Larry's Automotive is All About Cars

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You can’t miss the sign. It’s a big wrench that flies high in the sky!

After 6 years on Peachwood Dr in Newburgh, IN, Larry's Automotive Repair expanded in July 2020 to a larger location around the corner from their first location. The large oval sign beckons customers as it towers above Hwy 66 just east of S.R. 261.

Owner-manager Larry Rose and his employees offer over 100 combined years of experience providing automotive and truck services to individuals and fleets. Add tires to the mix, and nearly any issue under the hood can be addressed by this locally owned and operated business. 

“We like Newburgh and chose to locate the business here because it is our home,” said Larry. “We enjoy our customers and the challenge of growing.”


The love of auto mechanics began for Larry when he was a young man in Metcalf, IL, and his passion has remained at the forefront for years. After graduating from Lincoln Technical Institute in Indianapolis, he began his career in Champaign and Monticello, Ill., as a mechanic in car dealerships.

When the Rose family moved to the Evansville area in 1997, Larry found similar employment locally and in Henderson, KY. Several years later, he diversified by working on vehicles at home during his free time. A growing number of evening and weekend repair jobs eventually allowed Larry to increase clientele for about 10 years until his business outgrew its previous facility. “At that point, it was time to take a leap of faith, move into a new location and grow the business with more employees,” Larry said when asked about the transition.

Larry’s Automotive provides services for all vehicle makes and models, including diesel and gas engines, transmission rebuilds, suspension and steering, and engine repair and replacement, all offered with computer diagnostics and pre-purchase inspections. Oil changes, air conditioning electrical systems, brakes, and tires are other frequent requests from customers.

“Providing customer satisfaction and quality service is our goal, every time,” said Larry of his business. “We have a 100 percent satisfaction guaranteed policy.”

Employees have grown to five in the first year as clientele has expanded. Parts and labor are warranted, and consumer financing is available. Professional affiliations include Jasper Engines and Transmissions, NAPA AutoCare Center, and ASE Certified. "It’s been a good year for us and we look forward to serving the automotive care needs of this area in the future,” Larry added.

It’s not all work and no play for Larry.

When it’s time for a break, he can be found working on his classic 1970 Dodge Challenger or attending a Mopar Car Show with his family and friends. He has spent time at drag strips and more recently has participated in the cross-country Hot Rod Power Tour.

Larry’s Automotive is open weekdays from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, closed weekends & holidays.  Call 812-490-6575 for appointments or more information.

Better yet, look for the sign with the big wrench that flies high in the sky, and drop by to say hello and discuss your automotive needs!

SOURCE: Newburgh Magazine, August Edition, Page 29

Thank you for visiting Larry's Automotive of Newburgh, IN. Count on our automotive repair technicians for complete automotive repairs, maintenance, and diagnostic services. Choosing our team will keep your car, truck, SUV, or van on the roads longer and safer. Schedule your appointment today (812) 490-6575 or schedule online.



27 years. ASE Master Certified


Maintenance Specialist


ASE Master Certified Technician.
33 years experience.


ASE Master Certified Technician.
27 years experience.


ASE Master Certified Technician.
18 years experience.


ASE Certified Technician.
37 years experience.


ASE Master Certified Technician.
12 years experience.


Service Advisor


Service Advisor
Nate Malone

Nate Malone

ASE Master Certified Technician. 41 years experience.
Mike Masters

Mike Masters

Tire & Lube Technician. 23 years experience.
Joseph McDowell

Joseph McDowell

Technician. 20 years experience.

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