Helping keep Toronto Families on the road Safely SINCE 1960
It was in September of that year that Art French, a young, talented mechanic, and his wife Alice, a trained and experienced bookkeeper, put their names together to coin the title for their dream: Artenal Motors. Integrity, hard work and long hours were the backbone of their new business, providing means to raise their five children as well as earn the loyalty and respect of their increasing clientele.
“Maintaining both family and commercial vehicles to ensure safe, reliable personal transportation for You and Your Family, both at work and at play”
Art is the second-generation owner of AML, having started working with his dad in the early 70’s, in a time when emission controls were still in their infancy. This was a transitional period in the trade, with electronics soon to start taking hold of the automotive industry. Learning and developing diagnostic skills became a passion of Art’s and has remained so throughout his career. Art still helps where he’s needed in the shops and remains as passionate as ever, although he now focuses his passion more on developing younger technicians and building the business to offer clients and employees the best experience possible in automotive service.
Rica started working with her husband Art in the mid-80’s as our customer service specialist. Easy-going and easy to talk to, Rica became a favorite of customers and employees. She still helps with customer service and speaks with team members daily, at the same time keeping up with the company financials.
Finished at the top of his co-op class in high school, catapulting him into a career in auto service. He enjoys working with his hands and especially enjoys interacting with customers and helping to solve their concerns. His friendly disposition and outgoing personality put him in an ideal position to take charge of customer service when AML took over from Wendel Clarke Automotive at this location. Customers and technicians love him and we feel fortunate to have him on our team.
Rob started in the trade working on high-end European vehicles and has continued his journey for more than 35 years. Rob is passionate about correctly identifying the cause of a customer’s concern and proposing an effective repair. (Rob’s tools take up more space in our shop than most cars do!) We are proud to have Rob on our team and to have his expertise to help our young technicians learn from his experience.
Nick enjoyed maintaining his first car and enhancing vehicle performance as a hobby. He is now working towards an apprenticeship with AML. Nick has the makings of a good technician, and we are proud to have him on our team.
Has experience from both dealerships and independent repair facilities. He enjoys working on cars, as well as learning new things (which will never end in this trade) and came to AML for a better work-life balance and the opportunity to improve as a technician. Norville is close to becoming licensed in the trade and we feel
fortunate to have him on our team
Anthony started his tradesman’s journey with a national chain and then went to work in the same shop with his dad, Rob, so he could learn the trade from an expert. He is passionate about getting the job done right and likes problem-solving. A good recipe for a good technician!
At AML, we try to make servicing your car convenient.
Let’s get you and your family back on the road