About Us

A Family Tradition

Ken and Theresa opened Bay Area Automotive Services in May 2010. They have been providing excellent service and offering outstanding value to neighbors throughout the Tampa Bay Area.

As a child, Ken spent his days watching and helping his grandfather run his successful Exxon gas station with auto garage in Tampa off Hillsborough and Himes. Ken also helped his grandfather rebuild classic cars and learned to repair vehicles. It was during this time that Ken learned the value of every automobile, and learned how the proper care and knowledge could extend the life and performance of any car or truck. When Ken graduated high school he decided to work full-time at his grandfather’s gas station and garage, where he learned how to properly and accurately diagnose vehicles and work on all makes and models, foreign and domestic, in order to enhance his deep knowledge of automobile repair.

Expertise: Above and Beyond

Although Ken was learning the basic and intermediate techniques in auto repair, he wanted to expand on his knowledge and expertise to develop his skills using computer based diagnostic tools & other advanced techniques. He worked at other shops in town expanding all of his abilities across the automotive industry. He took classes to become an ASE & MACS certified technician. Ken & Theresa continue to learn and take new classes to keep them at the forefront of the expanding and ever-changing automotive industry.

A Little Bit of Kindness

He never forgot the lessons he learned from his grandfather all those years ago. His grandfather used to repair and restore cars for friends and neighbors; asking for little compensation in return. Ken never forgot the gratitude of those his grandfather helped. He never forgot the warm feeling he felt every time his grandfather would deliver a repaired or restored vehicle to someone who couldn’t afford a new one. Ken still today offers his services to the community for those in need. Ken was determined to honor his grandfather by opening a business that would truly offer value to his community. He promised himself to always provide that hometown care and attention to customer’s needs to provide the utmost value and outstanding customer service, regardless of how large his business grew.

Come Visit Us!

Bring you car in today for an inspection and see why once you bring your vehicle to Bay Area Automotive Services, you will know that you have found the only place to take care of all of your automobile needs.

We aim to exceed our customer’s expectations!

Questions or Compliments? Call Theresa and Ken at (813) 254-0699.

We are proudly family-owned and operated!

Stop in and check out the next-generation mom & pop auto repair shop!

Thank you for choosing Bay Area Automotive Services!