The Quality of a Great Mechanic

Mike Rooney 

Mike Rooney 

The quality of a great automotive mechanic is very important. Not just to solve a problem with your car, but to help assist you in keeping your vehicle running and performing for many years. We all know how challenging it can be to find the right mechanic for your car. Someone you can trust is one of the most important qualities in a mechanic. Along with a deep understanding and knowledge of the products he has mastered.  

We at Ehrlich Motorwerks have the same need for the right mechanic, someone we can trust with our car collection. Fortunately, we are blessed to know of someone we can trust, and he is now part of the Ehrlich team. It's great to have an in-house master mechanic.  

About 18 years ago, my wife and I owned a 1990 Acura Legend, and in my search for the right mechanic I came across Mr. Mike Rooney of Action Imports. A Master Mechanic on both Honda and Toyota products as well as having a very deep understanding of automotive mechanics. Mike Rooney has been caring for automobiles for over 30 years, becoming a true master in the automotive profession. We couldn't have found a better mechanic.  

Mike joined Ehrlich Motorwerks in the fall of 2015, and has been caring and servicing our vehicles, from Acuras to Porsches. With his master skills in Honda and Toyota products it only made sense for us to open our garage doors to the public to service our community. Mike Rooney enjoys the Asia brands for their quality and engineering.  

Mike has always appreciated air-cooled Porsche, yet after spending time on our Porsches he decided it was time to purchase one for himself. Mr. Rooney found a 1979 911 SC European model that had been with the same owner for the past 30 years.   

Mike Rooney is also well known in the area as the go to guy for solving the hard to solve mechanical problem. Mike can fix almost all of the challenges that come up. Yet he will be the first to say, "I'm only human, and I can only try to do my best". 




Career Background:

1983 - service station assistant, Colorado Springs CO 
1984 - first job as a technician at a large used car dealership, Colorado Springs CO
1985 - J & L Auto Service, where owner John Cutcher was Mike Rooney mentor. Studied and trained in old school mechanicals and European auto specialist, Colorado Springs CO. 
1988 - Street Rod Shop - technician and shop manager, Colorado Springs CO
1990 - Mike Rooney, wife Cindy and their two children move from Colorado Springs CO to Northwest Arkansas.  
1990 - Nelms Honda, Fayetteville AR. Honda technician and later master mechanic. 
1996 - 2006  - Mike opened Action Imports, owner/operator located in West Siloam Springs. Offering full service care on all Asia market brands, with a focus on Honda and Toyota brands.
2006 - 2014 - Fayetteville Auto Park - where Mike was master technician, as well as time spent as a team leader and shop manager
2015 - Ehrlich Motorwerks -  Master Mechanic servicing Honda, Toyota and other Asian market vehicles as well as Porsche cars for the community. He also has the roll of maintaining and servicing the collection at Ehrlich. 


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