Our History

The original owners of the shop that we call home today were the Kinsman Family. Known then as South-Side Mobil, there were three different operators. Jerry Hougard, Curt Hipke, and Chuck Holten.

The shop was then sold to Wally Millbraph. He owned and operated the establishment until he sold the business to Chuck Pinkalla in 1981.

South-Side Mobil

Operated by: - Jerry Hougard

We began serving Racine in 1981 as Chuck's Mobil & Radiator. At that time radiator repair and cooling system service was our main focus, along with being a full service Mobil oil dealer.

As times changed so did we. Chuck's Radiator & Automotive was our new name and a complete range of car and truck repair was offered along with our expert radiator service.

Chucks Mobil & Radiator

Operated by: - Chuck Pinkalla

Chucks Radiator & Automotive

Operated by: - Chuck and Jared Pinkalla

Today Pinkalla Auto Solutions LLC is the right choice for all of your automotive repair needs. With two generations of auto repair experience and the latest tools, equipment and reference available, we can keep your car, truck or SUV running like new. From brakes, steering, fuel injection or electrical we have the expertise to fix it right. We still are air conditioning and heater specialists along with knowing cooling systems inside and out. We sell and install remanufactured engines and transmissions and have many name brand tires, wheels and accessories available. Fleet, Equipment, and Heavy Duty maintenance and repair services are also offered.

Pinkalla Auto Solutions

Family Operated by: Chuck, Jared, and Becky Pinkalla

Team Members

  • Chuck Pinkalla

    Master Mechanic

    Chuck has the knowledge and wisdom that comes with years of automotive experience. An essential part of the team we rely on Chuck for some of our most tedious and technical repairs.

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  • Jared Pinkalla

    Master Mechanic

    Jared has a passion for the automotive industry. Not only an experienced mechanic, Jared is also a skilled engine builder and fabricator.

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  • Becky Pinkalla

    Manager/WiDOT Emissions Testing Coordinator

    Becky leads us in quality customer service. Her commitment to customer satisfaction is invaluable. You may see her tending the beautiful flowers adorning the shop from spring to fall.

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  • Maggie Pinkalla

    Service Advisor/WiDOT Emissions Tester

    Maggie supports the shop no matter what is asked of her. She provides our customers exceptional customer service and emissions tests their vehicles for the WiDOT.

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