Michael Meek’s favorite thing is to rebuild automobile engines, not surprising given his 17 years’ experience working on cars and trucks – and the fact his father was a mechanic as well. Michael worked for other repair shops in the area – including the Chrysler/Dodge dealership – before coming to Superior in November 2011.
Cars and car repair has changed a lot since he first started, Michael noted. "Today’s cars are smaller with lots packed under the hood," Michael said. "It’s a different world, but it’s still fun to get one that’s broken and fix it."
When he’s not on the job, the married father of three spends time with his family – it’s soccer for his oldest – and entertaining friends. "We’re big on having people over," Michael said.
Something of a war buff, Michael’s hobby is constructing models of naval vessels, particularly World War II battleships. He finds it amazing that something that large "could actually float and do what it did." Michael comes by his interest in military things through his family – he had an uncle who was at Okinawa. Also, Michael spent much of his childhood on Army bases as his father was a mechanic in the military.
Michael’s advice to customers that bring their cars in for repair is to relate everything they can about the problem their car is having. "How often? Does it happen when the engine is cold or hot? How long does it last? Tell me about the sounds," Michael said. "The more information you share with me, the sooner I can have your car repaired and back on the road."