Siskiyou Import Services: New Owners, Same Great Service
Owning Siskiyou Import Services is a dream come true for Jon Isbel. The full-service automotive diagnostic, repair and maintenance shop has operated at 1713 Siskiyou Boulevard since 1983. In June, the business went up for sale and Jon and his wife, Tiffanie, jumped at the chance to buy it. It was the realization of a dream for them, and they plan to make the most of it by building on the shop’s history in Ashland.
“I had always wanted to own and operate my own shop,” says Jon, who’s been an automotive technician for 12 years and had worked at Siskiyou Import Services for five years before buying it. “We believe strongly in keeping the business family-operated and locally owned—an automotive repair shop you can trust and count on. Our mission is to offer exceptional service, combine quality with integrity, and ensure our customers’ satisfaction.”
Jon and his experienced team specialize in servicing Honda, Toyota and Subaru, but they diagnose, maintain and repair most diesel or gasoline foreign models, including Nissan, Mazda, Suzuki, Isuzu, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Saab, Volvo, Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Peugeot.
Their ser-vices include diagnostics and repair of any and all car problems, including “check eng-ine light” diagnostics, transmission services, clutch repair and replacement, brake diagnosis and repair, and oil changes.
It was the automotive business that brought Jon and Tiffanie together. After spending much of her childhood in Ashland, Tiffanie moved to San Diego with her family. She attended college there in Business Administration. Jon had served in the Marine Corps and was stationed in San Diego after combat in Iraq. After completing his service, he attended college to become an automotive technician.
He and Tiffanie met while working at a Mazda Dealership in San Diego—Jon as a technician and Tiffanie in customer service. They moved to the Rogue Valley in 2012 “to raise our children away from the big city,” Tiffanie said. “We wanted them to experience the natural wonders of Southern Oregon.”
She and Jon are delighted to have the opportunity to work together in a place and a profession they both love, to continue Siskiyou Import’s practices, and begin a few of their own.
They want customers to know that they will continue all discounts and provide convenient shuttle service. They now also offer a discount of 10 percent to active duty military service members and veterans.
The phone number at Siskiyou Imports is 541-482-8162, and you can see them at autorepairashland.com.