John Moore’s route to his current career wasn’t the straightest or most direct, but he feels it was the right one even when life threw him a major curve.
“I moved to Florida in 2009 to attend a motorcycle mechanics institute,” said John. “Two weeks before I was scheduled to start, I was hit head on by a John Moore: drunk driver while riding my motorcycle.” During his hospital stay, he decided Finding His Purpose nursing might be a good career choice. Once he returned to North Carolina, he attended the nursing program at Surry Community College. As a student nurse, he completed a rotation in the oncology unit at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Thats when I realized, I am very tenderhearted and knew I couldn’t handle being in a hospital every day,” said Moore. “Seeing cancer patients really got to me.”
John reflected on his passion and discovered what he may have known all his life: he enjoyed working on cars.
“I was building hot rods as a kid, so I wish I had decided this earlier,” said Moore. “Once I made this decision, I knew I wanted to open my own shop.”
John completed his Associate in Applied Science in Automotive Systems Technology degree at Forsyth Tech and graduated with honors in May 2016.
In May 2017, John opened Nester’s Automotive in Yadkinvillle.
Together with his father helping out, John offers numerous auto services including mechanics, repairs, and detailing. They also sell used cars when they have the inventory.
“I enjoy giving people straightforward advice when their cars cannot be repaired or if it would be cheaper to buy another car,” said Moore.
He finds it amusing when people call and want him to diagnose problems with their car over the phone. Moore laughs and says, “without seeing the car, thats like telling them the weather outside in a room without windows.”
John’s belief is that honesty is the key to a lasting business, especially in mechanics and auto sales. “People won’t come back if they know you are not being truthful with them,“ said Moore. “I’m counting on repeat customers.”