About Auto Squad - St. Augustine, Florida’s Experienced Auto Repair and Service Shop

Auto Squad was opened in 2012 by owners Phillip Johnson and Cheryl Lynch. Phillip has over 35 years experience in automotive service and repair. We specialize in automotive repair and service on domestic and foreign models along with installation of after market performance enhancing parts.


We wanted to establish an honest and affordable place for people to get their cars serviced, without being hassled with up-selling promotions and gimmicks. We believe in creating a long standing relationship with our customers, while providing excellent service. We take auto repair seriously and exercise continuing education and training to stay up-to-date on new methods and cutting edge technology.

Our Staff

Phillip Johnson-Owner

Auto Squad owner, Phillip Johnson stands in front of his auto repair facility in St. Augustine, Florida.

Phillip was born on the island of Grenada in the West Indies. He migrated to the USA in May of 1981 and temporarily settled in New York. He has been living in St. Augustine for 26 years but has been working in the community for over 33 years. He has a daughter and his business partner is also his mate. He first became interested in cars at an early age, collecting Matchbox and Corgi cars. He spent many weekends with his Uncle Vic and Darwin working on a 1956 Mercedes Benz with a diesel engine. He is practicing his biggest hobby everyday - CARS, however he has also become a foodie, and being from the Isle of Spice - that means SPICY! He has accumulated many certifications including ones from GM, Freight-liner, Mercedes Benz, Saab, Peugeot, Mazda, Ford, and Nissan. Because of a good friend pushing him, he became fully certified in the Ford Service Management Program. He doesn't believe in sheltering autos, if he had a Ford GTO or GT500, he would drive it every day. Another favorite would be the 1st version of the SRX with a CTSV Engine in Midnight Blue!