Yanni Katechis is the owner and operator of GR Automotive, headquartered in Clearwater,  FL . This is a highly regarded automotive repair company in Pinellas County.

Yanni was trained in automotive repair through years of hands on training and is ASE certified.

Some of the services the GR Automotive provides include: Tire Rotation & Wheel Alignment, Brake Services, Muffler & Exhaust Services, Oil Change, Battery Services, Engine Repair, Throttle Body Cleaning, Free Safety Check and 1 Hour Diagnostic. .

When it comes to providing expert automotive repair services, nothing takes the place of experience. Yanni began working in automotive repair 10 years ago and started GR Automotive in 2017.

One of GR Automotive’s  goals is to provide their Pinellas County clients with professional, high quality, and affordable services. People often choose GR Automotive  because the company is a full service professional auto repair shop. They offer a wide variety of mechanical repair services, as well as basic maintenance services to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Yanni guarantees that his highly trained mechanics will help resolve your auto repair issues and get you back on the road quickly, because we’re committed to delivering satisfied customers.

The result, one of the most successful automotive repair companies in Clearwater!  


     What do their customers think?

One fan of the company publicly wrote, “Cathy Long -John was the only automotive shop that would stay open late for me when my battery died at 4:45pm! Every other shop said they could help me in the morning! I was stranded 20 miles from home. John said he would stay as late as I needed to, ordered the type of battery I needed and I waited in his comfortable office while he did the job at a great price! So impressed with his customer service and work ethic!”

Another fan of the GR Automotive publicly wrote, “cameron letson – Shop owner John knows his stuff. If you got a problem with your vehicle, he can fix it. Fast services and great prices. If you want a mechanic you can trust, give GR a try.”

Having owner operated experts, like Yanni providing knowledgeable and expert care is an asset to Clearwater and Pinellas County, FL .

Business owners take risks and often work long, exhaustive hours to service their clients. There are freedoms in owning a business, but these freedoms come at a cost. Rarely acknowledged are business owners like Yanni Katechis that employ people and ensure their staff are paid continuously. Sure, people earn their wages through their time, hard work and skills, but let’s take a moment and thank Yanni for having and continuing the business ownership game that allows people an opportunity to produce and earn those wages.

Need automotive repair service? Give GR Automotive an opportunity by visiting them at 29712 US Hwy 19 N #417, Clearwater or by calling them at (845) 337-9699.

In addition to running a successful automotive repair business, Yanni supports his local churches.


So from the staff of Local Search Force that runs the County Advisory Board

Yanni Katechis, you are highly commended for your service to the residents of Pinellas County, for having and maintaining a business that adds to the financial well-being of FL and for your willingness to participate in social betterment activities.


Well done Yanni Katechis!


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