State Automotive Repair & Maintenance
196 Route One
Newburyport, MA 01950

978.465.9833
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978.203.5015

For Everything Your Car Needs.

State Automotive Repair provides our customers with quality automotive repair and maintenance to our friends & neighbors in the Greater Newburyport Area. We are walking distance to the historic water front, shops, restaurants and businesses of downtown Newburyport.

State Automotive Repair is Newburyport's only AAA approved auto repair facility. In addition, we are Newburyport's only AC Delco approved repair facility.

State Automotive Repair has a solid, well-established, honest reputation in our community. This is affirmed by our winning the Reader's Choice Award year after year. Our loyal customers and their children return to us because they know that we treat them like family, and we look after their vehicles (cars and trucks) as if they were our own.

State Automotive Repair is well reviewed by customers, just like you, on Yelp*, SureCritic, Google+, CarTalk and more.

State Automotive Repair is a state of the art repair facility with experienced and seasoned ASE certified automotive technicians and mechanics with no less than fifteen (15) year’s experience in the automotive repair field.

We're only steps away from your home and work, so there's no need to trek all the way to the dealer, when you have a quality dealer alternative right at your own front door. We offer late model courtesy vehicles upon request, and we can provide pick up and drop services when called on to do so.

We know that no one enjoys the time, hassle or expense of maintaining and repairing their vehicle. It is our desire to provide fast, friendly and quality service during every visit.

Thank you for considering State Automotive Repair for your automotive repair and maintenance needs.


 ABOUT THE STAFF


Andrew de Bernardo, Owner and Operator: 

Andrew lived in Newburyport for almost 20 years. He has owned State Automotive Repair, Maintenance & Sales since January, 2005. Before taking over the helm of State Automotive. Andrew was a co-owner of New England’s largest swimming pool company. For eighteen years, Andrew handled day to day operations of the service, catalog, warehouse and marketing end of the business.

Andrew attended Masconomet Regional High School in Boxford, and Boston College in Newton.

Andrew takes great pride in his baseball team, and adores his family – his wife Dana, his son John (b. 2012), his son Peter (b. 2015) and his son William (b.2016).


Dana de Bernardo, Service Writer & Accounting:

Dana de Bernardo has been the bookkeeper and a service writer at State Automotive since 2004, and she can usually be identified wearing a shirt with Andrew's name on it. She grew up in western Michigan, but Dana has lived in Massachusetts her entire adult life. Whenever she visits her family in the Midwest, she is careful to tone down what they call her "Boston Driving Accent." She was an avid, though unremarkable, cook, knitter, and reader. Now that small children have appeared on the scene, she spends most of her free time building exceptionally tall Duplo towers, singing the ABCD song until everyone falls down in a pile of giggles, and reading "Just for You" by heart. As far as hobbies go, she couldn't ask for a better upgrade.


Haley Mondello, Service Advisor:

Haley was born and raised in Gloucester, MA. Daughter to a Gloucester fisherman, and raised on the ocean, Haley was destined to follow in the family business. But at thirteen (13), she fell in love with cars. Her first love was a 1993 Mustang GT 5.0. However, she currently drives a VW. Haley attended UTI for automotive repair, and graduated with a 3.85 GPA. After leaving school she worked at a repair facility for two (2) years as a technician. Haley then was thrilled to make the jump to the forecourt of automotive repair, as a service advisor for one and half (1.5) years before joining the State Automotive Repair in January, 2016 at our new expanded facility. In her free time, Haley enjoys spending quality time with her family, and her son, Jackson “Jack” (b. 2014).


All our techs are ASE Certified.


Sebastian Amenta, Lead Technician (ASE Certified):

Sebastian has been a part of the State Automotive team since April, 2009.

Sebastian has nearly twenty (20) years of experience in the automotive industry, which includes ten (10) years as the lead tech at a local car & truck dealership. He is ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certified. Sebastian is also a regular contributor to the International Automotive Technicians' Network (iATN).

At an early age, Sebastian found himself as a regular fixture at his uncle's repair facility. Before long he found himself tinkering with cars and trucks - and his passion for autos was born.

His current specialties include Asian vehicles (including Subaru, Nissan/Infinity, Toyota/Lexus and Honda/Acura), Domestic Vehicles (including Ford, Chrysler, Jeep and GM) and European vehicles (including VW/Audi). Sebastian has considerable experience on Dodge/Mercedes Sprinters and LLVs.

Sebastian was born in Sicily and came to the United States in 1976 with his parents and two sisters. He is fluent in Italian.

Sebastian has lived most of his life growing up in the Merrimack Valley area and now lives in Salem, New Hampshire with his wife Christine, and their two Shih Tzus, Bella and Lilly.


Matthew Wilson, Technician (ASE Certified):

Matt is the most recent addition to the State Automotive Repair team, having started in November, 2015.

A seasoned technician with twelve (12) years experience, he spent the last five (5) years as a lead technician at a repair facility in Salem, NH.

From a very early age, Matt’s earliest memories were of hanging around local Malden garages. At 13, he found himself pulling cars in and out of the garage bays at one of those garages. He then studied automotive repair at Northeastern Regional High School and has worked on cars and trucks ever since.

Matt was born and raised in Malden, Massachusetts and moved to Methuen when he was in his early 20s. Matt still lives in Methuen with his girlfriend, Christina, and their two (2) cats, Tom & Wesley.

Matt and Christina welcomed their first child, Anna Hazel, into their family in June, 2016.


David O’Blenis, Technician (ASC Certified):

David joined the rapidly growing State Automotive Repair team in November, 2016.

Dave became interested in cars when he was a kid helping his cousin fix up his 66 Charger. In high school he took every Automotive shop class he could and has worked on cars ever since. He’s now been in the industry for over 20 years.

Dave was born in Michigan, grew up in Saugus, MA. His wife, Samantha, daughter Cassie (7), and son Nico (2) moved to Amesbury in 2015 to see what country living was like.

In his free time, Dave works on high 65 Dune Buggy, spending time with his family and hunting.


Robert Campagna, General Sales/Finance Manager


Michele Johnson, Accounting Department


What’s with the BullDawg in your Logo?

Genesee "Genny" de Bernardo. March 17, 2002 - April 21, 2015.

Genny, and her sister, Scout, were part of a litter of English Bulldogs born to a breeder outside of Buffalo, NY. The irony of English Bulldogs born on Saint Patrick's Day is not lost.

Genesee was named after the river and valley in my native Rochester, NY.

Genny was always an affectionate, but stubborn companion. She always liked to be close to her family, cuddling, licking & lying on her back. She seldom liked long walks, or runs and preferred her time inside the most. Although, she never passed up a chance to lay in the sun.

When Genny was just a pup, we visited Plum Island, and seeing all the sand, and not knowing what it was, she proceeded to eat much of the beach and in our family lore, we blame her for the rapid erosion of the Island that the Army Corp of Engineers is trying to save a decade later.

Genny was always well mannered - sit, stay, paw, other paw - and when we went to obedience class it wasn't until week 5 that we/she actually learned anything that we/she didn't already know - it was nice that she was head of her class. Why? Because when we tried doggie day care months later, she was kicked out on her first day for pinning a couple of small dogs down. You see, Genny felt she was an equal to all bigger dogs, alpha to all smaller ones and there was no teaching her otherwise.

Genny was a legendary snorer. Louder than anyone from the extended family, which is really saying something. Often her snores would wake us, and it was not uncommon for her snores to actually shake things on the wall.

Genesee was part of our family for thirteen (13) years, and she will be missed. Our logo ensures us that we will never forget her.