- Business Advocacy
Darren Gilbert is an optimist. His auto shop on Valley Boulevard had been in business since the ‘70s when his father ran it. The location had only two service bays for working on cars. By 2020 he was swamped with business, and cars waiting for a service bay were parked hither and yon creating a backlog of service and confusion about which car was where.
Then, just a block away at 2100 W. Valley Blvd. he found a larger shop. It had seven service bays. Darren took the plunge and jumped at the chance to expand his business. No sooner did he get himself set up in his new shop than COVID hit hard in 2020. That slowed his business considerably. Recently however, Darren, ever the optimist, noted that since the worst of the pandemic his workload has increased every month. Today, at any given time, all seven work bays are in use.
When he first moved to the new location, the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce wanted to do a ribbon cutting ceremony to inaugurate his new business. But COVID got in the way. Finally on May 12 the long awaited ceremony took place.
The event drew a crowd that included Mayor Sasha Renée Pérez and City Councilmembers Adele Andrade-Stadler and Ross Maza, and Vice Mayor Katherine Lee. The Police Department was represented by Assistant Chief Kennedy and Sergeant Donato. Also on hand were field representatives from the office of State Assemblymember Ed Chau and Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
Gilbert Motors is an AAA Approved Auto Repair and Certified Auto Care facility. The technicians are trained and certified for work on gasoline, hybrid, and diesel powered vehicles. They are even prepared for changing batteries on EV vehicles.
The shop uses both standard and metric tools for all makes and models of domestic and foreign cars from oil changes to complex computer diagnostics. They offer expert automotive and light truck repair and maintenance services to a growing list of customers in the western San Gabriel Valley. They are also certified to maintain new car warranties.
Gilbert Motors is a member of Automotive Service Council and is an ASE Blue Shield Shop, an AAA Approved repair facility, and a Los Angeles County Certified Green Station. It is also a state licensed Smog Repair Station.
Gilbert Motors is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on weekends. They are located at 2100 W. Valley Blvd. in Alhambra. Contact them for an appointment or even just to ask questions at 626-282-0644 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.