Jim started in the automotive business in 1971, working part-time after school in the parts department at a local dealership. After graduating in 1973, he started working as an apprentice. He finished his four-year apprenticeship in one year and became a journeyman. Jim left in 1978 to work at an independent shop, but saw many things about their business that he wasn’t happy with. For example, Jim believes that a technician should know how to repair all systems of a vehicle, not just brakes or front ends. In 1981, he decided to open his own shop – and Sinclair’s Auto Clinic is still providing excellent auto repair and maintenance services over 30 years later!