Meet the Team
At Advanced Auto Sports in Farmington Hills, our auto repair technicians hold ourselves to a very high standard. Every one of our auto mechanics holds similar values about doing right by our customers.
For example, although auto manufacturers recommend mileage maintenance to replace air cabin filters after 2-years or 24,000-miles, we will look at the condition of that filter and make recommendations to our clients based off of what we see, versus a blanket recommendation. This is one of the small examples why our clients trust our care and service. Our team of auto technicians can sleep well at night, knowing that we do high-quality, honest work. We enjoy being fair and ethical. Even if we can charge more, we don’t believe in taking advantage of people. We follow the golden rule here at Advanced Auto Sports.
Another example is our community involvement. We are dedicated to making our local community a better place, and that is why we are involved in supporting schools and the need for future skilled trades. The school systems can always use support from local businesses, and that is why we are dedicated to assisting with automotive training courses for high school and college students.
Ever wonder what the people around Farmington Hills think about Advanced Auto Sports? Here’s a five-star review you might like:
“I’m very glad I chose Advanced Auto Sports. They are professionals from the start and their work is impeccable. Having a 5 star experience is worth my time and effort to drive the distance. Thanks to Tony and all the guys” -- Jeff S.
Meet Our Team
Mike Vroman -- Lead Technician
Mike started wrenching on cars in 1987 at Bill Cook Automotive (which is now Suburban Imports of Farmington Hills) when he was 18 years old. He started as a Porsche technician and he also worked on Lotus, AC Cobra, Mazda, Nissan, Volkswagen, and Audi. Mike joined Advanced Auto Sports in 2006. He started working on cars on his own and his passion allowed him to excel very quickly. Mike likes to spend time with his kids, either fishing, gardening, or teaching them his trade. His favorite car is a 1992 Porsche 911 Turbo, like the fat-bodied one from the movie, Bad Boys. His favorite movie is Ronin with Robert De Niro, where he drove the Audi S8. His favorite part about the job is working on Audis and BMWs.
Tony Atakishiyev -- Service Advisor
Tony has been in the automotive industry since 2002. He’s had a lot of different position in the automotive world, including as a salesman at a Chrysler dealership. Tony has worked as a collision apprentice, body shop estimator, and service advisor. He is truly a valued employee due to his expertise in so many areas. He enjoys spending time with his niece and nephew, as well as being involved in his church. He’s always looking at volunteering whenever he can, and he is a customer favorite because he is such a caring individual and always puts his customers’ interests first.
Blanard Jarbo -- Owner
Blanard started working on cars with his dad when he was young. Going to work with dad at the junkyard and crushing cars was a fascinating thing to see. He always collected the cool model cars with the sleek lines that were displayed in his bedroom. He got into high school and took the automotive classes because he wanted to understand how to take things apart and put them back together. While a senior in high school, he worked at the Sellers Buick-Pontiac-GMC dealership, as a service porter, waiting to move up the ranks. Blanard would end up working with his family and becoming a shop owner at the young age of 24. Today, Blanard’s passion is offering young men and women the opportunity to be properly trained so they, too, can have a successful career in the automotive industry.
We would love to be your go-to auto repair shop in the Farmington Hills area. Give us a call or make a reservation online today. Advanced Auto Sports is located at 38410 Grand River Ave., Unit G, Farmington Hills, MI 48335. We’re open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. through 6:30 p.m.