About Gaps Automotive

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GAPS Automotive is a local, family-owned company, formerly known as Accurate Automotive. Specializing in all makes, models, and years of foreign and domestic vehicles as well as light duty diesel vehicles, we can help you with all your automotive needs. Whether your car is having problems or it's simply time for your routine maintenance services, the ASE-certified team at GAPS Automotive has over 60 years of experience in automotive work and can help you with a wide variety of services.


Owner Gus Adkison has always known that he wanted to have his own auto shop. He began working on cars after high school and enrolled at Universal Technical Institute (UTI) where he learned crucial vehicle skills. From there, he entered the auto industry by working at a 76 gas station. A few years into his career, Gus met his other half, Paula, who encouraged him to open his own shop.


GAPS Automotive opened its doors at the Boonville, MO location on April 1, 2003. After continued success and support from the mid-Missouri community, a second location was opened in Columbia, MO on May 8, 2017. GAPS Automotive is committed to providing quality services. Gus and his staff always stay up to date with the latest vehicle trends and technologies. Our team attends training courses at CarQuest Technical Institute six times a year.


Don't just take it from us, check out these rave reviews from satisfied customers.

A great team to get the job done right. They'll take really good care of you!

- Wanda Lathrop  | Facebook review  |  Columbia location

Good people and good service! I recommend trying them out.

- Vicki Mosley  | Facebook review  | Columbia location

My wife and I were headed home, and our car began making an unusual noise. We pulled off the highway, and GAPS auto immediately diagnosed our vehicle and ordered the part from in town. They had us out the door and back on the road in 1 hour and 10 minutes! They were friendly and took the time to explain what the problem was! I would highly recommend them!!

- Erick S.  | Yelp review  | Boonville location

Experienced technicians with years and years of combined experience. If it's integrity, good conversation, combined with excellent service, this is the shop for you!

- Emily Daugherty  | Facebook review  | Boonville location

I just happened to be passing through on my way to Nebraska coming from South Carolina, when the fuel pump up and went out between Boonville and Black Water. Got towed in and everyone recommended GAPS. Not knowing much about where I was or who I was dealing with, I took the people's word and can honestly say after all they did to get me up and running, I clearly see why everyone in the area directed me to them first. It's the best service and friendly environment I've encountered anywhere I've been. Although I'll most likely not be in this area ever again or do business with GAPS sadly, I can say I'm glad for the one opportunity I did have to meet the people and be worry free as they got me moving. I wish shops back in South Carolina had the dedication and pride behind what they do as the staff here at GAPS do. Thank you once again for all you've done, and if I'm ever back in the Boonville area again in need of assistance, GAPS is where I'll turn too.

- Adam Johnson  | Facebook review  | Boonville location

I had a wreck there in Boonville a few days ago. Nash's Towing hauled my truck over there to have a snow plow bracket removed. The guy had it off in 5 minutes. I go into the office to pay, the woman said, "sir you don't owe us anything it only took 5 minutes and you're having a bad day." Having a wreck isn't a good thing but from the state trooper to the taxi driver to the people at GAPS and Nash's Towing, I must say they sure made it easier. Great group of people there in Boonville!

- Kevin Annas  | Facebook review  | Boonville location

I've been going to GAPS ever since I moved to Boonville. Not once have I ever had a negative thought about them and they always do right by me. They are quality, professional, and friendly service. I'm writing this review because I just left my car there to be worked on and I didn't have a ride home, and Gus took it upon himself to see I got home safely. He even offered to pick me up when the time came to pick up my car. Everyone there genuinely cares about their customers and they will fix your problem right the first time, and if anything is to go wrong they will make it right. I always know leaving there that my car is better than it was before, and that they will keep me on the road and driving without issue. A big shout out to Tammy for getting me in there quickly, to James for working on my car every time I bring it in, and to Gus for always making me laugh and giving me peace of mind! Thank you GAPS Automotive!

- Sydney Faye Cecil  | Facebook review  | Boonville location

Every tire I've ever wanted they have had cheaper than anyone else around. They also have done everything I have needed to my vehicles and have always been done in a timely manner and well done. Best place for automotive needs in Boonville!

