mechanics at Knight's Automotive Repair

Get to Know Us at Knight's Automotive Repair in Ledgewood

Peyton and Nancy Knight have owned their auto repair shop in Roxbury Township since March 1984. They have four adult children, the youngest of whom, Justin, has joined them in the family business. When you bring your vehicle to Knight’s Automotive Repair, we listen carefully and investigate the problem before we give you the news about your car, good or bad. We make it a priority to give you honest answers to your automotive questions and concerns. Our ASE-certified mechanics and staff are extremely knowledgeable and skilled when it comes to the repair of any vehicle, whether domestic or import, all makes and models.

We love helping people drive safe, reliable vehicles and providing an alternative to the dealership for all auto repair needs!

Your Dealership Alternative in Roxbury Township

Whether you need simple vehicle maintenance, an extensive overhaul, or a complicated diagnostic, we can do it at Knight's Automotive. Additionally, we provide alternatives to expensive, one-note dealerships in providing professional and reliable service and repair to cars under warranty. Our auto repair shop is AAA approved, and all our technicians and service writers are ASE-certified, which has earned us the ASE Blue Seal of Excellence. More than once, we’ve been voted the best auto repair shop in the Roxbury-Randolph area!

Our Auto Repair & Service Team

  • Peyton Knight
    Peyton KnightOwner

    Peyton is ASE-certified with more than 45 years of experience in the auto repair industry. He is a graduate of numerous advanced automotive training and technical schools, including Ford, AC Delco, and Snap On, as well as automotive management training. In addition, he studied business at Morris County Community College. Peyton is a member of the Consortium for Automotive Education (CAED), and he is often a panelist on the Auto Lab radio show, which can be heard on Saturday mornings on WNYM Radio AM 970 or on streaming radio on The Auto Channel. He has also served as president and vice-president of the Roxbury Kiwanis and is a current member of the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce.


  • Nancy Knight
    Nancy KnightOwner

    Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Foods and Nutrition from Montclair University and multiple automotive training certificates. Prior to working in the auto repair industry, she was a director for a large corporate food service company, giving her business management insight, as well as marketing experience. Nancy is past president and past vice-president of the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce, and she currently serves as an ex-officio board member. When not working, Nancy (and Peyton), enjoy attending community events, entertaining, spending time with family and friends, working out, listening to music, sports, and taking in the many enjoyable leisure activities available in our area.


  • Justin Knight
    Justin KnightAuto Repair Technician

    Justin Knight is the youngest son of Peyton and Nancy Knight and brother to Peyton Jr., Miranda, and Brandon. He’s proud to be learning the family business and serving his hometown. Justin attended Suffolk University in Boston and played short stop for the baseball team, and currently, he plays in a men’s softball league in Hackettstown. In his free time, Justin enjoys hiking, kayaking, and fishing, as well as snowboarding in the winter.


  • Rita Z. Schiedlo
    Rita Z. SchiedloService Advisor

    Rita has over 10 years of experience in the auto repair industry and is an ASE-certified Service Advisor. She also has an MBA from NYIT. Rita and her husband, Chris, reside in Lake Hopatcong. Her son, Peter, graduated from Montclair State University, and her son, Stephen went to William Paterson. In her free time, Rita enjoys working out, kayaking on Lake Hopatcong, gardening, and cooking. She plays softball in the summer on a women’s league and walks daily with her dog, Tucker, a Hungarian Viszla.


  • Matt Sleight
    Matt SleightAuto Repair Technician

    Matt Sleight has years of experience working as an automotive technician. He graduated from Universal Technical Institute with a degree in Automotive Technology with Ford Accelerated Certification training, plus Matt has several ASE certifications and is working on becoming an ASE-certified Master Technician. Matt and his wife, Denise, have two sons, Dean and Zachary. His hobbies include mountain biking, basketball, video games, and spending time with his family.


  • Cody Crawford
    Cody CrawfordAuto Repair Technician

    Technician Cody Crawford has over 20 years of experience working in the auto repair business. He holds ASE certification for brakes, suspension, alignment, electronics, engine performance, and HUAC. Cody’s family includes his wife, Terri, and stepdaughters, Ashley and Addi. When not at the shop, he enjoys building cars, drag racing, off-roading, and spending time with family.


  • Sir MacPherson (“Mac” for short)
    Sir MacPherson(“Mac” for short)

    Hailing from the Highlands in Scotland, Sir Mac is a very distant relative of the Knight family. He is the eldest of four brothers and attended university in Edinburgh. At the shop, Sir Mac is an integral part of our public relations efforts to educate our customers about vehicle safety and maintenance. He is very eager to meet as many of our customers as possible and has filled his calendar with photo ops at local high school sporting events, concerts, business openings, local town events, and Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce meetings. Never shy, Sir Mac loves to tag along on any vacation or weekend adventure.

    When he lived across the pond, Sir Mac enjoyed horseback riding and jousting. Now that he’s in the States, he is an avid golfer with an incredible short game. He also loves traveling, rugby, long drives in the country, football (or as we call it, soccer, though Mac did purchase season tickets to the Rutgers Scarlet Knight’s football program), world history, auto racing, photography, and just enjoying the view wherever he may land. Look for him at our shop, on our website, and Facebook, doing all kinds of little things and getting into some trouble!