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Our Team


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

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.

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Cherry Haughton

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...

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