PETRA Automotive



Long-term Business

We’re committed to providing you with the highest level of service, so you’ll always choose us for your maintenance and repair needs.

For most people, auto maintenance and repair is not fun or convenient.  We want to make the process as easy and enjoyable as possible for you. We genuinely care about your car and your experience, and it shows. Our first-time customers continually become our long term customers time and time again, choosing us for all their auto needs.

Rick Johnson, Owner & Master Technician

Rick has been working on cars since 1974, and is now closing in on 40 years of auto repair experience. The desire to fix cars led him to many internships and a Master ASE certification. Rick and his wife Heidi decided to open their own shop in 2001. Petra Automotive opened on April 27th 2005.  Rick has 15 years of specific Chrysler technician experience and over 25 years of experience in independent shops. His goals are prevention and fixing your vehicle right the first time.  Thanks to the Harrisburg community and countless repeat customers, Petra Automotive is still going strong many years later.

Our Team

Ben Ferwerda, Technician

Ben is Petra's junior technician.  As an apprentice, Ben is learning all aspects of automotive service and repair.  In his spare time, Ben likes spending time with his wife and two daughters.  He also enjoys playing music at his local church.