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My name is Eric Tod and I am the owner and mechanic at Accelerated Automotive.  After 10 years as an Auto Technician working for both a shop, as well as family and friends, I have made the leap into business ownership.  I have always had a passion for cars, but after pumping gas throughout high school at a local shop after class and on the weekends, I decided I wanted to make "cars" my career.

I attended school at Universal Technical Institute in Chicago, IL from 2005-2008 from which I received my Auto-Diesel and Industrial Certificate.  After graduation, I returned to St. Louis and began working as a technician at Green Park Automotive for Robert Jackson.  He invested in my future and allowed me to continue my education and become certified in the following areas:
  • Safety and Emissions Inspector
  • ASE Engine Repair
  • ASE Suspension and Steering
  • ASE Brakes
  • ASE Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • ASE Heating and Air Conditioning
  • ASE Engine Performance
Aside from his dedication to helping me further my automotive knowledge, he provided me a role model and mentor on how to honestly take care of customers and maintain a successful automotive business. Because of this, coupled with the 10 years of experience I have gained being a technician, I am proud to open my doors as Accelerated Automotive and begin to service the Arnold and surrounding areas for all of your automotive needs.  I pride myself on being an honest mechanic who is dedicated to fixing the problem correctly the first time and treating every vehicle as if it were my own.  I look forward to being able to earn your business.

When I'm not at the shop, I enjoy spending time with my family.  I have a wife, Megan, a 2 year old son, Gannon, and 2 fur babies - Zoey and Thor.  We spend the majority of our time hunting, fishing, camping, riding the Harley and pretty much anything outdoors.  One day I hope to have my son at the shop with me!!

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Established 2017