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About Us

When you arrive at Autobahn Automotive, you will be greeted by Kristen or Dave and given as much time as you need to discuss the issues you are having with your German import. We invite you to relax in our waiting room and enjoy the amenities. We offer complementary gourmet coffee, water, soda, WiFi, TV, and magazines. Across the street is a Burger King, a farmer's market, and other shopping in the Seagull Square Plaza.

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The team at Autobahn is just that.... a team. Our mission is to create an uplifting experience by balancing quality, trust, and convenience. We work in unison to achieve this common goal. We go to extended lengths to make sure that your car is fixed correctly the first time and without complications. The shop is always neat and tidy. You will leave here without grease all over the inside & outside of your car. You will be treated as if we are friends. Check out our reviews and you'll know that you brought your car to the right place.

Our Team

Dave McClung (The Guru)

Owner & Master Diagnostician

Dave began his career in 1995 as an entry level technician while attending Brookdale Community College's Automotive Technology Program. He invested every free moment into learning newer automotive technology and attending independent training classes to become an Advanced Master Technician. He is a TDI (diesel) specialist and has performed multiple newer Volkswagen drivetrain swaps into non-German cars. He holds the (L1 & L3), (A1-A9) Advanced ASE Master Automobile Technician and Hybrid Automobile Certifications and is the "go-to" guy for all diagnostic troubleshooting.

Dave purchased Autobahn Automotive in 2002 and has been the driving force behind the shop's high standards of automotive repair, customer service, and code of ethics. He has worked in many shops where unqualified technicians are "learning" on jobs they simply aren't qualified to perform. Dave is an avid cuboid-puzzle enthusiast. He also enjoys playing bass guitar, working on Pontiac Fieros (a cult car from the 1980's), trying new craft beers, and spending time with his family.

Kristen LaCour

Client Care Specialist

Kristen is the initial point of contact at Autobahn Automotive, her cheerful attitude is matched by her great attention to detail. Kristen brings non-automotive experience to Autobahn Automotive, fostering an approachable and friendly experience with clients and vendors, turning them into lasting relationships.

Born, raised, and currently residing in Point Pleasant, Kristen attended Rutgers University and graduated with a degree in Psychology. Kristen worked previously in human resources and has her real estate license. Her spare time is devoted to watching & playing soccer, enjoying the beach, and rooting on the New York Jets and New Jersey Devils.

Ryan Vens (The Canadian)

Master Technician & Shop Foreman

Ryan is an ASE Master Technician that has been with Autobahn Automotive since 2010. He received an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology from Raritan Valley Community College, with a Golden Wrench Award (top of his class). He never applied for the job at Autobahn... Dave saw his custom fabrication work and sought him out. After talking, Dave offered him a position and Ryan relocated to the Jersey Shore.

In his spare time, Ryan races 944 Cup with The Porsche Club of America, and works in the pit- crew for the SCCA. His other hobbies include riding motorcycles, sailing, working on his house boat, and enjoying quality craft beer with Dave.

Jeff Rokosz (Jeffster)

Automotive Technician

Since coming to us in 2014, Jeff has become an essential part of the team. At Autobahn, Jeff handles the complex jobs that require meticulous hands. Jobs such as repairing damaged wiring harnesses, interior trim, windows, and seats. Jeff is also our resident wheel alignment tech. He handles 90% of the shop's complicated wheel alignments and is a perfectionist, ensuring that each job will be done to the highest standard.

He is an ASE Certified Technician and is working towards his ASE Master Automobile Technician Certification. Outside of working at Autobahn Automotive, Jeff enjoys snowboarding, cooking, fine dining, wine tasting, and is an avid fan of the New York Yankees & Giants.

Mike Plunkett

Automotive Technician

Mike is an ASE Certified Technician and has been in the automotive field for over 10 years. He graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute, specializes in suspension repairs, and enjoys tackling any job - no matter how complicated. He is currently working toward his ASE Master Automobile Technician Certification. Mike is an avid German automobile enthusiast, personally driving multiple German vehicles; including Audis, Volkswagens, and a BMW. He recently received his Associate's of Applied Sciences in Business Administration from Ocean County College.

Mike spends his spare time training a puppy and a rescue dog, while watching his favorite soccer team, Liverpool, on the weekends. He enjoys going to the gym, playing golf, and going to car shows.

Chris Kuntz

Digital Marketing Manager, Resident Photographer, Nice Guy

Chris is the one behind the dark side of the lense (and editing desk) for the myriad of photos and advertisements you see. He runs our social media accounts, and spearheads our branding and web development projects. Currently pursuing a PMP Certification, Chris has worked in numerous industries as a consultant, project manager, and communications designer. Though, he finds creative pursuits such a writing, fine art, and photography to be most rewarding.

Chris initially came to us as a customer. He thoroughly enjoys photographing & driving German cars. His winters are spent attached to a board in the snow, and he enjoys downtime on the coast with friends and family.