Isles Auto Repair

  • 4.2 of 5 stars
11 reviews

2402 Hennepin Ave, #1, Minneapolis, MN 55405, us

(612) 374-2978

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They are always honest
4.5/5
They are competent
4.6/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.5/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
4.5/5
They respond well when they screw something up
1.0/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
4.2/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
4.5/5
I would use this mechanic again
5.0/5
I would recommend this mechanic to others
5.0/5
They fix the problem the first time
4.3/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
4.6/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.3/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
4.8/5
Nov 28, 2008
Nick was able to fix my Camry's transmission problem in a couple of hours, after I had it towed from the Amoco down the street, where the car had languished for days because the incompetents there could do nothing more than scratch their heads. He has advised me against costly repairs, citing them unnecessary, and has test driven and checked out my friend's potential car purchases for free. The bonus is, he is a really handsome guy! It is such a relief to find an honest and dependable mechanic. I'm a loyal customer for as long as I'm able to drive.
Nov 07, 2011
Jul 07, 2000
These guys are extremely speedy - they've been able to fix my car within hours, even if I didn't need it back that quickly! They were also very straightforward about what repairs I absolutely needed to make and what I could delay a little longer, and they never tried to talk me into imaginary repairs I don't need. Their prices have been better by at least 30% than any other mechanic I have asked. I don't even bother checking around anymore. Location on Hennepin is a ten minute bus ride from downtown.
Feb 14, 2002
These guys do excellent work and are a real asset to the neighborhood, in their little hideaway behind some storefronts off Hennepin Ave. and 24th St. They're very capable mechanics who seem to have a pretty devoted neighborhood following. In my experience they've always been more than willing to provide information and advice, whether it meant doing repairs or not.
Feb 03, 2007
I've gone there for many years and have received good and expedient service for a reasonable price. Also, Nick has told me when I don't need to spend the money to fix something and just let it go.
Dec 13, 2006
I've only worked with Nick, but he's great. Competent, fast, and jaw-droppingly honest and straightforward. We've recommended him to several friends and they all love the guy.
Nov 07, 2011
Feb 19, 2008
Every time I call and say "It's me with the old ------(car)" Nick knows who "me" is and seems to remember whatever came up the last time I brought it in. He's got to be the most honest mechanic anywhere, having talked me out of several repairs or figured out a good partial solution to doing an entire unnecessary overhaul, even going so far as to talk himself out of doing work and, thus, make more money. Sometimes, I've had to convince him to do the job, and that it's worth it to keep my old car running. This, in stark contrast to Quality Coaches, where I've taken my car in the past, and who've milked me for unspeakable amounts of money while somehow managing to do absolutely nothing. (Yeah, QC, maybe you remember the two jobs you did to "fix" my horn, and somehow charged me twice for parts and labor without fixing anything; I've never been so execrably swindled in my life.) These guys are as honest as they come, and always give me an estimate and wait for my go-ahead to do the work. I can't say enough how much I appreciate them. I went to them with my very first car (an old junker) on the recommendation of someone else with an old contentious vehicle, and then, for some reason, I shopped around to other mechanics (I was young, and figured it'd be good to check around). I'll never take my car anywhere else as long as Isles is around. The work gets done right and for amazingly reasonable prices. Thanks, Nick! You rock! Karma's got your back!
Nov 07, 2011
Nov 07, 2011

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