Southern Diesel & Auto was established in 2014, right in the heart of Macclenny, FL. Jimmy Peele (owner), opened shop after learning all the tools of the trade in school and working at Autonation Ford. Jimmy graduated from Frank H. Peterson in 2008, top of his class. There he studied automotive and diesel repair, where he was awarded national champion in the Skills USA competition. At AutoNation Ford he was a certified master technician in the truck shop for over 8 years, hired while still in high school. After years of establishing a customer base, and learning all he was able; Jimmy with the help of his wife, Amber, and daughter, Addyson, decided it was time for a change and took on this venture together. Since day one our family has put all our efforts into making this an enjoyable repair shop for all of our customers. We pride ourselves in honesty and loyalty to our many customers. ​As our business has grown,

so has our family. We welcomed Jimmy Sawyer to our family

January, 2018. 




Our technicians are qualified to care for your vehicles every need. With new classes and training being offered regularly, our guys love the opportunity to grow in their field. From the moment your vehicle is brought to our shop, our technicians work hard to maintain the quality and life of your vehicle.


  • Mason Pair- lead tech and shop foreman. He has worked along side Jimmy from the beginning, learning all he can from him. 
  • Jeremy Parrish- certified diesel tech, specializing in durramax diesels. 
  • Matthew Travis- gas vehicle specialist. Matt has extensive knowledge of toyota vehicles, and has worked on race cars/engines his whole life. 
  • Ashley DelLlanno- office manager. When you call, you get Ashley. Her fun, energetic personality is the voice of our shop! 

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