The History of Auto Club Inc.

Colin, Yifei and Difu after a night spent building Auto Club Detailing’s facility

Colin, Yifei and Difu after a night spent building Auto Club Detailing’s facility

Our Roots

Auto Club was founded with one goal in mind: make purchasing and maintaining an automobile an easy reality for anyone. It all began in 2015, when University of Illinois student Yifei Teng set out to help his fellow scholars with the complicated process of buying a vehicle. Thanks to his knowledge and enthusiasm, Yifei soon became the “go to guy” for everything car-related.

 

Yifei eventually met fellow car lovers Colin Kaminski and Difu Cao. The three students bonded over their passion for cars, and, recognizing their mutual ambition and unique skill sets, found that they had what it took to start their own business. They scrounged their resources together to create Auto Club, a small business devoted to addressing the automotive needs of students.

 

By nurturing a more detail-oriented and personalized approach than their competitors, Auto Club was able to grow and fit the needs of the wider Champaign-Urbana Market. It is now among the most well-known and trusted automotive enterprises in the Central Illinois region.

 
Kyle puts the finishing touches on a customer car

Kyle puts the finishing touches on a customer car

 

Auto Club Detailing

Auto Club opened its Detailing Center on 2602 Mattis Avenue Champaign in order to provide its existing customers, as well as the residents of Urbana-Champaign with affordable, quality and trustworthy automotive detailing services.

After opening the shop, the Auto Club team quickly realized that it was time to search for another partner, one who could devote the same dedication and passion that the three founders had given to the business in its beginning years.

The three found Kyle Holben, a fellow student at the University who possessed knowledge of the detailing industry, a hard work ethic -and most importantly- a love for everything automotive.

The four students then set out to create a modern detail shop with a focus on quality, service and mastery of the detailing trade. Today Auto Club’s Detail Center stands as the top destination for Champaign-Urbana’s Automotive needs.