John Martin was born and raised in Auburn. His family goes back to the Gold Rush, starting at Murderers Bar. John's grandson, Johnathan is the youngest generation. With him the family has been in the area for 7 generations. John and Betty started "The Martin's Adventure" while they were in High School. In 1977 married right after Betty's Graduation and have been on this adventure ever since.
John and Betty Martin opened Strictly Toyotas in 1991. Not long after they changed the name to Strictly Toy-Ondas with help of some loyal customers. John has over 50 years automotive experience and oversees the day to day shop operations. Betty has always done the bookkeeping and the last couple years has joined Janette, their Daughter at the front counter.
John and Betty Martin are committed to providing you excellent service, so you will always choose us for your repair needs.
Strictly Toy-Ondas is AAA approved repair facility and employ ASE certified technicians. (The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is the major certifying body for automobile technicians in the United States.) The American Automobile Association (AAA) also has specific rules and regulations their approved shops must follow, including up to a 24/24 month labor warranty and always keeping up with customers making sure Customer Satisfaction is being met.
Janette Raylene Tam, John and Betty’s daughter, was born at Auburn Faith Hospital and plans to always live in the area. She is the Service Manager and works with the customers, technicians and suppliers. Janette is ASE Certified, has been working at our front counter for years and brought with her a smile and a desire to help find the best solutions for our customer’s service and repair needs. She can answer most of your car care questions or knows where to find the answers. When not spending time at Strictly Toy-Onda's - Janette is a Volunteer Firefighter for a local Fire Department. In 2016 she was honored with Rookie Of The Year, and in 2017 she was presented with Firefighter of the Year her Battalion. In 2018 she became in Operator and 2019 she was awarded Most Improved. She has now branched out to a neighboring department for further growth and education. 2022 she was awarded Firefighter of the Year and promoted to Engineer. Always new adventures to the Tam House, Alexa a German Shepherd born November 1, 2021. She has been a great asset as a shop dog around Strictly Toy-Ondas.
Our technicians are highly skilled and have over 100 years of combined experience. Most of all they love cars and care about yours. Starting with just one lube technician in 1991 Strictly Toy-Ondas has grown.. While John and Janette oversees the operation and helps when things get busy. They have a Licensed Smog and Repair Technician, a Lube Tech Apprentice. We’ve got the tools, skills, and a desire to help.