Preedy’s Staff

An auto repair business is only as good as it’s people, and at Preedy Tire and Automotive we have some of the best in the industry! Preedy Tire has over 100 years of combined auto repair service experience. We work hard to make sure your car care needs are taken care of. All of our staff are very knowledgeable and here to help you with any automotive questions you might have.

Mel grew up in a service station in small town America, so customer service is a way of life for him. Mel joined Preedy Tire and Automotive more than 20 years ago and has been managing the business and advising customers ever since. If there’s a tire question Mel doesn’t know the answer to, we haven’t found it yet!

Lucy, with over 40 years of accounting experience in both the heavy equipment, automotive, and private accounting fields is Preedy’s office manager and accountant. Lucy ensures timely and accurate accounting in all our transactions.

Jim comes to us with a lifetime of Goodyear tire experience. Having worked for Goodyear tire centers in Walla Walla, Moses Lake, and Spokane, Jim knows tires inside and out. Having worked with cars since the days of points and carburetors, Jim is committed to giving great service whether you drive a new car or a classic.

Tony is an ASE certified master technician who cut his teeth working on Chrysler products of all types. Now Tony is our European specialist, having focused on Volvo, Mercedes - Benz, and Jaguar automobiles for the past several decades. Whether it’s foreign or domestic, Tony’s years of experience will get your car running at peak performance.

Phil is an ASE certified master technician. With over 30 years in the automotive industry, he has seen it all. He is an advanced engine performance specialist, undercar specialist, as well as our master emission specialist.

Kelly Wright grew up with Preedy Tire and Automotive, as his dad was one of the original partners! Kelly joined the company in 1986 and bought the business from his dad in 1992. As the chief executive, Kelly sets the tone for the entire business. Kelly has a very simple philosophy when it comes to auto repair, he asks the question “What’s best for the customer?”

We’d like for you to experience the Preedy difference for yourself like thousands of customers before you. Come on by and introduce yourself - we’re looking forward to meeting you! Our Friendly and Knowledgable staff is here to help.