Motorkars® is a 45+ years old family owned and operated business specializing in Volkswagen, Audi, BMW and select Porsche vehicles. We employ ASE certified technicians who perform service, repair, restorations and performance modifications on both new and vintage models.
Motorkars® is a member of the Central Ohio BBB with an A+ rating and has received a business award from Angie’s List. Our business hours are 8:30 to 5:30 Monday through Thursday and 8:30 to 5:00 on Friday. We accept VISA and MasterCard. You will find us located southwest of OSU stadium near Grandview Heights at 1020 King Avenue. For your convenience we have a key drop located at the rear of the shop that is available 24 hours a day.
We started the business in 1975 in a two-bay Texaco gas station located near the Thurber Village Apartments, just northwest of downtown Columbus. Our original business name was Thurber Village Texaco. We converted to auto service and repairs only, in 1978, when Texaco pulled out of Ohio. At that time, we changed our name to Thurber Village Service. We continued to lease the old Texaco building until the fall of 1985, when we moved into our brand new shop at our current location on King Avenue. We changed our name again, this time to Motorkars, Inc.
The King Avenue shop consists of 4-service bays with hydraulic lifts, an equipment/engine build room, parts department, customer waiting room, front office reception and an employee lounge.
We have eight full time employees on staff including, General Manager, Parts Manager, Office Manager, Service Manager and four ASE certified technicians (one of whom is also the Shop Manager). Since 1992 we have been using custom computer software for all of our invoicing, parts inventory, customer data and scheduling.
We have made major equipment purchases in the last few years. Some of the equipment in our shop includes: a Snap-On Advantage portable diagnostic electrical tester, a Snap-On Hi-Speed wheel balancer, a Rim Clamp tire machine (for ultra performance wheels and tires), a Hunter “Hawkeye” 4-wheel alignment rack.