There are very few local businesses that have seen the town of West Chester grow into the bustling region that it is today. We are lucky to have Chamber members that are so deeply rooted in the West Chester community-and Dave’s Automotive Repair Enterprises (DARE) is one of them!
Since 1976, DARE Auto (located on 301 S. Bolmar Street) has been the one-stop-shop for all of West Chester’s auto needs. Dave Aloisio first opened his one-man automotive repair shop on Gay Street, then quickly grew to the point of seeking out a larger space (and staff). More than 35 years later, Dave’s children Laura and Jon are leading strong with a team of eight full-time employees that service over 550 cars a month. With a family of employees that have been on board for an average 15-20 years, DARE is doing something right.
Besides decades of top-quality service, the DARE team sponsors numerous local school sports. Not only do they support young athletes, but their commitment to educating aspiring auto technicians is astounding. The DARE crew allows students to shadow their mechanics for a day, giving them a real-life peek at the shop life. Clearly, they understand how important it is to invest in their community-and they’re happy to do it. This commitment has led the team to continuously build their “family.” The Aloisio family is outwardly thankful for growing an enormous extended-family through their customer base and community participation.
From the second you walk in the door, the DARE staff greets you with a smile (or if they REALLY like you, a joke). They’ll walk you through the stages of any car issue, from beginning to end. From state inspections to auto body work and collision, to detailing or even buying a new car, DARE has it all (and they’ve got a brand new website, to boot!).
The Greater West Chester Chamber is very lucky to have such active members, such as Dave’s Automotive Repair Enterprises. We cannot thank the Aloisio family enough for their demonstration of local advocacy. We are proud to be a key partner in helping members, such as DARE, catapult into their next level of business success.