By Andria Barrios
Barely Used Auto Parts of Brandon, also known as Brandon Auto Services, is owned by locals Ken Anderson and Steve Holland and has recently expanded its services to the Plant City community.
The company’s goal is to purchase damaged or used vehicles in order to recycle usable parts for consumer use and use at collision centers and other mechanic shops across the community. Many of these parts are also sold with warranties lasting anywhere from 90 days to two years. The unused portion of the vehicle is then processed as scrap metal and recycled for commercial construction.
“With 25 qualified employees, our business can do any repair needed for any auto or truck,” explained Owner Holland, who built Brandon Auto along with Anderson for the past 45 years. As active members of its surrounding community, the company has even been awarded the Improvement and Beautification Award by the Automotive Dismantlers and Recyclers Association.
Several years ago, Holland, along with his partner, began leasing another auto business in Plant City. “We built this business to be successful handling middle aged vehicles, trucks and RV’s,” Holland said.
With a desire to continue to cater to the residents of Plant City, the team began searching for property in the area to purchase, and recently purchased a new facility just south of the Plant City Airport, two miles from the old location. “We are open to the public at the new facility, with plans to close the old, by July 1,” Holland said.
“We enjoy the automotive recycling business because we can take a vehicle destined to waste and sell good parts to consumers wishing to save money. This in turn saves the environment in the reuse of a product, while offering employment to the community,” said Holland.
Brandon Auto Services is located at 3159 S. R. 60, while their new Plant City location, open to the public July 1, can be found at 3302 Sydney Rd. For more information, visit www.brandonauto.com or call 689-8131.