By Mike Steely

Senior Writer

Looking for the best auto repairs by a local family-owned and operated business?

For all around repairs and maintenance of all makes of vehicles you can’t beat Fountain City Auto Clinic  at 2823 Woodrow Drive.

Tammie Rouse and her mom, Nelda Scott, are the owners of the Fountain City Auto Clinic which has been a part of the community for over 40 years. Tammie is proud of the business that was founded by her father, Jerry Scott. He began many years ago working at Crass Motors in Fountain City and then for Alvin Frye at Amoco. In 1984 he opened his own repair shop and three years later moved it to their current location, behind Home Federal Bank just off Broadway.

When her father died unexpectedly in 2016, Tammie joined her mother to take on the challenging role  of managing the operations of the auto clinic, all while continuing her successful real estate career with Realty Executives Associates.

“We do all repairs on all types and models, including Euro, Asian and Diesel. We have four technicians, a tire and lube technician, a service writer/manager and a service advisor,” she said, adding, “We will pick-up and drop off repairs within five miles from the shop or you can relax in our comfortable waiting room.”

What makes Fountain City Auto Clinic special?

“What makes us different from other shops is that we truly care about our community and we value our employees. We want the best for them as much as we do ourselves,” Tammie told The Focus. Tammie honors the community by sponsoring several local schools.

More than 6,000 repair coupons were recently mailed out to the community, according to Tammie, and the business maintains a Facebook page and website at They also advertise in The Knoxville Focus and deliver coupons to local schools.

“We have some of the best loyal customers that appreciate our honesty and good work. We have several that will often bring the guys treats and it’s very appreciated,” she said.

Fountain City Auto Clinic gives customers a three-year or 36,000-mile guarantee on repairs.

“Stop in and meet the crew, they’ll earn your business and provide you fantastic service every time,” Tammie promised. “From tires to engine rebuilds, to diagnostics to brakes and A/C repairs or larger jobs our experienced crew will take care of you. We’re your independent, preferred choice for all types of auto repairs and can even take care of your company car fleet.”

Fountain City Auto Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and ready to serve you. You can call them at 865-448-7514  for information and to schedule your appointment.