Johnson City Auto Repair

Give Us a Call:(423) 928-3849

Family owned and operatedin JOHNSON CITY since 1982



We've teamed up with EasyPay Finance offering you the opportunity to take the worry out of financing those needed auto repairs. Receive NAPA's 36 Months/36 Mile Extended Warranty when you use NAPA EasyPay!

Oil Change Special Plus FREE Seasonal Checkup $29.95
All fluid levels check, suspension check, light check, radiator and coolant level check, belts and hoses, tire safety check. Shop supplies and taxes extra. Most cars and light trucks. Oil change includes up to 5 qts of motor oil and new oil filter.

*Not good in combination with any other offers | Restrictions apply | Call us for details.

“WE FIX EVERYTHING but a broken heart.

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welcome to Ponder Auto Repair

Ponder Auto Repair has been a leader in Johnson City auto repair since we opened our doors in 1982. We base our business on honesty and a can-do spirit. There isn't any auto repair issue we cannot handle. That is why we dedicate ourselves to the best customer service. We aim to maintain our reputation as the leading choice for complete auto repair in Johnson City.

Our team of ASE-Certified technicians can handle any need, from minor maintenance to jobs that require major repairs. We love what we do, and it shows! Our clients often become our friends because they feel confident that their automobiles are in the most capable hands. As the owner, Brian Ponder says: “We can fix anything, but a broken heart!”

Cars needing maintenance and regular inspections is a fact of life. No one wants to drive a car that is not functioning properly. Being stranded on the side of the road with a dead car can be a frightening experience. The team at Ponder Auto Repair in Johnson City wants to help you avoid this situation by staying on top of your vehicle's service schedule. Our ASE-Certified auto mechanics at Ponder Auto Repair are highly skilled and dedicated to get the job right the first time so our clients can be back on the road with complete peace of mind.

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Happy Holidays

Are you thinking of winter yet? We keep seeing holiday decorations earlier and earlier each year. It is a reminder of the fast approaching season. We are here to help you be prepared, and get your vehicle winter-ready. What would make that even better? By beating the rush and saving time and money. We have early bird savings to keep your wallet prepared for this upcoming holiday season.

$99.95 Winterize SpecialFree Holiday Travel Inspection!

Exp. Date: 1/31/19

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Is your car in need of lube, oil, and filter service? Good news! If the warranty is still valid, there’s no reason to go to the dealership. Ponder Auto Repair in Johnson City can get the job done. Our ASE-Certified auto mechanics are capable, personable, and truly love what they do. Our loyal customers in Johnson City and surrounding areas feel secure knowing that we are the most reliable choice for all car repair needs.


We never want to have our clients experience fear caused by a broken brake system. Because we value the relationships we have developed with our customers, we are personally invested in their safety. If you notice any of the following symptoms, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment at Ponder Auto Repair for brake system repairs, including service for your pads and drums:
*The brake dashboard light is red, indicating an imbalanced system.
*The brake pedal is not responding quickly.
*A grinding or squealing during braking.


An engine that is not functioning properly could put you in a dangerous situation. The team at Ponder Auto Repair strives to avoid hazardous and expensive situations at all costs. When an automobile engine is performing correctly, it converts fuel into mechanical motion, which in turn, allows your car to move. In fact, a healthy engine will save you money at the gas pump. If you are experiencing any of the following signs, we encourage you to contact us for engine performance and repairs as soon as possible.


If your vehicle has suffered some unfortunate dings, Ponder Auto Repair in Johnson City offers a paintless dent removal service that will get your vehicle looking sharp again. Our auto mechanics aren't just aces at car repair, they've put their talents to work in making sure that your car doesn't just run great, but looks great. Ponder Auto Repair has been taking care of business for Johnson City and the surrounding area since 1982, and we're proud of the reputation we've forged. Once you see the handiwork of our auto mechanics after paintless dent removal, you'll wonder why you didn't come for car repair in sooner.



Once you walk into Ponder Auto Repair, you’ll realize that we aren’t like the other auto service shops in Johnson City. We have established a solid reputation because our understanding of our customer’s needs is our top priority. Our mechanical skills and customer service are unmatched. Waiting in our lobby is a pleasurable experience. We have a personable staff, and delicious coffee is available to you as well. Many of our longtime customers often just pop by to say, “Hello!”

Come visit Ponder Auto Repair and see for yourselves why generations of Johnson City residents have become our loyal customers. To schedule an appointment for your vehicle service and inspection, contact us at (423) 218-4244. We are located at 915 West Market St. in Johnson City, TN 37604.



What People say About us

Margaret C.
"These folks are the best!!!!I They have always taken care of my car since I moved to Jonesborough from Germantown Tennessee sevenyears ago.They have treated me like family. I have been so pleasedwith their work. If you need work on your car this is the place tocontact for good work and is reasonably priced."
Glenn Ransom
"Ponder's was referred to me by highly trusted people. I believe in referrals. All of my personal dealings with Ponder's have been GREAT! I can highly recommend them to be fair in their pricing and great to work with."
Jack Cohoon
"Have had Ponder Auto Repair fix my diesel truck on two occasions. Both times the work was done to my satisfaction and within the time frame that was promised. I am very well satisfied with Ponder service and have recommended them to several friends."
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