Standard Auto Care, located in Sacramento, is a family owned and operated auto repair shop. Our team works like a well-oiled machine; we emphasize our strengths to give you the best possible experience. Our auto mechanics work together to provide you with honest, thorough, and accurate auto repair, and our service advisors will communicate with each step of the way. Meet the Staff at Standard Auto Care in Sacramento:

Tom Hipp

Tom Hipp, Owner and Service Manager: Prior to managing the repair business I owned a small used car dealership for a few years. It was here that I was drawn into the repair industry preferring the long term relationships to the one time purchases common in sales. I'm the father of four great kids. My passion and hobby is technical rock climbing, and West Coast Swing dancing. I'm passionate about helping my customers to have a relaxed and smooth repair experience. My girlfriend is Pamela and is the light of my life and my dance partner. She's very health conscious and helps me to stay on track with healthy eating and exercise. I'm also very interested in energy healing so that I can help heal people as well as cars.


Sue Griswold

Sue Griswold, Service advisor: She is also in charge of legal and finance. Sue is tough and capable as she owned and operated a taxi cab business in Oklahoma City for some time before moving back here to Sacramento her home town. Sue is excited to be working with Tom her brother in this family business. I think you will find that she is very efficient and dependable. She is the go to person for customer service and is my right hand administrative assistant. She has experience working as a service advisor in a tire shop and will be handling the service advisory work to back up Tom. She is married to Randy, an awesome guy and has two grown children. Sue is a valuable addition to our team. Please allow her to serve you also.


Judy Hipp

Judy Hipp, Office Support and Administration: I'm Tom's mom and I love being part of the family business even though I only work a few hours per week. The entire staff is really like a big family to me. Everyone is so nice to work with. I'm also retired and lovin it. I teach a neighborhood exorcise class twice per week and enjoy walking two miles every morning as the sun rises. I love to read and I burn through a book every few days. I enjoy traveling and RVing and recently took a trip to Alaska site seeing and hiking. I was born a New England-er and moved to Sacramento with my husband in 1962. I have traveled the United States and Canada extensively and am fascinated by and love reading maps. I work on Tuesdays so if you're down say hi and we'll have a conversation.


Frank Murch

Frank Murch, Frank is a veteran in automotive repair with over 28 years as a professional and before that he worked on cars while growing up. He says he’s been working on cars his whole life.

Franks is an ASE certified master technician licensed also for emission testing and repairs. He is also an ASE certified diesel technician.

When he was younger he completely restored a 1965 Chrysler Barracuda.

Frank has been married for 28 years and while he doesn’t have any children of his own Frank is a big brother to a young man in the big brother big sister program.

Frank works out at the gym regularly and eats a very healthy diet. His hobbies include woodworking, gardening, canning, and he recently bought a sail boat and took up sailing.


Noah Hipp

Noah Hipp, Tom’s youngest son works part time as a shop and grounds maintenance keeper. Noah keeps the inside and outside grounds looking clean and organized.

Noah is currently attending college studying communications. He graduated locally from Natomas high school in South Natomas where he has lived his entire live. He lives with his dad Tom and brother Gabriel.

Noah is a huge fan of soccer and played high school soccer all four years. He served as team captain his junior and senior years. He now helps coach the high school boys and girls soccer teams and, also a community league team.


Clifford Orme

Clifford Orme, Cliff is unmarried and without children but is in a serious relationship with his girlfriend whom he loves to spend time with.

After graduating from Universal Technical Institute in 1990 he started working as an automotive professional. After 28 years in the industry Cliff has become a seasoned veteran technician. He prefers big mechanical repairs the most and worked as a heavy line technician for years at the dealerships. Cliff grew up in East Bay and moved here four years ago from Amador county where he worked for the county as a fleet maintenance technician.

He loves to restore classic cars and has fully restored at least 30 of them. He also enjoys riding dirt bike and ATV’s.


Jerry Wentzel

Jerry Wentzel, Jerry is 30 years married to his high school sweetheart and they have three adult children.

Jerry has enjoyed living in the foothills near Shingle Springs where he has been able to enjoy his hobbies of fishing, hunting, water and snow skiing, riding off road motorcycles and ATV’s. He and his wife have recently moved down into Sacramento to be closer to and help his mother in law.

Jerry has 27 years experience as an ASE certified automobile technician and specializes in emission repairs and computer diagnostics.

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