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Decades of quality service

Longtime auto technician opens new shop in Atlantic Mine

August 3, 2011
The Daily Mining Gazette

ATLANTIC MINE - Although Joe Miller is no longer associated with Precision Automotive, he is still available to give customers the same high-quality repair service they have come to expect during his many years as an auto technician in the Houghton-Hancock area.

Joe recently opened his own auto repair business at his home location on Old Mill Hill Road in Atlantic Mine. Miller Automotive offers service Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and, because of reduced operating costs, Joe is able to offer customers a labor charge that is lower than that of the industry standard.

"It's time to be on my own," Joe said. "I now have more opportunity to interact directly with customers in all aspects of service."

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Joe Miller of Atlantic Mine recently opened his own auto repair business at his home located on Old Mill Hill Road. Miller Automotive is open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Miller Automotive offers service and repair on all domestic and some foreign vehicles, specializing in electrical and driveability problems; brake work and anti-lock brake systems; and steering, suspension, and engine work.

Joe holds Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) national certification as a Master Technician and Advanced Level Specialist.

"For the customers, this certification gives assurance that the technician is knowledgeable, has kept up to date in the field, and meets high industry standards," Joe explained.

Joe serves on the Advisory Board of the Copper Country Intermediate School District's Automotive Technology Center.

Joe's career in the auto repair and maintenance field began in 1973 as a technician at Ruska's Standard Oil Service Station in Houghton. The following year Joe enrolled at Ferris State College where he earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in automotive service technology in 1976; Joe was a recipient of the outstanding student of the year award at Ferris. After graduation from Ferris, Joe was hired as a technician at Meyers (later Lindrus) Chevrolet and Oldsmobile in Hancock and advanced to the position of service manager. Joe remained at Lindrus Chevrolet and Olds until it closed in 1998; he and co-worker Wayne Rantamaki then opened Precision Automotive in Houghton.

"I have developed a strong base of satisfied customers during my many years of service in the Copper Country," Joe said. "Customers appreciate working with a technician who understands their needs and the operation of their vehicles. Customer satisfaction is very important to me."

Marked with a roadside yard sign, Miller Automotive is easy to find. Located at 47990 Old Mill Hill Rd. in Atlantic Mine, it can be accessed either from the Houghton Canal Road off M-26 or from Erickson Drive off M-26 in Atlantic Mine.

On the Houghton Canal Road, turn onto Old Mill Hill Road, which is the first left road past the Upper Peninsula Power Co. Service Center. Miller Automotive is on the left side of the road, approximately .8 mile up the hill. Those traveling from M-26 via Erickson Drive, turn right at the sign reading "Mill Road" and continue on that road for approximately .9 mile; Miller Automotive is on the right side of the road.

With more than 35 years of experience in his field, Joe Miller is well qualified to give your vehicle the expert care it deserves. Joe can be reached at 483-3385.

Editor's note: This feature is part of a paid advertising package purchased by Miller Automotive of Atlantic Mine. Businesses interested in being featured on the Business page may call Yvonne Robillard at 483-2220.



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