S & S Automotive & Towing in Seneca has been in business for over 25 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 over 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 25 years in the 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 sons. Dana enjoys spending time with family and friends and taking care of the family puppy, Millie.
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 over 10 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.
Austin Schmelzle, Auto Technician, Porter
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 graduated from Pittsburg State University with an Associates Degree in Automotive Technology. Austin holds many automotive certifications and enjoys working on all makes & models. Austin’s willingness to learn and attention to detail is what we value most. In his spare time, Austin likes to watch racing, fish, hunt, ride four wheelers, motorcycles and snowmobiles.
Cis Schraad, Service Advisor
Cis Schraad joined our team in September 2020. Cis brings over 25 years of administrative experience in Customer Service & Office Management. Cis does everything in her power to make sure our customers have a smooth experience from when they call in to when their vehicle is complete. Although she has not filled the role of Service Manager before, Cis has a natural ability to connect with people, so she is a perfect fit for our shop. Cis recently completed the Service Writer & Controlling the Front class to help meet the needs of our customers & ever changing industry. Cis grew up in the Topeka area and later moved to the Nemaha County area shortly after. She later met John Schraad and after a long friendship, they have been together ever since. Cis has two grown sons, Joshua & Lucas. When she isn’t working Cis likes to read, loves animals and everything outdoors. Cis' great attention to detail and her ability to multi-task is what makes Cis a great addition to our team. If you need service work, give Cis a call and she will make sure you have a great experience.
Rachelle Guenther, Service Advisor
Rachelle Guenther joined our team in 2021. Rachelle has experience in customer service & sales. Rachelle lives in Marysville where she spends most of her time raising her kids, and studying. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is read. Rachelle completed the Service Writer class and loves to help people. She is new to the automotive world, but looks forward to learning more! Give her a call for all your automotive concerns.
Garrett Schmelzle, Shop Assistant
Garrett has been so actively involved in sports that he hasn't had much time to help at the shop, but he isn't afraid of work, he has been helping around the shop behind the scenes for years. You might see Garrett on the tow crew or up in the office. Garrett graduated in 2022, and is now a Business Major student at Washburn University! Go Bods! If his parents would guess, they would assume something in sales. He may end up back here, but because he is full of adventure, he will most likely travel and check out what the world has to offer before making the decision to be full time in the family business. Garrett buys and sells cars, so call him, he may have a good deal for you! Garrett loves motorsports, basketball, football and fishing.
Tanner Schmelzle, Shop Assistant
Tanner has been tinkering in the shop since before he could walk, you will most likely find him on the tow crew or helping the guys with anything they need. Tanner will graduate high school in 2025 and hasn't decided his future plans yet. Tanner loves helping people, he throws hay for several farmers and loves hunting, fishing and motorsports.
Nick Milroy, Auto Technician
Nick joined the S&S team in July of 2022. Nick is from Hiawatha and dad to a 140 pound Daniff named Hemi. He started out 10 years ago in the tire and alignment field; and has been a mechanic for the last 3 years. He is a total Mopar guy and his past times revolve around his Charger.
Tristyn Wooddell, Auto Technician
Tristyn Wooddell started at S&S in July of 2022. He is from Hiawatha and he and his girlfriend Chey have 3 kids and a mini zoo; with a snake, a lizard, 2 dogs and some fish. He has been in the mechanic field for eight years. He brings his knowledge of Honda’s and small engines to S&S. What drew Tristyn to S&S was the thought of better hours and a new scenery. Tristyn doesn't have a lot of spare time but you can typically see him hanging out with his kids and tinkering on his Honda.
Dawnn Henry, Business Office Manager
Dawnn Henry joined us part time in Jan of 2022 as the part time bookkeeper and started full time October of 2022. She will continue her bookkeeping duties as well as doing all Financing Agreements, Human Resources, Receiving Clerk and Intoxalock Support. She has over 30 years accounting and customer service experience behind her and will be a terrific addition to our team. She is from Centralia, KS and is married to Keith Henry. They have 3 sons and 1 grandson. She enjoys reading, fishing, and spending time with her family.