Quality You Can Count On

Carmel Automotive

1901 W. Thunderbird Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85023

Phone: (602) 942-8670


Services we offer:

  • Alignments
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections
  • Timing Belts
  • Check Engine Light Repair
  • Fluid Services
  • Towing
  • Tune-Ups
  • A/C
  • Tire Repairs
  • Service & Repair All Makes and Models

Your complete car service station

Here at Carmel Automotive, we are a full service automobile care provider owned by Bruce Trushinsky. We are locally owned and operated in Phoenix, AZ. We have been providing our automobile care to the Phoenix, AZ community for over 40 years! We have ASE certified mechanics qualified to work on any make and model of vehicle.
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Meet Our Team

Bruce Trushinsky is the owner/operator here at Carmel Automotive and has been with us, well since black and white. He is MACS certified in A/C and boasts almost 41 years of experience in the automotive industry. He is a member of the dealers association and very active in the local community. Most of his advertising dollars are spent at the local high school and elementary school band and sporting programs. He is also especially proud of the work he does with the Washington Street Foundation as a volunteer mentor. Check out the Washington Street Foundation at When Bruce is not at the shop there is a good chance you could find him with his head in the clouds. He is an accomplished pilot and looks for any chance he can to get airborne.
Ben Barthelme has been a technician here at Carmel Automotive since 2005. He is an ASE certified and L1 certified technician and also has certifications to meet section 609 requirements by the EPA for refrigerant. He is the man behind the curtain here at Carmel automotive and has made it his personal mission to make sure that every car that comes through the shop receives a quality repair that meets his strict standards. During his free time Ben enjoys time off road, he loves taking his truck somewhere it really shouldn't be.
Sergio Romero has been a technician at Carmel Automotive since 2013 and is also an ASE certified technician. He is a very dedicated and hardworking professional and even though he is the youngest member of our team you would be hard pressed to find someone with such a big smile and an eye for the details. In his spare time Sergio enjoys even more time under the hood fixing up his 78 Ford and whatever weekend projects he can get into.
Tyler Martin is the newest member of our team and has been with us since Sep. 2016. He is also an ASE certified technician. He definitely has the biggest personality in the shop but don't let this joker fool you he is very detailed oriented and keeps probably the cleanest work area in the shop second maybe only to Bruce. Tyler enjoys his time outside of the shop at the gun range. His is an avid target shooter and gun enthusiast.
Bring your car to someone you can trust for vehicle repair and maintenance services. Come to Carmel Automotive, where we offer high quality, warranties, and guarantees. We are a licensed, certified, and insured auto care service provider. Come to us for everything from a simple oil change to timing belts/chains. Don’t believe us? Take a look at our customer testimonials to see what our satisfied clients have had to say about our work.

You did a terrific and outstanding job on my Land Rover. I made it back to Virginia on schedule and couldn’t have done it without your help, expertise, and generosity. - Carolyn

Thanks for putting in the time to help us learn about cars. - Boys Team Charity

Thank you for the help with my car, both the work and the price you asked for it. I have been taken by many bad, expensive mechanics in the past, I could not be more grateful to you. - Ashley

Let us tow you

Call us if you are in need of towing services.