Machesney Park Auto Repair 61115 | Carz R' Us (815)877-4277 | Light Duty Truck Repair in Machesney Park, IL

Matt-OwnerMatt Aukes (Owner) has over ten years’ experience in business management and ownership. He is extremely passionate about education having been a High School Teacher for six years. Becoming a part of the Automotive Training Institute (ATI) in 2015 was a huge step for Carz R’ Us. This has assisted Matt in becoming an even better leader for the staff having the resources to create training procedures for all staff. Matt is extremely excited about the future of Carz R’ Us and looks forward to having his children involved in the business in the future!


rayRay Aukes (Owner) has over 15 years in the automotive industry. He has worked at several independent automotive shops and trained with a senior tech that had over 40 years’ experience. Ray has worked as a heavy duty mechanic, lead technician, and independent consultant. He has repaired everything from tractors to diesel trucks and everything in between. Ray is a staple to Carz R’ Us and has a deep passion for working on cars.


momRenae Aukes (Mom to Ray and Matt), affectionately known as Baba, does anything needed from filing to providing rides to customers, making sure the office is spotless & decorated, plans for events and, the most difficult job, keeps all the boys in line. Baba enjoys playing with her grandchildren and going to the riverboats, but her main goal has always been to see her sons’ succeed!


bob-techBob Bincewicz (Technician), has been working on cars for 30 plus years and is a Master Technician. Bob has owned his own shop as well as worked for independent repairs shops and dealers. He has a great approach to life staying very cool, calm, and collected through any bumps in the road. Bob assists our team greatly with his vast knowledge and experience and is always willing to assist another technician.


jenny Jenny Clark (VEM – Value Enhancement Manager) , has 20 plus years’ customer service and 10 plus years of office management experience. She truly loves helping our clients and assisting them in understanding their vehicle and its’ needs. Jenny loves the small business atmosphere as it allows her to utilize her diverse background and unique skill set to its’ fullest.


amyAmy Thomas (Pick Up Program Manager), is a great addition to the Carz R’ Us team. She is extremely organized and detail oriented. These skills are critical to Amy’s role as our Pick Up Program manager. She also assists with inventory, data entry, customer service and other administrative duties.


Community Involvement

Since opening on January 22nd, 2009 Carz R’ Us has been committed to community involvement. Carz R’ Us is part of three Business Networking International (BNI) groups, members of the Parks Chamber (Loves Park & Machesney Park) and members of the Roscoe Chamber. We have also had a ribbon cutting ceremony in which the Mayor of Machesney Park participated.

The Harlem School District has partnered with Carz R’ Us to raise money for all extra curricular activities and elective areas. Mention the Harlem Program when you arrive for your appointment and receive 5% off any Service and 5% will be donated back to the program of the month. The month of May we raised $100 towards the Band program and for the month of June we tripled our proceeds and $300 went to the Visual Arts Program. We plan on continuing our involvement and support of the local community.

In 2013 we were proud to have raised $1,398.44 for the Harlem School District.