Doug Carlon is the owner and operator of Sid’s Auto Service, headquartered in Grand Rapids,  Michigan. This is a highly regarded Auto Repair company in Kent County.

Doug was trained in Auto Repair from his father and is also ASE Certified.

Some of the services Sid’s Auto Service provides include: services all makes and models, brakes, oil changes, tires, engine repair, AC service, and transmissions.

When it comes to providing expert Auto Repair services, nothing takes the place of experience. Doug began working in Auto Repair 38 years ago and started Sid’s Auto Service in 1957.

One of Sid’s Auto Service’s goals is to provide their Kent County clients with professional, high quality, and affordable services. People often choose Sid’s Auto Service for Auto Repair because they are fair and honest with their customers, the attention to detail, long term staff, and reliable.

The result, one of the most successful Auto Repair companies in Grand Rapids!  


What do their customers think?

One fan of the company publicly wrote, “Had an issue where one of our student drivers put diesel in the tank of our van. We shopped around hearing it most places would charge a minimum upwards of $500 for the servicing. Contacted Sid’s as one of four potential places to work with and the price range estimated was half that of others. Had the van towed in for service and they had it up and running the same day under the higher amount they quoted. We have been driving the van for the past week and honestly, it runs better than before the issue occurred. Very fortunate to have found Sid’s and have them resolve the issue!”

Another fan of Sid’s Auto Service publicly wrote, “Went in for A/C evac/recharge + synthetic oil change. Why they got 5 stars: Best quoted price, stuck to the quoted price They found out o-ring on drier was the wrong size, diagnosed, replaced, and recharged again for a very reasonable small charge (other places would have doubled my bill). Very polite, saw me promptly and had a garage big enough to fit my big van.”

Having owner-operated experts, like Doug providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Grand Rapids and Kent County, Michigan.

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Doug Carlon that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Doug for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need Auto Repair Service? Give Sid’s Auto Service an opportunity by visiting them at 826 Chicago dr SW, Grand Rapids or by calling them at 616-247-9438.

In addition to running a successful Auto Repair business, Doug supports the BBB Foundation


So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Doug Carlon, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Kent County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of Michigan and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Doug Carlon!


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