Meet the Owner – Russel Smith
Russel’s Auto & RV Repair is a top quality, family owned and operated auto repair shop in Kingman, AZ. Since first opening in 1987, we have been devoted to providing the wonderful people of Kingman with auto repair, auto maintenance and RV repair and maintenance services of a higher caliber. We are truly here to help keep you and your family driving safe on the road!
Russel Smith grew up on a family farm in Western Kansas where he spent his days working on farm machinery with his father. From an early age he had an affinity for repairing machinery. When he was in high school he restored a Model A Ford, and honed his skills as a mechanic by focusing on automotive repairs.
Right out of high school, Russel joined the US Army and served for 3 years. During his time in the army he received training as a helicopter mechanic prior to his tour in Vietnam.After his deployment, Russel returned to the US where he met and fell in love with Sue, and together they started a family.
History of Russel’s Auto & RV Repair
In 1980, the Smith family moved to Kingman, Arizona where Russel took a job working in the Maintenance Department at General Cable. He worked at General Cable until 1996, when he took a job at Rucker’s Auto & RV.
At Rucker’s Auto & RV, Russel managed the auto repair shop in Kingman while the owner, Gary Rucker, worked for BLM fighting fires. Then, in 2006, Russel bought the auto repair shop from Gary and Rhonda Rucker, and Russel’s Auto & RV Repair was born.
Russel’s Auto & Repair Today
Today, Russel’s Auto & RV Repair has expanded. A dedication to providing the best auto repair and RV repairs in Kingman allowed the shop to move into a new building on Labor Day, 2010. The shop still resides at 4065 N. Bank Street. The auto repair services provided has expanded as well, and Russel’s Auto & RV Repair now offers wheel alignments and tire equipment for cars, trucks and RV’s. Russel’s Auto & RV Repair is also one of the few RV repair shops in Kingman with an RV lift inside the shop! Russel’s Auto & RV Repair continues to provide top quality auto repair in Kingman, serving customers with a smile.