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Thank You Loyal Customers for 30 Years!


Thirty years ago on June 1, 1986, Jim’s Auto opened their doors as a small car audio and detailing shop located inside John’s Citgo on Central Street in Ipswich. Little in size, we were always big on ideas, and like any field of dreams – when we built it, you came!

Beginning June 1, Jim’s Auto begins a yearlong celebration of 30 years of excellence in the automotive detailing and restyling industry. It was customer demands for additional products and services that made Jim’s Auto the city’s favorite toy store for car lovers, carrying everything you can imagine for the automotive aftermarket, and providing the newest techniques in the detailing industry.

For those who don’t remember, 1992 was an important year for owner, Jim Goguen. “It is a challenge for a small business to step out of its comfort zone and take on more space, more products, more services, and more employees; but since we were growing in response to customer requests, we saw the expansion as necessary.” Moving into their current location at 5 Washington Street alongside TNT Car Wash, Jim’s added window tinting to their already booming detailing business and invested in a healthy inventory of truck accessories with complete automotive restyling services including vinyl lettering and graphics.

Through the years, Jim’s always carried simple car audio systems and CD players, but as higher technology took hold, Jim evolved into full blown 2000 WATT systems, and full custom navigation systems with IPod integration, Bluetooth, and car video capabilities.  

Still, it wasn’t enough! In 2001, Jim’s doubled their space to 1,200 square feet and added two work bays and a comfortable office area where customers could wait… or shop. “Detailing is not just a job to us – it is a true passion. I believe this is obvious with our existing customers who have frequented our shop for years; and is apparent with new customers, who after trying us out, turn into repeat customers. That is what spurned our growth over the past twenty-five years - listening to the needs of our customers.”

One of only 28 detailers in the U.S. asked recently to test and provide feedback on a new cleaning product launched by industry leader, Meguiars; Jim’s Auto was named both a Certified Master Detailer and Doctorate of Detailing by detailer extraordinaire, Renny Doyle’s Attention to Details training program. The double honors twice qualified Jim for the Air Force One detailing team.

Featured in automotive publications nationwide and on local television, Jim designed and built the winning “Outstanding in Class” truck at the World of Wheels Boston 2010 for one of his customers. Jim’s is a long-standing member of both the Ipswich and Northshore Chambers of Commerce, the IDA (International Detailing Association), and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA).

By visiting Jim’s Auto Installation & Detailing Center online at http://www.jimsauto.net, customers will receive monthly 25th Anniversary specials on automotive accessories and professional detailing services. “Thank you to our existing customer base for helping us achieve a 28th Anniversary,” says Jim. “We’re looking forward to 28 more years!”

Jim Goguen













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