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November 5, 2019

WIX® Filters and Babcox Media Present Joe’s Garage with Sixth Annual WIX Driving Performance Awardrens District 55 High School 2019 School of the Year

Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Arkansas-Based Shop Honored During Night of Excellence Dinner at AWDA

WIX® Filters, a global manufacturer of filtration products, and Babcox Media named Joe Sharp, owner of Joe’s Garage, located in North Little Rock, Arkansas, as the sixth annual WIX Driving Performance Award winner.

“Joe’s Garage goes above and beyond for both its customers and employees, setting a high standard to be admired and emulated by all,” said Mike Lerch, brand manager for WIX Filters. “WIX is proud to present this award to a shop and owner that not only set the standard for how shops should be run but also for how people should treat others.”

Joe’s Garage has been in operation for 33 years, operating at one location with 11 bays. The shop has 11 employees, including six technicians with varying levels of ASE certifications, and Sharp dispatches roughly 75% of the repair orders himself. Sharp’s focus on customer service is keen, never collecting customer email addresses to ensure their information is kept private and even offering complimentary rides to and from work or home. In addition, Sharp takes care of his employees. The shop closes on weekends to promote healthy work-life balance, and he pays his employees salary, not commission, so their work is more thorough. Sharp even hosts a car radio show to answer consumer questions and annually co-hosts a car show to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. He’s also a member of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance’s Service Center Advisory Council.

“I’m incredibly honored and humbled to receive this award. Everyone at Joe’s Garage works hard, because we’re not only passionate about what we do but also about providing a reliable and respectable service to our clients,” said Sharp. “We are proud to go to work and proud to serve our community. We are thankful for this recognition and look forward to continuing a tradition of quality and reliability in the years to come.”

As part of the Driving Performance of the Year award, Sharp received an all-expenses-paid trip to Las Vegas for AAPEX 2019 and was recognized at the WIX Filters and Babcox Media Night of Excellence.

For more information about WIX, visit www.wixfilters.com.

About WIX Filters

Since 1939, WIX® Filters has been an innovator in filtration products. WIX designs, manufactures and distributes products for automotive, diesel, agricultural, industrial and specialty filter markets. Part of the MANN+HUMMEL family of brands, WIX's product line includes oil, air, cabin interior, fuel, coolant, transmission and hydraulic filters for automobiles, trucks, off-road equipment and manufacturing applications. For more information, visit www.wixfilters.com, or any of our social channels: FacebookTwitterInstagramSnapchat and YouTube.