Fred has been in the automotive industry for as long as he can remember. He grew up in a family of 7 with 2 brothers and 2 sisters who helped their father in the gas station auto repair business.
He started at 14 years old pumping gasoline full time at the family business in Cherry Hill. In high school, he opted to obtain an education in automotive repair at Camden County technical institute.
Fred worked for Mobil Oil Corporation, keeping closed gas stations open in the ’70s. In 1981, he landed in Mays Landing, operating his own automotive repair center in conjunction with a Mobil gas station. Four years later, he went on to marry Nancy.
Over the years, he moved his business to different locations in Mays Landing, designing and building his own automotive repair center on Somers Point Road in Mays Landing.
With his wife at his side, he has been managing Kneble’s Auto Service Center staying current on his knowledge while providing excellent customer service. Fred Kneble treats his customers as his family.
Fred has constantly been evolving his business as the industry changes. With technology advancing, so has automotive repair. New diagnostic equipment comes with the introduction of hybrid, electric, and automated vehicles. Fred strongly believes in investing in his business to keep current with the technology, equipment, knowledge, and software.
When Fred is not at Kneble’s Auto Service Center, you can find him making new cocktails or working on perfecting the barbecue.
Business is not Fred’s only focus. Being a part of the community is a vital attribute. Fred has been a member of the Rotary Club since 2005 while having the position of president and vice president of his club for multiple terms.
He has spearheaded the Mays Landing Halloween Parade as a member of Rotary and worked tirelessly to make it the success it is today. Fred also held the position of president of Mays Landing Merchants Association from 2015 to 2018.
On December 16, 2019, Fred Kneble received a proclamation from the Township of Hamilton for his service, volunteerism, and devotion to the community of Mays Landing.
In his spare time, Fred loves to spend time with his family. He enjoys boating when time permits. Cooking has also become a passion of his. Fred is constantly learning to help improve the quality of business and his life.