Since 1951, Beachlers Vehicle Care and Repair has been serving the community of Peoria. A lot has changed since then, but we are still committed to keeping your car or truck running as long as possible. Browse the timeline of our history and see how we go to where we are today!

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February 1951

Bob Beachler Opened Beachlers Standard

January 1952

Beachlers moves to it's current location at the corner of University and War Memorial.

Vintage photo of vehicle being
Old photo of Beachlers

January 1965

Original service station.


Bob Beachler builds combination service station and vehicle diagnostic center.

Bob & Terry Beachler

May 1970

Terry Beachler recieves diploma from the Standard Oil Dealer Development School in St. Louis, MO.

December 1984

Bob Beachler Passes away; Terry and Don Beachler assume ownership.

Men in suits
Receiving award

April 1986

Roy Ruble Presents Terry and Don with the 1985 Amoco Golden Pump Award.

January 1988

The Observer reports Beachlers Standard in the top five best auto mechanic in "Best of Peoria".

Standing outside garage
Shaking hands

September 1988

Terry Beachler participates in Amoco SIlver Gasoline introduction with the Lone Ranger

October 1991

Chuck Woodbeck DM presents Terry with the 1990 Amoco Golden Pump Award

Receiving award
Presenting check

May 1993

Terry Presents the Childrens Miracle Network Telethon with a check for $4300

July 1993

Original oil service quick lube bay

expressly lube bay
Beachlers fuel station at night

November 2011

Beachlers transition to Shell fuel.

December 2013

Brett Beachler transitions into ownership with his father, Terry Beachler.

Terry and Brett Beachler

July 2015

Beachlers hosts a stop on the I Spy A Wish team scavenger fundraiser.

July 2015

Ribbon cutting at Beachlers new Vehicle Maintenance Center.