Best Auto Shop in Ventura (both of them!)

Hi! JR Luna here 🙂 I can hardly believe it, but this summer marks 3 years since we opened our second shop. To celebrate, we will be having a party for Asian Autotech—and you are invited. Bring your friends, kids, family, and expect to have a wonderful time surrounded by positive, happy people. The 3-year anniversary party will take place at Asian Autotech on Thursday, 7/25 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm. There will be raffles throughout the party, a FREE taco cart, cupcakes, a DJ, and other games. Click here to let us know you’re coming! Growing up, I never imagined that I would own two businesses in Ventura. To say that this is a dream come true is an understatement—it is a privilege to serve a community I am so proud to be a part of. Both our shops—Concours Motors and Asian Autotech—run under the same carefully developed formula, with the same goal: To be the best auto shop in Ventura. We hire only highly-trained specialty technicians who concentrate on select niche brands, which allows us to provide the best possible service to you and your vehicle. We do what is right–not what is easy. We believe in total transparency; our exceptional technology allows us to show you what is going on with your car so that you are never left with unanswered questions. The most important part of our work is that you, our customer, feel taken care of at all times. We go the extra mile (we offer high-speed internet, a beverage station, and a free shuttle!) and we are always open to feedback on how...

Environmental Sustainability

Happy Earth Day month! One of the reasons we love April (asides from all the spring flowers) is because local businesses emphasize the importance of prioritizing the planet. Concours Motors is offering a free comprehensive sustainability inspection, in addition to discounted services including oil changes, alignments and leak repairs. Environmental sustainability is extremely important to us. As an automotive repair shop, we understand that we have a huge social and environmental responsibility. Because of that, we coat our floors in epoxy, which means that nothing toxic sinks into the ground. We catch everything—oil, coolant, metals, batteries—and dispose of it exclusively to companies that recycle. We don’t use paper towels, instead, we use rags that we wash and reuse. We use rechargeable batteries and our lights are high-efficiency. We takes these steps because we want to be part of a globally responsible movement to improve the planet’s health. Automotive repair shops are often thought of as dirty or bad for the environment—not ours. Your car is the key to a more sustainable lifestyle. The distance you drive and your car’s efficiency are two factors that can and will change the environment. Bring your vehicles in for free sustainability inspections, and we’ll make sure you are taking the best care of our planet....

The Science of Gratitude

We are hitting 2019 full speed and full of gratitude for so many amazing things. I personally don’t think anyone can spend enough time thinking about all the things they have to be grateful for. There are many studies demonstrating that actively practicing gratitude, as in, deliberately taking time out of the day to appreciate our devoted friends, partners, children, and community, make us significantly healthier. This might seem obvious, but science supports it. The more grateful you are, the more available you will be to create further opportunities to generate things to be grateful for. It’s a cycle, see? Gratitude is especially important when it comes to parenting. Children learn by example; if you take the blessings in your life for granted, so will they. If you count them, they will too. At Concours Motors, I never run out of things to be grateful for. We have an incredible team of hard-working people who actively contribute to our community. Ventura in itself is a unique city to appreciate: the wonderful people, the vibrant local business culture, the delicious food at the pier, the ocean, lazy beach days—the fact that we’re a drive away from some of the most beautiful hikes in California and one of the coolest cities in the country. These are all but a few things to be grateful for. 2019 is going to be an amazing year. I hope you’ll spend a few minutes each day reflecting on everything beautiful in your life. We are so excited for what is to come....

What Makes Us Different

Hello! JR here 🙂 Last month, I had a wonderful opportunity to speak in front of BNI’s Ventura Chapter (a business networking organization). I love every opportunity to connect with fellow business owners and talk about what makes Concours Motors unique. What makes us different? We know that we are working on a family’s car: a vehicle that takes you to work, to the grocery store; a car that takes your kids to school. Because of this, your safety is our utmost priority. Concours Motors is built on the concept of specialization; we hire only highly-trained specialty technicians who concentrate on select niche brands, which allows us to provide the best possible service to you and your vehicle. We do what is right–not what is easy At Concours, we only recommend the services you need, and we treat our customers like royalty. When you come in, you can enjoy our beverage station (with coffee and pastries), high-speed wi-fi, and a play area for your kids, all while your car is being serviced in the cleanest shop you have ever seen. If you don’t want to wait, our complimentary shuttle will give you a ride home, or whenever you’d like to go in town. We stay current. Keeping up with the times is very important to us. We perform digital inspections; our technicians use iPads to communicate the findings of your car, through images sent via email or text messages. We believe in total transparency; our exceptional technology allows us to show you what is going on with your car so that you are never left with unanswered questions. We...

We’re Giving Away Another Car: Wheels to Shine 2018

We’re Giving Away Another Car: Wheels to Shine 2018 As a Ventura-based business for over 30 years, we are aware of how uniquely beautiful this community is—we live steps away from the beach and are surrounded by wonderful people. Because of this, it is very important for us to give back to our community, which we have done in many different ways (financially, co-sponsoring beach cleanups, speaking to students in high schools, etc.) Then we realized — our mechanical skills are the most valuable thing we can give back to our community. We actually can change someone’s life. Wheels To Shine is an annual program we started in 2017, in which we donate a car to a deserving member of Ventura County. Last May, we gave a 2000 Volkswagen Golf to Marina Limon Porter, a formerly homeless single mother who works tirelessly on behalf of her family and community. This car changed Marina’s life, and, symbiotically, the lives of those around her. Thanks to Wheels to Shine, Marina was able to take on three jobs and play a bigger role in Step Up Ventura, a non-profit organization she supports. This year, we are giving away another Volkswagen; we need YOUR help to determine who it goes to. Along with the car, Concours will donate one year of free service to the recipient. This is an extraordinary opportunity to directly and immediately improve the life of someone committed to improving the lives of those around them. We can’t wait to meet this year’s recipient. To nominate someone, please visit:...