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offJanuary 8, 2018

Career Opportunity for Professional Automotive Technician

Hybrid Experience a Plus

This is a challenging career, downright too difficult for many individuals but for our current staff and many of you there is great opportunity in the rapidly evolving technology of today’s and tomorrow’s vehicles.  We’re embracing the future and are looking for more like minded technicians to join us.

A happy, skilled ASE Certified technician with a great sense of humor would fit right in with our current staff (a mix of ages and abilities all very competent). Positive attitudes, ability and willingness to learn, technical skill and desire to provide excellent customer service make for a pleasant workday here.

Ervine’s Auto Repair has been serving customers in the Grand Rapids area for over 25 years.  We are one of the select few repair facilities in the Greater Grand Rapids area to be awarded the “Blue Seal of Excellence” award by ASE.

We also operate Grand Rapids Hybrid, the first independent hybrid repair facility in West Michigan.  If you have hybrid experience, training and certifications we would really like to hear from you.

Our growing customer family comes to us almost exclusively through personal referrals and our outstanding google reviews.  Our reputation has earned us the luxury of working for people who trust and respect our shop and its technicians.

We provide our technicians with OE Scan tools and factory level or higher technical support and training for every line we service. Everyone at Ervine’s and Grand Rapids Hybrid strives to provide customer service that surpasses the dealership experience. It’s one of the reasons we have such nice customers.

  Check out our excellent reputation on google!

The ideal candidate for this position would have a minimum of five years of current experience with Asian, domestic and hybrid cars and light trucks and excellent references.   ASE certification in at least four areas with the ambition, desire and ability to obtain ASE Master Certification in the near future is also required.   If you are interested in a career with a shop that will reward your technical abilities and work ethic please send us your resume to , mail to 4311 Stafford Ave SW, Grand Rapids MI 49548

Monday- Friday work week.  No nights or weekends.   Paid Holidays and Vacation

Skilled co-workers with positive attitudes.  Sweet Uniforms   Paid Training

Competitive wage commensurate with your certification, skill and experience.

Quarterly Bonus   Paid Health Insurance   401K with matching contribution

Progressively equipped and staffed, clean, smoke free, positive work environment.

offOctober 16, 2017

Eric was recently interviewed on WZZM 13 here in Grand Rapids about making sure a vehicle is ready for fall and the winter months.


Main points of the interview:

Get your vehicle a safety inspection ASAP.  The reason Eric urges you to do this right away is in case there is a list of safety items that needs to be addressed.  We can help you prioritize the repairs needed and by the time snow starts falling you can be ready to go!

  1. Tires.  They are the number one item to keep your car or truck on the road. Reliable tires are necessary to make sure you can safely stop, especially in inclement weather.
  2. Check the coolant (along with other fluids).  Certainly we don’t want any engine to ever freeze. It is going to get really cold. Most engines will go through the summer months with no problem, even with inadequate anti-freeze protection but, as soon as the winter and cold weather gets here, that is when you are going to see an issue if that has been neglected.
  3. Check the battery to make sure it is in good shape. Batteries have a lot more stress on them when the temperature drops.
  4. Replace windshield wipers to make sure visibility isn’t compromised.
  5. Check heating system, to make it is performing well enough to keep drivers comfortable and defrost windows.
  6. Check brakes, to make sure they are in safe working order.
  7. Check and replace, if needed, exterior and brake lights to make sure other drivers can see you and you can see where you are going

If you have questions about the safety of your vehicle, give us a call! We’re happy to make sure you and your family safe on the road this fall and winter.  At Ervine’s and Grand Rapids Hybrid we have free loaner cars help ease the inconvenience of being without your vehicle while repairs are made.   616-532-6600

We’re not sending you a holiday card this year and
here is why….
On any given night in Grand Rapids, there are youth with no safe place to go and no stability. They’re forced to make decisions that allow them to survive tonight rather than thrive tomorrow.  
Ervine’s Auto Repair and Grand Rapids Hybrid are committed to ensuring that these youth know the community cares about them. For the holiday season, we are preparing stockings for as many members as we can (175 is our goal)
and we need your help to make this possible.
What is HQ?

