Midwest Performance Cars

  • 3.9 of 5 stars
3 reviews

1385 West Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60607, us

(312) 432-9492

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Radiator work
Specializes in Engine Rebuild work
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
3.7/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.0/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
3.3/5
They respond well when they screw something up
3.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.7/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
3.7/5
I would use this mechanic again
3.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
3.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
3.7/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.3/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.3/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.7/5
Aug 18, 2011
I always went to the BMW dealership before moving here, so that's what I did when I came to Chicago, but my experience at the Chicago dealership was terrible, so I tried this place after reading the Yelp reviews. The service manager at Midwest Performance Cars asked me to bring the inspection sheet that the dealership gave me, which was for about $7,000 of work the dealership told me I needed. Midwest Performance Cars looked at my car and gave me their inspection sheet which had somewhat different results. The service manager took me back into the shop area and showed me everything he was talking about on my car while it was lifted up in the air, and explained it all to me. I felt very secure that they knew what they were doing and wanted me to understand everything. He probably spent about twenty minutes showing me what needed to be done and answering my questions. I didn't get the feeling he was trying to sell things to me, and he was very straightforward. He also didn't mind the fact that I asked a lot of questions. I ended up spending about $3,000 and got my car back the next day. They washed it, too. Good follow up calls. My car feels like new. I highly recommend this place. Also, they gave me a ride to work when I dropped off my car. That was really nice because it was very cold that day.
Dec 08, 2014
  • MBee92
I wish I could give these guys a glowing review....but unfortunately cannot. Taking in my 2009 Benz for a quoted 2-day engine job (plugs, some gaskets), and it's nearly 2 weeks now with them using all sorts of excuses about why the car isn't ready. The first call or two I appreciated their courtesy. The following two or three kind of annoyed me because they started to boarder on the "so this is how you run your business" thought line. And now after the fifth, I'm pissed. I can't speak to the quality of service yet. I've seen the bill: it's of course not as much as the dealership, though it's also certainly not as inexpensive as an indie. Nevertheless, it's fairly straightforward work that in my book, speaks volumes about the shop when they just can't deliver as promised, time and again, and can't quite get their story straight. Hopefully the work is good, but if you don't like guessing games, like to know when you're getting your car back, and have that "feel good" while your car is in the hands of someone else, then Midwest Performance Cars is not for you.
Feb 23, 2017
  • Dylan A
I was very pleased with the work that Midwest performed on my Porsche. I have a 1988 Porsche 911 turbo, and it is difficult to find a competent mechanic that I feel I can trust. Midwest was recommended in several online forums and I saw very good reviews on other sites so I brought my car in for an oil change and general look-over just to start. They were efficient, fair-priced, and they REALLY know their way around Porsches, both air-cooled and newer. (They had an unusually large number of Cayennes in their shop while I was there.) I had brakes done on my second visit, and it was another good experience. I would recommend Midwest to any Porsche drivers.

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