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  • 391 Hampton St · McDonough, GA 30253
  • 678-432-2718
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About us

We are a team of highly-trained, skilled and knowledgeable ASE-certified technicians and mechanics who work together as one to keep your vehicle running smoothly, safely and reliably year round.

Team Picture Alpha McDonough

We are a complete automotive maintenance, service and repair shop. We offer comprehensive automotive care
on almost any domestic and foreign vehicle. We’re a one-stop facility for all your automotive service needs; whether you’re
coming in for a quick oil change, brakes inspection, general tune-up, car battery testing, new tires or wheel alignment, A/C
or heater diagnostics, emissions testing, or even your regular factory-recommended maintenance visit, we are fully
equipped to diagnose, service, and repair virtually any mechanical or electrical component of your car, truck, or SUV.

Who we are

We’re a big family

Our guiding principle is “treat others as you want to be treated”. To us, that means with kindness, honesty and fairness. Really, it means that you’re like family and that we’ll treat your car as if it were one of our own. We’ll give you the best recommendations and expert tips, take the time to explain in easy-to-understand terms (especially if vehicles aren’t your thing), we’ll get you the best possible deals, work as fast as we can and put our best people on the job. Our goal is to get you back on the road safely and quickly and have your vehicle to last as long and trouble-free as can be.

We do all this because we believe that’s the best way to earn AND keep your trust. We know the automotive industry hasn’t built a great reputation. We want to break that stereotype and change your experience and how it makes you feel. 

We pride ourselves in acting with integrity, being transparent and treating everyone as our own. We do not put money ahead of people. Our customers and employees are not numbers', but rather, they are everything to us. 

We have built strong-rooted relationships with our customers and employees and many have become close personal friends. We have watched people get married, have children, go to college, see their children grow and have children of their own.

It is our ultimate goal to provide a safe, stable and comforting space to our customers and employees to rely on - no matter what. We want to give you the best stress-free, positive and fun automotive experience you’ve ever had!

Contact us today and put us to the test. We think you’ll like what you see.


Our Story


Walter Paul was born in Hellman, GA in 1942. He moved to Atlanta at the age of 16 and worked at a service station. He joined the Air Force at 18 years old and served. After returning to Atlanta, he went back into the service station work and opened up his first automotive shop in Jonesboro, GA.


A few years later, he moved to McDonough on Highway 81 and opened "Paul's Shell” in 1967.  The same year, his son Kevin Paul was born. Kevin grew up around the shop and learned the ins and outs of cars and the business. Kevin went to college, graduate school and worked in hospital administration until 1999.


In 2000, Kevin came home and together as father and son they bought the property where Alpha Automotive is now located. They began planning to build an auto repair and tire shop.


They began construction in the summer of 2002 and opened the doors of their new shop “Alpha Tire and Auto” a year later in August 2003. The business grew rapidly in that first year and they never looked back. Over the years, the industry changed and Alpha followed suit. 


In 2008, at the climax of the global financial crisis, people were hurting and the demand for new tires plummeted while the demand for used tires and automotive repairs grew. They listened to their customers’ needs and began specializing in repairs.


In 2011, the shop stopped selling tires and they renamed the business “Alpha Automotive”. 

Over the next decade, they continued specializing in diagnostics and repairs and began crossing over into European models.


In June 2022, Kevin sold the shop to Northern Rock USA to start a new chapter.

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Get the auto care you deserve!