WE ARE ALIEN CAR CARE
We specialize in a wide variety of cosmetic repairs for autos and boats. Our training and versatility has even led us to service home furniture, restaurant seats, and RV’s!
In addition to our cosmetic repair services, we utilize our great location for Consignment Auto Sales, Our dealership knowledge for Free Lease Inspections, and our secured property for Outdoor Storage for Semi’s, RV’s, Boats, Trailers, and more.
At Alien Car Care, we strive to unite our team and welcome our customers into an environment filled with strong values.
Integrity – We hold fast to our convictions and commitments.
Respect – Customers and team members, alike, are honored and appreciated.
Professionalism – In the way we dress, speak, act, and communicate.
Unity – We are team-focused and work together for the good of others.
Gratitude – We choose a grateful attitude.
Growth – We are committed to the personal and professional growth of others.
Communication – Everyone wins with clear and consistent communication.
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.