Pat Nicoll and his wife Patricia opened Pat’s Automotive in 1985. Since then the business has grown to become the largest and most respected independent auto service facility in the area. We take pride in our clean, well-equipped shop and we have access to the most complete database of high tech service information in the industry. All of our technicians are ASE certified and attend update classes regularly. We are committed to offering our customers the absolute best in auto repair and service. Our attention to detail and personal service set us apart from average shops. We service all domestic, Japanese cars, light trucks and RVs. Our work is guaranteed a minimum of 24 months or 24,000 miles.



AwardLeesburg, VA, December 14, 2011 – Patrick Nicoll, an automotive technician from Santa Maria, California, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the ASCCA/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year. Forty automotive professionals from across the nation were recognized on November 16, 2011, at the Annual Technician Awards of the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) held at the Marriott City Center in Charlotte, NC. The ASE annual awards spotlight top scorers on the ASE Certification Tests from among the ranks of the more than 360,000 ASE-certified professionals nationwide. Automotive Service Council of California representatives Jack Crawley and Bret Bodas; John Pfennig, Chairman of the ASE Board of Directors; and Timothy Zilke, ASE President & CEO, presented the award to Nicoll. “Patrick is one of the outstanding ASE-certified technicians recognized annually by different segments of the automotive service and repair industry. Each of these elite technicians was presented with an industry-specific award recognizing their achievement,” said Zilke.Nicoll owns and operates AAA Approved Pat’s Automotive. He has been an ASE certified technician for 32 years, and an ASE Master Technician since 1982. “ASE has been honoring the best of the best in our industry for more than 30 years, and this year we recognized forty outstanding individuals from all across the nation,” said Zilke. “We are proud to partner with ASCCA to recognize Patrick’s commitment to excellence in providing the very best in vehicle repair services to the Santa Maria extended community. This dedication is reflected in the talented individuals we recognize each year and Patrick represents the best of the best.”