Bizline: Dexter’s Wayne Street Automotive

Published 5:03 pm Monday, July 30, 2012

Leader photo/KATIE ROHMAN Dexter Schlutt is the owner of Dexter’s Wayne Street Automotive, 515 Wayne St., Niles.

Name of business: Dexter’s Wayne Street Automotive

Name of owner: Dexter Schlutt

Address of business: 515 Wayne St., Niles

Date business opened: March 1999

What type of business do you operate — what you sell, services provided? General auto repairs, full service, from engine and transmission repair and replacement to routine maintenance

What sets your business apart from similar ventures? We can do it all. We understand the vehicles; have the diagnostic tools to evaluate the problem; are experienced and knowledgeable; and will give you an honest recommendation.

What customers do you reach? All ages and income levels

How does the future look? We are optimistic. We have taken stops to upgrade our lot and office, and are expanding our customer base and reaching out to retain our regular customers. Currently, we are getting out internet presence started, offering specials and referral incentives.

Recognition/awards: ASE certified master mechanic for 25 years

Telephone number: (269) 683-3727

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; Saturday by appointment; closed Sunday