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44 Top-Rated Auto Repair Shops

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The 44 auto repair shops that appear in the list were selected for both high customer-satisfaction ratings and comparatively low prices. They are taken from the 538 shops rated by Chicago Consumers’ Checkbook, a nonprofit, advertising-free magazine published by the Center for the Study of Services. The Center’s purpose is to provide information to consumers that helps them find ser-vices of high quality and value. Visit them at www.checkbook.org.

In analyzing Chicago-area repair shops, Checkbook asked area consumers to rate several aspects of their experiences as “inferior,” “adequate,” or “superior.” Close to 15,000 surveys were compiled. Each of the 538 shops listed by Checkbook was rated by at least ten customers. The percentage of customers who rated the overall performance of a shop as “adequate” or “superior” is given in our list.

Checkbook also considered complaints on file at the Better Business Bureau and the Illinois Attorney General’s office. None of the shops in our list have any complaints on file with either office.

To compare prices, Checkbook researchers, without revealing their affiliation with Checkbook, contacted repair shops and requested price estimates for specific repairs. Prices were then compared among shops. Our list shows how each shop’s estimate compared to the average, which here is scaled to $100. For example, a shop with a price of $90 on the table quoted estimates 10 percent lower than the average quoted price.

Shop name and location

% of customers rating shop adequate or superior for overall performance

What you would expect to pay for repairs that would cost $100 at the average shop

Advanced Automotive Repair
300 W. Colfax St.
Palatine
(847-776-3566)

95
$82

Arlington Automotive Service
1001 S. Arlington Heights Rd.
Arlington Heights
(847-439-8696)

100
$88

Ashland Tire & Auto
3737 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago
(773-549-0084)

100
$91

Axtmann Automotive
5500 N. Northwest Hwy.
Chicago
(773-763-8333)

100
$82

Aztek Automotive
6425 S. Pulaski Rd.
Chicago
(773-735-3388)

92
$90

Benak’s Service
701 Burlington Ave.
Western Springs
(708-246-4813)

97
$87

Bruce Automotive
422 E. Northwest Hwy.
Mount Prospect
(847-253-5545)

100
$81

Car-X Auto Service
7743 S. Cicero Ave.
Chicago
(773-735-5575)  

100
$88

Christoph’s Automotive
1070 E. Park Ave.
Libertyville
(847-918-8100)

100
$91

Diversey Ignition
4857 W. Diversey Ave.
Chicago
(773-637-7760)

100
$76

Duxler Libertyville Tire
902 S. Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville
(847-367-6710)

100
$88

E & J Service
5359 W. Addison St.
Chicago
(773-725-9414)

100
$87

Fairview Auto Center
5117 Fairview Ave.
Downers Grove
(630-969-6600)

100
$90

59 Auto Repair
24010 W. Renwick Rd.
Plainfield
(815-254-9959)

96
$82

G & L   Automotive   Service
9920 S. Walden Pkwy.
Chicago
(773-238-1416)

94
$84

Glenn & Sons Automotive
19170 W. Rte. 137
Libertyville
(847-362-2886)

96
$87

Haas, Inc.
4179 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago
(773-685-5453)

100
$80

Herman’s Auto Center
7250 Duvan Dr.
Tinley Park
(708-429-0990)

100
$92

Iggy’s Muffler Shop
7230 W. Montrose Ave.
Norridge
(708-452-7616)

96
$79

J & C Auto Service
821 Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove
(630-968-9827)

98
$83

Kallemeyn Auto Center
12145 S. Ridgeland Ave.
Palos Heights
(708-597-8040)

95
$96

Kellenberger Auto Service Center
217 Symphony Way
Elgin
(847-741-5457)

100
$88

Leading Edge Automotive
8832 Waukegan Rd.
Morton Grove
(847-965-4788)

100
$76

Lefty’s Automotive
5628 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago
(773-763-4000)  

100
$86

Lou’s Garage
1260 S. Skokie Hwy.
Lake Forest
(847-234-1599)

96
$84

Maday Brothers Auto Service
1825 Central St.
Evanston
(847-475-2268)

98
$92

McCormick Auto Care Center
8250 McCormick Blvd.
Skokie
(847-679-7755)

96
$91

Milex Car Care
6240 W. 159th St.
Oak Forest
(708-687-6121)

100
$89

My Mechanic
8916 Fairview Ave.
Brookfield
(708-387-9559)

100
$86

North Shore Automotive
525 Green Bay Rd.
Wilmette
(847-853-8300)        

100
$90

Oak Park & North Auto Service
6801 W. North Ave.
Oak Park
(708-848-3344)

100
$86

Oak Park Citgo
333 Lake St.
Oak Park
(708-383-7697)

100
$87

O & J Auto Service
6417 N. Ravenswood Ave.
Chicago
(773-465-0163)

100
$79

Quality Tire & Auto
6710 Rte. 83
Darien
(630-323-0500)               

100
$86

Renfro Auto Center
1705 College Ave.
Wheaton
(630-668-0101)

100
$88

Rick & Lou’s Servicenter
5955 Virginia Rd.
Crystal Lake
(815-459-4117)

97
$91

Rouse’s Auto Repair
211 S. Milwaukee Ave. #103
Libertyville
(847-362-8950)

100
$83

Runge’s Auto & Tire
7478 N. Rogers Ave.
Chicago
(773-764-9360)

96
$81

Russo’s Oak Park Lexington Service
945 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park
(708-383-9455)

100
$91

Skylark Garage
906 Busse Hwy.
Park Ridge
(847-823-8711)

100
$88

Standon Automotive Technology
1949 Clearing Ct.
New Lenox
(815-485-1500)

100
$90

Ted’s Auto Clinic
7850 W. Addison St.
Chicago
(773-625-7360)

100
$99

TRS Automatic Transmission
13811 Southwest Hwy.
Orland Park
(708-349-2005) 

100
$82

Whitt Brothers Garage
1028 Ridgeway Ave.
Aurora
(630-892-8022)

100
$78

 

 

 

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