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About Doug Brauner

Doug Brauner - Car expert

With an incredibly diverse background in the automotive business, Doug Brauner brings a mix of gifted repair expertise; a talent for teaching; and a unique and edgy sense of humor to his role as the owner of "The Car Czar".

A native New Yorker, Doug relocated to the West Coast in the late 1980s and immediately opened The Car Czar - his first auto repair shop. Today, he owns two stores with a loyal customer base, and thousands of enthused customers.

Doug can also be seen, heard and read by an audience of more than 1 million people worldwide (believe it or not, he's also been translated into foreign languages).

For more than 11 years, Doug has hosted "The Car Czar" , the #1 weekend radio show in Sacramento, California. In addition, Doug is a Senior Reporter on the syndicated, automotive television show, DRIVE, the airs regularly on The Discovery Network.

As a local automotive reporter forclick to watch Doug now! more than 15 years for CBS 13 and CW 31's,Good Day Sacramento, Doug has educated millions about their car. Doug currently appears as a regular guest on KTXL Fox 40 in Sacramento.

His weekly, newspaper column ran in the Sacramento Bee for more than 5 years, and he has hosted national shows for HGTV, the DIY Network, and KCBS in Los Angeles.

But it his love for doing something "Hands On" that keeps Doug in the shop.

These days, Doug balances broadcast media commitments with loads of time at his two Car Czar repair shops - all in an effort to maintain his expert skills in automotive repair and service.

So, with all of this national experience, fame, and recognition, we wonder why you would want any other mechanic to work on your car!