Auto repair shop opens in Wadsworth
Wadsworth, Ohio – Anything with an engine in it, Aaron Woloszyn wants to hang around. He grew up playing racing video games and repairing cars with his family.
It is his dream to open a DIY garage where people can come and do their own maintenance and modifications. He made his dream come true during the pandemic.
Wingman Garage is an automobile and motorcycle enthusiast’s dream.
It’s a garage filled with tools and elevators for everything from basic car or motorcycle maintenance to a full engine repair.
What makes it unique from other auto repair shops is that you are the mechanic.
“I love working on my own stuff,” said Chase Casterline, founding member of Wingman Garage. “The most important thing is knowing that I can save money and not have to spend hundreds of dollars an hour on something I can do. So it was really the perfect situation for me.
Casterline comes to Wingman about once a month with his vehicles. Sometimes he’s good at fixing his cars on his own, other times he can use a winger. That’s where Woloszyn, the founder of Wingman Garage, comes in.
“Being a huge car enthusiast myself, I have always found myself with little space at home in the garage or without the right tools,” Woloszyn said. “And I definitely didn’t have an elevator at home. So that’s something that I saw that I wanted to bring to the community and that’s what I did.
Woloszyn has been working on cars for over 20 years. He launched Wingman Garage in February 2021.
“Some people need a helping hand here and there, some people don’t,” Woloszyn said. “And others need a helping hand for a few hours. So we’re always here to help. We have the tools, the lifts and the help when you need it. We just need you to bring your project.
The garage is not just for seasoned pros.
Woloszyn also offers courses in basic car maintenance, tire changes and quick vehicle starting.
“Part of the winger’s business is about giving back and helping people become more comfortable working and talking about what’s going on with their vehicles,” Woloszyn said.
“So if you don’t know much about cars, we have courses on auto 101, auto 102, where you can learn about the different types of oil, how to read tires, how to work the brakes, general basic car maintenance information. We also have auto 201 and auto 202, where we show you how to change the oil, and we show you how to change the brakes with our workshop car. And we also have a failed series where we teach you how to safely change a tire and start a vehicle.
It is a DIY garage for DIY enthusiasts.
“I thought it was like the coolest idea ever,” Casterline said. “Even though I had my own tools, just to have essential things, and for other people who might not have the specialty like axles and nuts and socket sets for things like that. Special torque wrenches and different lifts and winches and all that. Aaron has it here and it’s great.
“We had grandfathers who brought grandsons who worked together on cars; fathers and daughters, fathers and sons, ”Woloszyn said. “We had husbands and wives working together on cars. So it’s a great place to work on vehicles, teach, learn and bond.
The Wingman garage is available by appointment only. For more information, click here.