HQ is a Grand Rapids drop-in center for youth ages 14 thru 24 who are experiencing unsafe or unstable housing.

HQ was created to help young people find a place to rest, obtain resources and connections, and receive support thru professional skill building.  HQ exists as a transformative space where everyone is included and diversity is celebrated.

Services offered at HQ: meals, showers, laundry, basic need items and clothing, employment & educational services, housing crisis support, computer lab available for online school courses, homework, job searches & resume development,  art projects and networking.
After speaking with the folks at HQ, we came up with a list of items that would be helpful and appreciated.   We have a lofty goal of gifting 175 complete stockings to the youth of HQ and would love for you to show your care and come along side us this holiday season.

HQ Donation Menu

  • Notebook and Pen $4
  • Charging Cable and USB plug $9
  • Socks $4
  • Water Bottle $7
  • Gift Cards $10
  • Whole Stocking Donation $34
Here is the link to the wish list given to us by HQ. If you buy directly from the wishlist, the items can get shipped right to Ervine’s & Grand Rapids Hybrid
If you would like to buy these items from Amazon or from another store and bring them in, we’d be grateful to accept your donations!
Please have items delivered or drop them off by December 1, 2017. Call Jamie or Megan at 616-532-6600.
No time to shop?
Feel free to join our generous customers and friends who have made cash donations towards this project.
offSeptember 28, 2017

Carman Capriotto, host of the Remarkable Restults Podcast, intereviewd Eric about the ins and outs of Ervine’s & Grand Rapids Hybrid, how Eric and Jamie got their start at Ervine’s, and where Eric sees the future of the after market auto repair industry going.  Here is a link to the podcast


We hope you enjoy it!

offFebruary 13, 2017


Ervine’s and Grand Rapids Hybrid are now offering our Winter Maintenance Special.  For $49.99* you get a tire rotation, heating system test, we will test the starting system and battery, inspect wipers and washers, top off all fluids and then give you a FREE oil change! Call us at 616-532-6600 or make an appointment online today!


*oil and filter cost may vary, depending on application.

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Ervine's, a Grand Rapids auto repair shop, provides a wide-range of car repair services from ASE Certified Master Technicians. In addition, we also offer free loaner cars, 24-hour automotive assistance, free Wi-Fi and Starbucks coffee while you wait in our comfortable lobby!

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Customer Reviews

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  • Chelsea Vives:
    Awesome service!! They were extremely helpful and friendly! I loved how they were accommodating to the customers and being very organized with after hours drop-offs and pick-ups. They were also very quick with fixing my car which was great.

    Andy Krafft:
    Ervine's has provided great service for me throughout my college years! They do their best to make time for customers and understand the importance and value in quality service. Would definitely recommend!

    Erin O'Brien-Jenison:
    The staff is very friendly. The technicians take the time to explain repairs in detail. The loaner car service is very convenient for my family. Each of my experiences with Ervine's has been very positive.

  • Jamie Riehle:
    My car needed a lot of work and being relatively new to the area, I had to rely on online reviews. Ervine's got great feedback, so I made an appointment through their website. I was contacted almost immediately and scheduled very quickly. The repairs took a few days, but with the free loaner it was no big deal. They explained everything to me, helped me prioritize which repairs to do first, and Jamie even entertained my 5-year-old while I spent 10 minutes on the phone with my bank to get my payment to go through. I may have been able to find someplace a little cheaper, but you can't pay for the excellent customer service at Ervine's. The lobby is clean, has fresh coffee, and is very professional. As a woman I've been intimidated going into car shops but I never felt that way at Ervine's. I'll definitely be returning.

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  • Kaitlin McDowell:
    I had a great experience at Ervine's. I know very little about my car beyond turning it on, so I was relieved when the staff were willing to spend extra time explaining to me exactly what is going on and helping me to be an informed consumer. I also appreciated that they are not trying to sell something-- I did not actually need the repair that the dealership had told me to IMMEDIATELY deal with, and the folks at Ervine's were willing to tell me that when they could have made a buck doing the repair. The visit was so painless I even got to run errands while I was waiting using one of their fabulous loaner cars. Thank you so much!

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