About VAP Auto Shop in Tulsa, OK

VAP Auto Shop is a family owned and operated transmission and auto repair repair shop. Located in Tulsa, OK. Our full service automotive facility prides itself on being the best and providing the best service to all of our customers.

We've always intended for our shop to be a friendly place where you can bring your vehicle and know it will be fixed right by people that care about you and your safety.

Travis, Owner of VAP Auto Shop

About The Owner

Travis Vreeland originally attended Tulsa Tech in 1993 to study aircraft repair. In 1994, he switched his studies to automotive repair. Upon graduation from OSU, in 1995 Travis went to work for an established independent Porsche repair facility. And it was his work at the Porsche repair facility that fostered a love of working on automobiles—during his employment there he was able to attend several Porsche club events and he also became involved in racing OSU Tech 1995-96.

Subsequently, Travis went on to work as a technician for a Ford dealership where he obtained several certifications to work on Ford vehicles. From Ford, Travis went to Unit Rig/Terex where he became an A-Class Assembly Technician in just six months—where his work involved assembling and trouble-shooting large prototype mining trucks. Following Unit Rig, Travis went to Volkswagen/Audi and obtained his Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification as well as his VW/Audi certifications. After VW/Audi, Travis worked as a drivability technician for General Motors (GM) and obtained his GM certifications as well as management training. Travis went on to obtain several certifications for Land Rovers and other foreign vehicles, which only added to his impressive resume.

After having worked for several major automobile dealerships, obtaining numerous certifications and gaining the skill to work on a wide range of vehicles, Travis decided it was time to open his own shop in 2005. Word of mouth got around about the high quality of work VAP produced and the business grew. In January 1, 2010, Travis opened his new shop of 8,000 square feet. His new customer waiting room was decorated by a professional. Travis also signed up with a large automotive consulting firm, which created even further growth for his business.

Meet The Team

VAP Auto Shop Staff, Renee

Renee Hobbs
Office Manager

Renee has been with us since the 2015. She is usually the fist person you meet when coming to the shop. She keeps us organized and focused on our tasks. She is currently attending Oklahoma Wesleyan University for business management. She is a mother of 2 children and a grandmother to 3 grandchildren. Her motivation each day is to, as she puts it, "provide STELLAR customer care."

VAP Auto Shop Staff, Marcus

Marcus Welington
Shop Foreman

Marcus is a veteran of the US army and has been working on cars and vehicles since his teens. He served 8 years in the army and one tour over seas. He is a VW and Audi Master tech that also serves as crew chief on a drag race team on the weekends. His extensive experience over the years makes him a great asset as our shop foreman. He is a father to 2 children and has a granddaughter on the way. His motivation each day here is "Making families safe on the road."

VAP Auto Shop Staff, Shaine

Shaine Henson

Shaine has been with us since the first day of this year. He is a veteran from US Army serving 2 tours in Iraq as a mechanic on ally types of military vehicles that had wheels to tracks on them from 2003 to 2009. He is certified in diesel repair track/wheel vehicle and, recovery qualified. Since coming to work for us we have him trained in Mini Cooper, Saab, and Sprinters. Shaine is a father to 2 little boys, and a loving husband. With 13 years of experience in the automotive industry, his reason for motivation is all about quality of work and family!

VAP Auto Shop Staff, Arlen

Arlen M.
Assistant Service Writer

Arlen started out as one of our customers. He has an IT background and has been keeping our computers up and going for some years now. He's working with us part time for helping Travis in the front aiding customers, finding rentals, and scheduling appointments. He spends his personal time with his family and supporting constitutional rights.

VAP Auto Shop Staff, Eric

Arlen Kelton
Lead Tech

Eric is a veteran that served in the marine core in till 2001. Since his service in the military, he has been an automotive technician in Arkansas, achieving ASE master Tech status in 2008. We are pleased to have him here with his extensive background in European vehicles, rivaled only by his dedication to his wife and two children.