Lowell Greene pretty much stumbled upon his passion for auto repair. At 16 years of age, he had purchased his first vehicle -an old Volkswagen- with what little money he had made, working as a dishwasher. He had no money left over to maintain the vehicle, so he took a trip to the library and checked out the 1969 version of John Muir’s, How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Complete Idiot. Using his father’s tools and the guidelines of the book, Lowell was able to rebuild the Volkswagen’s brakes and engine successfully! To this day, Lowell uses Muir’s book as a training guide for his technicians and service advisors. He still even has most of his dad’s tools.
With 26 years in the automotive industry, Lowell has done it all! He graduated first in his class at his automotive college, was an automotive technician for 15 years, has 11 years’ experience as a shop owner, and is also an independent shop consultant. He was a master technician for 24 years and is currently a Master Certified L1 Auto Technician. He has also used his automotive experience to help the city of Austin by creating their Waste Smart program. Along with writing the program, Lowell and his team have enrolled and fostered other auto repair shops to 'throw away their dumpsters,' and make recycling of over 85% of their waste possible!