WE ARE ALIEN CAR CARE
We specialize in cosmetic repairs for automobiles and boats. Our mobility and versatility has even lead us to service home furniture, restaurant seats, and RVs. LEASE turn in repairs can also be a huge budget saver!!!
We service car lots, boat dealerships, and individual retail jobs. If your repair request is mobile, we can save you more money by MEETING US where we are already set up for the day. You may have seen one of our trucks, van, or trailer driving around your neck of the woods.
Depending on the job, weather, and electricity requirements; we can work almost anywhere. However, we can save you money if you bring the work to our shop or meet us at a nearby job site. Our work is done in many weather conditions although precipitation, high winds, or bitter cold could mean rescheduling until better conditions allow us to do the job right.
Phil (owner of Alien Car Care) bought a franchise, MARS, and began intense training on a variety of cosmetic repairs at the MARS headquarters in Texas. “MARS” was an acronym for Mobile Appearance Reconditioning Services. Phil began his one person owner/operator franchisee, “Gestwicki’s MARS”, and began servicing used car lots throughout Kalamazoo in his mobile trailer.
As Phil established a reputation for quality work and customer service, his business began to grow. Additional employees were hired and trained by Phil to assist in meeting the needs of the dealerships.
Corporate MARS dissolved, leaving behind many MARS operators across the country. Phil continued servicing his dealerships and growing his business despite the corporate fallout. We changed our name to Alien Car Care to reflect the difference. This name change allowed us to keep the original MARS logo (our cool alien dude) and helped our web search-ability by setting us apart from the planet mars and the infamous MARS candy company.
Gestwicki’s MARS continued to grow and expanded business into Battle Creek and the Greater Kalamazoo area. Dealerships began referring Phil to their customers, opening the door to the retail world. As the business and team of employees continued to grow, the need for another mobile unit was quickly becoming needed. Another previous franchise owner, graciously donated a large amount of supplies and a very well used mobile work van. “Marv” as our team refers to him, traveled from Texas to Michigan fully loaded with supplies to help take the company another step further in growing.
Alien Car Care comes to life! In order to handle the growing business and to become more accessible to retail customers, Phil purchased our current shop in Galesburg. After completely renovating the office space, the work-shop, and landscaping we started advertising and trying to get word out that we FINALLY had a commercial location. The sky is the limit.
Alien Car Care continues to expand into the retail world, making improvements to our team and our facility all along the way. Our team still services our wholesale lots and now has a regularly staffed office to assist retail customers as well. We’ve added more services too, such as OCD Detailing Packages and Consignment Sales. An outdoor patio space was created to provide customers with the option of enjoying the outdoors while waiting for their repairs.