Jeff Janis

Jeff Janis, of Tawas City, stands behind the desk, awaiting customers at Janis Tire and Auto in Oscoda. Previously a Timmy Tire, the name change took place last week with Janis taking over as owner. 

OSCODA – While he may be better known for his success on the football field, Tawas City resident Jeff Janis has already amassed over a decades’ worth of experience servicing vehicles. 

Janis worked at Timmy Tire in both Tawas and Oscoda over the years, often in and around football seasons while playing for Tawas Area, Saginaw Valley State University and the Green Bay Packers. The wide receiver was happy to put his hands on the business when the opportunity presented itself. 

“We are very excited about taking over the Oscoda location,” Janis said. “The shop is just a mile from where I grew up at my dads’ house, so it means quite a bit to me. I started working at Timmy Tire when I was 14 and have worked there up until my senior year in college. With Tim being my uncle, and me having some experience with the business already, it was an easy choice.”

For those familiar with the services received when the store was under the Timmy Tire name, things should seem pretty familiar. 

“We will be continuing business as usual, and will continue offering all of the same services that Timmy Tire offered, but will be operating as Janis Tire & Auto,” Janis said. “We do anything from a simple oil change, to tires, brakes, exhaust work, tune ups, or engine work. With licensed mechanics on staff, we can repair just about anything on your vehicle.”

April 1 was the first day under the new name for the business, which is located on US-23 in Oscoda, next to K-Mart. 

“Hopefully it will give us more opportunities to help people in the Oscoda area, and reassure them they have a place to take their vehicle that they can trust and has their best interest in mind,” Janis said. 

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