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Business History


David Nielsen opened Gilroy Car Care at 7744 Eigleberry St. in Gilroy 


David sold Gilroy Car Care to Dale Boomgaarden


Moved Gilroy Car Care to 7747 Monterey St. in Gilroy


Dale retired and sold the business


Dale reopened Gilroy Car Care at 7747 Monterey St. in Gilroy

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Meet The Team

Dave Nielsen, owner of Gilroy Car Care

Dale Boomgaarden

As the owner of Gilroy Car Care, Dale Boomgaarden has over 51 years of automotive experience with Chrysler, Dodge, and Plymouth dealerships in the Santa Clara Valley. In 1972 he became a Snap On Tool Dealer and continued with that company until 1986 as  a field manager and industrial sales. Finally, in 1986 he purchased Gilroy Car Care and has grown to love his local customers.   

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David Nielsen

Dave Nielsen has been repairing automobiles since 1969. He is familiar with older cars as well as the newer computerized models. Electrical, fuel and emission system diagnostics are his specialty. Dave founded Gilroy Car Care located on Eigleberry Street in Gilroy in 1982 to offer the local community a trustworthy automotive repair shop, until Dale took over ownership in 1986.

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Cheryl Boomgaarden

As the wife of owner Dale, Cheryl assists her husband with all the administrative tasks and will be the first to greet you. She has just as much experience in the automotive industry and keeps things in tune, in line, and simple for everyone. She not only takes good care of her guys at the shop, but she will make sure your experience at Gilroy Car Care is an excellent one.

Call today to schedule an appointment!