Daltons Midway North held their grand opening in Marysville on Oct. 1 and will provide a new car maintenance option for locals.
The business is located at 1384 State Ave., Marysville. The business is open 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. with 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. being the lunch hour, although some staff may still be around to help customers.
“We service most makes and models, from small cars up to larger pickup trucks, as long as we can physically fit it in here,” said Bruce Caruthers, president and co-owner of the business.
He said they will work on American, Asian and European cars.
“We can do everything from an oil change to a complete engine and transmission replacement, suspension rebuild,” said Caruthers.
They provide basic maintenance options.
“We don’t do so much of the custom stuff, that’s more of your hot rod shops, but we’re all about routine maintenance, repairs and breakdowns, hopefully not too much but it happens,” he said.
The Marysville location is Caruthers second location, with the first being in Clearview.
“I bought it from the family that had it for almost 40 years and I’ve owned it for six years as of today,” he said.
This is the third career for Caruthers who came to the car repair business after learning how to build a car for himself.
“When I was getting frustrated by my second career I started building my own custom car because we thought ‘why spend $50,000 on a new car that only kind of matches what we want,’” he said.
Eventually Caruthers got more into the hobby.
“It was all the time, and he was just getting into it so much that I said ‘do something with it,’” said co-owner and Caruthers' wife Brooke Yool.
After that Caruthers became an apprentice for a while before starting his own business in Clearview.
“I like to see new challenges,” he said, adding he enjoys trying to find out exactly how to repair a car. “What is happening to make that sound?”
Caruthers also said he likes making a welcoming business.
“I love interacting with the customers and the staff. I believe that a happy staff means happy customers,” he said. “We’re a happy crew. So many shops you go into and they’re cursing and grumbling with each other."
Caruthers wanted to thank the city and Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce for helping the new business get set up and holding a grand opening.
Yool and Caruthers are from Lynnwood and are glad to be able to open in Marysville.
“We’re just looking forward to learning a new area,” said Caruthers.
“It seems like a fantastic community here so far,” said Yool.