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We realize everyone has a different schedule. Our Sales department is open during these hours, but if you can't make it, our sales team will be happy to arrange an appointment during the evening or on weekends.

Sales Department SUMMER hours

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Service Department hours

Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed


No one likes to admit that their car’s interior looks a bit like a landfill, but with families spending more time in their cars than ever before, it happens. A lot. But families deserve a clean, Zen-like interior (after all, an organized environment leads to an organized mind — or so they say).

Now is the time to do something about that item in the back of your car that goes “skssssssssss, thunk” every time your turn or brake. Now is the time to stop losing your mind over the empty to-go cups piling up in your cupholders (that you “forget” to remove for days). Now is the time to stop obsessing about the ground-in crackers in your floormats and just clean them up already. READ MORE…

Plenty of us hate night driving—there’s no feeling quite like getting someone else’s high beams shined in your eyes. But beyond the pure annoyance, few of us realize how dangerous it can be. Fatalities on the road occur at a rate three times greater at night than during the day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. While only a quarter of all driving is done at night, more than half of all driving deaths occur then.

Your depth perception, ability to distinguish color, and peripheral vision are all worse in low-light conditions. You tend to be more tired at night. And consider a basic fact: Typical low beams illuminate the road from 160 to 250 feet in front of your car, and normal high beams shine from about 350 to 500 [...]

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CAR 1 is conveniently located between Toledo, Ohio and Fort Wayne, Indiana.  Archbold is only a few miles south of the Ohio Turnpike (80/90) at exit 25 (St. Rt. 66). Stop in today to see why customers love coming back to CAR 1. Click on the map below for directions to our facilities.




After 7 years in sales and marketing in Nashville's music entertainment business, Chad Baus moved back to the area and joined the family business in March of 2001. He has degrees in Business Management and Marketing from Anderson University. Chad has over 21 years experience in the automotive industry and is a Co-Owner and the President of Sales for CAR 1.

Aaron co-founded CAR 1 along with Larry in 1999.

He has a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from Anderson University.

He has over 30 years experience in the automotive industry.

He is a Co-Owner and the President of Purchasing for CAR 1.


Jamie started putting his over 26 years experience in Auto Reconditioning to work for CAR 1 in 2009. His background also includes 2.5 years as a Certified Chrysler Mechanic and 4.5 years as a Certified GM Mechanic, so when we decided to open our Service Department to the public in 2013, he was a natural fit to manage/work in both the Detailing and Service Departmen [...]

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