About us



Half-Way Motors CARSTAR is a premier automotive repair and service facility with a storied history and a solid reputation for excellence. Established as part of the Half-Way Motors family, a well-known and respected name in the local automotive industry, their partnership with the CARSTAR brand has now continued for over 25 years.  They have become synonymous with high-quality collision repair services and exceptional customer care.

Half-Way Motors traces its roots back to the early 1960s when the company was founded by the Trevisanutto family. Originally a small dealership, the business grew rapidly, gaining the trust of the Thunder Bay community through its commitment to quality vehicles and outstanding service. As the demand for specialized auto body repair services increased, the Trevisanuttos saw an opportunity to expand their offerings. In 1998, they joined forces with CARSTAR, North America's largest network of independently owned collision repair facilities, to provide top-tier auto body and collision repair services.

Joining the CARSTAR network was a strategic move that allowed Half-Way Motors to leverage CARSTAR's extensive resources, advanced technologies, and standardized procedures. This partnership ensured that customers would receive consistent, high-quality repairs performed by highly trained technicians using state-of-the-art equipment. CARSTAR's commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction perfectly aligned with Half-Way Motors' values, making it a seamless and beneficial collaboration.

Half-Way Motors CARSTAR offers a comprehensive range of services designed to meet the diverse needs of vehicle owners.  The facility is equipped with the latest diagnostic and repair tools, allowing technicians to restore vehicles to their pre-accident condition efficiently and accurately.  One of the standout features of Half-Way Motors CARSTAR is their dedication to using environmentally friendly practices. They utilize waterborne paint systems, which significantly reduce the emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), contributing to a cleaner and healthier environment. This commitment to sustainability reflects the company's broader dedication to social responsibility and community well-being.

Half-Way Motors CARSTAR, now in its new home at 951 Carrick St., stands as a testament to the power of combining family values with corporate expertise. Their rich history, commitment to excellence, and unwavering dedication to customer satisfaction have solidified their position as a leader in the auto repair industry. As they continue to evolve and innovate, Half-Way Motors CARSTAR remains a trusted and respected name, serving the Thunder Bay community with pride and distinction.