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Let’s face it, whether you care to admit it or not, most of us do not have the first clue when it comes to car maintenance and repair. Finding an honest, trustworthy and reasonably priced auto shop can be a daunting task. Surprisingly, we have come across a number of mechanics throughout the North Shore whose customers sing their praises and beyond. It’s a comforting feeling knowing whether you need routine maintenance or a major repair, there are plenty of quality options around that will have you and your car cruising along in no time! The hard part may be choosing which one to go to.
Wil-Ridge Auto Service, 2620 Crawford Ave., Evanston
Wil-Ridge is a full service foreign and domestic auto repair shop established in 1980 with a deep and loyal following. Clients come from all over the North Shore and the City to get John’s trusted advice. They will not charge you for needless repairs or quick diagnoses, and the service is always quick, dependable and highly professional.
Chuck’s Auto Body, 1652 Waukegan Rd., Glenview
Chuck's Auto Body is a full service shop that will make your car look new again. They have been serving Chicago's North Shore since 1964 and provide high quality repairs along with great customer service. Whether it is major insurance work (State Farm recommended) or a small dent, you can count on Chuck's to do the job right, at a fair price. They’ve even been known to recommend other body shops if they think they can provide better pricing for a particular service. Services include: Complete collision repair that is covered by warranty for as long as you own the vehicle, computerized paint match, towing, and detailing. They provide free estimates and accept estimates from major insurance companies.
J.E.R.S. Automotive, 1870 Johns Dr., Glenview
At J.E.R.S. Automotive, you can relax. It is a family run business and they treat their customers the way they would like to be treated. Joe Chin and his team will take good care of your car and your wallet will not pay the price. You don’t have to worry about up-sells or needless repairs. You will receive friendly and efficient service in a clean environment, and if you need a ride to and from the train station, that’s no problem either.
Hynes Auto Service, 1723A Waukegan Rd., Glenview
Formerly in the BP gas station in Northfield, Hynes Auto Service has been serving the automotive needs of North Shore residents for more than 50 years. They are a family run business delivering honest and professional repair and maintenance services. Their ASE certified technicians employ the latest automotive technology and are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs on foreign and domestic vehicles. Furthermore, Hynes Auto Service is a certified NAPA Auto Care Center, which means they are able to provide the benefits of an established national warranty while maintaining the personal touch of a family owned business. Simply put, they provide honest and exceptional service with extremely fair pricing.
Wilmette Auto Care, 803 Green Bay Rd., Wilmette
There’s a reason that Baykar Tatosian at Wilmette Auto Care has such a strong, loyal following. His honesty and integrity as a mechanic surpasses no other. His rates are reasonable, he does not nickel and dime customers for minor fixes, and he will not try to upsell you on unnecessary repairs. In operation since 1987, Wilmette Auto care provides full service repair, and is conveniently located across from the Metra. They are happy to give rides for people who live/work close by.
Europa Import, 1007 Tower Ct., Winnetka
The list of satisfied customers for Europa Import is endless, and that’s putting it mildly. Family own and operated, the team of Mike Sr. and Mike Jr. are extremely knowledgeable and provide expert service and bodywork at reasonable prices. They have a special fondness for German makes but service all imports. Plus, they are experienced in working with insurance companies and adjusters to ensure you get the best parts and labor for your car. They are honest, trustworthy and easy to work with and will put your mind at ease.
North Town Auto Service, 1530 Shermer Rd., Northbrook
Known as THE go to car guy in Northbrook, Mr. Lee at North Town Auto has earned the trust of his customers and beyond. He has the best prices in town and often comes in lower than his estimates. He goes the extra mile to please his clients whether you’re driving an old beater or a new car, and have minor issues or major repairs. Saturday hours are a plus.
Deerfield Marathon, 700 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield
Deerfield Marathon is a full service auto repair facility that has been serving the village of Deerfield and surrounding North Shore communities since 1988. They employ only ASE certified automotive technicians who undergo on-going training to keep up with today's advanced vehicles and utilize state of the art equipment. Lead mechanic Mike has a stellar reputation and is appreciated for his in-depth knowledge, honesty, friendly demeanor and fair pricing.
Deerfield Garage, 444 Lake Cook Rd., Suite 1, Deerfield
Tucked away in a little industrial park that is actually accessed off of Waukegan Road by the McDonald’s, is this gem of an old school repair shop. In business since 1978, Deerfield Garage can handle all of your auto repair needs, including tune-ups, brakes, timing belts, shocks and struts, batteries, A/C, oil changes and more. Mike and Norm are known to be honest and professional with excellent workmanship that is completed in a timely manner.
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