By Amber Polo
Redrock Precision Motors loves cars. And loves dogs!
Larry, a handsome five-year-old Boxer from Luxemburg, works as greeter, customer support, and assistant to Mike Newton. Mike and Larry moved to Sedona four years ago to run the front office. Larry has made many friends in town. And, though Turq from Cleaner Quicker Carwash and Flagstaff-Sedona Dog’s cover dog for the August-September 2018 issue may disagree, Mike claims Larry is the most famous dog in Sedona.
Locals stop in, even when their cars are just fine. They come to visit Larry and bring him toys. Larry works hard to be sure customers waiting for their cars are happy. Mike tells a story of one woman who didn’t want to stay in the waiting room with “that dog.” She tried to ignore Larry. Larry gently nudged her. She pushed him away. He approached again. And again. By the time her car was ready she was petting him and later returned with a McMuffin for her new friend.
Mike describes Larry, his sixth Boxer, as a non-alpha male who welcomes all dog visitors to his office. Larry is so friendly he’s even made friends with a skunk. Larry does have a problem with separation anxiety. So, he’s lucky he can spend so much time with Mike and has found such a perfect job with Redrock Percision Motors.
The Pinto to Lamborghini Staff
Karl Scheinuck, Red Rock’s owner, grew up in his father’s German Car Repair shop in Manteca, California and now has over 48 years’ experience with autos from all countries. He’s proud of their commitment to true German perfection and quality work and likes to say Redrock Precision Motors specializes in car repair and maintenance for all European, Japanese, and American makes and models – Pintos to Lamborghinis.
Terri Scheinuck, co-owner, handles the behind the scenes business. Karl and Terri, have five rescue dogs and are longtime supporters of local rescue groups, including Red Rose Inspiration for Animals whose spring and fall Art & Craft shows brighten the parking lot in front of the Olde Sedona Bar & Grill and Redrock Precision Motors.
The staff also includes Rene Diaz, who’s worked at the location since before the Scheinucks arrived. #2 Technician Brandon Scheinuck sometimes brings in Larry’s Redrock greeter predecessor Mayu, a Border Collie mix. Brandon Scheinuck, Karl and Terri’s son, and Mayu found each other during a pet sitting job. Brandon is. Matt Fields, #3 Technician, besides his mechanical and electrical experience, is a “Car Healer,” certified to offer Reiki treatments (only in Sedona!).
Free Trip Checks
Planning a spring or summer road trip with your dog? Redrock offers free trip checks.
In Sedona since December 2006, Red Rock has been voted Best Automotive Repair, Auto Body Repair in Sedona by Readers’ Choice since 2008. English, German and Spanish spoken.
Come in and meet Larry!
Red Rock Precision Motors
1425 West State Route 89A