S & S Automotive & Towing in Seneca has been around for 20 years serving the Seneca and surrounding communities. Skilled Automotive Technicians, state of the art automotive repair equipment and people who care about you and your vehicles. Give them a call today at 785-336-2828.
When you need a brake job, air conditioning service, tires & wheels, vehicle purchase inspection, or complete engine repair, we are your source for foreign and domestic car repair. We are working hard to be your number one choice in automotive repair and maintenance.
Clint & Dana Schmelzle, Owners
Clint has over 30 years in the Automotive & Towing Industry. Clint's commitment to quality and attention to detail has been the foundation for S&S Automotive & Towing, Inc since its inception in 1997. Clint loves taking care of the cars of the community. He prides himself on being fair, honest and reputable. Many of the cars he is working on today, he has worked on those customer's parents and grandparents vehicles for years. He has been married to the love of his life Dana, for nearly 20 years and they have three boys Austin, Garrett & Tanner. In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing & power-sports with his boys.
Along with Clint, Dana has been here since the beginning. Dana works full time outside the business but manages most accounting functions of the business and the Shop's marketing after hours. Dana has over 23 years in Automotive profession in not only the capacity of accounting and marketing but also automotive sales, service writing and customer service. When Dana is not working, she is usually found in the stands at the games of their three sons. Dana enjoys spending time with family and friends and taking care of the family puppy, Chewy.
Eric Bergman, Auto Technician
Eric was born & raised in Seneca. He attended Manhattan Area Technical School in Manhattan and studied Automotive Collision Repair. Eric has been with S&S Automotive & Towing, Inc. for the past 8 years. Eric would be considered the Front End Specialist at S&S Automotive. Eric is an Auto Service Excellence Certified Technician and also a Mobile Air Conditioning Society Certificate holder. Working on front ends requires being a good listener of not only the car but the customer. Eric Prides himself on being able to accurately diagnose and troubleshoot even the hardest front end issues. Eric also is on the 24 hour Towing & Service team, and often times you will see Eric on the side of the road helping stranded motorists with their roadside issues.
In his spare time, Eric is usually found riding around on his Harley Davidson. He also enjoys hunting, fishing and bowling.
Joe Greenwood, Auto Technician
Joe has been working on engines with his grandpa since he was eight years old in Haddam, KS. His love for fixing vehicles grew and developed into his current career. Joe is skilled in diagnostics, doing engine work, and rebuilding differentials but he really loves the challenge of electrical issues. Joe has training and experience in all aspects of vehicle repair. Joe is Mobile Air Conditioning Society Certified. Joe has worked with S&S Automotive & Towing, Inc. for about eight of the past ten years. He now lives in Centralia with his wife and three dogs. In his free time, Joe likes to be outdoors four wheeling, fishing, and boating or working on his own project vehicles.
Sean Hudson, Auto Technician
Sean joined our team in 2016. Sean obtained his Associates Degree in Diesel Technology from North Central Kansas Technical College in 2015. Sean is ASE Certified and MACS Mobile Air Conditioning Society certified. Sean enjoys most working on brake Systems, but can tackle all your maintenance repair needs. He can handle anything from alignments to exhaust and all that’s in between. He is enjoying learning about the latest technology. He is utilizing many of our diagnostic tools to help keep him apprised of all the latest repair tips and trends. His mechanical abilities and versatility makes him a great asset to our team.
Sean was born in Great Bend and resides in Waterville. Sean enjoys fishing, and riding four wheelers. In his spare time, he works on his own vehicles. He has a cat named Chloe, and a chihuahua named Tucker.
Austin Schmelzle, Shop Assistant & Tow Truck Operator
Austin has been in the shop literally since the week he was born. He has always had an interest in automotive repair working alongside his Dad in the shop and his Mom on the business side in the office. Austin plans to attend Pittsburg State University in the fall and obtain his Associates Degree in Automotive Technology.
Throughout high school Austin has been working part time during the school year and full time during the summer. He operates the tow trucks after school, evenings and weekends. Austin enjoys learning the different areas of the family business and plans to return to S&S Automotive after school to get even more experience. Austin’s willingness to learn and attention to detail is what we value most. In his spare time, Austin like to fish, hunt, ride four wheelers, motorcycles and snowmobiles.
Logan Stallbaumer, Service Writer
Logan grew up in Centralia helping his father in his auto body shop restoring vehicles. From here his interest in cars grew and is something he includes in most aspects of his life from his family to his art. He started at S&S Automotive and Towing mid 2017 as a service writer. The Service Writer, takes calls, handles scheduling, customer service, estimating and helping with shop flow. Logan went to school at Cloud County Community College for Graphic Design. After Cloud, he moved onto Kansas Wesleyan University and graduated with an art degree in photography. Since then Logan has moved back home to Centralia where he lives with his girlfriend and their 2-year-old son. Logan has a great number of hobbies some of which are spending time with his family, working on his car, playing video games, designing, and photography.