Steve Miss, the owner and head technician at Accurate Automotive, has been an ASE Certified Master Technician for over a decade. Steve was raised in Hadley and graduated from Smith Vocational's automotive repair program in 1997. Steve worked in all facets of auto repair, from technician, to manager, to vocational instructor before opening his own repair facility in Sunderland in 2005. Steve operated Amherst Road Service and then Crystal Car Care of Belchertown until he was able to purchase his own building and started to refurbish his new long term location in Erving.
Steve is excited to be in a permanent location and to provide his new community with quality automotive repair. He is a qualified diagnostician who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in all makes and models, foreign, domestic, and hybrid. Steve has stayed on top of emerging technology in the field, regularly attending and presenting at seminars and workshops and keeping all of his certifications current. Additionally, Steve has traveled nationally to work with well-respected automotive experts, such as Craig VanBatenburg of the Automotive Career Development Center and the Plug In Supply Company of San Francisco. Steve owned the first independent hybrid vehicle repair facility in the area and can convert hybrid vehicles to plug-in hybrids. Despite all of his modern technological knowledge and experience with foreign vehicles, there will always be a place in Steve's heart for the classic American automobile. Just ask him what his current project is...there's always at least one!
Shelley Seymour is Steve's wife and business partner. She grew up in Orange and graduated from Mahar Regional in 1997. Shelley earned a bachelors in biology from Connecticut College in 2001 and is currently finishing up her masters of secondary science education at UMass. You won't see Shelley around the shop too much during the school year, as she keeps busy instructing biology and the life science electives at Hampshire Regional in Westhampton. You may catch her driving around in the business' plug-in Prius though. Shelley spent several summers lifeguarding at Laurel Lake and is looking forward to being back in town and hopefully moving back to Franklin County soon! In her occasional free time, Shelley enjoys swimming and cycling, and mostly spending time out on the trails with the couple's black Lab Oscur.
Sure, Steve may hold all the certifications, but the real boss is Oscur, our head "lab technician." During the winter, you might have to look for Oscur curled up behind the desk. During the dog days of summer, he'll be waiting anxiously for someone to take him to play. Oscur may look calm, but just toss him a bone. He's a working dog and will be on the ball retrieving great deals for all of his favorite customers!