9280 Greenback Lane | Orangevale, CA | (916) 988-8996

About Us

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About Us 2023-08-04T23:10:46+00:00

Matt Tilford’s love for all things automotive began with turning wrenches on his family’s dirt track racecars as a young child and at just 16, he embarked on his 20+ year automotive career, honing his skills across every facet of the repair industry. In 2016, Matt made a pivotal decision to specialize in Japanese and Korean vehicles, recognizing their unique engineering and the increasing demand for expertise in this area. It was in 2018 that he found his true automotive home at Japan Auto Care, a place where his passion thrived beyond mere work.

During his time at Japan Auto Care, Matt had the privilege of working closely with his long-time mentor and shop owner, Jack Knoester. Their shared dedication to exceptional service, reasonable prices, and respectful and transparent communication became the bedrock of Japan Auto Care’s values. With Jack’s retirement on the horizon in 2023, Matt and his wife Brie were presented with a golden opportunity to assume ownership of Japan Auto Care. Combining Matt’s automotive knowledge and Brie’s expertise in operations management and customer service, they are excited to carry on the long-standing tradition of excellence cultivated by Japan Auto Care. Their promise is to serve their loyal customers with professionalism, integrity, and a genuine passion for cars. As proud members of the Orangevale community themselves, they are eager to extend their commitment to the people they serve.

At Japan Auto Care, you can expect personalized attention, transparent and respectful communication, reliable expertise, and a commitment to keeping your vehicle in optimal condition. We can’t wait to welcome you into our family and become your trusted destination for all your automotive needs.


  • Brakes & Brake Repair
  • Oil Changes
  • Mufflers & Exhaust
  • Check Engine Light
  • Belts & Hoses
  • And Much More...
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Japan Auto Care
9280 Greenback Ln
Orangevale, CA 95662
(916) 988-8996