In 1971, Ed’s Garage opened for business in Sonoma, CA as a one-bay shop with Ed Ristad working on VW Bugs. William Murray came on as a managing partner in 1985, with a 14-year background in construction as a carpenter and general contractor. In his new role, William designed and helped facilitate an addition to the garage, enlarging it to eight bays and five lifts. This expansion made Ed’s Garage the largest independent auto repair facility in the Sonoma Valley.
William transitioned quickly into the automotive repair industry, becoming a master mechanic, diagnostician, and service advisor. In 1995, he took over ownership of the business and changed the name to Ed & William’s Garage. Then, after purchasing the property in 2008, the business became William’s Auto Care. To date, William’s Auto Care continues to be the largest and oldest auto repair shop in the Sonoma Valley, carrying forward a long tradition of impeccable customer service and strong community involvement.
Like William, all of the technicians and staff at William’s Auto Care are highly trained, certified, and experienced, including Camille, at the front desk, and Steve Corrilo, our other ASE Advanced Master Tech.
Over the last 45 years a lot of friends, family, and previous employees have taken part in the development of the garage, making William's Auto Care what it is today.
“All my life, I have been taking things apart to find out how they work, and putting them back together. Problem-solving is fun for me, and I find great satisfaction in figuring out how to make something perform in the best way possible, whether it’s remodeling a building or repairing a car. But my greatest joy is turning out a clean, finished product that I—and the person enlisting my services—can be proud of.
“I love working in the Sonoma Valley, and many longstanding customers have become my friends. I truly look forward to going to work each day to see people I’ve known for years and to meet people new to the shop.”
As a Certified Auto Technician and Smog Technician, Steve has over 40 years of experience in the automotive industry and has worked in dealerships, conducted trainings and has experience running his own shop. He has been with us for over 20 years now. During his time in Vietnam while in the Navy, Steve enjoyed scuba diving. His passion for scuba diving is reflected during his travels with his lovely wife, Margarita. Steve is a loving father of three daughters. He also enjoys volunteer work with the youth in YMCA.
Hector has been with us for 14 years now and is an excellent technician. He has three daughters and several grandchildren that he enjoys spending time with. Also, Hector is an excellent cook and has worked in Sonoma Valley's fine restaurants.
Polo has worked with us when he was in High School, and for the last few years, has been working with us as a great technician. He loves welding, spending time with his nephew and helping the community.
Oscar, who is a father of three children, is an excellent and gifted technician who has been with us for several years now. He is very popular at the Sonoma and Glen Ellen market before coming over to us. We are so lucky to have found him. While he was growing up, he enjoyed playing soccer.
A recent graduate of Sonoma Valley high, Ozzy loves to learn and work on cars especially Mazda rotary engines. He's a DJ and loves music and volunteers at La Luz.