Phil from Phil Undercar Auto Repair Shop

An Auto Repair Shop, Trusted Local Business & Family Legacy All Wrapped into One


Phil's Undercar Specialist Shop is a family-owned and operated complete auto, truck, and motorhome repair facility serving the Clinton, Michigan area for over 28 years. Our technicians are certified by the state of Michigan, and our shop has five bays plus a hoist that can handle any vehicle; from your subcompact to a 35-foot RV weighing in at 30,000 pounds. We also offer detailing services and quality used cars for sale.

From the Owner, Phil Lanway

“I LOVE HELPING CUSTOMERS, AND TAKING CARE OF MY EMPLOYEES.”

I look at business like a circle. I take care of my employees and, in return, my employees take care of my customers. My customers become life-long clients who refer their friends and family to us. If the circle is broken anywhere, the business fails. Before I opened my own auto repair business, I worked for a dealership and saw firsthand how I could improve customer service and employee relationships. My goal is to ensure everyone is taken care of properly, so the circle is whole and all are happy and satisfied.

Meet Our Auto Repair & Service Team


  • Phil Lanway
    Phil LanwayOwner
    Phil started working on vehicles in 1977, founding Phil's Undercar in October of 1991. Phil's Undercar has since grown from a three-bay shop on Michigan Avenue to the present five-bay facility with a 30,000-pound RV hoist at 11353 Tecumseh-Clinton Road. Phil is dedicated to quality work and achieving 100% customer satisfaction. He is Master certified to work on vehicles and motorcycles, and also holds certificates for management and auto detailing.
  • Timothy Lanway
    Timothy LanwaySenior Technician
    Tim is our senior auto repair technician who has been working at Phil's Undercar for more than 27 years. He is skilled at fixing almost any vehicle problem. His broad expertise includes maintenance and repair of domestic cars and trucks, as well as import vehicles.
  • Kris
    KrisService Writer
    Customer-oriented, Kris handles customer calls and appointments, and will keep you informed about potential problems or concerns regarding your vehicle. He holds certificates in management and service, and has spearheaded customer-focused programs.
  • Holly Bookeeper
    HollyBookeeper

    Holly pretty much grew up at Phil’s undercar. She recently took over the role as bookkeeper. Holly has always been a numbers person so this position is perfect. Holly is very detailed oriented and keeps Phil’s up and running.


  • Ben Technician
    BenTechnician- Building Maintenance

    Ben grew up working on tractors with his dad which made him want to get into automotives. He is currently enrolled at the LISD Tech Center where he will graduate this year. Ben plans to stay in the automotive industry, working at Phil’s after graduation. Going through the Tech program Ben is also state certified.


  • Don Service Technician
    DonService Technician

    Don has been working on cars since he was a kid. He grew up in the garage working on cars with his dad. He then went to the LISD tech center in high school. He has since been working professionally for the past three years. Don is state certified and a great asset to the team.


Phil's Team


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