"Trouble" "Office Manager"

Tracy brings humor to Turbo Tim’s. If getting your car fixed isn’t funny, then what is?! She’s a friendly face and a big reason why this shop is running so smoothly today!


"Sean Michaels"

Sean (Michaels) lost his hand in a freak car repair accident, or was it an intense wrestling match… JK folks, he just looks handless because he’s going for that hard to reach bolt that will stop the rattle in your front end. Sean’s got skills, and two hands to prove it.


“the Office Mom”
Nancy came to us from a background in academia. She has a Master’s in Family Life Education and retired from her first career to become our part time receptionist. She fields your initial calls and gets you into an appointment. She’s a wife, mom and loves dogs, cats and—now—cars!


"Max Everything!"

Max is the best and everything he does to the MAX. He is our master here. He knows that scan tools can lie and scopes tell the truth.


"Sweeps! (up the likes) (on Facebook)"

A professor, a CEO, and a Maintenance Man are in a forest when they discover a lamp.

After rubbing on it, a genie pops out!

The genie says “I will give you what you most desire if you do someone else’s job for a day.”

The professor says “I’ll be an elementary school teacher. What can be so hard about teaching a bunch of 6-year-olds how to read?” so he is teleported into a classroom. After a few minutes, all the kids’ screaming gets to his nerves, so he throws all his supplies and gives up.

The C.E.O says “I’ll be a waiter. All you do is carry food back and forth. This’ll be a breeze” so he is teleported to a restaurant. After about an hour, all the annoying customers drive him insane, so he smashes his plates on the ground and gives up.

Kevin says “I’ll be an artist” so he is transported to an art facility. He glues all the classroom supplies and shattered plates to a canvas, then sells it for a billion dollars. The genie asks the maintenance man how he was so clever.

Then Kevin says “I got a masters degree in art.”


"Royal Rabbit"

Clayton’s gaming name is Royal Rabbit, WTF does that even mean? You would think Clayton was in his mid 50’s because he drives a Corvette but actually he is probably in his early 30’s



Some call him Taylor, some call him Tyler, what ever you call him its probably going to be sweetie after you get off the phone with him. This guy is the nicest guy. Whenever Tim hears him talk to customers his heart just melts. Once he said he rode a bike but no one actually believed him (since in that picture he looks about 12) so now he just spent his whole tax refund on a bike. We keep telling him you still got to ride the bike.


"IVANt to fix your car"

Ivan’s coming at you fast, but in a slow surprise way! He’s gaining the skills to eventually rival our master techs here and he’s doing it in style. Have you seen those limited edition tie-dyed Turbo Tim’s shirts? I bet you haven’t!


"Bringing the Payne"

Nicholas or Nick, as you will, is hot off the service industry grill, masterfully switching gears to service writing and PARTS MASTER! He keeps us stocked and organized so the filters are on the correct shelf!



Our one and only night shift tech. This guy… THIS guy…. he’s a team player, a family man, and an exceptionally skilled mechanic!
He is also a big of a food snaggart™ (trademark pending)- you should see the pics this guy posts of the meals he cooks! Bring it in, Alex, it’s time to share!



Justin 2, Justin II, Justin two… Justin too! This guy works hard and cares about your car, what more can you ask for? He may be the second Justin to roll through the shop but he’s number one in our hearts, JK, all techs are equally loved here, they are all loved the same… but different (taking dynamic social, emotional, physical, cultural, and spiritual differences into account).


"The Booze"

“The booze” nickname comes from his last name, not his fondness for craft beer, git your head out of the gutters! Jon is the building MANAGER, he manages this physical brick and mortar with extreme gentleness and grace. He loves the oil burners, he loves the tire machine, he loves the garage door openers, he loves a puzzle and this shop has turned him into the MacGyver of 2823 Central Ave NE. He keeps us warm in the winter, cool in the summer and is constantly researching the next new cool improvement to our shop! None of this would be possible without his service here!


"Some guy who works here"

Hey it’s Tim, “Turbo Tim” the proud owner of Turbo Tim’s Anything Automotive! This guy loves helping people get their cars fixed at a reasonable price. Education opportunities are huge here, helping owners learn more about their cars helps them make good decisions for them and their cars. The goal is for customers driving out of the shop to feel good about their experience and enjoy driving their cars!

Despite his love of cars, commuting by bike to work is something he does whenever possible.

Drive safe out there and have fun!!!


"Turbo Rachel"

Rachel has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota focused on Community Engagement. Women’s workshops and community building events are the the kind of work that drives this she-beast.


“Skinny Tail, Big Head, Dirty, Rag Mover & In the Way”

This dynamic super cat team has been doing their best to warm the laps of our beloved customers.

Sleeping in the automotive industry, these felines list purring and paw curling as their fortes. These fully certified Shop Kitties have been working Turbo Tim’s waiting room for years.

Brandon has recently achieved kitty cat fame in the UK with his famous moving-rags-around-the-shop-in-the-middle-of-the-night routine.


"The Voice of Truth"

I live in St. Paul with a cat.  I like farming and summer outdoor activities. I’m going to start bee keeping soon and have enjoyed taking over the front desk at Anything Automotive.


"Squirrel Master"

What up? Dave here… to work on your car, your mom’s car, your brother’s car, your best friend’s car.

Keep it in the family.



"Uncle" "Shop Daddy"

Justin is not your uncle but feel free to call him that. He’s the singer for That’s My Uncle. They played live for our Art-A-Whirl event in 2018.

He’s hard working and likes to have a little fun!


"Man with the plan"

Not to be confused with Martin Lawrence of the 90’s sitcom ‘Martin’…. OUR Martin is MUCH funnier.

He’s the man with the plan at the front desk of Turbo Tim’s. He’s got you covered.



Nate has determination. He brings the trimmed beard style to what has become a ZZ Top look alike contest around here. He keeps it trim.

He owns Lifted Optics a pretty sweet wood framed sunglasses company. Get some today!