About Certified Auto Repair “CAR”
in Salem, Oregon

Community Involvement

At Certified Automotive Repair, we have begun a tradition of hosting an Annual October Car Care Event in Salem for all customers and local residents to enjoy. The event is sponsored by AAA, and all in attendance will receive free car inspections so that we can help ensure the safety of our community.


Green Practices

Our shop values protecting the environment throughout the greater Williamette Valley area, and that is why we use Safety-Klean at our shop. Safety-Klean picks up any used oil left after our services and then recycles it, so you can feel good about not negatively impacting the environment when you bring in your vehicle for service.

Meet the Team


Bryan Sochia, Certified Automotive Repair Owner

I am the Owner of Certified Automotive Repair. I studied Automotive Technology at Clackamas Community College and obtained an Associates degree in the early 1980’s. I served in the Navy Reserves for 6 years and was Married at the early age of 21. I worked at a local independent grocer for 23 years and then worked for Schwans for several years before I decided to get back to the Automotive industry. I have 3 children (who are all grown up now). My wife Melody and I are very active in our church and we love spending our weekends with our kids when possible. We both love the outdoors and are very active in bicycling, hiking, and working out at our local gym.


Ian Howard

I have been working as a mechanic most my life and I specialize in Diesel repair and general maintenance. I have been with Certified for about 4 years and this year I received my ASE certification. I grew up on a farm working on heavy equipment and family cars. I love to hunt, fish and ride my street bike “weather permitting”, I am also beginning to raise English Bulldogs at home on my spare time.


Rich Beals, Service Advisor

I have been a Mechanic for most my life and have received multiple ASE certifications that qualify me as a Master technician. I have worked for Certified for a couple of years. I have been married to my wife for forty years and have 2 daughters. I enjoy riding my Harley in the summer and we camp several times a year with my family along with a lot of other outdoor activities.


Aaron Folsom, Technician

My name is Aaron I have been a mechanic for many years I have several Certifications in ASE, I have been with Certified for going on one year. I am married and have a daughter, I love spending my weekends with my family and on my spare time I work on a mustang that I have been building for the race track.