Encore Automotive is family-owned and operated by Holman Balladares, an Indio area native with more than 15 years of automotive experience. Holman opened the shop in 2016 with the goal of providing dealership quality work, but with an emphasis on honesty and without the high price of dealership services. In the beginning, Encore Automotive was a one-man show. Today, we have a staff of six, and we look forward to growing more and serving our community for many years to come.
I started working on cars when I was 15 years old in my parents’ garage. After high school, I went straight to automotive school and got a job at a Honda dealership, starting as a porter washing cars and then becoming a lube technician. From there, I took full advantage of learning the auto repair business. Once I finished automotive school, I moved back home and got another job at a Honda dealership, truly driven to be the best automotive technician I could be. Indeed, I became the very first and youngest Honda Master technician at that dealership and was put in charge of the shop and the other technicians.
At Encore Automotive, we’re all about building long-term relationships with our customers, so that our customers become our friends. We’d love to meet you and help you with your auto service needs, today and into the future.