About Northstar Tire & Auto Repair Shop in Questa, NM

Get To KnowNorthstar Tire & Autoin Questa, NM


Northstar Tire & Auto is a family-owned and operated auto repair shop managed by Malaquias “JR” Rael. The Rael family owns a few businesses in Questa, and is well-known for serving the local community. In fact, Malaquias took the reins at Northstar after working in the family hardware store and the family auto parts store. With Northstar, he saw an opportunity to provide a valuable service to the Village of Questa by running a dependable, honest auto repair shop. As he’s achieved this goal, Malaquias continually looks for ways to improve the shop and best meet our customers’ automotive needs.

Our History


Before Northstar became the business it is today—a modern, full-service automotive repair center—it was a Texaco gas station, which Malaquias’s parents bought from friends. There was a need in Questa for quality tire and auto repair, so the Raels focused on building a reliable, well-equipped auto repair shop, rather than offering fuel service. The decision paid off, for the Raels, and our customers who trust Northstar Tire & Auto to provide fair and friendly car care, from oil changes to tires to complex automotive repairs.

Northstar Tire & Auto Mechanics in Questa
Northstar Tire & Auto Mission Statement

"I think a positive attitude is the key to a happy and fulfilling life. At the same time, having the knowledge and wisdom to carry out a plan is very, very important. With Northstar Tire & Auto, I aim to combine these principles to provide quality auto repair to the people of Questa. My north star is earning the trust and satisfaction of our customers."

— Malaquias "JR" Rael

Meet Our Auto Repair & Service Team!


  • Malaquias “JR” Rael
    Malaquias “JR” RaelOwner & Manager

    Malaquias has worked in business since 1988, and took over Northstar Tire & Auto about 12 years ago. As an auto repair shop owner, he loves helping people with their automotive issues. Reliable transportation is critical, so keeping cars on the road is a worthy and valuable service that Malaquias is proud to provide. Every day, he makes every effort to ensure our customers feel they are our priority.

  • Rodney
    RodneyAutomotive Technician

    Rodney is a talented, hardworking auto repair technician who stays busy throughout the day. We’re lucky to have him at Northstar Tire & Auto, as he’s thoughtful, punctual, and rarely takes a day off. His work ethic is second to none. Before joining our team, Rodney worked as a mechanic at the local mine in Questa before it was shut down.

  • Lucas
    LucasService Writer

    Lucas is our new service writer at Northstar Tire & Auto, ready to help customers and discuss vehicle repairs. We really like his great attitude and demeanor, and his readiness to tackle new challenges. Lucas has a beautiful baby girl.