State shuts down GR auto shop for unlicensed repairs

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A Grand Rapids auto shop has been shut down by the state, at least for now.

The Michigan Secretary of State’s Office says it issued a cease and desist order against Nacho’s Auto Repair on Dec. 20, after a state regulator found the business at 1175 Burton Street SE was repairing vehicles without a license.

The state says the inspector noticed the issue during facility visits in October and December. The state official also said employees were working on a vehicle’s transmission, even though the business is not certified in transmission repairs.

The owner of Nacho’s Auto Repair, Ignacio Cabrera-Tapia, has been linked to another repair facility with a licensing violation that burned down in 2015. Public records list Cabrera-Tapia as a former resident of 1601 Blaine Ave. SE — the same address as Guevera Auto

The secretary of state’s office encourages vehicle owners to always verify their repair shop is registered with the state and properly licensed to carry out the necessary work.

Any customers with complaints against Nacho’s Auto Repair is encouraged to contact the secretary of state’s automotive complaint line at 517.335.1410.

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