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Tune Tech Downtown Introduction

Tune Tech Downtown is an auto repair shop that has been a staple in downtown Boise for almost 4 decades. In this episode Pat Marron Jr. tells us about the company and services they provide the local community and the people who work in town.

In today’s episode I speak with Pat Marron Jr. of Tune Tech Downtown in Boise ID. Pat starts by telling us about his dad Pat Marron Sr. who started Tune Tech at this location in 1981. He tells about his mom and dad coming over from Ireland. They came to Boise and his dad started the company. Pat shares that his sisters and brother were a part of the company. His older brother, Sean and his five sisters would come down to the shop on weekends and help clean the shop or do other chores. 

Pat said they’re a big family and they like working together and doing things together. He said they have always helped one another out and working in the business was an adventure they enjoyed together.

Boise Auto Repair on All Makes and Models

When they started the company Pat’s mechanics primarily worked on Ford’s and Chevy’s. From there they grew into working on all import and domestic vehicles. Today that includes cars, vans, pickup trucks, and SUV’s. They are also an emissions test station. Everyone who lives in ADA County area is required to do an emission test every other year.

Pat said his dad always hired certified technicians who have gone through hours of training and education to get certified. Those techs would also continue their education with ongoing training every year. They have certifications in air conditioning repair, brake repair, engine repair, transmission repair, clutch repair and auto electrical repair. 

With all the electronics on today’s vehicles having the right equipment and training is required to diagnose cars and trucks with computer-controlled systems. Pat points out that Tune Tech Boise does diagnostics for check engine lights, antilock brake systems and all the other electronic system on import and domestic cars. He said they also do engine and transmission replacement and repair, as well as clutch replacements.

Tune Tech Downtown is committed to providing the best auto service and they do everything they can to protect their customers. They are a certified shop with AC Delco and NAPA Auto Care. They are accredited by the Better Business Bureau and are an approved auto repair shop for AAA.

Pat shared about his personal family but he also talked about his company family. He said the people that work here are like family to us. He said we’ve got one of our employees, Ben, that’s been here since 1981 when the shop opened. Both of their managers in the office have over 10 years with the company. Other technicians have been there over a decade or better.

Tune Tech does all forms of repair and diagnosis but they also take care of their customer families by keeping their vehicles current on all maintenance services. They do oil changes, transmission flushes, 4×4 services and all other maintenance.

Additional Service and Benefits Provided by Tune Tech Downtown:

  • Shuttle Service
  • After Hours Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Towing
  • Open 6 Days a Week
  • Quality Service without Dealership Price
  • Email Service Reminders
  • Online Vehicle History and Maintenance Records
  • All Major Credit Cards Accepted
  • Financing is also available

So whatever your auto repair or maintenance needs, Pat invites you to come by the shop at 1202 W State Street in downtown Boise 83702. If you can’t come by feel free to call if you have a questions or want to make an appointment.

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By Dave Eastman

As an auto repair advocate, I’m on a mission to facilitate improved delivery of auto repair services by the auto repair industry. This mission includes helping auto owners learn how to find and work with the best automotive service and repair shops in their communities.

Since 1997, my passion has led me to offer training and consulting services to automotive repair shop owners and their employees. In 2010 I added developing and optimizing websites to help repair shops brand and market their business. 2017 marks the addition of the Auto Shop Connection and Auto Owner Story podcasts and websites, along with the Dave Eastman blog.

I’ve lived in the Boise Idaho area since 1980 with a few short stays away from Boise. In 1984 I married Jan, a Boise Idaho native. We have four children and eight grand children.

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