Meet the Owners !
When it comes to working on vehicles, Lou Lippert might be the most experienced guy in town. Lou has been fixing cars in Ann Arbor for over 30 years. Before starting his own business, Lou spent 17 years as service manager at Ann Arbor Subaru and Dunning Subaru. Lou also served as service manager for The Sports Car Exchange (Ferrari and other exotic vehicles) as well as a field technician for Perkins Diesel.
Lou was awarded a "World Class Technician Certificate" and is listed in the Automotive Hall of Fame by the Automotive Service Industry Association for multiple Master ASE certificates:
- 5 ASE master certificates
- Master Automobile technician
- Master Med/Heavy Truck Technician
- Master Engine Machinist
- Master School Bus technician
- Master Truck Equipment Technician
- ASE Advanced Level Diagnostics for automobile and medium heavy truck
- ASE Alternate fuels
- ASE Parts Specialist
- ASE Under car Specialist
- State of Mich Master License, Automobiles
- State of Mich Master License, HD Trucks
- State of Mich Master License, Motorcycles
- State of Mich Master License,Collision Repair
- State of Mich Master License-pre 1973 autos
Lou is also a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Lou has dedicated much of his life and career to making vehicle service a more honorable and respected profession.
He has more ASE and state certifications than any shop owner or mechanic in town! Come in and introduce yourself. Shouldn't you have Lou and the Convenience Auto Team working on YOUR car? Your car deserves it.
Mike Maloney was born in Ann Arbor, and has stayed close to Ann Arbor most of his life. Mike earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from The University of Michigan before spending 30 years in the corporate world. He was most recently a division president at D&M Holdings, the owners of legendary Hi-Fi brands like McIntosh Labs, Boston Acoustics, Denon, and Marantz. Prior to that, Mike worked for Ford Motor Company, Visteon, and other auto suppliers, where he learned about cars from an engineer's perspecitve. . . Mike's experience at Ford included both hardware and software design for engine and chassis electronic controls, systems and sensors. Over the course of his extensive career, he has visited and developed personal relationships with engineers at nearly every domestic, Asian and European OEM.