John Chapman has been interested in cars since he was a kid. He worked on his first car when he was twelve, and never stopped after that. His seven years in the military were spent working on military vehicles. When John finished serving, started doing auto repair in his uncle’s garage. In 1997, he decided to open his own auto repair garage. Add all those years of practical experience together, and it comes out to a total of over 35 years’ experience as a mechanic. In addition, John’s fellow mechanic at the shop has over twenty years of experience, nearly all of them at Chapman Automotive. The team is rounded out by a third member, John’s daughter.
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The main mission at Chapman Automotive is to always ensure that your vehicle is being worked on by the best Kalamazoo mechanics and that you are happy. Our success is obvious when you take into consideration how many loyal customers we have, and how many of those customers refuse to go anywhere else for auto repairs. As further evidence, our collaboration with Western Michigan University to provide service to students has resulted in Chapman Automotive being named #1 Local Garage by the students – on a yearly basis. To thank our repeat customers, Chapman Automotive has launched a Loyalty Card program. Weekly coupons are also available.
John Chapman’s love for cars extends into his free time, as well. For the last 14 years, he has raced an Outlaw Super Late Model at Kalamazoo Speedway. In addition to being the driver, he acts as crew chief. He views this as another way to connect with his customers.
Have known the owner for many years and have no problem referring people to this shop. Honest work and fair prices show that you can trust them.
I have done business with Chapman’s for nearly 5 years. I have always been satisfied with their work and prices. And I’ve had to have some rather expensive repairs done, as I drive an older car. I personally, am grateful to have a mechanic that I found so reputable and I have referred a number of people to them over the years.
Very friendly and very clean shop. They offer great service and decent prices. After taking our truck there she ran like brand new. Thanks chapman for your excellent service and wonderful customer service! Definitely going there again. I recommend this shop to all my friends!
Very particular on who works on my vehicles. Have taken all my vehicles for the last 5 years here. Never had a problem with any repair. Very reliable and knowledgeable. Prices are very reasonable. My son, daughter, and mother-in-law also bring their vehicles here.
Nice people – Friendly service with good advice. They’ve worked on several of my cars and done a fine job each time.
Thank you, thank you, thank you very much! You helped me Monday by pulling my van from the ditch….I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your time and help! Thanks so much!
Great auto shop in Michigan. I really liked working with their friendly staff and I recommend Chapman Auto for a job well done!
Service and repair done right. ‘Nuff said.
As a single woman it is hard to find an auto mechanic that I feel comfortable with because of my lack of knowledge about cars, and that I can trust to be honest with me. I totally trust them to fix what is wrong and nothing more or less…always with my safety in mind first. I will continue to take my vehicle there and recommend them to my family and friends. Chapman Auto has done a wonderful job fixing may truck on several occasions, they are reliable, honest, and reasonable!