| ABOUT US.....
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When we were born!
Three years after completing college and receiving a degree in Automotive Technology, with his love for race cars, 4-wheeling and fixing things that challenged him, Carl's 4-Wheel Drive and Performance Center was established in 1977.
Located in a small town called Bartleso, where the population is approximately 600, Carl welcomed his 1st customer through his doors. It was a small 3 bay shop, built on a corner lot of his father's farm and was orginally know as Carl's Automotive & 4-Wheel Drive Center.
Back in the the late 70's, the 4-wheel drive industry was in its infancy. Being involved in drag racing since his high school days, Carl's interest started to turn to the fun of 4-wheeling in the mud to satisfy his need for that "adventure rush" we all look to find.
If you have been around a long time, you know back then about the largest tire that was available was a 33" tall Gumbo Mudder and Ground Hawgs. If you had anything bigger than a 4" lift kit you were ahead of the times and definitely a local "bad boy" .... my how times have changed.
Seeing the desperate need for a supplier and a knowledgeable source for 4-wheel drive and performance parts for his local area, Carl's can be considered being on the ground floor of the industry. For over 32 years, he and his knowledgeable staff have taken that one customer the day he opened and expanded their customer base to now include thousands of satisfied customers, not only local, but across the region and states. Now serving them in an 8000 square foot facility and unlimited parts access, the satisfaction and friendship of our customers is the foundation on which the company stands.
With the explosion of so called dealers and internet companies wanting to sell you a suspension kit and etc. and are recommending to you the product they think you should put on your $40,000.00 vehicle while sitting in their skivvies at the kitchen table (office), think twice. If we do not have the answer or the product you need for your application, we will tell you and lead you in the right direction.