Xpress Automotive

Xpress Automotive has just opened a new location in Ahwatukee near Desert Foothills Parkway and Chandler Blvd. June, 6, 2012. Darryl Webb/AFN

Darryl Webb

Xpress Automotive is off to a good start after setting up shop May 25 in Ahwatukee Foothills.

The family-owned business replaced Grease Monkey, at 15629 S. Desert Foothills Pkwy., and co-owners Paul Owens and Jim Patasin hope to build off the success of their original location in Gilbert, 1436 N. Higley Road.

“We opened this location to be in a tighter community,” Owens said. “We have had good business (so far).”

Owens says Xpress Automotive gives people another option when their car needs work.

“We are a complete car care center with automotive repair,” he said, adding that the smaller community feel of Ahwatukee provided motivation to open the new location.

For more information, call (480) 460-2400.

• Ahwatukee Foothills resident Jessica Tueller is a junior at Desert Vista High School. She is interning this summer for the Ahwatukee Foothills News.

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