Beginning in 2003, Ron Donalson owned and operated three full service auto repair shops in the Kalamazoo area for a national franchise. He sold them in January of 2009 to help out his parents with some medical needs. Ron really wanted to do something in Grand Rapids to help people and give back to the local community. He recently started his own brand, Quality Express Car Care Center. Ron now has four locations, the newest one at 3435 Plainfield NE. The shop is filled with new equipment to handle any repair!
Ron wants everyone to know that he understands times are tough and people are struggling, and are having to fix their cars more to keep them on the road longer. Some of the groups he likes to help out the most are students, seniors and the military. He also wants local non-profits and business’s to know he is there for them too.
Some of the ways Quality Express’ gives back to these groups is by keeping his shop’s labor rates low, and sometimes even lower, to help non-profits and people in need. The shops offer inexpensive oil changes and free inspections, including computer diagnostic check engine lights. One of Ron’s certified mechanics will pick up customers or drop them off if they need a ride while their car is being repaired. He also works very closely with local auto parts suppliers to keep costs down, another way to help his customers.
In addition to helping the community through the shop, Ron and his wife, Kimm, started the Quality Express Child of the Month program. The business supports a different child for medical needs, education expenses, school trips, etc. A portion of the sales, along with other donations collected in the shops and elsewhere, go to that child being sponsored.
Ron wants everyone to know that Quality Express Car Care Center is a full service auto repair facility with new equipment and certified mechanics to handle any repair to a vehicle. If there is anything he can do to help you, please don’t hesitate to call him at (616) 916-5987!
For appointments, please call your closest location, 3435 Plainfield NE. at 616-447-8800, our 28th St. location at 616-249-2222, our Alpine location at (616) 447-7911 or our Division/44th St. location at (616) 249-7770!
“If you ever have questions or concerns about any of our Quality Express locations, feel free to email me, Ron Donalson, President of Quality Express Car Care Centers, or if you prefer, call me at 616-916-5987!”