Drenth’s Highway Garage is a local family-owned, full-service auto and light truck repair facility that prides itself on top quality dependable service without the dealership pricing. They are a new face on an established business with a focus on expert repair and service that simply can’t be found anywhere else in the region.
Owner Ken Drenth says, “We opened on September 1st last year at what was formerly Leeps Hwy Garage. I came into this business as a mechanic with a background in trucking for 30 years. We have the same staff of experts who know the shop, and in fact, our Service Adviser Bill Kasper has been in this business for over 20 years so you’re talking to someone who can relate to you and your needs and can let you know what is going on with your vehicle.
"We are building this business on the golden rule, to treat people how we want to be treated. We are honest, reliable, and here to earn our customer’s trust,” says Drenth.
Joe Radziejeski, general manager with 32 years of experience in tires and automotive repair, says that the staff at Drenth’s Highway Garage is second to none. “We have a master ASE certified technician on site who is certified through the State of Indiana to repair vehicles that fail emissions tests; another full-time ASE certified technician; and three general tire service technicians who are dedicated to oil changes and servicing tires. Most shops in Northwest Indiana can’t offer that. We also have state-of-the-art equipment to do on-board diagnostics and the most up-to-date equipment to check and set the tire pressure monitoring systems which are on most cars now. We can handle any make or model, foreign or domestic and customers can now go online to shop our new website for tires and look into maintenance items,” Radziejski says.
Drenth’s Highway Garage carries only quality parts that meet or exceed original equipment specifications including brands such as A/C Delco, Motorcraft, Mopar, Denso, NKG, Bendix, and many more. Radziejeski says, “Our line of tires cover a full range, including brands such as General, Continental, B.F. Goodrich, Uniroyal, Goodyear, Kelly, Dunlop, and many more. We believe in carrying a wide selection of tires because people have different tastes, and we want to be their one-stop shop and not have to send them away when they have a warranty issue with their tires, like so many other shops do.”
Repair services include oil change, brakes, battery testing and replacement, tune-ups, computerized engine analysis, flushes, fuel system repair, suspension system, steering system, alignment, electrical system, heating and air conditioning system, belt and hose inspection and replacement, radiator, transmission, welding, alignment, and manufacturer recommended maintenance. They also offer a Drenth’s Highway Garage credit card with specials like six months financing. Drenth's Highway Garage is looking forward to servicing the automotive needs of the families and businesses from the Tri-Town and it's surrounding areas.