About Us

Trusted Car Repair Since 1980
Trusted Car Repair Since 1980

Designed to earn your trust in our complete auto repairs, GT Automotive was founded on November 1, 1980. Originally located in a small 2 bay shop on the corner of 5300 South State Street, we quickly outgrew that building and moved several times in the Murray/Midvale area. In January 2004, we made plans for a new shop in South Jordan and put the old place up for sale. We then began the process of procuring financing and building permits, and in April 2005, we opened the new shop for business. Our Mission: To build relationships and provide an outstanding experience for our customers while maintaining the highest standards for honesty and integrity.


Our waiting area in the new facility features a 300 gallon salt water reef aquarium. This has become a hobby for Tim, our owner and brings him and those who visit us much pleasure.


We also have a kid’s table with plenty of toys to occupy your little ones for hours, as well as complimentary popcorn to help you have a pleasant experience when you do have to wait for your vehicle. There are always current magazines available and the area is usually very quiet, allowing you time to read or just enjoy the aquarium.


We now have an executive waiting area with both Wi-Fi and hard wired internet access. There is also a counter for your computer, or you can use ours along with the color printer. We also have coffee, tea and hot chocolate available.


We have an excellent staff up front as well as very competent technicians in the shop. Now here’s a chance to meet our crew and learn a little more about them.



Tim began the business in 1980. He is an ASE Master Technician and has served on the SLCC Automotive PAC committee, as well as the South Jordan Chamber of Commerce.
He enjoys backpacking, boating and water skiing. He also plays the guitar for relaxation and has been known to arm wrestle once in a while. Other hobbies include taking care of the salt water aquarium in the waiting room. Tim is married to Janice Stapleton and has 4 children and 10 grandchildren.




Kyle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Utah State University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. Kyle is married and father of three girls and a very active little boy. He enjoys camping, backpacking, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his wife and kids. He also loves traveling and wishes he could do more.




Nate is married and has a daughter. He is attending school at Davis Applied Technology Center and is going through their automotive program. In his spare time, Nate likes Motocross and hunting.




Paul has over 30 years managing in customer service including automotive parts and service. Married almost 30 years and has 2 amazing daughters. He loves woodworking and making sawdust. He invites you to take a picture in Disneyland and he can tell you were it is in the park. He looks forward to meeting you and helping you with any services you need.



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At GT AUTOMOTIVE, We Do It All and Do It Right!

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Lance and his team are THE BEST

One of the friendliest and professional shops I’ve been in.

We had the head gasket on our forester replaced, Lance and the guys at GT were amazing. Not only did they complete it under the time quoted but also found some other parts that were worn out, which we had them replace.

I am looking forward to bringing more business to them with our other vehicles and referring them to friends in the valley.

I feel that this business is fair, reliable, courteous, professional and most of all friendly.

Juan Fedora

Lance and his team are THE BEST

GT Automotive got me in quick, called and walked me through the problems and got all the work done same day. Very nice guys over the phone and in person. Truck is running perfectly since. We’ve tried several places in SLC area since moving here and this is the first that we didn’t need to go back because something wasn’t done right.

Came back again this week 2/25/19, and once again the service is great! Lance and his team are THE BEST and most knowledgeable team in UT!

Randall Morse

Better Than The Best !!!

GT Automotive is the only place I will take my car for service. They are honest and give you an accurate and fair assessment of your car’s problems. I feel that they have the best staff and are always a pleasure to work with.


Loyal Customer for 2 years

friendly attitude!

As always, great service and friendly attitude! Ü

Thanks guys!


Loyal Customer for 2 years

Better Than The Best !!!

This was an excellent experience. The service was top notch. Best of all I saved a lot of money. I was told by another mechanic that my O2 sensor and thermostat needed replaced to pass emissions. I agreed to this cost with GT automotive only to have them tell me later that they only charged me for the thermostat and after replacing it, the O2 sensor was working fine. This is definitely not common for a mechanic to charge you less than you agree to.


Loyal Customer for 4 years

Best place in town for an oil change!

Best place in town for an oil change! Just pull up to the oil change door and they take you right in. No hassle. They never harass you with extra charges. I had a coupon so it was also the best price in town. Very nice people and you get an air freshener, too. Love this place!

Cortney Flynn