Gorshe Auto Service

  • 4.8 of 5 stars
16 reviews

800 14th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, us

(612) 331-2035

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Hours
 
Specialties
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
Specializes in Radiator work
Specializes in Transmission work
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
4.8/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.6/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.7/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.7/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.9/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
4.8/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
I would use this mechanic again
N/A
I would recommend this mechanic to others
N/A
They fix the problem the first time
4.7/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.6/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
3.8/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.1/5
Nov 06, 2011
Nov 06, 2011
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Aug 24, 1999
These are a couple of great people! Mr. Gorshe retired a couple of years ago, but he is still working every day, running for parts and checking out problems. His son now does all the work and does a wonderful job. They don't do anything extra--just what you ask, and usually show us the old parts they have replaced. Mr. Gorshe has a great dry sense of humor.
Jan 09, 2000
We have an '87 Volvo wagon with 245,000 miles on it and have been taking it to this garage for the last 2 1/2 years. Our last visit (last week) was to replace the wiring harness for the fuel injection system - they just don't make wiring like they used to - needs to be replaced after only 245,000 miles? Sheesh! Anyway, we live 40 miles away from the garage; why go that far? Use whatever metaphor you like - honest, competent mechanics are like hens teeth, etc. They weren't sure they could finish it the night they had originally planned - the next day when I went to pick it up, they had adjusted the door latch on the driver's door which was, at the time, not opening from the outside. We were told it would take a $60- $80 dollar part to repair, but they went ahead and found it could still be adjusted. No charge. Repeat, NO CHARGE! Tom and Ray, I know you guys do that stuff all the time, but it hasn't happened in my experience. These are good guys, and not just because of this - they do the work they say they will, explain everything, show you the old part and won't take on work they don't think will do you or your car any good.
Jan 03, 2002
All the guys at Gorshe are great, they always over estimate the costs, so when I go to pick up my saab it always less then what they quoted so I feel good,great sence of humor too.
Nov 18, 2002
I've been going to these guys for over ten years and I've always regretted when I've used someone else. They are the type of people who will tell you to not fix something if you don't really need it fixed, i.e. the latch to pop the hood on my old Accord. Their honesty is impeccable. When a female friend of mine was told by another garage that it would cost >$300 to repair her brakes, Gorshe's told her that some brake pads just squeak and she had at least three to four months before they might need replacement. I trust them blindly and when I ask whether I should do something to my car, I take their advice. They have never steered me the wrong or the more expensive way but they always do quality work.
Jul 08, 2004
They quickly found the problem that another mechanic screwed up. Informed me of the issue and completed the repair quickly and at a very reasonable cost. I am grateful that I've found such a great and trustworthy place to service my beater of a car.
Dec 06, 2004
I've been bringing my cars, to Gorshe Brothers' Garage, now Gorshe Auto Service, since 1976. The older Gorshes reminded me of my father – high standards, meticulous work, strong ethics, dry sense of humor, and very straightforward. They'd scold men and women (such as me) equally who neglected their cars - but they'd teach you if you were willing to learn! One mid-winter, they guided us through replacing a gas filter in my VW SuperBeetle on the curb outside their garage, because they were totally booked. Another time they only charged $5 after checking my car for a full day, after all the oil fell out along the highway. Several times they fixed things that the dealer couldn't, or would have charged an arm and a leg to fix. And of course innumerable times, they simply repaired and maintained my car, economically, reasonably, and excellently. I first brought my car to Gorshe's because they were in the neighborhood. Greg, Nick and others currently at Gorshe's continue their tradition of honesty, fairness, respect and impeccable work. So, as I've moved further and further away, I continue to trek back, currently from Wisconsin. I wish my doctors and veterinarians were as reliable!
Nov 04, 2006
This is a great shop with great people running it. Nick put his ear to my serpentine belt for 1 minute before proclaiming that the harmonic balancer sounded like the culprit. Once he got it up on the lift he proved it to me visually. This was after I was told it was probably internal engine failure by the BP service center in Woodbury. Nick listened to my description of the problems (noise when the belt was put under high load) before listening to the car. Meanwhile the BP guys had the stethescope out and couldn't find the noise while I was telling them that if they worked the power steering, ac, etc. they would hear it loud and clear. Instead of listening to me they said I couldn't be in the garage. Gorsche is what a great auto shop should be! My 1988 Buick Electra is still running just like song at 325,000 miles. My wife and her twin sister (22 year old females) have also gone there and have been served great. If they feel they aren't the right shop for the job they recommend one that will give great service. Gorsche is a great shop!

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