996, Automotive Technology of West Islip was born, and nearly three decades later, Tom and his shop are still going strong. Tom, who is an ASE-Certified Master Mechanic after hundreds of hours of work and training, stays mainly behind the scenes these days. He has entrusted the day-to-day duties to Greg Miano, who has been with Automotive Technology of West Islip since 2000 as a manager. The shop also employs two service writers – John and Sal – and three techs – Joe, Walter, and Nick, and this team of six is redefining what it means to bring your car in for service or repair. Tom’s business is built on what he has learned over the decades; his customer base is built on relationships and, most of all, trust. The team at Automotive Technology of West Islip uses a DVI system to explain and educate their customers on all their services and repairs, and they get to know every driver and car that strolls through the door or rolls up to their bays. They even offer a Royalty Rewards program that earns points with every dollar spent, ensuring that your first visit to Automotive Technology of West Islip will not be your last.
Tom Esposito lives in West Islip, NY, and is still intimately involved with his auto repair shop. He lives with his wife, Jackie, and his two children – Lisa, who is a classically trained opera vocalist, and Robert, who works as a schoolteacher. Tom’s mother and his dog, Sophie, round out the family.
When it comes to auto repair in West Islip, NY, smart drivers trust Tom and the exemplary team of professional technicians at Automotive Technology of West Islip. Come on in today and let them make you a customer for life – 250+ five-star Google reviews can’t be wrong!