- Clay Austin  | Facebook review  | Boonville location

I would recommend anyone to go to GAPS Automotive to get their automotive needs taken care of. They do amazing work and the staff is very helpful and friendly.

- Megan L. Swearengen  | Facebook review  | Boonville location

My husband Lewis Tucker and I love GAPS! Thanks Gus and Paula for always being there for us! You are so appreciated!

- Debra Tucker  | Facebook review  | Boonville location

If you want quality, professional service, see Gus. These folks are honest and hardworking to fix your problem right the first time.

- Jim Gerding  |  Facebook review  | Boonville location

Our rig broke down on a cross country move. We moved our truck to GAPS after hours and were waiting for them to open in the morning. They diagnosed our problem right away, which helped lower our stress levels and were able to work on the car right away. They let us bring our cat into the office (we kept him caged of course) while we waited after checking out of the hotel. The prices were on-point and everything felt very honest. We had good conversation with the staff while we waited. We feel very lucky that we found these guys.

- Michelle Stevens  | Google review  | Boonville location

GAPS has been nothing but amazing to me. They have flexible payment plans for people to partake in and that's great to have that option. They were great with making sure my car was fixed correctly and didn't try and get over on me like some other places have in town. They call and go over what's wrong and don't do any work without your permission. Will recommend anyone to go talk to Tammy and the guys out there. They are also pretty good at getting you in the same day so that's always a plus. Also, Tammy is great and super helpful.

- Kilanda Williams  | Google review  | Boonville location

I have three vehicles that I have serviced at GAPS. They have excellent service, great prices, and are friendly. Would highly recommend for everyone. To those traveling down I-70, if you find a problem with your vehicle, take it to GAPS at Boonville.

- Doug Stokes  | Google review  |  Boonville location

Excellent service. Only took one visit and I was a dedicated customer. I can now say this is my shop.

- M. Williams | Google review  | Boonville location

I broke down on the side of Interstate 70 and roadside assistance towed my car to GAPS. They were extremely busy, but were able to get my truck in and back on the road in a few hours.

- Caroline James  | Google review  | Boonville location

This is the second time in about four years I have had Gus at GAPS work on my old boat motor. He is the best. He fixed me up in quick order, didn't overcharge me, and as before, told me the problem, showed me the old broken parts, and took the time to explain the issue. My old outboard is to the age where some places won't even look at it, but Gus has never turned me away, and I really appreciate that since my old 50-hp Mercury is a 1970 model. Now, I'm ready to hit the water again and that old Merc is up and running like new. I'm telling you, if you have an older boat motor with a problem, don't hesitate, just take it to GAPS and let Gus fix you up, because he's the man! Thanks Gus!

- Tim Neds  | Google review  | Boonville location

They're closed on Saturday, but by chance, I pulled in and they waved me in. They checked my tire (a goner) and aired up my donut, didn't charge a thing. Great guys!

- Steven Lammers  | Google review  | Boonville location

My car was having issues with stalling. I pulled up, they looked at it, and within 15 minutes found the problem and fixed it at a fair price. I am from out of state and they didn't try to screw me over. I always travel with my dog, Roxy, who is an 80-pound pit bull; they let me and her come inside out of the wind and even gave her some treats. Thanks again you guys, and if you need anything done and you are around, go here!!!!!

- Google User  | Google review  |  Boonville location

Blew a tire on I-70, limped into GAPS, had it changed in 30 minutes for 15 bucks! Guys in shop were super friendly.

- Google User  | Google review  | Boonville location

Automotive Services We Offer

  • Standard maintenance
  • Diagnostic
  • Air-conditioning/heating service & repair
  • Automatic transmission service & repair
  • Brake service & repair
  • Drive belt service
  • Driveline system
  • Electrical diagnostic & repair
  • Engine performance & tune-up
  • Engine service & repair
  • Filter replacement
  • Fluid flush service
  • Ignition system service
  • Starting & charging system
  • State inspection
  • Steering and suspension
  • Shocks and struts
  • Tire replacement and repair
  • Wheel alignments

We work on gasoline, flexfuel, hybrid, electric, and diesel vehicles. Be sure to ask about our price match guarantee!

Ready to find out more?

Give us a call at our Columbia, MO location or our Boonville, MO location to schedule an appointment! All phone calls and emails are returned within minutes during our regular business hours.