A1 Automotive – Always/Honest/Answers
Built on small town values, A1 Automotive (a1autolincoln.com) was started in 2005 here in Lincoln with the sole purpose to help people with their vehicle repair needs. Family owned and operated, A1 strives to provide the highest quality automotive repair to all makes and models. Our motto is “Always Honest Answers” and we live by that every day with our customers.
The customer is the most important visitor in our facility. We are dependent on them, they are the purpose of our existence. We are not doing them a favor by serving them, we owe them gratitude for allowing us to keep them and their families safe on the road. We are truly built on small town values, where we help everyone as much as we can and really care about keeping you safe. That is in our DNA and it always will be.
We moved to our new location in 2015, right across from the Cornhusker Hotel in downtown Lincoln, and it was a blessing for us. We have great neighbors like AMPT, Method Cycle, The Pub, and The Cornhusker Hotel, along with Farmers Mutual! We have expanded our abilities to work on all makes and models, both foreign and domestic. All European vehicles such as Audis and BMWs are some of our favorites to service.
We invested in a state-of-the-art alignment machine, brake lathe machine, and the latest diagnostics computers for all makes and models, and we will continue to invest in equipment so that we can care for all of our customers’ needs.
Our team just really wants you to have a great experience with your vehicle repairs, knowing how stressful it is when our hectic schedules get thrown off. Cecilia, Ken, Chuck, and Justin want to serve our community with passion and expertise in the automotive industry.
Kendall Warnock, owner of A1 Automotive, grew up in the Village of Rosalie, population 90, on the Omaha Indian Reservation. He moved to Lincoln and started A1 Automotive, wanting to give back to the community that had embraced him: “I remember when I first moved to Lincoln, I was living off food stamps and in low cost government housing. I remember waiting late nights in the parking lot of Shopko on 27th and Cornhusker to go in and use the food stamps and wondering if I could survive in a big city and how I could make an impact. My father ran a filling station back home, so I grew up in a shop and mechanical environment and didn’t know much other than how to work extremely hard at fixing things. As I started A1 Automotive, I was struggling with relationship building. A new customer named Joel Sartore came to my house one night and dropped off a book call How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie that changed my thought process and approach to everything. I have been blessed to be surrounded by opportunity and great friends here in Lincoln.”
We really love Lincoln and are blessed to live here!