1200 33rd Avenue SouthNorth Myrtle BeachSC 29582, USA



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GT Auto Works​

Larry & Christine Padavano

Owners / Master Mechanic

Larry & Christine Padavano moved to the Grand Strand over 20 years ago. Larry had been a mechanic for 10 years before moving to the area and immediately got a job as a mechanic at GT Auto Works. Larry & Christine bought the business in 2001 when the then-owners decided to retire. Since then, Larry has built a loyal clientelle of local customers mostly through word-of-mouth advertising. Likewise, visitors to the area have also found that GT Auto Works provides fast, professional service at fair prices when their vacations run into automotive issues. 

Dave Minor

Lead Technician

Dave Minor is GT Auto Works' lead technician. He has been working as a mechanic for over 25 years and has been with GT Auto Works since   .  Dave is your "Go To" guy for just about everything automotive. From a simple oil change to replacing an engine or transmission, Dave can handle it all. 

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Roy brings 25 years of body work experience to GT Auto Works. You know the work will be done right with Roy on the job!


Bruce is retired military and "guards" the front office on a part time basis. 


Larry's Uncle who covers the front office when Christine or Bruce are not there.


A local High School/College student extraordinaire who helps in the shop after school hours. 

Kyle Hoebee


Kyle has been with GT Auto Works for 6 years. He started working at GT Auto Works as an after-school assistant and was hired full time once he graduated. Kyle has really grown as a mechanic under the tutelage of Larry & Dave and is "the man" when it comes to tire work.