Reid, who attended the automotive technology program at Eastern, opened Donte’s Automotive in Hatboro. During his second year at Eastern, Reid qualified for an internship, and worked several days a week in the field at Firestone in Abington, providing Reid with real-world work experience, a pay check, and the credits he needed to graduate from high school. Internships at Eastern are only for second year students who are doing exceedingly well in their programs.
After holding positions at three different automotive companies throughout his career, Reid decided he was ready to open his own shop. Since most of his clientele span from Abington to Warrington, he found Hatboro to be an ideal location.
On his instructor, Reid said, “Mr. McDonald was a hard, but fair, instructor. I have come to appreciate that even more as I get older. His teaching provided me with the building blocks to the career I have today. Go with your gut if you feel as though the automotive field is for you – some aspects are inherent and not always taught. If that is what you want to do – go with it.”
Donte’s Automotive is located at 21 North York Road, Unit 8, in Hatboro. He can be reached at 215- 259-3232. Become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DontesAutomotive.