Welcome to

westlake automotive

Westlake Automotive is the area’s premier independent repair and sales facility. As we move toward our 11th year in business, our roots and dedication to customers in Franklin and Bedford Counties, and surrounding areas, is clear. Roger Thomas, a seasoned veteran of the vehicle repair business, leads a team of 5 skilled and certified technicians, Charlie Wiseman, a friendly and highly experienced front desk assistant, while Roger’s Wife, Dale, handles billing, accounting and generally keeps all the guys in line. 

MEET OUR TECHNICIANS

paul

Paul

Hazelhoff

ricky

ricky

hodges

caleb

bryant

tracy
tracy

maxfield

gabe

gabe

wimmer

westlake automotive CAN HANDLE ALL OF YOUR vehicle REPAIR needs

our SERVICES INCLUDE

  • COMPLETE COMPUTER DIAGNOSTICS
  • COMPLETE SAFETY ANALYSIS
  • DRIVABILITY PROBLEMS
  • TUNE-UPS
  • OIL CHANGES
  • TIRES
  • BRAKE REPAIR SPECIALISTS
  • STEERING AND SUSPENSIONS
  • COMPUTERIZED LASER ALIGNMENTS
  • FUEL SYSTEM SERVICES
  • COOLANT SYSTEMS
  • INTERSTATE BATTERIES
  • EMISSION CONTROL REPAIRS
  • AIR CONDITIONING SERVICE
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
  • FLEET MAINTENANCE
  • ENGINE WORK
  • virginia State safety Inspections

About

our facility

With eight service bays covering 7200 square feet, we can address multiple vehicles simultaneously, enabling us to serve our customer base quickly and efficiently. 5 electric lifts allow us to access every nook and cranny of your automobile, SUV, or truck to clearly visualize, service, or repair any part, ideally positioned for rapid access and diagnosis. In addition we have available a front end lift, for jobs that dont require the entire vehicle be lifted, or repairs that require the rear wheel reaming on the shop floor.  One of our bays is dedicated to our advanced Hoffman Visualiner Computerized Laser Measurement and Alignment technology to precisely align your suspension for optimum tire wear, MPG and handling.  AC service is expedited by our Robinair Air Conditioning Diagnostics and Charge machine.  Once attached to your vehicle’s AC system, it automatically tests for leaks, evacuates and re-charges the system with the exact amount of coolant required  with zero waste. 

Our Friendly Front Office Folks

Roger's extensive career began in the 1970's working as an automotive technician, moving up the ranks into automotive management in 1982. During his many years in the business, he has worked on and with, a vast variety of cars, truck, and SUV's. Obviously however, Roger's chosen role is customer service, where his calm, unflappable, polite demeanor, and dry wit, bring accolades from his satisfied customers.
- ROGER THOMAS
Charlie began his automotive career in the late 70's working in a service station/garage while attending school in West Virginia. The past 4 decades have been spent in the parts and service industries, initially as a delivery driver, working his way up the ranks to an account manager for multiple stores. He also did stints with John Deere and Massey Ferguson in service, sales and management along the way
CHARLIE WISEMAN
Roger's Wife, Dale, is controller, having begun her career in automotive accounting over 4 decades ago, beginning with Hoffman Motors, the sole importer of BMW's in the US in the 1970's continuing to work for BMW after it bought out Hoffman, later working for area Ford and Chrysler dealerships. When she is not counting pennies and keeping the books and guys in line, she relaxes by counting pins as a competitive bowler.
DALE THOMAS