We are dedicated to being the best car care center in the area.
In 1982, at the age of 19, Chuck Hope opened Chuck’s Turnpike Gulf Station in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Chuck grew up around the automotive industry; his father owned and managed several gas stations and was a skilled repairman. Initially, Chuck studied masonry after high school and planned to take a different path than his father had, but when he had the opportunity to buy the car care center from the previous owner, he couldn’t pass it up.
After about ten years in business, Chuck knew it was time for another change. If he was going to make the business bigger and better, he needed to stop selling gasoline, so he put everything he had into automotive repair work instead. He changed the name to Chuck’s Car Care Center, moved to a new location, and resumed his workaholic 18-hour days.
When his youngest son asked him why he didn’t come home at night to read bedtime stories, Chuck again made some changes. The next day, he put an ad in the paper for mechanics and started the process of moving himself out of the shop and into the front office full-time. This is how Chuck’s operated for the next several years, with two technicians and a steady stream of business.
In October 2008, he was able to fulfill one of his life-long dreams of owning, building, and designing the shop he’s always wanted. With the support of his wife, Mary, Chuck has been able to run a very successful business, with good people, working toward a common goal to make Chuck’s Car Care Center one of the best automotive repair facilities in Oak Ridge.
Chuck manages the 5,000-square-foot, 4-bay car care center and his employees with a friendly and service-minded mentality, by providing state-of-the-art automotive services while also staying up to date on training for newer equipment and vehicles. We are dedicated to providing our customers with high-quality and efficient automotive work at a fair value with excellent customer service.
We are devoted to maintaining a safe workplace for our employees and believe we have a responsibility to those who make our growth and success possible. We are committed to the betterment of the community in which we have had so much success. Stop by today and see for yourself what makes us the best car care center in the area.