We take great pride in doing quality work and standing behind the work we do.

Better than dealer service with hometown integrity!

Mears Service Center was started in 1988 by Gary Beggs as Mears Truck and Tractor Service specializing in tractor, truck and heavy equipment repair. Business increased quickly and we started adding employees in 1989. We realized that we needed to add car repair because our customers liked our commitment to excellence.

Linda began working in the office in 1992 and has been an active part in the business ever since.

Tim Beggs has been involved in the business since he was old enough to sweep floors.

In 2021, Gary and Linda decided it was time to retire and Tim purchased the business.

Today we employ 5 techs, 2 service advisors, a parts specialist and a shop helper.  Our team is our greatest asset and they each bring expertise to the company that provides our customers with top notch service with hometown integrity.

In addition to our top notch automotive, heavy duty, agricultural and small engine repairs we are a dealer for Branson Tractors, Rhino Ag, Country Clipper Mowers, Peco Lawn Vacs, Bercomac Lawn and Garden Tractor Accessories and The Boss Snow Plows.

Oil changes to Overhauls! We do it all including dealer level diagnostics.

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team: The quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified technicians at Mears Service Center employ today’s latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles, medium/heavy duty trucks and buses, RVs, tractors and farm equipment.

Tim Beggs

Tim Beggs started at Mears Service Center at a young age. Being a family business he started out sweeping floors, general cleaning and helping technicians. During high school he became a state certified technician and after high school went off to The University of Northwestern Ohio to study Automotive Repair then from there to Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Youth Ministry.

He later returned to Mears Service Center as shop foreman/technician. During that time he also achieved State of Michigan Master Auto and Heavy Truck Certification and Master ASE Certified Automotive and Heavy Duty Technician.

In 2021, Tim purchased the business from Gary and Linda to continue the legacy.

Tim is married to his wife Jen, they have 6 children. He also enjoys hunting, anything related to firearms, working on projects around his “homestead” with gardening and animals. Tim and his family are also very active in their local church.

Gary Beggs
Founder- Retired

Gary Beggs was born and raised in Mears and started working with mechanical things at a very early age. His father Loren owned an excavating company. There are family pictures of Gary standing under a truck at 2 years of age. He worked with his father in the excavating business running equipment, driving trucks and repairing trucks and equipment until his father passed away suddenly.

Gary then worked for the local road commission in the shop for six years and one year running heavy equipment and driving truck. He left there to work on a farm as a mechanic and worked in the field during planting and harvest when there was no work in the shop.

In 1988, he started Mears Truck & Tractor Service. Gary has forty five years experience in mechanical repair and thirty one years running the business.  Gary is a certified State of Michigan  Master Automotive and Heavy Truck Technician and ASE Master Certified Automotive, Medium /Heavy Truck and School Bus. He enjoys traveling, camping, boating and family including 15 grandchildren.

Gary is now retired and enjoying his time!

Linda Beggs
Co-owner- Retired

Linda Beggs wife of Gary Beggs began working at Mears Service Center in 1992. Linda was the office manager and also played a major role in business decisions that keep things running smoothly.

Her favorite part of the day was when we could put a smile on a customers face.

Linda enjoys traveling, camping, boating, sewing, rock hunting and spending time with family.

Linda is now retired and enjoying her adventures with Gary.

Jeff Hovey
Shop Foreman/Technician

Jeff Hovey was born and raised in Shelby. He attended Shelby High School, Cornerstone University and Muskegon Community College.

He is an ASE and State of Michigan certified Master Auto and Medium/Heavy Truck technician. He has worked for Mears Service Center since 2000.

Jeff is married and has four children. He enjoys helping with local sports teams and attending his kids sporting events.

John Wiebe

John Wiebe was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. In 2009 he married his wife Anna and moved to Michigan. They now have two children.

John started working on cars with his dad at age 13. He restored his first truck at age 16. His first full time job was at salvage yard. He then went to work at a shop building hot rods.

In 2013 he came to work at Mears service Center. He is a State of Michigan Certified Master Auto and Heavy Truck technician. He is also our fabricator for any projects that come our way.

John enjoys camping, dirt biking, tinkering in his garage, building things and spending time with his family.

Bill Nagel

Bill Nagel grew up north of Howell on a beef cattle farm. As with most farm kids he was exposed at an early age to operating and repairing farm tractors and equipment. After high school he attended Denver Auto and Diesel School. He worked at several GM dealerships the last one for 25 years before moving to Pentwater.

Bill is a State of Michigan and ASE certified Master Auto Tech. He began working at Mears Service Center in 2016.

Bill is married to Lisa. They have three children. He enjoys motorcycles, snowmobiles, auto sports, shooting sports and sandy beaches.

Reide Posobiec

Reide Posobiec was born in Ravenna. At a young age he started working on small engines. When he was 15 he rebuilt a moped and then worked his way up to replacing head gaskets on a Dodge Dakota at age 16. He worked a summer for a lawn maintenance company, he then worked 3 summers on a farm. Reide came to work at Mears Service Center in 2017.

Reide enjoys working on his own vehicles, 2 tracking, hunting, fishing and spending time with friends and family. Oh yes he also enjoys making a lot of noise at work.

Barry Frasier
Sales/Parts Manager & Service Advisor

Barry Frasier grew up in Scottville and attended Mason County Central Schools. He has worked numerous retail jobs including K-mart, Wal Mart and Dunham’s. His last job was with a restoration company as a mitigation manager.

Barry married a local Hart girl and lives in the Hart area with their three wonderful children, all of which he is very proud. Barry enjoys camping with friends and family and loves the great outdoors.

Barry joined the team at Mears Service Center in 2019.

Steve Hopkins
Service Advisor

Steve Hopkins is from Hart. Steve came from the hardware business with experience in customer service and inventory.

He began at Mears service Center in 2016 in the parts and sales dept.

Steve enjoys watching football and hockey, he also likes hunting and fishing. He plays the guitar and is learning the banjo. Steve and his wife have three daughters that he is very proud of.