James_Bracken_-_Advantage_AutomotiveJames has been in the automotive repair industry for 35 years. In 1977 he started as a mechanics helper in the family business, Bracken Motor Company. He learned the automotive service trade from his father and uncles. In 1984 James went to work as a RV mechanic for Wayne’s RV.  James started Advantage Automotive in 1987 as a mobile repair service. In 1990 he moved the business into a 4-bay warehouse near Eubank & Central. As demand for RV repair grew, he built the current 8,000 square foot facility at Juan Tabo & I-40 in 2002.  James is an ASE certified Master mechanic. He is also a Workhorse Custom Chassis certified mechanic.

Outside of work, James enjoys woodworking and, after several years, now has a complete woodshop.  He spends his weekends there building cabinets and furniture for his home and office.

As a young man, James always liked fast 1960’s muscle cars.  He fell in love with his Uncle John’s 1967 GTO, so much so that his first car in high school was a 1968 GTO.  He is now a truck guy and owns several Dodges, a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4, a 2004 Dodge Ram SRT 10, and a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi.

James Bracken - Owner & Head Technician

James Bracken - Owner & Head Technician

James has been in the automotive repair industry for 35 years. In 1977 he started as a mechanics helper in the family business, Bracken Motor Company. He learned the automotive service trade from his father and uncles. In 1984 James went to work as a RV mechanic for Wayne’s RV.  James started A...

Doug Henderson - Automotive Technician

Doug Henderson - Automotive Technician

Doug has been with Advantage Automotive since 1997. He has worked as an automotive mechanic for 32 years.  He is ASE certified and specializes in air conditioning and body electrical.  He is particularly gifted in solving vehicle interior and electrical problems.  His creative solutio...

John Bracken - Service Advisor

John Bracken - Service Advisor

John has been with Advantage Automotive since October 2007.  He is the friendly face at our front counter and the helpful voice on the phone. He also lends a helping hand to James and Doug.  John started his automotive career as a partner in Bracken Motor Company, where he ran the front co...

Sharon Bracken - Secretary

Sharon Bracken - Secretary

Sharon has been with Advantage Automotive since December 2003. She takes care of our daily paperwork and creates the cards and flyers we send to our customers.  Sharon is a great cook and often brings us special baked treats (so much for the diet!). Sharon also enjoys gardening and spending tim...