Welcome to A&H Automotive of Delray Beach, Inc.
A & H Automotive is Delray Beach’s one and only family owned and operated auto repair shop specializing in maintenance and repair of Acura, Honda, Lexus, Toyota and Subaru cars, trucks SUVs and Hybrids. Home of South Florida’s best warranty, the 2 year / 24,000 mile warranty on all repair work. Here you are looked at like not a number or a dollar figure, but a valued member of our A & H family!
Hello there, my name is Dave Polichena and I have been the proud owner and operator of A & H Automotive for the last twenty-one years. This all started out as simply a space for my buddies and I to tinker on our drag racing cars and goof off! But in 1995 a small two bay auto shop came available, I knew it was time to make things official and take a leap of faith. So, throwing caution to the wind, I opened A & H as a specialty Honda and Acura maintenance and repair shop. After six months of working by myself and getting things off the ground, I was simply wearing too many hats so I hired a former Honda colleague, Joe Pace. He has been my right-hand man since the beginning and still plays a key leadership role on the A&H team today.
The A&H Difference
Since the very beginning, my business model has always surrounded around our customers and treating them the very same way that I would like to be treated. Some may say it is too simple a concept, but it has worked well for us over the last twenty-plus years and our customers appreciate us for it. It is not just that one thing that differentiates our service from all the local competition in Delray, but rather a long list of small details that add up to a one-of-a-kind customer experience. My team of Honda, Toyota and Subaru auto specialists takes pride in never overselling you maintenance or repair work all while providing our customers the best warranty in Delray and South Florida for that matter. It’s even better than you receive from the local Palm Beach County auto dealers.
We let you know what needs attention now, and what can wait or will need addressed during future visits. As you check out the rest of our website and visit our auto shop for service and repairs you are sure to notice that we are committed to providing you the highest quality OEM parts, maintenance services and repair work in the greater Delray Beach area and truly working each day to earn your business for life!
A&H Automotive Adapting Through the Years
In the early years at A & H, we stuck to performing maintenance and repair on what manufacturers we knew frontwards and backwards, which was Hondas and Acuras. After years of customers begging and pleading with us to work on their “other” vehicle, which for many of them was a Toyota, we began taking training courses on the Toyota product. During this time we also started learning the Subaru motors product and becoming a big fan as well! Because we specialize in the service and repair of strictly Japanese auto manufacturers, we have carved out our own niche market in the South Florida area and truly only compete with the local Honda, Toyota and Subaru dealers.
As a small business owner who is not affiliated with a corporate franchise, I’ve had the fortunate opportunity to create my own company culture. I demand a certain level of performance from each of my team members and quality customer service is something that I never compromise on. If it were not for our loyal customer base A & H would not be possible. Over the years the team and I have gained many new friends through A & H and enjoy catching up with them each time they’re in for service or repair work. It means a lot to us to truly know our customers, their family and be fortunate enough to have earned their friendship.
The Team Captain, Dave Polichena
Growing up at an early age, I started taking things apart and putting them back together. Come to think of it, that’s probably because I was always putting together the model cars that I would get from mom and dad for my birthday or as a Christmas gift. If I wasn’t putting together a model car, I was always taking things apart and putting them back together. You name it, I’ve probably taken it apart. 😉 From model cars, I turned to bicycles, then to minibikes and finally, up to tearing down and rebuilding motorcycles. Mastering how to disassemble and then reassemble an engine back to working order is a challenge that always intrigued and attracted me. As a child growing up in Kent, Ohio in the 60’s, I was surrounded by pastures, cornfields, wooded areas. During that era, people in the rural Midwest took their automobiles very seriously and took pride in what they were driving, because it is their form of entertainment and sign of their masculinity. So my childhood memories are filled with images of all the cool cars from the 60’s and 70’s that used to cruise around my neighborhood. I have been “car crazy” pretty much ever since I can remember.
After school, but before opening A & H, I got my start in the automotive industry paying my dues working in the corporate setting for Firestone, and then Goodyear. Then while still at Goodyear, an opportunity came available at one of the local Honda dealerships and I jumped on it. I have since become a master Honda and Acura technician and also holding the ASE (National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence) certification.
When I’m not working at the shop, I still enjoy drag racing as it takes me back to my childhood and it’s just plane good old fashion fun! I’m also an avid Cyclist and enjoy riding my Road bike on long and challenging routes up and down the coast or take the Mountain Bike on many of the trails here in the South Florida area.