A Tale of Three Nicks


S&S Tire & Auto spans 3 generations of auto repair and service, beginning in 1961. The owner and head mechanic, Nicholas R. Schlauch Sr., began working for his dad, Nicholas J. Schlauch at age 9, pumping gas and cleaning areas of the shop. He became a full time, certified mechanic at age 18. A love of cars is what sparked the careers of the Schlauch men; the older Nick put together award-winning show cars, while young Nick competed in the world of auto racing, achieving such successes as winning races and championships in dirt track modified racing. Along with servicing the everyday car, the two Nicks together have designed, fabricated, and assembled over 150 race cars in the past 30 years. In 2009, Nicholas R. Schlauch, Jr. began working at S&S Tire & Auto as a full time, certified mechanic.

The three generations of Nicks worked side by side, until the death of Nicholas J. in 2014 at the age of 82.

S&S is truly a family business. Vicky Schlauch, wife of Nicholas R., Sr., is the Office Manager, and Rosie, wife of Nicholas J. and mother of Nicholas R. Sr, acts as receptionist. Nick and Vicky’s daughter, Angie, maintains a freelance post as marketing assistant. She maintains this website, as well as much of the social media. She is also responsible for the artwork in the waiting area. You can see more of her work here.

We also employ certified auto technicians to take care of your vehicle.

In an economy where very little is stable, at least you can count on S&S to be there for you, at the same location for over 50 years!