Login | Register | Staff Directory | Advertise | Subscribe | About Us | Newspaper Locations
Welcome to Fauquier.com
Advanced Search


Culpeper Tire and Auto Repair open for business

Christopher Apperson is living his dream.

“I always wanted to start my own business and run it my way,” Apperson said. “I started out going to college, but it wasn't for me. I was working part-time at an auto shop and ended up liking it. I learned a lot.”

Apperson said he has been working on vehicles for more than 10 years and for the last four years he was the shop manager at Precision Tune Auto Care on Route 29. He opened Culpeper Tire and Auto Repair in October.

“We do all kinds of auto repair work as well as tire sales and service and I am ASE certified,” he said.

According to its website, “The non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) works to improve the quality of vehicle repair and service by testing and certifying automotive professionals. Today, more than 350,000 professionals hold ASE certifications, and work in every part of the automotive service industry. “

Apperson said he has his own state inspection license and is working on getting one for the business.

He grew up in Culpeper and Orange counties and graduated from Woodberry Forrest School.

Josh Darnell assists Apperson with the business.

“We'll work on anything,” Apperson said when asked if he specialized in any make or model. “It doesn't matter what it is. I'll let you know if I can't fix it and I'll find somebody who can.

“I'm fair and honest and I'll work with the customer no matter what their situation is.”

While Apperson loves working on cars and trucks, he said there are some aspects of running a business that don't come as easily.
“My biggest challenge is organization,” he said. “It is so hard to keep everything organized while you're also working.”

Apperson said his goal for 2013 is to not only obtain vehicle inspection certification for the business, but also to keep growing.

“We want to always be improving,” he said. “So far 2013 has started off pretty good. I want to keep growing.

“I like the people I meet doing this – the customers I have. I enjoy talking with people and interacting. I feel like the people who come out here to have work done are more than just customers, they become friends.”



Get Weekly Email News
More Local News

13th Annual Soap Box Derby a sizzling sensation

Corey Clanagan case moves forward slowly

Rite Aid robber found guilty, awaits sentencing

Culpeper County School Board

Nixon seeks another term to board of supervisors

Curd Quips- Real deal: Rave reviews for raw milk

Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Ashley Mullins

Burgandine Avenue to remain open

What’s Happening around Culpeper

Annual fireworks display moving

Curtain Calls: “Tartuffe” - False prophets and true believers

Town of Culpeper files lawsuit against commonwealth’s attorney

Stay
Connected


Follow Us
on Twitter


Like Us
on Facebook


Subscribe
via RSS


Join Our
Email List

Best of the Best