102 Pineywood St
Thomasville, NC 27360
(336) 472-3111 - Main

Meet The Staff At The Auto Centre, Inc



Johnny Woodlief - Co-Owner



Johnny started working on cars, motorcycles and lawn mowers as a young boy, learning from his dad. After graduation he began working as a motorcycle mechanic for several years, and then in 1994 he joined Ken Johansen in opening Auto Centre and began working as a mechanic on their vehicles.

Johnny is regarded in the area as one of the best technicians around, it is not uncommon for other techs to stop by and ask his advice on mechanical issues they can't resolve.

Johnny has been married to Janet since 1986 and they have 3 children.


Ken Johansen - Co-Owner



While working in the furniture industry for several years Ken would help his dad repair and sell used cars from home. He joined Johnny Woodlief in opening Auto Centre in 1994. He is the inventory purchaser, and oversees the daily operation of the business.

Ken has been married to Lorraine since 1987 and they have 2 children.


Lorraine Johansen - Office



Lorraine has been employed at Auto Centre since 2012. She assists in office duties and sales. Previous to her employment at Auto Centre, Lorraine was a stay at home mom and music teacher.

Lorraine and Ken love doing music together and spending time in the NC Mountains.


Ed Huffman - Mechanic



Ed started working part-time at Auto Centre in 1996 and then in 1997 became a full-time mechanic.

He is NC inspection certified and can do it all, from tune-ups to timing belts, emissions to engine swaps.

Ed has been married to Ruth since 1991 and has 1 daughter.


Clint Carter - Mechanic



Clint has been employed at Auto Centre since 2016 and is our youngest mechanic but also our quickest.

Clint does the majority of our engine and transmission swap outs and also operates the rollback when cars are picked up and is NC inspection certified.

Clint has been married to Becky since 2003 and they have 2 sets of twins (3 boys and 1 girl).

He enjoys spending time with his kids, trout fishing and early mornings at the gym.


Coty Bradley - Office Manager



Coty began working at Auto Centre in 2005 and handles all the day to day operations, sales and anything else that needs done. Her attention to detail makes every deal go smoother.

Coty has been married to Charlie since 2005 and they have 2 daughters.

The Auto Centre, Inc

The Auto Centre, Inc
102 Pineywood St
Thomasville, NC 27360

(336) 472-3111 - Main
Mon: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Tue: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Wed: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Thu: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Fri: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Sat: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Sun: CLOSED
Customer Satisfaction is Job One ! ! !