Scott Conway is a 37-year veteran of the auto repair industry and owner of Cartex One Stop Auto, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (408) 645-0048 or by email.


Video: Professional Care for a High-End Vehicle

With Scott Conway of Cartex One Stop Auto, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN JOSE – Host, Sarah Rutan: If you drive a high-end vehicle, it’s critical that your auto repair shop understands the specific products and services it requires. To learn more, we’re in San Jose with Joe Galas of Cartex One Stop Auto, speaking on behalf of Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Scott Conway.

Proper Maintenance of Modern Cars

By Scott Conway of Cartex One Stop Auto, a Diamond Certified Expert Contributor

SAN JOSE – Many of today’s newer vehicles (especially the high-end ones) utilize specialty products like synthetic oil, as well as specific types of coolants and transmission fluids. In addition to being relatively new, these products tend to cost more than…Read More

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Profile

Scott Conway: One Stop for Success

  • Scott Conway is owner of Cartex One Stop Auto.

Scott Conway: One Stop for Success
“I built my first hot rod when I was 13..."

SAN JOSE – Growing up in New Jersey, Scott Conway started working on cars before he was even old enough to drive them. “I built my first hot rod when I was 13, out of a 1971 Chevrolet Nova,” he remembers. “Around that time, I was working at an appliance repair shop, which was across the street from an auto mechanic’s shop. Since they were owned by the same guy, I was able to gradually transition from appliance repair to auto repair, and I’ve been at it ever since.”

In the same way that he migrated from one side of the street to the other, Scott moved from the East Coast to the Bay Area in 1990, where he’s since continued to advance his automotive career. Today, as owner of Cartex One Stop Auto, Scott says his favorite part of his job is its continual novelty. “I’ve never had the same day twice. At one point, I took a brief break from automotive work and got into advertising, but I couldn’t stand it because it was the same thing every day. In auto repair, there are always new challenges and you’re always learning new things.”

A 26-year resident of the Bay Area, Scott resides in Gilroy with his wife, Jody. Outside of work, some of his favorite pastimes include playing guitar, hunting and fishing. “I like ocean fishing, so I usually go off the coast of Monterey for rock cod and lingcod, and sometimes I’ll go out a few extra miles for tuna.” Scott also enjoys spending time with his family. “Jody and I have seven kids between us, and we also raised two of her nephews. Most of the kids are grown up, and now we have three grandchildren, so we’re enjoying being grandparents.”

In regard to his professional career, Scott believes in providing customers with the best products and service available. “Our tagline is, ‘The clear alternative to dealer service,’ because we provide the same level of quality as a dealership for a lower price,” he explains. “To do this, we make it a point to have the most cutting-edge technology and offer customers a full range of options. For example, we’re able to conduct digital inspections, where the customer can participate remotely via computer, and we also keep about 50 different kinds of fluids in stock. Those are just a couple of things that set us apart from the average auto repair shop.”

When asked the first thing he’d do if he were to retire tomorrow, Scott says he’d head to his favorite fishing spot. “My favorite place to fish is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and I used to go down there about four times a year. It’s been a while since I’ve had a chance to go, so if I were to retire tomorrow, I’d take an extra-long trip to make up for lost time.”

Ask me anything!
Q: What’s your favorite sports team?

A: The New York Jets.

Q: What’s your favorite season?

A: Fall—the weather is great and it’s prime hunting and fishing season.

Q: What’s your favorite local restaurant?

A: Longhouse Restaurant in Gilroy.

Q: Music or talk radio?

A: Talk radio.

Q: Do you collect anything?

A: Antique bottles. I started collecting them while growing up in New Jersey, and I still collect them today.

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