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WOULD REFER FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO US
I have lived in Chanhassen for 37 years and have
taken my car to Automotive Unlimited for most of
those years. I have recommended it to many friends
because they are HONEST and don't do repairs that
you don't need. You can feel confident taking you
car there for service.
Your service is always above and beyond normal
expectations. Personal touch is very much
We did not know the exact condition the car was in
but Loren called and said everything checked out.
I told him about a noise my wife and I heard on
occasion. He spent extra time trying to duplicate
it and did not charge for extra time even though
we suggested he should. Automotive Unlimited has
always been completely upfront and we trust them
completely to do great work at a fair price.
I am so glad I found this place! It has Excellent,
fast service, and the people are so friendly!
Everything was handled well and I am very pleased
with the repairs, mostly i'm please that my wife's
car is working well and she is happy.
Sorry for the delay----Lou had hip replacement
yesterday----doing well----leaving for the hosp
soon----very good chance she will be coming home
As always, my car was serviced to my satisfaction
and on time. I also like the new addition to the
staff, Miller! He's so friendly and furry!!!
Thanks to all the staff. Karol Nielsen
Thanks again for an easy repair!
You all are the best! Very fair & honest with your
Was not able to find anything wrong w/ the car
after check engine light came on. Did not charge
for services rendered, even though he could have.
This is the 2nd time Loren has done this.
Thanks, Laura for driving me home, then taking my
car back to work on it. Thanks Loren for advising
me on good cars to buy. Friendly service, and the
problem was fixed.
Always friendly. Gets things done quickly. And most
important, I feel I can trust them.
Quick and finished when promised. I'm glad I've
found mechanics I can trust.
My overall experience at Auto Unlim, as always, was
terrific-----appt, precise estimate and work done on
time;. Of course, we all miss Dave!
These guys are honest, friendly, and competent. They
will not overcharge you or talk you into work that
you do not need.
Service was quick, courteous and knowledgeable. I
truly felt like my car was in good hands.
As always...OUTSTANDING service. Thank you again
Service was prompt, thorough and reasonably priced.
Honest and sincere maintenance advice. Excellent and
Very good business. Been going to them for years now
and haven't been disappointed by them yet! Get
appointments done in a timely manner and I trust
their recommendations for my vehicle when told.
akb25 says …
Every experience we've had with Auto Unlimited has
been fantastic. Diagnostic is quick and free--they
explain their recommendation and it's never padded or
made up (multiple times they have told us that repairs
aren't cost-effective or that the problem is annoying
but not safety related). And when they do make
repairs, they're fast, reasonably priced and
efficient. We needed a side mirror replaced and they
worked with us to find the cheapest part available
(the matching part was almost $600). There's not much
more to ask for: honest, fair, and dependable. We
won't take our cars elsewhere.
reviewer #71636 says …
I've used this shop for the past twenty plus years to
keep my junkers rolling. And there's been more than one
car problem that I brought in where they told me the
repair was too expensive to justify on my old car.
Advised me to just live with it as long as the car kept
running. That's the kind of advise I like.
reviewer #71637 says …
Dave and Loren have always been honest and "up front"
with me on advising whether a repair was necessary or
not, even sometimes doing simple repairs at no cost!
Their repairs have always been of consistently high
Sebrina'99 says …
I have been taking my cars to Dave since 1977. At that
time, I had a Ford Police Interceptor with a 460 cid
engine. Dave was a Race Car builder, as well as advanced
engine technician. He built engines, built cars, and
raced them at Brainerd MN. They had BEAUTIFUL colorful
race cars in their parking lot. I figured if they could
build race cars, they could certainly do a Tune-Up on my
Ford. It was the beginning of a life long relationship.
I also had Dave replace the stock Motorcraft carb with a
Holley 4 bbl, and tweak the timing a little bit,and did
it ever scream after that! Dave has since worked at
several locations, and many of his customers have
followed him to these different shops. He has now been
with Automotive Unlimited for at least 10 years. The
main difference between Dave at Automotive Unlimited and
other shops is the combination of honesty and
competence. Those are cliche's, but Dave has been taking
care of all my cars forever. Recently I tried to save
the $200 I would have had to spend to take my
non-starting car down to Dave. Big mistake. I took my
car to a local shop two miles away from where I live.
Long story short, they screwed things up to the point
where the car was worse off than when I left it with
them. I ended up paying for the car to be towed to them,
and then STILL had to pay the money to take it to
Automotive Unlimited anyway. The car had a very subtle
problem with the ignition coil. The coil tested okay
with an ohmmeter, but the Diagnostic Specialist at AU
"didn't like the scope pattern". So they replaced the
coil, and the car has been perfect since. Many
technicians would not have caught the subtle gltches in
the ignition scope pattern. Automotive Unlimited has an
extremely rare combination of honest behavior, the best
diagnostic skills I have ever found, and finally the
very expensive Scopes AND scanners AND computer testing
equipment to allow them to find the most difficult and
complex problems. They won't send your car out of their
shop unless it is perfect. If you give them a try, I'm
pretty sure you'll go back to them again. Personally, I
will be taking all my cars to them until Dave retires
(which will be a long time). His brilliance with engines
and cars has been invaluable for me for more than 30
years. The only reason I did not give them 4 stars for
Hours of Operation is because they are not open on
Saturday. This is actually good though, because it
prevents their Technicians (and Dave) from working too
many hours every week, and Dave will not turn the shop
over to somebody else to run it on Saturdays, when he
would not have control over the pristine level of
quality that he demands. The 3 stars for public
transportation is because they are in a commercial area
which is probably about a mile away from public buses.
But I'm sure they would give rides to people who are in
a reasonable radius of their location. The costs for
auto repair these days are high everyplace, but the
prices at AU are about the same as the industry average
in the area. Anybody can put tires on your car or change
the spark plugs. But when you have a serious issue, and
especially if you have had bad experiences with other
Auto Mechanics, consider giving Automotive Unlimited a
chance. Ask for Dave V. He's the brains of the
operation. If you go to AU and find out what they are
like, consider leaving some feedback here. We all
benefit by knowing what shops are the best.
Dear Automotive Unlimited,
Last Friday on June 24th my 2001 Ford F150 Super Crew that was purchased new in December of 2001, just
passed the amazing number of 500,000 miles. Ford builds great trucks but I
know I would have never have achieved this amazing number without the support of the crew at Automotive
Unlimited. Once the factory warranty ran out, I used Automotive Unlimited for about fifteen years of
keeping this truck in top running condition. I have been in the commercial appliance business for 40 years
now and have a technical background.
referred to your company by a friend, my background allowed me to recognize a high quality automotive
mechanic business. I am not exaggerating one bit when I say that your company is among the finest
mechanical repair businesses I have ever encountered. Honest, trustworthy, knowledgeable are some of
thoughts I have always had when bringing our families vehicles to your shop. It is never a good feeling to
have a break-down with your vehicle, but much of the sting of a breakdown goes away when you know you are
dealing with a trusted mechanic business.
Thank-you for all you have done for us over the years and helping greatly to reach this milestone.
Tom Jessen│Sr. Vice President│Laundry Division│BDS Laundry Systems│2430 Enterprise Dr.│St. Paul, MN 55120