James Bracken - Advantage AutomotiveJames has been in the automotive repair industry for over 41 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 now has a complete modern woodshop. He enjoys spending his weekends there building cabinets and furniture or going for motorcycle rides on his Victory or Indian motorcycles.

As a young man, James always liked fast 1960’s muscle cars and motorcycles. 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 now owns several Dodge cars & trucks, one of which is a 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

James Bracken - Owner & Head Technician

James Bracken - Owner & Head Technician

James has been in the automotive repair industry for over 41 years. In 1977 he started as a mechanics helper in the family business, Bracken Motor Com...

David Padilla (Service Manager)

David Padilla (Service Manager)

David Joined the team at Advantage Automotive January 2018 as our Sales & Service manager. He brings a great, friendly and knowledgeable atmospher...

Meghan Ewing (Office manager)

Meghan Ewing (Office manager)

Meghan has 9 years of automotive parts experience, 16 years of Lighting & Electrical experience, six years of team management and 25 years of cust...

Doug Henderson - Automotive Technician

Doug Henderson - Automotive Technician

Doug has been with Advantage Automotive since 1997. He has worked as an automotive mechanic for 43 years. He is an ASE certified mechanic and speciali...

Justin Leeson (Mechanic)

Justin Leeson (Mechanic)

Justin is a longtime family friend and is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. He started with Advantage Automotive on March of 2017. He has r...

Benito Terrazas (Mechanic)

Benito Terrazas (Mechanic)

Benito has worked in the automotive industry for 9 years. He started with Advantage Automotive May 4, 2020. He received his Automotive certificate fro...

Mike Romero (Mechanic)

Mike Romero (Mechanic)

Mike Romero started with Advantage Automotive October of 2020. He has 14 years of experience in the automotive industry. Toyotas and Hondas are his sp...