Having Good Old-Fashioned Auto Repair is like having an insurance policy you don’t have to pay for until you need it!
All Services/Repairs By Appointment Only • Free Pickup & Delivery From Home Or Office
You are truly “my guardian angels,” not only do you keep me driving safely by checking all parts of my car with each service, but you came, in record time, when I had an emergency and no one else would come. Your personal, friendly and expert service means much to me. I feel safe in your hands. Thanks so much.
Your time is valuable, so no matter your automotive needs in Mooresville, Cornelius, Davidson and Huntersville – we come to you.
“When you need the Guardian Angels of automotive repair, with GOFAR that feeling will always be there!”
All our services are performed by pickup and delivery from home or office – simply call your guardian angels of automotive repair at (704) 799-0318.
Being pro-active about your vehicle’s preventative maintenance is the best insurance policy you can have. That is why with most of our services we provide a free PMI (Preventative Maintenance Inspection) to catch any little problems before they become “BIG PROBLEMS!”
We have 45+ years experience in the automotive industry and can be your one-stop service provider from A-Z.
All Repairs Guaranteed.
All services include FREE pickup & delivery (Lake Norman service region. Others, nominal fuel surcharge.)
■ Oil Change and Tire Rotation
■ Tires and Alignment
■ 30, 60, and 90,000 Mile Services
■ Complete engine diagnostic, repair and overhaul including foreign models: Mercedes-Benz, BMW, VW, Audi, Volvo, and Saab
■ Brakes and suspension
■ Transmission service and overhaul
■ Glass replacement & window tint
■ Private towing & junk car removal
■ Detailing and paint correction
■ Collision, body and paint – All insurance claims handled
■ Upholstery repair & custom interiors
■ Complete restoration services
■ Custom fabrication, welding, upfits, and trailer hitches
■ Used car pre-purchase evaluations/consultations
■ Rental cars—for more than 1 day service or repairs
We do partial and complete automotive restorations, custom fabrication and welding, modern chassis and suspension updates, custom body work and paint, and original or custom upholstery.
“If you can dream it, we can build it!”
Some Of Our Special Cars and Projects
One of our recent projects is this all original 1968 Oldsmobile 442 convertible that sat in a garage for over 35 years. It left its nest to begin a full blown frame-off restoration. You can see how it went through its various restoration stages by going here.
“Our customers are our extended family, and our family are our customers.”
WHICH CAME FIRST? THE CHICKEN OR THE EGG? Sometimes it is hard to remember which one they were first. Either way, we put our families’ needs and best interests first. We consult with each family member one-on-one to determine:
How many miles a month do you drive, how long will you keep your car, what are your life and family needs, and what is your financial situation?
We get to know your car through our PMI (Preventative Maintenance Inspection) and then ask ourselves, “If this was my car, what would I do?” From that we recommend whatever is in YOUR BEST INTEREST!
It’s what you do when you work for family.
UPDATED STORY FROM JANUARY 2022
“I cannot say enough good things about Joe and Terri Carbon with GOFAR. They truly treat you like family and always look out for your best interest in going out of their way in providing the BEST service possible.
I was heading on a trip, 4 hours away from home, when my check engine light came on. Immediately I called Joe and he suggested I drive my car to a Volvo dealership, which luckily was only 8 miles away. He stayed on the phone with me the whole way until I got to my destination. After an hour and half waiting for Volvo’s service tech to diagnose the problem, they came to the conclusion my spark plug was broken and that I needed a new cylinder head.
This was going to take a few days to get and quoted me $7,000. Joe continued to be involved throughout this whole process in speaking with their tech, his tech and keeping me informed all along the way. Because Joe didn’t agree with what Volvo’s tech was telling him, he put a game plan together for me to continue with my trip, by renting a car, coming to retrieve my car and take it back to his shop to inspect.
Once the car was back in good hands with GOFAR, the problem was solved and the car was back up and running with no problems to this day. Their time spent and the warranty that GOFAR covers with their service is beyond priceless. Instead of a $7,000 invoice from Volvo, it was under $1,000 with GOFAR. I cannot thank them enough for helping me in a very stressful situation and what could have been a very costly experience. They stand behind their work and word, which is very hard to come by these days. Thank you, Joe and Terri! You truly care about your customers and I’m grateful to call you friends.”
“When I broke down in lunchtime traffic in the University area, after calling the police for assistance, my next call was to Joe. I told Joe what had happened and he told me to hang tight because he just happened to be a couple of miles away. What were the chances that he would be that close and available in the University area to help?
Before even the police arrived, my GO-FAR guardian pulled up behind me and using his vehicle, pushed me out of traffic to a safer location. Not only that, but Joe gave me a ride back to my office and then came back later that afternoon to tow my car and take care of the repairs. Joe’s actions that day were typical of the above and beyond service that he delivers every time I reach out to him. Anytime I hear someone complaining about their car, I tell them to call Joe. Thanks Joe and Terri!!”
Quality Versus Quantity: No quotas, no production deadlines, no commissions!
“Our focus is on integrity, taking the time to do it right the first time, and serving our family of customers for life!”
JOE & TERRI CARBON, Proprietors
Joe and Terri Carbon are highly active in the Lake Norman community. Joe is the former Chairman of the LNCC Ambassadors, and the only two-time winner of the Ambassador of the Year award. In 2010, the award was renamed the “Joe Carbon Ambassador of the Year” award in his honor.
Joe also co-founded H.O.H.T. (Helping Others Help Themselves), an all-volunteer organization made up of Lake Norman business leaders who following the economic collapse of 2008 helped Lake Normanders “Get back to work!”
“When you need the Guardian Angels of automotive repair, with GO-FAR that feeling will always be there!”
Call (704) 799-0318.