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Family-Owned, Professionally Run

Doing business with Heistand Automotive is like having an auto repair shop in the family. We’re there when you need us, and the owners personally ensure that you get prompt, expert service. You can always count on the friendly, professional staff to proactively recommend the best service options for you, not the most expensive ones. We charge a reasonable price, go out of our way to make sure the job is done right the first time, and our word is as good as any guarantee. It’s just what you would expect from a family-owned and run business who truly values its customers.

Business History

Fred Heistand opened his auto repair business in 1976 in Manheim, PA. For the next fifteen years he serviced vehicles and sold motorcycles, earning a solid reputation in the community for doing quality work and treating people fairly. In 1991, Chuck and Jan Callis purchased the business and built on Heistand’s foundation to become one of the area’s leading foreign and domestic automotive service companies. Chuck, Jan and their son Justin Haug continue the tradition with a special focus on foreign cars. Today they have a loyal following of consumer and business customers from Manheim, Lancaster County, Central PA and beyond.


Heistand Automotive and its team have extensive qualifications and credentials to work on a wide range of foreign and domestic makes, models and systems. This proven expertise is essential for today’s highly complex vehicles and advanced computerized components. Heistand technicians regularly take part in onging training to stay current and provided cutting-edge service.

High-Tech Equipment

Diagnosing and working on the complicated, computerized systems in newer cars requires sophisticated equipment. This is especially true with many foreign-made vehicles. Heistand Automotive has the specialized equipment and instruments needed to service virtually all cars efficiently and effectively. Included are:

Master Corghi Tire Changer – For Oversize Tires

Master Corghi Tire Changer – For Oversize Tires

Tech II GM Diagnostic Scan Tool - Used for Saab/GM/Isuzu/Suzukis
Alldata-Information System
Omitec T4 - Used For Land Rovers
Star Diagnostic - Used for Mercedes Benz/Smart cars/Sprinters 
Computer Hunter Alignment rack
Autologic Dianostic System - Used for BMW/Mini Cooper/Volvo/Land Rover
IDS - Used for Jaguar
PST II - Used for Porsche
Factory Toyota Scan Tool
Air Conditioning Recycler