At Dean’s Auto Repair, our goal is to exceed customer expectations by providing superior quality automotive maintenance and repairs in a clean and friendly environment. We work efficiently while providing unparalleled service and building long-term relationships with Phoenix drivers. When you bring your vehicle to Dean’s, we’ll do everything possible to ensure your complete satisfaction.
In the 1930s, Lee Hatfield and his son, Dean, established Dean's Gulf Service at 16th Street and Sheridan in Phoenix. When Dean Hatfield came back from the service, he purchased the shop's current location at 32nd Street and Oak, and under his management, changed the name to Dean's Auto Repair.
Over the next 30 years, Dean's sold gas under the flags of Gulf, Texaco, Exxon, and Esso. Dean also ran a U-Haul renting facility on the property. During this time, Dean's Auto Repair earned the reputation of being one of the finest repair shops in the Phoenix Metro area.
In 1964, Dean's Auto Repair was the first shop west of the Mississippi to have a dynamometer. The shop was featured in several trade journals of the time, setting the standard for automotive service in the Valley of the Sun.
At the age of 7, Dean's son, Kirk, came to work at the shop. The father-son team was extremely involved in the Phoenix community, sponsoring Little League softball and football. When Kirk returned from the service, he and Dean were very active in the Rotary Club, with Dean achieving 50 year perfect attendance and Kirk achieving 40 year perfect attendance.
In the mid-1980s, Dean passed the family business onto Kirk, who decided to stop selling gas and had the tanks removed from the ground to maintain an ecological environment. Kirk successfully ran the auto repair business and maintained the reputation for honesty and integrity that had become the Dean's Auto Repair legacy.
In 2004, Grant and Tricia McMaster took over Dean's Auto Repair. Kirk was 66 years old at the time and ready to retire. However, he had no family members who wanted to run the shop. Today, the relationship between the McMasters and the Hatfields has developed into one big happy family.
Before taking over at Dean's, Grant managed a number of very successful auto repair shops in the Phoenix area, most recently Tire World for over 18 years. During this time, Grant built an excellent reputation equal to Dean's Auto Repair. He brought a following of first and second generation customers to join the family of clients at Dean's. We are thrilled to say we're currently maintaining vehicles for several third generation clients.