Bryan's Garage

  • 3.8 of 5 stars
10 reviews

2829 Central St, Evanston, IL 60201, us

(847) 492-0755


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Has ASE certified mechanics
Reminds you when routine maintenance is needed
They are always honest
They are competent
Their repair price is reasonable
They complete the work in a timely manner
They respond well when they screw something up
They take the time to explain the problems and necessary repairs
They treat male and female customers in the same manner
They are always honest
I would use this mechanic again
I would recommend this mechanic to others
They fix the problem the first time
The shop is located in a safe neighborhood
The hours of operation are convenient for customers
They are near public transportation (or provide loaners, shuttle bus, rides as needed)
Jan 09, 2006
I've known Bryan for about 10 years. He is a great guy and a great mechanic, and worked at an independent Volvo shop for about 25 years before opening his own garage in 2005. I've never had a Volvo, so I just started being a customer of his in 2005. He's worked on our Toyota Land Cruiser, BMW 750iL, and Saab 9-2x (really a Subaru). The only reason he hasn't always fixed the BMW the first time is because he's very cost concious, and is waiting for a rebuilt/used igniter part for the HID-Xenon headlights to become available since a new one would cost hundreds of dollars. I recommend Bryan without hesitation.
Nov 18, 2006
If you live in Evanston or Wilmette, this is the only place to ever take your car for repairs.
Jan 29, 2007
Bryan's a great guy and a fabulous mechanic. He only fixes what needed and stands by his work!
Nov 07, 2011
Jan 06, 2008
Bryan (Caspersen) was with a Volvo specialist repair-shop for many years before he set up his own garage. He specializes in Volvo, Lexus and BMW but he and his small crew would, I guess, tackle most any car. He has looked after my 2000 BMW wagon for about a year. Previously I'd always gone to the dealer where I bought it, good workmanship there too but expensive and I seldom saw the same person twice. Having "my own mechanic" is a great luxury. Anthony Green
Oct 13, 2009
By far the best repair shop I have experienced.
Mar 31, 2010
Highly trustworthy. Friendly staff. Only fix what needs fixing. If you live in Evanston, Winnetka, Wilmette, Glenview or Skokie, Bryan's is the place to take you car for service!
Jun 09, 2011
I've gone to Bryan's Garage a few times. The pluses of Bryan's are: 1. Very reasonable prices 2. 100% honest and reliable 3. They only fix what needs to be fixed and don't try and sell you unnecessary services. The only minuses are: 1. The hours of operation are somewhat limited compared to other shops 2. You need to make an appointment, and sometimes it takes several days to fit you in the schedule. Overall, a great place, the only place I will go to in this area.
Oct 18, 2011
My mother-in-law has taken her cars to Bryan's for years, and now we take our cars there, too. We've had a Dodge, a Buick and now a Toyota, so they have a knowledge base beyond Volvos and other makes I saw mentioned previously. Every one of the people we've dealt with there has been incredibly helpful and even downright friendly. The work they do is sound, priced reasonably, and done in a very timely manner. (No boat shoes here!) The only complaint I have is that they're hard to get to, considering we live in Chicago and they're located in Evanston (if only more mechanics were this reputable!). My husband often drives the car to them and then takes the train/bus back and forth afterwards. Make sure to call ahead before going in. Their reputation precedes them and they're often booked.
Jan 15, 2012
  • swimeveryday
Had used them despite high rates. Then they communicated so poorly on an engine repair that it cost me an extra week and >$500 more than it should have. And then they refused to do anything but argue. When an subsequent issue arose, they claimed it had nothing to do with the earlier repair. What's more, is that they are often rude on the phone. I will not return.

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