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Dale’s Service Center is now TMT Automotive South Bend

The keys to Dale’s Service Center have been passed down to Mike and Tony Tatich of TMT Automotive. TMT has two other locations, one in Granger and the other in Bremen- this South Bend location will be their third. After years of hard work Dale was happy to hand the keys over and start his retirement. Dale sees dedication to quality in the new shop owners, who have been shop owners since 1984.

Since day one, TMT Automotive has been providing professional, reliable, guaranteed maintenance and repair, servicing European, Asian & American cars SUVs & light trucks. Their A.S.E Certified Professional Technicians perform all work under strict manufacturer’s guidelines. TMT’s staff will perform services with a combination of highly skilled technicians and state of the art equipment to swiftly repair your auto, SUV or light truck. TMT’s “relax we’ll take care of everything” motto builds confidence in their clients so they can go on with their busy days.

TMT is a family-owned state of the art service center owned & managed by the father & son team of Mike & Tony Tatich.

Dale's is now TMT Automotive South Bend
Dales Service Center becomes TMT Automotive South Bend


Repair. Maintenance. Service. Since 1979

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We got you covered. We have a comprehensive list of everything that we do here on our page. If there is something in here that you don’t see, don’t worry, we probably do that too!

We are also Michiana’s only Goodyear certified installer! The world’s best tires are here for your car!

Brake Service

Our Certified Brake Safety Experts are dedicated to providing the best service in the marketplace. There’s no one who cares more about your safety and satisfaction than Dales Service Center. We can inspect your brake system and provide a comprehensive quote.


Maintaining your vehicle’s health is always in your best interest. Cars that are well taken care of outperform and outlast those that are not. When something feels “off” with your vehicle, don’t hesitate to bring it to Dale’s. Our expert auto technicians will assess your car and provide anything it needs, from routine maintenance to major auto repair services.


We check the tread on your tire every time you come in, keeping your tires air checked and at the right pressure is one of the most important things you can do to maintain the longevity of your car!

Other Services

We are your vehicle place, bring it in, we can fix it right the first time!

Air Conditioning Service

We will make sure that your A/C is working smoothly and efficiently, to keep your ride cool in the summer, that way you don’t have to rely on the country air conditioning on a HOT day!

Airport Parking & Service

Your time is important! Make the most of your time away. Get your service done while you’re gone! Dale’s Service Center will drive you to, and pick you up, from the South Bend Regional Airport while you’re away, avoiding costly parking fees.


The battery in your vehicle’s battery is responsible for providing dependable starting power. It also provides the power needed to run electrical components and accessories such as your interior and exterior lighting, power seats, windows, and radio.

Clutch & Drive-Train Repair

We offer inspections and accurate diagnosis right out of our shop. Regardless of whether you need your transmission serviced or replaced, our technicians will provide you with the answers and work you need. We service both automatic and standard transmission vehicles, and can perform a variety of ancillary services, such as clutch adjustments, fluid replacements, and joint replacements.

Complete Exhaust Service

We offer: Comprehensive inspection of all exhaust components, Replacing all exhaust parts that are broken, missing or malfunctioning
Maintaining your muffler and exhaust system not only helps to minimize engine noise, it helps protect you and others from dangerous carbon monoxide and/or carbon dioxide fumes and helps reduce pollutants released into the atmosphere.

Computer Aided Engine Diagnostics

A tune-up can include the following services: A thorough inspection of your entire engine and its mechanisms, Replacement of faulty or worn electronic engine components such as oxygen sensors and electronic control module components, Replacement of faulty or worn spark plugs, air filters, and fuel filters, Adjustment of your vehicle’s idle and timing, Adjustment of the clutch (on vehicles equipped with a manual transmission), and more…

Fleet Services

Dale’s Service Center specializes in maintaining and repairing small-to large-sized commercial motor vehicles. Northern Indiana companies now have a better choice of options to manage motor vehicles used in their business.

Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspection

Thinking of purchasing a vehicle for restoration, as an investment, a weekend project, or other reason? Dale’s Service Center offers a pre-purchase inspection and will help you determine if the vehicle you are looking at is a “rust bucket” or “cream puff.” Utilizing this service can help you save time and money when making a decision.

Shocks and Struts

Your vehicle suspension keeps you comfortable while also keeping your tires in contact with the road. If you find your drive not as smooth as it used to be you may want to check your suspension system.

Suspension Repair

Does your car dip or rock when you go over bumps or drift around corners even at low speeds? If so, it might be time to replace your vehicle’s shocks or struts. Whether your car or truck has shock absorbers or a strut-based system typical in many front wheel drive cars, we have the auto suspension know-how to diagnose and repair any problem and get you back on the road with a smoother ride.

Wheel Alignment

Potholes and rough road surfaces don’t just create an uncomfortable ride, they can affect the alignment of your wheels. Misaligned wheels can cause a host of problems, including uneven tire wear. Proper wheel alignment helps your tires last longer, improves gas mileage and helps to provide safer vehicle handling.

Fixed Right the First Time

Called and spoke to Jackie, explained my issue and she gave me a quote. Brought my truck in the following morning, she had my part waiting. They went out of their way to help me, even providing me a ride home when my original ride fell through. Mechanic was awesome, showed me the defective part. Had me on my way by mid morning. This is why I continue to use Dale’s Service Center…

Todd T
Dodge Pickup

I was actually directed to this shop when the one I initially went they couldn’t address the exploded spark plug in my engine. I was so relieved to walk in and find a friendly face at the counter, (Sophie of course) but they promptly took a look at my car, identified the problem and gave me a quote all within an hour. Their quote was on par with what work was required and they were more than fair on their labor charges. When I came to pick up the vehicle Monday morning I was greeted kindly by Jackie and given my vehicle in working condition and sounding much better than it had when I brought it in. Point is, this shop has earned my continued future patronage for vehicle maintenance.

Katy J
Mercury Mountaineer

Great Service

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Dodge Ram 1500

Dale is honest and runs an excellent operation.

Patrick D
Ford Escape

Good work by professionals.
Reasonable prices.
Highly recommend.

Dave M.
Ford Edge