Accu-Tech Automotive:The Experts!

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Mechanic working on car in shop.

At Accu-Tech Automotive you get “Vehicle Repair from the Experts!” In tune with customer needs and concerns, Accu-Tech is willing “to do what it takes” to make a client feel comfortable when they come into the shop. The friendly, knowledgeable staff, with years of combined automotive experience, is a team you can trust.
Shilo Couch, owner of Accu-Tech Automotive, grew up riding dirt bikes. He was constantly fixing and rebuilding them himself, since a new bike was not likely to come his way. At that time, during the 1980s, his dad owned and operated a service station in Carlton (now Carlton Corners), and Shilo recalls being intrigued by what was going on inside the repair shop. He enjoyed rolling under cars on the creepers and going for rides on the old in-ground lift. “I remember the mechanic there had an old Ford T-Bucket with a rumble seat, and occasionally took me for rides in it,” Shilo related. “Another customer would come in with his souped-up, straight axle ’55 Chevy and would let me sit in the captain’s chair he’d put in.” Not even 10 years old yet, Shilo had wanted to build his own hot rod.
His high school ambition, however, was to join the Air Force and become a jet plane mechanic. That plan changed when a rep from Universal Technical Institute visited Shilo’s metal shop class at Yamhill Carlton High School promoting their automotive program. He attended UTI in Arizona, receiving an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology in 1994. Friends and family often asked him, “Why don’t you just open your own shop?” After working in the field for 11 years at two private shops and the USPS Vehicle Maintenance Facility, he opened Accu-Tech Automotive in June 2005.

Mechanic standing on repair shop gear.

Accu-Tech Automotive continually invests in state-of-the-art tools and equipment, including factory scan tools that allow them to download and update factory programming calibrations in Chevrolet and Ford vehicles. Additionally, Accu-Tech works closely with other auto repair shops in the area, sometimes “bouncing ideas off one another for that problem car that just isn’t making any sense.” The shops loan and borrow specialty tools and equipment between them, as well as refer customers to neighboring shops that might specialize in a particular service or repair. “We just want the customer happy and to get them back on the road, and will do almost anything to make that happen,” Shilo says.
Shilo’s lived in Yamhill County since 1983, his wife Angie, who was born in McMinnville, has lived there all her life. An ASE-certified Master Tech for over 20 years, Shilo has watched his business develop and grow within the community. A Member of McMinnville Chamber of Commerce, Shilo also supports and donates to local schools and organizations. In partnership with Yamhill Christian Church, Accu-Tech sponsors an annual Car Care Clinic for single and widowed mothers, offering a free oil change, wash and vacuum, new wiper blades, and light bulbs.
Accu-Tech Automotive, locally owned, locally staffed, offers great customer service and quality repair on autos and trucks, foreign and domestic, gas and diesel. “Big or Small,
We Do It All.”
Accu-Tech Automotive is located at 8095 Hwy 99W in Bunn’s Village McMinnville. Contact them at (503) 435-1380,, or visit their website,