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At Japanese Motor Works, our goal is to provide top-quality car care, and we deliver by employing the best technicians and the highest standards of automotive service in Athens. Each auto technician at Japanese Motor Works qualifies as a Level 1 ASE-Certified Master Auto Technician (CMAT). In addition, each mechanic on our team can claim more than 20 years of auto repair experience and extensive dealer training from a wide range of Asian manufacturers.

Owner Peter Haughton opened Japanese Motor Works in 1992 after years of experience, all starting with a 1967 Datsun Roadster that wouldn’t run. All of Peter’s personal cars have been Japanese, and with an aggressive maintenance schedule he consistently manages to coax hundreds of thousands of miles from each one of them. When promoting car maintenance, Peter speaks from a wealth of experience and success. Even now, when you call Japanese Motor Works to talk to Peter, he’ll likely need to come out from under a hood. His calling is the repair of Japanese cars, and he truly enjoys his work.

JMW auto technicians operate within a new, ergonomically-designed facility constructed to maximize efficiency and collective performance. The cleanliness and attention to detail distinctive to our shop speaks to the overarching culture of automotive service excellence at JMW. When we return your vehicle, it will operate better and look cleaner than you could have hoped to expect.

It’s clear: when you walk into Japanese Motor Works, you enter an environment dedicated to quality, not compromise. Because we find success in the happiness of our customers and the caliber of our work, Japanese Motor Works is the benchmark for automotive repair facilities in Northeast Georgia. We fix it fast, we fix it right, and we fix it at the right price. Exceeding your expectations is our policy.

Peter Haughton | Japanese Motor Works
Peter Haughton

Peter began working on cars professionally in 1977 in his hometown of West Palm Beach, Fla., at a Datsun dealership in West Palm Beach. Since then, he has worked in four other dealerships, as well as owned another repair shop, Haughton Motor Works. - Read More

Cherry Haughton | Japanese Motor Works
Cherry Haughton

Born and raised in West Palm Beach, Cherry is definitely a Florida girl as displayed by her love of the out of doors. Most weekends you will find Peter and Cherry on the river at lake Hartwell or in the north Georgia mountains with their Labrador retriever Preston and labradoodle Wallace. Past activities included a - Read More


Hi! I’m Preston B. and I’m A 110 LB. CKC Labrador retriever. I was born in Dewey Rose in November of 2003. Everyone just call me “B” for short. “B” stands for, well, all of the “B” words, like: Big, Bones, Boats, Birds, Bees, Bark, Ball, and a few more I can’t just now think - Read More


Hi! I’m Wallace T and I’m an 85 lb CKC Labradoodle. I was born in Danielsville in October of 2008. My mother is a Chocolate Lab and my dad is a great big silver Poodle. They call me “T” ‘cause I’m real sweet and look like iced tea. When Peter and Cherry brought me home, - Read More

Jason David | Japanese Motor Works
Jason David

Jason began his automotive career in 1998 before joining Honda in 2001. He received factory training at Honda’s technician training center while maintaining the highest customer satisfaction and fixed right the first visit ratings. Although Honda is his favorite vehicle to service and repair, he has experience with almost every brand on the market. Outside of his professional career, you can find Jason relaxing, spending time with his family, or outdoors enjoying nature…unless he’s hanging out with Pinky, in which case he’s planning to take over the world.

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