50th & Dodge
In the early 1920’s a service station was built in Dundee, Nebraska near the corner of Dodge Road/Hwy 6 and 50th Street. Over the decades the full-service gasoline and auto repair station would be re-built and shift locations slightly but still be a part of this growing, vibrant community. Now at the bustling corner of 50th & Dodge, Buchanan’s Service is still an integral part of Dundee neighborhood of Omaha as a complete vehicle repair center.
Come to the Dundee Buchanan’s Service Center, featuring a BP gas station that includes a full-service island a car wash and small Convenience store. Karl Larsen manages this Buchanan’s Service Center with a team of experienced, qualified mechanics repairing and maintaining vehicles seven days a week.
From flat tires to complex engine repair, and even routine vehicle maintenance, trust Dundee Buchanan’s Service Center to do your job right, on time and as quoted. Buchanan’s offers free pick up and delivery along with customer
Born and raised in Omaha, Karl took an interest in working on engines with his first car, a ’67 Impala. The mechanic bug that bit him at 16 years old never left. After high school Karl enrolled at Metro Tech to become an electrician. That lasted one semester. Karl had a friend who fixed cars at Woolco stores where we would often go to chat with him and help. Eventually the manager asked Karl if he wanted a job to get paid fixing cars. Sure now of what he wanted to do in his life, Karl changed his field to automotive mechanics and finished Metro Tech. He later went to Burt St. 66 service station where the owner later also became his father-in-law!
Karl also worked at Zenith-Nixon before starting at Buchanan’s Service at 50th & Dodge in 1990 where he’s been since.
“There’s a real satisfaction for me solving problems with my mind and hands,” Karl shares, “most of it comes easy but I do enjoy the challenge as well. Overall, it’s great making a living doing something I really love.” Karl is a regular co-host on the local Mr Mechanic radio show on 1110 KFAB.
80th & West dodge
For over 80 years there has been a service station at this location seven miles west of the Missouri River on U.S. Hwy 6, then on the north side of the road adjacent to the Tower Motor Court. Today, in the middle of now a busy hospital and retail district of Omaha, at the intersection of Dodge Street and West Dodge Road, is one of the premier vehicle repair shops of Buchanan’s Service Centers.
At the West Dodge Buchanan’s Service Center is a BP gas station with a full-service island and car wash, a small Convenience Store as well as a full automotive repair shop with trained, skilled mechanics that work on any make or year of vehicle. Heading this Buchanan’s Service Center is the well-experienced mechanic and manager Bob Fenster. Bob the host of the local Mr. Mechanic radio show on 1110 KFAB. 11.00 am every saturday morning
Mechanics are working at this Buchanan’s Service Center seven days a week. For any problem, large or small, or routine maintenance, you can count on Buchanan’s to do your job right, on time and as quoted. Buchanan’s offers free pick up and delivery.
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When 14 years old, Bob joined his dad in re-building a 1948 Chevy pick-up within the garage of their north Platte, Nebraska home. It was during that experience that Bob also became excited about what he had watched his father doing all these years–fixing cars. Bob enjoyed driving and working on that classic pick-up as well as fixing his friends’ cars. After high school Bob attended mechanics school at South East Community College in Milford. From there he went to California for two years, then returned to Nebraska taking a job at Buchanan’s Service at 50th & Dodge. Six years later, Bob moved over to the Service station and auto repair center at 80th & Dodge where he’s resided for another 27 years .
When Bob’s not fixing cars at work he’s home working on anything else. “I just enjoy figuring out how something works”, says Bob. “Rather than always replacing and buying new, I have more fun keeping things going for as long as possible.” Bob has had that ’48 Chevy and kept it going for 33 years . Just recently, Bob and his younger son worked in rebuilding a 1969 2 dr Chevelle, starting another generation of auto