About Us

Rick and Michelle Anderson 

Rick and Michelle Anderson, owners of AW Auto, have been married for 25 years and both dedicate a lot of time and effort to the business to be certain customers receive the care and service they deserve.  Rick has many hours of training and constantly continues his education every single day.  Their goal is to ensure that customer service, highly skilled technicians and quality parts are what goes into the business and that the customers get what they have paid for…a job done correctly, efficiently and cost effective.

AW Auto is family owned and operated and treats customers like family. We strive everyday to be that auto repair facility you can put your trust into.

Scott Jansen is the Service Manager at AW Auto.  Scott’s parents owned an auto repair shop years ago and he was a big part of that business as a result he understands the values of a family owned business.  Scott has been in this industry for over 30 years, he is ASE Certified and has many hours of training in the automotive industry.  Scott has lived in the area his whole life and resides with his wife and son in Schaumburg, he enjoys boating and watching their son play baseball for Schaumburg High School in the summer and to snowmobile in the winter.

Scott Jansen

Charlie Gasca is an Apprentice Automotive Technician at AW Auto, Charlie has recently graduated from Elgin Community College with his Automotive Technology degree and is pursuing additional classes as his schedule permits.  Charlie has just earned 2 of his ASE Certifications and will be studying to work toward the additional certifications.  Charlie speaks fluent Spanish and English which is very helpful for our Spanish speaking customers, Charlie lives in Elgin with his family and enjoys time with his family and friends. 

Charlie Gasca

Steve Leffler is an Automotive Technician at AW Auto, he is an ASE Master Technician and a GM Master Technician.  Steve has been in this industry for over 30 years and previously worked with Eric Anderson (Rick’s dad) at the dealership back in the early 1980’s.  Steve lives in Crystal Lake with his wife and enjoys to snowmobile and go boating in his free time.

Steve Leffler


Stanley and Henry are our mascots and would love to greet you at the door!


AW Auto Repair Mission Statement 

AW Auto Repair will be the premier supplier of high quality automotive products and services. Our future will transform customer's reason for doing business with us, from purchasing automotive parts and services, to purchasing confidence and security. We will be recognized in our area and throughout our industry for knowing our customer's wants, needs and expectations, as well or better than they do. We will be a partner to our customers and provide value-added products and services in anticipation of their needs. We will continually improve the automotive service experience of our clients, the profit of our corporation, the growth and welfare of our people, the image of our industry and the betterment of our community.



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Great people, did a bunch of work on my classic European car. I expected to spend more money fixing more items but but I was told some adjustments to the old part was all I needed. Hard to find an honest mechanic but this is one of them. I also like to support local businesses and not these large chains where quantity comes before quality. I’ll be coming back. Thanks.