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Finish Line Auto Shop moves to new location
Finish Line Auto
Ilona and Joe Issazadeh stand in front the new W. Canal Drive location of their shop, Finish Line Auto (Photo contributed).

Name of business: Finish Line Auto Shop

Type of business: Automotive repair shop

Location: 351 W. Canal Dr., Turlock

Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

Contact information: 209-669-3999

Specialty: Diesel work trucks


History of business:

Joe Issazadeh grew up watching his dad fix cars, so it’s no surprise that he chose to become a mechanic and open his own shop.

Joe and Ilona Issazadeh opened Finish Line Auto Shop on Lander Avenue in Turlock in 2013. They recently took over Jones Garage and moved their operations to 351 W. Canal Dr., offering their customers a newer building and better parking.

“We’re very excited to start our new adventure at this location,” said Ilona.

Finish Line is an “A to Z shop,” according to Ilona, offering oil changes, brake jobs, transmission work, overhauls, “anything and everything.” Their technicians offer free estimates and focus on any mechanical problems during service, whether it's the transmission or the air conditioning that needs tinkering.

While they are a “bumper to bumper” shop, Ilona said Joe is the only mechanic that specializes in diesel work trucks in the Modesto-Turlock area. His secondary specialty is European cars, with up-to-date tools and diagnostics.