About Our Shop
Who We Are
For over 20 years, Lonnie’s University Auto Center has provided first-class auto repair and maintenance to motorists in Durham, NC. We are family-owned and operated with roots right here in the Carolinas. Cars and racing run in the Long family, and that trait has been passed down from generation to generation resulting in the area’s most trusted automotive repair shop. Lonnie Long grew up in Roxboro, NC, where his father ran a fuel and service station. Lonnie followed in his father’s footsteps opening Lonnie’s University Auto Center in 2001. In the early days, Lonnie specialized in Volkswagen repair before expanding his auto repair service offerings over the last couple of decades. With over 50 years of experience, Lonnie quickly earned the trust and business of motorists in Durham, becoming a staple in the local community. Today, Lonnie’s son, Bryan, has taken over the family business and has built a team of certified mechanics with over 200 years of combined experience. We’re proud to continue our legacy of providing best-in-class auto and five-star customer service for our neighbors and customers.