About Staff | Chuck's Garage Lansing MI 48917

Chuck's Garage Lansing MI employs Michigan State certified auto repair technicians. Our technicians have many years of cumulative experience and receive constant training to assure you have the most qualified person possible servicing your vehicle. The success of Chuck's Garage Lansing MI is attributed to our highly talented and experienced employees and their commitment to your satisfaction. Check out our many certifications displayed in our reception area.

Dave Dainton


  • Owned and operated auto repair shops since 1992

Skills & Specializations

  • State of Michigan Certified Auto Repair Technician
  • ASE Certified Auto Repair Technician

Training & Certifications

  • Management Success auto repair shop management training

Married since February 1989 to my "bestest" friend ever!! Three kids - love to hunt and camp - spend time outdoors - love to cook out and barbecue - run auto repair shops and fix cars and trucks.

Service Advisor

Michael is one of our Service Advisor's at Chuck's Garage and is always ready to help you with any of your auto repair and service needs.


  • Service Advisor at Chuck's Garage since 2014
  • Part-time at Chuck's Garage during high school and college

Skills & Specializations

Michael is very focused on customer service. He is very resourceful when using new technology to find the correct parts so that our estimates are correct and the quality of our auto repair and service remains high. He embraces the new auto technology coming up in the marketplace and the complex computer networks in the vehicles of today.

Training & Certifications

  • Auto Professional Service Writer Training, Mitchel 1
  • Automotive Service Writer training, NAPA
  • Dale Carnegie communication course
  • Business Marketing And Sales, Lansing Community College, 2 Year Program

Michael is a young, energetic guy who loves to learn, lifts weights and goes to the gym almost daily, loves to hunt and be outdoors when not working, loves dogs, cats, and bearded dragons.

Service Advisor

Rose is one of our Service Advisors. She has many years of experience in auto repair industry and is ready to help you with your vehicle repair and service needs. Rose is great at finding answers and explaining them to our customers in a way that is easy to understand.


  • Service Advisor at Chuck's Garage Lansing since Feb 2015
  • Office Manager/Service Advisor at Professional Fleet Service, 2010-2015
  • Service Advisor at Done Right Auto & RV, 2008-2009

Skills & Specializations

  • Great at communicating with customers
  • Genuine interest in customers and their concerns with their vehicle repair

Training & Certifications

  • On-the-job training: many years!
  • NAPA auto Service Advisor training
  • Mitchell 1 professional software training
  • Constant learning of today's complicated vehicles, parts and systems.

Rose is a very down to earth person. She likes to ride and take care of her horse, read, and spend time with family.

Ben (AKA: The Magician)
Certified Auto Repair Technician


  • Been with Chuck's Garage since 2007
  • 16 Years auto repair experience
  • 6 years tow truck experience
  • 1 Year Service Advisor/Manager

Skills & Specialization

  • Complete automotive repair expert
  • Gm, Ford, Chrysler, Honda, Toyota, Kia, Hyundai repair

Training & Certifications

  • Michigan State certified Master Auto Repair Technician
  • ASE certified Auto Repair Technician
  • Welding certified
  • Blacksmith Apprentice
  • Auto Repair training - Lansing Community College – Lansing MI

Married with 4 wonderful children. They keep me very busy and as they get older I really enjoy teaching them about their auto repair needs and maintenance. I also have them work with me on the home repair projects. The simple life is for me! Enjoy a long ride on my bike or ride with my wife in our 1950 ford sedan (our project car) or just sit around a nice big bonfire out back.

Certified Auto Repair Technician

I have been repairing vehicles since 1998 when I started at a shop through a high school work experience program. Since then I have spent countless hours training and learning new auto repair and service skills. I have experience working on all makes and types of vehicles from new to antique including auto restoration. Most of my experience is working at independent garages but also GM dealership.


  • Chuck's Garage Lansing (Spartan Tire) since 2011
  • Auto repair industry since 1998
  • GM dealership experience
  • Auto Repair Technician
  • Auto Repair Shop Manager
  • Service Advisor


  • All makes and models of vehicles
  • Brake repair
  • Diesel repair
  • Electrical diagnostics
  • Engine repair
  • Heating and Air Conditioning service
  • Suspension repair
  • Transmission repair & service
  • Antique auto restoration
  • Master Welder


  • ASE Certified Master Auto Repair Technician
  • State Of Michigan Certified Auto Repair Technician
  • Lansing Community College, Auto Repair Technician
  • Automekanica Chicago training
  • Motor Age upgrade training events
  • NAPA Auto Technician Training Program
  • Automotive Program, Lakewood High School
  • Member of IATN

When not working I like spending time with the family and enjoying the outdoors. I enjoy helping others on projects and using my other skills in plumbing, electrical and welding. Like to go to new places and explore and sight see. I have lived mostly in Michigan but have also lived in Arizona and Virginia.

Certified Auto Repair Technician


  • Auto Repair Technician since 1980
  • Army Reserves since 1990

Skills & Specializations

  • GM, Chrysler, and Mitsubishi training
  • Vibration diagnosis
  • RV Repair
  • Medium truck repair

Training & Certifications

  • State of Michigan Master Auto Technician

Married since 1982 with 3 kids - love all motor sports - work at 2 race tracks in area for track crew on week ends. Born and raised on dairy farm in Grand Ledge MI. Love to repair all types of things.

Certified Auto Repair Technician


  • 5 years experience in auto repair
  • 3 years in construction equipment painting and body repair

Skills & Specializations

  • Brake Service
  • Engine Repair
  • Steering and Suspension Repair

Training & Certifications

  • Michigan state certified
  • Training in Electrical, Heating and Cooling, Engine Performance, Axle and Differential Repair
  • 2 years vocational training at Harry Hill Center
  • 2 years at Lansing Community College
  • High school grad

Portland Trail Rider member for 8 years. Like to motor cross ride, race quads, RC cars, hunt and fish.

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