Meet Sherzad Barakay of City Auto Services

When I was eight years old, my passion of becoming a mechanic began. Throughout my life I was interested in repairing cars and creating machines from scratch. I was also always very quick to solve problems, so naturally mechanics work came very easily to me.

In 1999, when I first came to America, I started with a small step – fixing cars in my front yard. This evolved into eventually having a small rented shop and, finally, I pursued my dream to buy empty land and build my very own shop. On August 8th, 2008 I opened City Auto Service. I achieved my dream!

When I first came to this country, I had no knowledge of the English language. I had to teach my self the language and overcome the language barrier. Though, I have always believed that if you put in hard work, you will achieve your dreams. It was all hard work that led me to where I am today.

At City Auto Service we offer car repairs, state inspections, and towing services. We not only change transmissions, but repair and change engines too!

Everyone is always welcomed and we give the best offers with the cheapest options. We never over charge and we always want the best for our customers. Our work is always 100% guaranteed.

Due to COVID-19, we now sanitize the vehicles before we start the job. In the shop we all wear gloves for the protection of our customers and employees. Gloves are always provided for our customers as well.

Thank you!

City Auto Service

***Hours of operation Mon-Sat.(8 AM – 5 PM)

If you have any questions or car needs, please call 540-607-7591.

Located at 54 Clinton St. Harrisonburg, VA 22802 ***


Reprinted by permission from the Kurdish American Youth Association

City Auto Services – Sherzad Barakay