About the Author
Mr. Moyer was raised by a lumberjack in the mountains of north Idaho. He and his father had a small two man lumber mill on an old homestead there. He says it was a great way to grow up and taught him a lot about responsibility and work ethics. When something broke, however, the closest major parts source was 150 miles away and in another state. He learned very quickly how to fix all kinds of things with whatever was at hand. It seemed to come naturally to him. "My Mom says I was the one who had to take every toy apart to see what made it "tick" and usually was able to put it back together", says George. In Idaho, in the sixties, you could get a "daytime" drivers license at age 14. Several months before his fourteenth birthday he purchased a 1951 Chevy for $45.00 and started to fix it up. Through trial and error, he learned about adjusting valves and carburetors and the like. It was no surprise, then, that his career led him down the path of fixing cars and trucks, and he's been doing it most of his life. He's progressed from points to computers, and for nearly forty years has stayed on top of his trade. In 1995 he had the opportunity to open up his own shop, and it was an instant success that quickly grew into a 5,000 sq. ft. facility with two shifts and a customer base of roughly 1500 families and fleets. He was able to set up a car care ministry out of his shop that allowed him to donate and/or repair cars for scores of single moms and indigent families in two counties. The tragedy of 9/11 took a heavy toll on the neighborhood, with the loss of hundreds in the county where the shop was based. Between that and massive lay-offs of many major companies in the area that year, the business lost nearly half of its customers almost overnight. After 1 1/2 years of struggle, he was forced to close the shop in 2003. "It was the lowest point in my life", he says. He hasn't lost the desire to help people though, and was, therefore, inspired to write this book to help folks protect themselves in the world of automotive repair. Mr. Moyer is married for 37 years, has two children and three grand children. He is an Army veteran and active in his church and community. Three months before the shop closed, he received the United Way "Unsung Hero" award for his charitable contributions in Somerset County, N.J.. He is now on the board of directors for the pregnancy center he used to fix & donate cars for, and vows to give every single mom he meets his book.