Meet the team at Rita Ranch Automotive & Tire

IMG_0197Terry Newman
Owner of Rita Ranch Automotive & Tire

Terry Newman has over 20 years of experience working in as a mechanic and tire specialist. He started his career at Discount Tires where he worked for 15 years before moving to Ventana Automotive in 2010 to become a lube and tire technician.
When the owner, Elton, left Ventana Automotive in 2014, Terry took over the business.

As Ventana Automotive changed hands to become Rita Ranch Automotive & Tire, Terry decided to keep the same skilled technicians on his team. Terry eagerly jumped at the opportunity to acquire the auto shop. He sees it as a way to better himself, his family, and the community he loves.

Terry has his roots firmly planted in Tucson and Vail. After growing up in a military family, he and his family settled down in Tucson in 1988. In 2002, he moved to Vail where he now lives with his fiancée, Dee Dee, and their four kids – Ashlie, Tyler, Tanner, and Hayden. Each of his kids attends school in the Vail School District.

Stop by or call Terry any time to ask a question or voice a concern. He and his team are always happy to lend a helping hand to a friend or neighbor.

Favorite Car: 1968 Chevelle
Favorite Road Trip Memory: Going to Disneyland with the family for Christmas.
What songs top your road trip playlist? Anything upbeat to keep me awake.
What’s your favorite snack to bring on a road trip? Sour Patch Kids
What road trip is on your bucket list? Hawaii


img_5785Rory OHara

Favorite Car: Mitsubishi Evo
Favorite Road Trip Memory: Trip to Phoenix to go watch the Patriots vs. Cardinals with my uncle and cousins
What songs top your road trip playlist? A Day To Remember—2nd Sucks and 21 Pilots—Ride
What’s your favorite snack to bring on a road trip? Coke and Salsa Verde Doritos
What road trip is on your bucket list? A cross country tour in ine trip


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Chris Walden

Favorite Car: My next project
Favorite Road Trip Memory: Me and my dad heading up to go fish
What songs top your road trip playlist? Pink Floyd if the wife is asleep
What’s your favorite snack to bring on a road trip? Monster energy drink
What road trip is on your bucket list? To drive to Alaska


Aaron Kanzler

Aaron Kanzler

Favorite Car: Mustang Cobra
Favorite Road Trip Memory: Disneyland with the wife and kids
What songs top your road trip playlist? Any type of rock music
What’s your favorite snack to bring on a road trip?
Whatever the kids are eating.
What road trip is on your bucket list?
Florida