American Garage has strived to become a leading independent automotive repair shop in the Chinook and Blaine County area. We have learned it takes a team effort to achieve the highest possible level of customer satisfaction. Our technicians maintain current product knowledge and skills at a top level through the ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Program. Each technician has the in-depth knowledge it takes to diagnose hard-to-find problems. They are also a great source of information on general maintenance.
American Garage, LLC has been keeping their clientele satisfied since 2006 with the latest state of the art equipment. Owner Scott DePriest knows, that to keep a customer happy, the company must meet or exceed their expectations. At American Garage, our customer is the most important visitor on our premises. They are not dependent on us, we are dependent on them. Scott DePriest, owner of American Garage, LLC, started his career in 1993 upon graduating from Chinook High School. He immediately enrolled in General Motors Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP) in Twin Falls, Idaho. He attended school for two years, graduating with highest honors and during school, he worked for Con Paulos Chevrolet in Jerome, Idaho as a service technician. After graduating from ASEP, he returned to Chinook to work for the family business, DePriest GMC for another 10 years. In 2006 he broke away from the family business forming his own company, American Garage.
American Garage employs the best ASE certified technicians in the area and offers a wide variety of services. So the next time your car needs service, major or minor, give American Garage the opportunity to show you what customer satisfaction is all about. Our company handles repairs and services of all types of cars, pickups and SUV’s including Chevrolet, Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Buick, Pontiac, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Chrysler, Dodge, Mazda, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and others. We also handle Semi-Truck repairs in the Blaine County area. Our state-of-the-art automotive repair systems, enable us to service any make or model. We understand that because you work hard for your dollar, everyone deserves the lowest price and cleanest service, every time without compromising quality. We know, that by creating good relationships and by passing on great deals to our customers, that it would be the key to our automotive success. This is the basic philosophy behind what we do.
American Garage in beautiful Chinook, Montana is conveniently located on Highway 2 East of town. While you wait for your car to be serviced, we offer a lounge area for our customers to wait in complete with a coffee bar and television for your entertainment. Our company specializes in repairing General Motors vehicles, but has the capability of handling any make or model with expertise. Whether you need just an oil change, major repair, Montana State DOT Inspection, or maintenance to your favorite vehicle, call or visit American Garage today!
In 2006, when we were determining a name for our company, we stumbled across a coin buried in our backyard at our home in Chinook. On that coin, the words read: “$1.00 Off Tires and Accessories at American Garage, Chinook, Montana.” At that point, we did a little bit of research to determine if there were any family members left in the area. The business was open in the 1920’s and we discovered a couple of ads in a 1926 Chinook High School Annual stating that they sold Overland and Willy’s Knight cars. We were unable to locate any descendants of the proprietors, Weiermiller and Patterson, but we did find out that it was actually located on Pennsylvania Street in the current Precision Auto Body building. Thanks to Wes Bevis, we were able to achieve a photo that depicts American Garage’s true existence in Chinook.