‘Old-School Garage’ in Landenberg Navigates Rough Road to 10-Year Anniversary

employees in a lobby
Image via Jen Samuel, Daily Local News.
The crew of K&T Automotive.

Landenberg’s K&T Automotive, owned by lifelong friends Ken Gent and Tim Peterson, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Jen Samuel covered the milestone for the Daily Local News.

The business first opened in October 2011. It not only survived the pandemic but also grew to the extent of expansion. When a larger space, owing to a business closure, became available nearby, Gent and Peterson took it to scale up.

Over the past decade, K&T has worked with customers who live and work on the most southeastern edge of Pennsylvania, close to the historic wedge between Maryland and Delaware.

“They are an old-school garage with the latest technology, which is hard to find today,” said Andrew Reynolds, a long-time customer.

The owners’ expertise is extensive. Gent and Peterson share 35 years of experience under the hood. Graduates of Avon Grove High School, the business partners grew up tinkering with automobiles and bicycles before they started working at local shops to learn mechanics.

They both admit, however, that things have changed drastically since the 1980s with today’s cars. Even starting a car is an electronic wonder, with electronic fobs replacing traditional keys.

“We really are technicians,” said Gent. “We aren’t just mechanics anymore.”

Read more about K&T Automotive in the Daily Local News.

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