WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) --     WESTBROOK —  After working for a number  of years as a mechanic for several businesses, Chadd Wahl decided to open his own business and work for himself.

    Wahl, a Westbrook native has worked since 1996 in the automotive repair business. Wahl is a 1994 graduate of Westbrook Walnut Grove High School, and a graduate of Hennepin Technical College in Minneapolis. He completed a two year degree as a student in the Ford Motor Company Asset Program — Automotive Student Service and Educational Training Course.

    After a brief stay at Marshall Ford,  Wahl moved to Willmar where he worked for Roth Chevrolet for three years and a year at Mills Ford for another year. He then went to Kohls Weelborg Ford in Redwood Falls for two years, and then he took a job at an independent shop in Marshall for two years. After that he returned to Westbrook to become a partner at Westbrook Ag Power where he worked in the  parts department. Four  years later Wahl got back into the automotive service working for Klasse Sales and Service.

    Last week Wahl opened his shop called Wahlys’ Wheels Inc., Automotive Repair on First Avenue.

    He has experience working all the major manufacturers — Ford, GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan and more. He has experience working on autos, medium duty trucks, motorized RV’s, and camper electrical systems.

    Wahl's shop has two hoists with the larger one capable of lifting vehicles up to 15,000 pounds. He has  a new tire machine and computerized balancing system; evacuative recharge system for servicing air conditioning systems; an up to  date diagnostic scanning system that can be used on all vehicles through 2011for both foreign and domestic vehicles.

    He can diagnose  problems with check engine lights, service engine lights and other warning lights.

    He does all types of work including: oil changes, tune ups, new tire sales and tire mounting, repair and rotation, suspension work, shocks, struts, brake repair, fluid changes including transmission and radiator flushing.     

    He does engine and transmission  replacement, bearings, U-joints,  and emission system repair.

    In addition to that he will  be supplying a number of supplies for do it your selfers. Oil and filters, antifreeze, car detailing supplies, brake pads, rotors, batteries, belts, spark plugs and more. Wahl said,  “we will have same  day delivery on  most parts.”

    Wahl said, “I have been in and around the automotive business  since I was in  high school.” The  business is locally owned and operated. “I have lived here most of my life, and I know the people here,  and I look forward to having their support. I will provide friendly, fast,  reliable, and affordable service.”