About Us

Honest, Knowledgable Auto Repair Experts

We understand that your car or truck is one of your biggest investments, so we pride ourselves on helping to keep your vehicle running smoothly and driving safely. Our expert technicians have decades of experience and can handle all makes and models. They’re experienced working with Powerstroke, Duramax & Cummins. They also provide service and maintenance on cars, trailers, and light trucks. As a full-service AutoPlus Center, we provide 24-hour towing, state inspections, and roadside assistance when you’re in a pinch. Give us a call the next time you need service, email us, or stop in for a visit. We’re looking forward to keeping you and your vehicle moving!

Mike Burkholder

Mike has been a mechanic since he was 16 years old. He grew up working for his father at Richard S. Burkholder Garage, where he learned the ins and outs of the trade. In October 2009, Mike started Cocalico Automotive so he could specialize in diesel repair while providing honest, high-quality service to all his customers. His attention to detail and knowledge of cars are what makes him a great mechanic. Mike enjoys collecting old cars and trucks. He is also an avid cook and especially enjoys grilling chicken for events.

Judy Burkholder

Judy joined Mike in 2009 when the business started. She works two days a week and fills in wherever needed, whether it is in the office or on the tow truck. Judy has been a secretary since the age of 16, and while she enjoys paperwork is ready to move into other ventures when not busy in the office. She is currently in school, working towards a degree in addiction counseling. Mike and Judy have three girls: Sam, Steph, and Laynie. All three girls enjoy popping into the shop and are always ready to chat if you meet up with them. Judy enjoys cooking and reading in her spare time.

Jordan Weaver

Jordan has been a mechanic since he was a teen. He grew up in the mechanic business and joined our company in 2015. He shares the same dreams and values for our company as we do, so we are delighted to have him on our team. Jordan is our main tow guy and is always ready to come to your aid. Jordan is married to Bethany, and they have three living children: Hunter, Bridgette, and Beau. He is an avid hunter and also enjoys old trucks.  

Chase Karmilowicz

Chase has always had an interest in mechanics, especially diesel. He worked for us for a few months right out of high school and then joined the military. We were excited that when he finished up with the Army he came back to our shop. Chase is newly married to Izzy and has just purchased a house. Chase enjoys loud trucks and is a fellow foodie.

Kaitlyn Rutt

Kaitlyn joined us in 2017. She works three days a week and is always willing to help you with any issue. She is always ready and willing to set you up with an appointment. She does a splendid job of keeping the office running smoothly and keeping after the paperwork. She enjoys biking, reading, and playing the piano in her spare time.

Chad Thorp

Chad joined us in 2018 as a summer job during high school. He then began to pick up shifts after school and is currently in an automotive mechanic class at CTC. He graduates this year and is not sure yet where life will take him. Meanwhile, we are happy to train him and grateful for his help after school and during the summer. He also enjoys hunting and is currently spending his extra time doting on his girlfriend.

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