Our Team

Bringing you experienced ASE certified technicians and owners who are proud members of the local community. Thirty plus years of small business experience in Evanston.

The Auto Doctor has been delivering results since we opened in 1984. Our goal is to provide both superior customer service and proven automotive expertise.

Charlie Edwards and Kent Knudson have over 40 years of experience in auto repair and they are passionate about keeping you and your car on the road. With a great team of talented mechanics The Auto Doctor is equipped a variety of specialized technicians that service foreign, domestic, and vintage vehicles.

We love our customers and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.

Charles Edwards, Owner

Charlie began his career as a mobile auto repair technician. With experience in fabrication, custom exhaust, welding, vintage cars, and diagnostics Charlie is always happiest elbows deep in his latest project. A master technician with an avid interest in racing, snowmobiling, hockey, and water-skiing he provides customers with experience, creativity, and service.

Kent Knudson, Owner

Kent has spent forty years in the auto business and began as a classical high school “gear head”. With experience in customer service and business Kent manages the office at The Auto Doctor and brings his congenial manner to customer care. An enthusiastic lover of golf and a nice Irish Whisky Kent brings a smile and good conversation to customer care.

Walter Podrazik, Service Writer

Albert Cardenas, Technician

Javier Fuerte, Technician

Woody Edwards, Technician

Hoover – Security and Customer Care Specialist

Hoover, the shop’s resident dog, loves pets and scratches as well as treats. He might have a loud bark, but he’s the expert in happy customers and specialty repairs.