Repair Shop Helps Family Whose SUV Was Vandalized With Sugar – UnderhoodService

Repair Shop Helps Family Whose SUV Was Vandalized With Sugar

Technicians at Homolak's Automotive Repair and Technical Services in Medina, OH, reached out to a family whose SUV was recently vandalized by someone who had poured sugar in the gas tank. In addition to repairing the sugar damage, the technicians made several other safety-related repairs on the vehicle.

Technicians at Homolak’s Automotive Repair and Technical Services in Medina, OH, reached out to a family whose SUV was recently vandalized by someone who had poured sugar in the gas tank. In addition to repairing the sugar damage, the technicians made several other safety-related repairs on the vehicle.

Below is the article as it appeared on the WEWS-TV Channel 5 website.


Medina auto repair shop comes to the rescue of family’s SUV vandalized with sugar

By Dave Arnold, newsnet5.com
Posted: 6/22/2012

MEDINA, Ohio – In a full Medina service garage of cars and boats in need of repair, owner Andy Homolak discusses how his crews spent the better part of this last week working on a SUV that reportedly had been damaged by someone placing sugar in the gas tank sometime during the first week in June.

At Homolak’s Automotive Repair and Technical Service & Marine garage on West Liberty Street, the crew were just finishing up the final safety issues on Lisa Jones’ Ford Explorer. H.A.R.T.S. has been in the Homolak family for 99 years. Homolak is the current ace mechanic and family owner.

A Marine who served in the 1990s, Homolak runs his shop with his past’s simple values of honor, integrity and valor.

After one of his mechanics, Scott Werner, had seen Lisa Jones’ WEWS story on his cellphone, Homolak was instantly onboard with finding a way to help the family out.

"We wanted to just bring it in and do something nice for somebody. Pay it forward and hopefully it would come back," said Homolak.

To read the entire article on the WEWS-TV Channel 5 website, click HERE.

You May Also Like

Bendix Releases Technical Materials for ADAS Support

They are designed to help technicians properly set up, inspect, and diagnose several components integrated with ADAS.

The latest technical materials from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC (Bendix) are designed to help technicians properly set up, inspect and diagnose several components integrated with advanced driver assistance technologies, including trailer antilock brakes, steering systems and forward-looking cameras.

“The safety systems on today’s commercial vehicles are more road-proven and effective in supporting safe drivers than ever,” said Nicole Oreskovic, Bendix vice president, sales and marketing. “They’re also more complex and interconnected, which means we need to thoroughly support the skilled people who keep them in top operating condition."

Dayco Adds Almost 30 Part Numbers in March

The 29 new part numbers will be available by the end of March for distributors interested in adding to their product coverage.

ASE Designates June as Automotive Service Professionals Month

ASE urges industry members to embrace Automotive Service Professionals Month as a platform for expressing gratitude.

ZF Aftermarket Releases 80 New Parts

The latest additions expand coverage to more than 5 million vehicles in operation.

Vehlo Acquires Shop Management Software, Shop-Ware

Shop-Ware is a cloud-based shop management platform catering to independent automotive aftermarket repair shops.

Other Posts

Auto Care Association Launches REPAIR Act Video

The goal is to emphasize the need for federal REPAIR Act legislation, according to the Auto Care Association.

ASE Education Foundation, Goodguys Continue Partnership

Goodguys is one of many industry relationships the foundation has developed to help solve the technician shortage.

Valvoline Celebrates Female Service Center Employees

As women make up more than half of all drivers in the United States, Valvoline is taking steps to increase their vehicle care confidence.

UniClutch Launches Clutch System in the United States

From Australian manufacturer Clutch Industries, UniClutch is a clutch system that delivers uncompromised performance.