Webster Tire & Auto Service grew out of Teutopolis Auto Sales, which opened in 2006. As Teutopolis Auto Sales grew, the need for more space became crucial. We moved to our current expanded location in 2010 as a result. With the number of cars we were selling, we hired a full-time auto repair mechanic to help us get things done. It was only a matter of days before the public realized what a great thing we had going, and Webster Tire & Auto Service was born.
At Webster Tire & Auto Service, we specialize in helping our customers with all of their automotive needs, backed by owner Phil Webster’s 20 years of hands-on mechanical experience. We currently have four full-time auto mechanics, two detail men, two service writers, and two sales people. There is no way we could do what happens around here without all of these fantastic people. We work as a team and at the end of each day we are reminded of how much of a blessing our staff truly is.
Webster Tire & Auto owner Phil Webster grew up the youngest in a large family on a small farm. With five older brothers and six older sisters, there wasn’t a time when he wasn’t helping someone with something mechanical. When it was time for him to go to work, he always gravitated toward garages. Phil went on to business school and now loves doing work that combines his business background and love of fixing cars.
Phil started selling cars as a hobby in 2006 and expanded into auto service in 2010 with the opening of Webster Tire & Auto Service. They say you never work a day in your life if you love what you do. Phil is happy to say he loves going to work every day. The relationships he’s fostered with his staff and customers are priceless. He considers it a blessing to provide the type of service vehicle owners need and appreciate.
Phil and his wife, Shannon, have two beautiful daughters, Sidney and Becca. His girls have had the opportunity to grow up around cars and are learning what the business is all about. When you stop by and see us, you just might see one of them behind the counter.
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The Webster Tire And Auto Service Team
Phil is the “Jack of All Trades” around here. He has a full load of responsibilities keeping the car lot full of excellent quality vehicles, but he’s good to have around in a pinch. He can go on parts runs, do an oil change, plug a tire, and negotiate a great discount with our vendors, just not at the same. He loves being around cars and even getting his hands dirty, but with the hectic demands of being an owner, it doesn’t happen as often as he would like.
You can find Barb doing just about anything at Webster Tire & Auto Service. Barb has been with the company since 2008 and has done just about every job except service technician! And she’ll tell you she can do that too!! If you need assistance with financing or payments for a large repair, have questions regarding warranties for parts, or are looking to buy a car and need help with that, Barb can probably help you! As general manager, she is proficient in everything from customer service to a little bit of plumbing!
Tayler is the newest member of our staff. He came to us with absolutely no sales background but a huge desire to learn the industry. He knew enough about engines to get him in trouble! Since joining our staff he has absolutely proven his worth. He hit the ground running and hasn’t looked back. Tayler knows his inventory and the history on each of the vehicles. He caught on fast to our business secret: just tell people the truth! He has quickly become quite efficient in securing financing and hunting down those elusive special orders. Give Tayler a call today or just stop by and talk to him about your next “new to you” vehicle. While you’re here, grab a bag of Tayler’s famous popcorn. It’s the best!
Brian has been with us since we moved to the new building. He is a technician specializing in alignment, tires and preventative maintenance. He is hardworking, loyal, and trustworthy—qualities we admire dearly. Brian is typically the first person to see your vehicle when it arrives here at Webster Tire & Auto. Chances are he’s the one picking it up and delivering it back to your doorstep too. He’s as good on a tractor as he is with a wrench, and that makes him invaluable around here.
Shaun Pontious comes to us with several years of detailing experience. His eye for… detail makes him the professional around here when it comes to auto detailing. Shaun and his wife, Julia, live in Effingham. Drop your vehicle off for a good cleaning by Shaun, and you’ll think you have a new car!
Webster Tire & Auto would like to welcome ASE Master Tech Shawn Lacy to our family! Shawn and his wife Katie live in Heartville with their one year old son Logan. Shawn graduated Neoga High School and Lake Land College Automotive program. One of his specialties is diagnostics which is a huge value to our customers. When I ask Shawn what he likes to do after work for enjoyment, he said “I sit at home and rest. I have a toddler.” When not chasing Logan he and Katie enjoy riding motorbikes or anything outdoors. We are excited with what we have seen so far and look forward to lots of years on this adventure together .
Jessica is married to our very own Tayler. She comes to us with both an accounting and nursing background. Jessica is our Executive Coordinator, in other words, she keeps everything around here rolling smoothly. From Accounts Payable to payroll to keeping track of Phil, she can do it all. Jessica and Tayler reside in Altamont and have one and half children. That's right folks, their adorable little girl Kinze, age 4, is going to be a big sister. Their new addition will be here in January 2017.
Trenton Miller hales from Yale! Trent comes from a long line of technicians. It runs in his family and in his blood. Besides fixing cars, he loves four wheeling and hanging out with his dad. Trent graduated form Olney Central College with a degree in Auto Service Technology.