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About Castle Automotive

Service Philosopy

Our main goal is to keep the tow trucks away by ensuring the long term health of your vehicle.

Castle Automotive is committed to quickly, honestly and inexspensively repairing problems with our customers vehicles.

Fixing the car right the first time is important to every member of the Castle Automotive staff. Meeting this challenge has kept Castle Automotive in business and a member of the Valley community for the last 40 years


Ara Derderian  

Ara Derderian

Young Ara at the shopAra, the shop owner, is the first person that you will meet when you come to Castle Automotive. He started working with his father 16 years ago. Ara received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology from San Jose State University and is an ASE Master Technician with certifications in the following: - Engine Repair - Engine Performance - Electrical/Electronic Systems - Suspension and Steering - Brakes - Heating and Air Conditioning - Automatic transmission/Transaxle - Manual Drive Train and Axles - Advanced Engine Performance Ara is also a Licensed California State Smog Technician.

At right: Ara at the shop as a youngster.

Sarkis (Ed) Derderian  

Sarkis (Ed) Derderian

Sarkis is Aras' father. He became a partner of Karl & Ed's 46 years ago in 1962. He is a Transmission Specialist and you will still see him in the shop every day. After over 50 years in the business, Sarkis' hands on attention and old world commitment to customer service and auto repair detail has yet to wane.


Castle Automotive has a complete staff of qualified mechanics. Please check back shortly for more information.


Castle Automotive - Since 19621962

What is now Castle Automotive was actually started in 1962 when Ara's father, Sarkis (Ed) Derderian, became a partner of Karl & Ed's Auto Repair, which was in the same location as today.

His philosophy was the same then as his son's is now; diagnosing and repairing his customers' vehicles problems with quick service, good quality and at a fair price.


Ara took over the business 16 years ago in 1992, rebuilding and retooling the garage and renaming the business Castle Automotive. When He took over the business it was a "staff" of 2. Ara and his father.


Since then, thanks to community support and a dedication to honesty and customer service, Castle Automotive has grown to a staff of 2 full time mechanics and a continuing reputation for quality.

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