Serving Durham & the Duke community since 1958

Walk to 9th Street or East Campus while you wait!

The Melton family has been repairing cars in Durham since World War II. Dub Melton and his brother grew up learning about cars and opened Melton’s Service Center right across the street from their uncle’s shop in Durham in 1965. Their focus has always been to provide excellent service at a fair price.

We still receive postcards and letters of thanks from all over the world from our satisfied Duke Alums and customers who have become like family over the years. We are proud to be a part of such a great community and are thankful that our customers continue to show their loyalty and support through their continued patronage and word of mouth referrals. Many of our customers have been coming to Melton’s for generations, and we hope to keep it that way for years to come.

A family-owned hometown auto shop you can trust.

Let’s face it: Nobody likes to spend their hard-earned money on auto repairs. That’s why we make it a priority at Melton’s Service Center to make our customers feel knowledgeable and confident in bringing their vehicles to us. We will always simply explain any recommendations or issues and will never try to sell you on services that aren’t necessary.

Come in and see how we can help you. We are located 2 blocks from East Campus and walk ins are always welcome.