About Us

Terry’s Service Center has been a family owned and operated one-stop auto repair shop in Nashville, TN since 1990. Run by Terry and Marge Janiak, for more than 20 years we’ve been providing top quality automotive services to our remarkable customers in Nashville, West Nashville, Belle Meade, West Meade, Charlotte Park and Bellevue. We are passionate about car repair and enjoy building lasting relationships with our remarkable customers throughout the community. We love what we do, and we love to help others!




Terry Janiak began his love of cars when he was just a kid. Working on cars runs in his family, and he could always be found in the garage with this father or grandfather. He got his first car at age 12, a 1955 Volkswagen Beetle, and his automotive career took off.

Terry began his first “official” automotive training when he was in high school in Calumet City, IL. Each year, Plymouth would sponsor “The Plymouth Troubleshooting Contest” for high school students in the automotive vocational courses. Teams of two students each were given an automobile that had “problems,” and they had to “de-bug” and repair the car within the allotted time. Terry and his partner won first place in the state contest and placed 7th in the national competition!

After graduating from high school, Terry worked as a mechanic at various auto repair shops in the area until a family member talked him into starting his own. “E & T Motors,” was born, and it was a combination auto repair shop, body shop, and used car lot.

It was during this time that Terry met Marge. A year and a half later, Terry and his business partner sold “E & T Motors,” and in October of 1984, Terry, Marge and their daughter, Jaclyn, moved to Nashville, TN. Terry started working at some of the auto repair shops in the West Nashville/Belle Meade area, and his reputation as a fine mechanic grew. In April of 1990, he opened Terry’s Service Center in the garage behind the Texaco on Harding Road in West Meade. Marge agreed to run the office and do the bookkeeping, while Terry repaired each car that came in. Their business continued to grow until the day they realized that they needed a larger shop. One of their customers was a real estate agent, and he helped them find the property where Terry’s Service Center is located now.

About Us Today

Today, Terry’s Service Center continues to grow because of the truly honest care we provide our customers. Our customers are not just another number to us, they’re our neighbors, friends and family—and they deserve the best!
We have two very talented ASE Certified technicians that work to provide auto repair and maintenance services on all makes and models of vehicles.

For your convenience, we offer free coffee, cold drinks and Wi-Fi Internet in our waiting area, a free local shuttle service to take you where you need to go, and a 2 year/24,000 mile warranty. We are very proud of the wonderful reputation Terry’s Service Center has for providing top quality auto repair service in Nashville, TN.
Come by and meet us! We’re friendly, professional and ready to provide a better automotive repair experience than you even thought possible!

We invite you to take a look around our website and learn a bit more about our auto repair shop and what we do. Read some of the testimonials from some of our many happy customers, or find out more information on some of our auto repair specialties. Call or email us to inquire about how we can help with your specific automobile concern. And if you’re in the Nashville area, feel free to stop by the shop and say hello, even if you aren’t any currently in need of auto repair or maintenance services. We’d be delighted to introduce ourselves, show you around the facility and answer any questions you may have about our business and our services.


Convenience and Benefits for our Customers

  • Over 25 Years in Business
  • ASE-Certified Technicians
  • Family Friendly and Honest Service
  • Free Coffee and Cold Drinks in Customer Lounge
  • Free WiFi

  • 2-year/24,000-mile Warranty on All Repairs
  • NAPA AutoCare Center
  • AAA Certified
  • BBB Accredited Business

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