Highland Native Opens Auto Repair Shop In Possum Trot

Possum Trot, Va – The current economic situation presents many challenges for anyone looking to open a new business. For a young man opening his first business, the difficulties can be especially hard to overcome. However, Highland County native, Travis Lambert, has done just that, opening a new automotive repair business about six miles north of Monterey. It’s called Possum Trot Repair and Travis opened the doors the first of September. I asked Travis what types of automotive work he does.

“Oil changes, tires, brakes, suspension work, some engine diagnostics,” he says. “Any kind of vehicle; mostly automotive gas engines.”

Today’s cars and trucks are computerized to such a degree that sophisticated engine diagnostic tools are a necessity. Travis can run diagnostics on vehicles manufactured from 1996 to the present. Working with such specialized tools requires training and experience. Travis has spent several years training in automotive repair and working on cars and trucks.

“September of 2007, I went to UTI in Pennsylvania for automotive technicians and I graduated [from] there in a year,” says Lambert. “Started working at Pep Boys while I was up there, and then I went and got my Virginia Inspections’ License and started working at Merchant’s in Harrisonburg. A year after that I transferred to Consumers Auto Repair in Staunton; I worked there for about a year.”

Travis has wanted to work on cars and trucks since he was in high school. He’s a 2007 graduate of Highland High School and received automotive training at Universal Technical Institute. You can’t miss his new building on Possum Trot Road.

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Heather Niday

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