On October 29th, 1969
Accurate Automotive Attention first opened its doors. It started with a small metal building on the corner of 15th St. and 3rd Ave., rented by the founder Dennis McCloud and accompanied by one mechanic’s helper. In 1970 Dennis purchased the building and the three lots behind it.
In 1971 Dennis added a 6,000 square foot addition and stuccoed the metal building. With his dedication to quality and service his business continued to grow.
As the business continued to grow with the community, Dennis added another 5,300 square feet to the business in 1974 expanding to the limits of his property. Using the same principles of quality and service, Accurate Automotive Attention continued to grow and prosper. In 1984 we expanded to a small facility in the unincorporated area east of Yuma known as The Foothills area to service the growing population in that area. This facility is located at 12543 S. Frontage Road. By 1992 these facilities had reached their capacities as the community and our customer base continued to grow.
In 1986, we became the AAA Arizona towing contractor for the Yuma area and expanded our tow truck service to two full time drivers. Today we run five full time employees for these services, four tow trucks and one battery service truck.
In early 1995 we purchased the building and three adjacent lots north of the 3rd Ave. location giving us over 20,000 square feet of under roof facility.
In late 1995 we also purchased another 12,800 square feet of building on the east side of 3rd Ave. and moved our diagnostic team to that building to create a separate tune-up and diagnostic facility bringing the total under roof square footage to almost 33,000 square feet. Over time, this additional diagnostic facility has become indoor parking and vehicle storage due to the increased reliability of electronic engine systems.
In July 1998 Accurate Automotive Attention again branched out into the Foothills community by purchasing a modern quick service facility also containing a car wash and RV wash facility. The RV wash facility is the only one of its kind in Arizona. This facility is named Express Auto/RV Care Center. This added another eleven dedicated employees and provided another valuable service to this area. Over time we have added detailing services and now have 25 employees at that location. Companywide, we now employ between 40 and 48 employees throughout the year depending on seasonal fluctuations.
We lost our founder, Dennis McCloud, in November of 2006. We are committed to carrying on his legacy into the third generation and beyond.