Meet Our Team of Preferred Automotive Specialists

  • Our team at Preferred Automotive Specialists in Philadelphia, PA has over 230 years of combined automotive experience to serve you! ORGANIZATION, DISCIPLINE, EDUCATION & SUPERB CUSTOMER SERVICE is why our customers love us and keep coming back. We are large enough to serve you...small enough to know you.


Joseph M. Palermo | Preferred Automotive Specialists,Inc.


Joseph M. Palermo

Joseph M. Palermo, President - Joe is a hands on owner with over 45 years of experience in the automotive industry.

  • Masters Emissions Technician
  • Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers

Thomas M. Palermo | Preferred Automotive Specialists,Inc.

Thomas M. Palermo

Thomas M. Palermo, VP / General Manager - Tom has over 25 years of educational and hands-on experience in the automotive business.

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University
  • AIAA/ASE World Class Technician
  • 2015 NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year
  • 2011 Best Tech Of The Year - Sponsored by Wix Filters
  • Master Automobile Technician / Certified ASE Advanced Level Technician ( L1/L2)
  • Certified ASE Alternative Fuels Technician
  • Certified ASE Transit Bus Technician
  • Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers
  • NAPA Auto Care Advisory Board
  • PENNCO Tech Advisory Board

David Fox | Preferred Automotive Specialists,Inc.

David Fox

David Fox, Shop Manager - Dave has been with our company for more than 30 years and his number one priority is customer satisfaction.

  • ASE Certified Automotive Technician
  • ASE Service Consultant
  • AAA 5 Diamond Certified


Our technicians are ASE Certified with over 230 years of combined automotive experience.

Our Staff Certifications Include:

  • A/C Delco Master Technician Status
  • A.S.E. Master Technician Certification
  • A.S.E. L1 and L2 Advanced Diagnostics Certifications
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Keystone AAA Preferred Status
  • Keystone AAA 5 Diamond Award Winner
  • A.S.E. Medium and Heavy Truck Technician Certifications
  • Commercial Drivers Licenses for medium and large trucks and buses for diagnostic and pickup & delivery purposes
  • Hybrid Vehicle Certifications
  • State Inspection License for all size vehicles
  • Emissions Inspection License with Master and waiver Status
  • Enhanced Inspection License for Trailer Inspection and Reconstructed Vehicles

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