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Brown’s Tire, Towing & Auto Care Center, Inc.

  Ronald Brown, born and raised resident of Shepherdstown, returned home from the Nashville Auto Diesel College with a degree in diesel mechanics and a dream to, one day, open his own business. After two years working as an equipment mechanic for a local business, he decided to pursue his dream. In August of 1986, with $300 in the bank and a positive attitude, he rented two bays of an existing garage from another local businessman. Thus began, “Mechanical Services”, a complete auto and truck repair facility with a small office in the back of the shop. Within two years, the business was off to a great start with the help of a supportive family, friends, and community. In 1988, a local student from Jefferson High School and Shepherdstown by the name of William Prather, was added to the staff; and Ronald purchased the entire building in order to expand his business. A 24-hour towing and roadside service was added to the business in 1988, as well.

  In, 1989, Ronald married Maria Evans, also a local resident of Jefferson County/Charles Town and a 1989 accounting graduate of Shepherd College. Maria worked as a staff cost accountant for a Maryland manufacturing firm and took over the accounting for Ronald’s business. Additional mechanics and a tow truck driver were hired to assist Ronald in his growing business. By 1992, Maria became a fulltime employee in order to raise the Brown’s first child, a beautiful daughter, Taylor. In 2003, Ronnie and Maria were blessed with an amazing son, Chase.
  By 1994, the Brown’s incorporated their business and changed the name to Brown’s Tire, Towing & Auto Care Center, Inc. The staff had grown to six full-time employees, four full service bays, two service/tow vehicles, two office spaces, and a customer waiting room. In 2006, a full-time Dump Truck Service was added to their ever growing services and affiliations. Today, Brown’s Tire continues to be a Christian, family owned and operated business supporting seven local families within their nine employees. Ronnie and Maria pride themselves on being easily accessible to both their staff and customers. On any given day, you will find both Ronnie and Maria working the day to day business, along with their amazing staff. They are well staffed with two Master ASE technicians, two ASE technicians, three line technicians, a service manager, and an office manager. Affiliations include Napa Auto care center, AAA Auto Repair center, Bridgestone/Firestone Dealer, Mobil Oil dealer, BG Products service center, and U-Haul Rental center.

  Brown’s Tire continues to strive to offer the best customer service and complete auto and truck repair facility with the latest technology and educated staff to Shepherdstown and the surrounding areas. Brown’s Tire, Towing & Auto Care Center, Inc. will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in August 2011.


Brown's Tire is the only WV State Inspection Station to receive the
"WV State Inspection Station of the Year" award.
Brown's is a 20 year Napa Autocare Center
Brown's is a 15 year U-Haul Dealer Center
Brown's Tire is environmentally pro-acitve with the recycling of all waste fluids, filters, tires, paper/cardboard, plastic, glass, and aluminum both on-site and with licensed recycle dealers.

The following is a partial list of certifications that are included in Brown's continuing education program provided for their staff:

  -Domestic Transmission Diagnostics                                       
  -Wheel Alignments
  -Flex Fuel Vehicles                                                                
  -Ignition Diagnostics Strategies
  -A/C Systems Theory Diagnostics Service                                
  -Fuel Trim Diagnostics Strategies
  -Multi-Displacement System                                                    
  -Electronic Transmission Operation & Diagnostics
  -Chrysler OBDII                                                                      
  -Ford Engine Performance 4
  -CAN & Domestic Vehicle Buss Systems                                
  -Misfire Diagnostics
  -Mode 6 & Beyond                                                                 
  -Ford 6.0 Diesel Light Truck
  -Scanner Diagnostics                                                             
  -Evaporative Systems OBDII Monitoring
  -Intro. to Hybrid Vehicle Servicing                                            
  -Advancement In Engine Design
  -Dodge Cummings Light Truck Turbo Diesel                             
  -Honda Engine Performance II
  -Enhanced DVUM Diagnostics Strategies                                
  -VE With Pressure Wave Form
  -Information Access & PCM Reflash                                       
  -O2 Sensor & Catalytic Converter Operations & Testing
  -Digital Storage Oscilloscope Part 1 & 2                                  
  -Veejer Electronics:  Light Board H-114
                                DC Motor Board H-116
                                Relay Board H-115
  -GM Duramax Light Truck Diesel
  -Servicing ABS Vehicles

 

 
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William Prather

  William was born and raised in Shepherdstown, WV and graduated from Jefferson High School in 1988.  He has been a part of Brown’s Tire family since 1988. William was hired part-time during his senior year of high school and easily transferred into a full-time position as a technician. He is one of Brown’s Mastre ASE certified technicians and has earned numerous certifications through Brown's continuing education program.  William also manages both the towing and dump truck fleets. William has been the most loyal, honest; hardworking employee of Brown’s Tire since 1988.

William is the proud father of Joseph, Jack, and Natalie. William is also a second cousin to Maria Brown.


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Dewey Kriss, Jr.

  Dewey was born and raised in Kearneysville, WV and attended Jefferson High School. Dewey has been in the automotive industry since 2002. He is earning various certifications through Brown's continuing education program. Dewey has been a technician for Brown’s since 2013.

Dewey is the proud father of Emma.



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Jason Taylor

  Jason was born and raised in Savage, Md. and moved to Jefferson County during high school.  He graduated from Jefferson High School in 2004 and from James Rumsey in 2005.  He is one of Brown's ASE certified technicians and is earning various certifications through Brown's continuing education program.   Jason has been a line technician for Brown's Tire since November 2014.

Jason has been married to Ashley Taylor since 2008 and they are the proud parents of Adam, Collin, and Emily. 


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David Sanita


     David was born in Virginia, and raised in Huntington, New York.  He graduated from Walt Whittman High School in 1991 and attended George Mason University.  He has over 25 years of automotive sales experience and various certifications.  David is advancing his education through Brown's continuing education program.  David has been Brown's Tire service advisor since August 2017.

David and his wife Corrinne are the proud parents of Eve, Ava, and Isabella.


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Ricky Miller