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At Ace Auto Repair & Tire, our friendly and knowledgeable staff, quick and dependable service professionals, and affordable prices all come together to make driving out on a new set of tires easy. Besides that, we never "tire" of tires!

Sales

Ace Auto Repair & Tire's staff has combined experience of over 100 years in the auto repair and tire business. Our sales associates have actually worked as technicians and are familiar with all components and workings of your vehicle.

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Service

Ace Auto Repair & Tire employs ASE certified technicians. We employ technicians licensed by the state of California to perform smog, brake, and lamp inspections. All service personnel have been trained to perform almost any repair or maintenance to your vehicle.

George Chavez

Owner
George has been working on cars since high school auto shop in 1975. He purchased his own shop with a gas station in San Ramon in 1985. Away from work, George enjoys day hikes, beekeeping, gardening, barbecuing and smoking everything from pork roasts and salmon to spicy almonds and jerky making. Married to Vicki, with 3 kids, Ashley in Phoenix, Jenn in Walnut Creek, and Jeff in San Diego.
 

Danny King

Service Manager
Danny is a Service Advisor at ACE, and is one of the first faces you will see when you visit the shop. Danny has been with ACE since February 2012, but has been working in the automotive field in 1983. When Danny isn't at the desk, he enjoys working on custom lift and lowering kits, and wheel and tire packages. When he's not working, Danny spends his time in woodworking, barbecuing, and brewing beer! He has been married to his wife for 25 years, and has a son in the Marines and a daughter in college.
 

Kevin Van Dine

Service Advisor
Kevin is also a Service Advisor on our team, and has been with ACE since January of 2015. Kevin’s work in the automotive industry began in 1981. In his free time, Kevin enjoys playing golf, softball, soccer, and likes to bowl. He has been married for 30 years, and has a 24 year old daughter and a 22 year old son.
 

Kevin Albert

Technician
Kevin joined the ACE team in 2010. He began working in the auto industry since 1996 and is L1 ASE Master Certified in advanced engine performance, as well as smog licensed. His favorite makes to repair are Fords, GM, Toyota, and Honda. Kevin particularly enjoys all aspects of diagnostic work. Hobbies include baseball and football, and bike riding. Kevin is married to wife Crystal and has a son, Troy, and daughter Alexis.
 

Dan Barrion

Technician
Dan started working at ACE in the summer of 2002, but has been working at the same location since 1997. He has been working in the automotive field since 1993. He had his first job soon after graduating high school doing general maintenance on vehicles, while simultaneously attending automotive trade school. Dan’s passion for cars began as a young boy—his grandfather was a mechanic and his father worked on cars in his spare time. This had a big influence on his decision to become a technician. Diagnostic work is Dan’s specialty; he loves the challenge! He’s passionate about anything automotive-related, and likes working on all types of vehicles. He takes pride in his work, and always goes the extra mile to make sure it’s right. Dan is eager to learn and keep up with new technology. Dan is ASE Master Certified and holds the L1 ASE and smog license. Outside of ACE, Dan enjoys cycling, hiking, and spending time with his family.
 

Carlos Cadiz

Technician
ACE added Carlos to the team in early 2014. Carlos completed his apprenticeship program in the 90’s working for the Ford Motor Company during the day, and taking classes at Skyline and Chabot College at night. Carlos is ASE Master Certified with advanced diagnostics and hybrid endorsement. He is a licensed smog technician. Carlos enjoys working on all makes of vehicles, and sees it as a challenge—like solving a puzzle (some makes/models give you more clues than others!). Time commitments outside of work go to family, church, and the home. When he has time, Carlos competes in gun competitions with friends, and he also likes to hike to stay in shape. Education is highly valued in Carlos’ family—his wife is a superintendent in Oakland while working toward her doctoral degree. Carlos’ eldest daughter is a senior at Wellesley College in Boston, and his youngest daughter is a senior in high school.
 

Michael Mrozowski

Technician
Michael has been with us at ACE since 2005. He entered the automotive industry in 2000 as a tire tech for a well-known tire company. At ACE, he focuses on your brakes, steering and suspension, and alignment. In his personal life, Mike has 3 siblings, all of them married with kids—which makes him the greatest uncle in the world! His hobbies are cooking (breakfast!), barbecuing, and watching sports. Add friends and family, and you have Mike’s recipe for life!
 

Kevin Polson

Technician
Kevin has been working as a Technician at ACE since September 2009 and has been working on cars since 1999. Kevin is an ASE Master Certified Technician and holds a State of California Brake and Lamp Inspectors License. When it comes to personal preference, Kevin thinks Acura makes the best cars in the word, he drives an Acura, and loves working on them—but can pretty much fix anything that comes his way! Kevin gets a kick out of working on police cars, too. He prides himself on clean, presentable work—customers may not always understand what was done to their cars, but everyone knows clean! Kevin enjoys working at ACE because he’s worked with the same core technicians for many years and they are all pretty close. Kevin is a Bay Area native, and lives in Clayton. He loves Northern California! Most of his free time is spent with friends, his folks, or his dog. He enjoys hiking in the San Ramon/Alamo hills and is always up for an exploratory hike! He is an action movie fanatic and he has a “slightly embarrassingly large” DVD collection. As a part time Uber driver, he meets some pretty interesting folks! His parent’s live one town over which is nice for an occasional “pop-in” for dinner. Plus, mom can dog sit to get her fix of grand dog time!
 

Landon Sandmann

Technician
Landon is also an original technician at the current ACE location. He has been at ACE since its establishment in 2002, but has been an Auto Technician since 1997. He holds multiple certificates including A/C repair, transmission and drive terrain, brake, steering and suspension. He enjoys working on classic cars, custom fabrication, lowering and lifting vehicles, engine repair, transmission and differential rebuilding…the list goes on and on! There is nothing about working on cars that Landon doesn’t enjoy doing. Away from ACE, Landon likes to spend time with family and friends. He likes to camp, wake surf, ride dirt bikes, snowboard, and travel. He has been married to 5 years and is a proud father of 2 wonderful children.
 
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