Two Scottsdale firms earn ‘2015 Top Shop’ award from AAA

The top repair shops in AAA Arizona’s Approved Auto Repair network have been revealed. Now in its 14th year, 35 Arizona repair facilities earned the AAA Top Shop award for 2015.

“AAA created the AAR network in an effort to help members and the public find honest and reliable auto repair facilities,” said John Walter, director of automotive services for AAA Arizona.

“Top Shops consistently exceed our member’s expectations and our strict standards. They represent the best of the best.”

To be eligible for the Top Shop award, facilities must belong to AAA’s AAR network, which are required to and adhere to more than 20 AAA standards, including:

  • Annual inspection by AAA.
  • Staff Automotive Service Excellence technicians for each area of service offered.
  • Guarantee repairs for at least 12 months or 12,000 miles for AAA members.
  • Accept the final decision of AAA in resolving disputes with AAA members.

In addition to these standards, Top Shops must also maintain a 90 percent customer-approval rating. They must be actively involved in the community and uphold an exemplary business reputation.

Among the list of this year’s recipients are two Scottsdale facilities:

Car Repair Company2918 N. Scottsdale Road. Owner: Jim Atkinson.

Marshall’s Service Center8128 E. 22nd St. Owner: Patrick Murphy.

Recipients will receive their awards at a luncheon July 16 in Phoenix.

AAA offers a variety of automotive services. The AAR network and Top Shop list are two of many resources. Learn more at

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