Witt Bros. Service, Inc.

  • 5.0 of 5 stars
6 reviews

701 Division Street, Northfield, MN 55057, us

(507) 645-7242

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Hours
 
Specialties
Has ASE certified mechanics
Guarantees all work for at least 1 month or 1000 miles
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
Keeps track of your cars repair history for you
Loaners
No
Notes
 
They are always honest
5.0/5
They are competent
5.0/5
Their repair price is reasonable
4.8/5
They complete the work in a timely manner
5.0/5
They respond well when they screw something up
4.8/5
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
5.0/5
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
5.0/5
They are always honest
5.0/5
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
4.8/5
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
5.0/5
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
4.3/5
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
3.5/5
May 14, 2002
They have always given me a choice between buying expensive factory pars or less expensive third party parts. They take the time to listen to my wife imitate motro noises and her ideas of problem location. Repair bills are always less than competive bids. I always feel that I'm getting treated like royalty. Definitly the place to have a car repaired. I live 25 miles from Marv's and have never felt that anyone else should do the work, just to save time. My daughter had her car towed to Marv's, she did not want anyone else working on the car. One terrific place.
Sep 28, 2005
Brothers Mark and Mike Witt (owners) overwhelmed me with courtesy and immediate attention when I had an enroute problem (Minnesota to Ohio) at midday in their community. They interrupted their other work of the moment to rescue me, while my wife did needlepoint work in their tidy and clean lounge area. On the spot, they fixed my problem, avoiding our staying overnight in their community while a part would be delivered from Jaguar in Minneapolis (or elsewhere). For this, they charged less than thirty-five dollars total, and no more than twenty for labor. In addition to fine work which has not needed correction (several months have passed), they saved me a lodging fee and at least half a day of extended travel. Although both conferred about the project, perhaps Mike deserves a bit of an edge of appreciation. And, while there, I gained the impression that this was their usual style. Their slogan, "Complete Auto Care Foreign and Domestic". They have my hearty recommendation! John Woodhall
Nov 30, 2009
Who needs Tom & Ray when you can have Mark and Mike? The Witt brothers are the best mechanics I've ever worked with, on every measure. Honest, smart, punctual, pleasant, and reasonably priced.
Feb 03, 2011
Locally owned / operated family team. Consistently honest service. I had a Ford truck dealer tell me rear-end noise would require $850 worth of differential work, but Witts replaced the gear lube for $65 (problem is gone). Also, test-drove, listened to strange vibrations when we were loaded and headed out of town for the Holidays - no problem, no charge.
Apr 15, 2012
  • shade tree mech
These guys have been in business for 40 years. They are a very fair priced and dependable shop. When I had my car towed here for engine work, the tow truck driver said most of his tows to mechanics are to Witt Brothers.
Jan 19, 2014
  • AJ57
HONEST AS THE DAY IS LONG I have known the Witt family for 45+ years. You will not find more honest or better mechanics than Mike and Mark. Those boys grew up in that shop with their father Marv who set the example for them of hard, honest work. I’ll tell you just a few examples: In 1999, I had purchased a brand new car. Over the course of 6 years and 150,000 miles it had been in their shop for 15 repairs. Not routine service mind you - but REPAIRS which totaled over $6,700! It got to the point that they grew tired of fixing it. Mike finally told me “We don’t tell everyone this, but you need to sell that car and go a buy a model from one of these three brands. I don’t care which model, just make sure it’s from one of these three brands. That advice from Mike has save me and cost them a lot of money. I still have that car they suggested I purchase. Today it has 190,000 plus miles and has only required one repair, which was front wheel bearings that Mike said finally failed (@ 149,000 miles) from hitting MN potholes. When the new car needed its first set of tires (around 50,000 miles or so), I admit I had a weak point and visited a national tire chain. They replaced the tires but presented me a list of recommended preventive maintenance which totaled $1,400. That seemed a bit excessive so my next stop with that list was the Witt Brothers shop. Mike reminded me that they also sell tires too, but looked at the list and said “tell you what, bring the car back when it hits 100,000 miles and we’ll do preventative maintenance and you’ll probably need another set of tires”. At the car’s 100,000 mile anniversary (isn’t it great watching the odometer change to 100,000) it left their shop with a new set of tires and the preventative maintenance completed for a lot less than $1,400 – like ½ that. A year or so after that, my daughter was going to drive the car from Minnesota to Florida for a 6 week rotation as part of her college course. I took the car into Mike and said “I just want you to pretend it’s your daughter driving this car to Florida and back”. He had no dollar limit, he was free to do with that car what he felt it needed to be done for my daughter’s safety. The next day I picked up the car and to prepare myself before I was presented the bill, I had to ask what they had done to it. Mike said, “all we did was change the oil/filter and put a new battery in, we felt our 6 year old battery wouldn’t survive the Florida heat”. He didn’t want to see a young girl driving a car with Minnesota plates needing a tow and a new battery because he knew that scenario could be ripe for her being taken advantage of. Another example – I had a pick-up truck that failed to start one morning. Ran the night before but would only spin over the next morning. Called Witt Bros and Mark answered, I asked Mark which towing company I should use to tow my truck to their shop. Mark asked what was up with the truck, he said “take a rubber mallet and pound on the gas tank and try it again”. Truck started right up, I drove it down to their shop where Mark explained that the gas pump may have a bad spot on it and pounding on the tank was enough to move it off that bad spot so it would start. Mark said that they could drop the gas tank and replace the pump, which would be several hundred dollars, But he went on to say try this first - get a can of Sea-Foam ($8), pour it into the gas tank and that will help lubricate the gas pump, but be sure to carry that mallet with you. Well, several years have gone by, the truck still starts and I haven’t needed to use the mallet…. Again, advice that saved me and cost them.

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