Chicagoland Auto Incorporated

  • 4.9 of 5 stars
7 reviews

62 Chicago Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302, us

(708) 524-0622


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Specializes in Transmission work
Specializes in Air Conditioning work
Specializes in Brakes and Mufflers
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)
Oct 28, 1997
Randy and Rich, the owners, are fast, efficient, and reliable. They are totally honest and I have always gotten excellent service from them in the 6 years that I have been patronizing their garage.
Oct 24, 2002
This is a good quality shop that is very dependable and reasonably priced. They are also very popular, and you may have to wait for an appointment. But they finish the work they commit to - and stay late to get everything done.
Dec 11, 2003
A service station mechanic in our village "found" a repair that we "needed" and gave us a quote that took our breath away. We decided to get a second opinion. Choosing from this service, we settled on Chicagoland Auto to check it out for us after querying our nephew (who makes a very nice living building high-performance engines in WV). The "problem" turned out to be a needed tune-up (with wire replacements) of the engine and the cooling system needed to be flushed out & pressure tested - after 9 years of driving without having done these normal maintenance tasks (as best we remember) and the charge was about a quarter of the charge quoted for the "leaking intake gasget that was causing oil to seep into the cooling system and water into the crankcase.
Sep 20, 2006
They explain the problems and your options, always have a fair price, do great work, and keep complete records on your car.
Jan 26, 2010
These two run a great, reasonable and knowlegeable shop. They are my FIRST stop whenever there is any automotive related issue, mechanical, cosmetic, whatever. They have earned my highest praise.
Apr 29, 2010
These guys have fixed 3 cars for us over about 15 years. They kept them all alive (2 for well over 100,000 miles). And while their hours are not that great, and as somebody else said, you might need to wait for an appointment because they are popular, once they say the car will be ready at 4pm Tuesday, you can count on it. They are modest, thorough, skilled and honest. We like and trust them.
May 25, 2011
I took my 1994 Acura (62,000 miles) there for the first time, after becoming disappointed in a mechanic I'd been using for years. I went to Randy and Rich based on the Car Talk reviews. I COULD NOT BE HAPPIER WITH THE RESULT. I only wish I'd been taking my car there previously. I asked that the car be given a good going over because it had not been checked in awhile and I was about to go on a long trip. I knew of one problem: the rear calipers and cables were frozen with rust so that I had no parking brake. (My current mechanic had told me that the only thing to do was to replace them, at a cost of around $600 - $700). Since I live in Chicago, I decided that I didn't need the parking brake - it's so flat here I could simply leave the car in gear (stick shift) when I parked. Well, Randy fixed the brakes by getting them unfrozen, saving me lots of money. He told me that I've probably got another 40,000 miles on my rear brakes, and that I will likely need to replace the calipers and cables when I get new brakes. But that I don't need to do anything now. After keeping the car for a day and going over it, he gave me a complete listing of what he thought I needed to do. One thing that was a surprise was that he suggested I have my timing belt checked and possibly replaced (due to the age of the car, not the mileage)and boy was he right. The belt was cracked and could have given out at any time. And, in addition, the water pump was beginning to leak -- something that could only be discovered by uncovering the timing belt. To top it off, I had just recently broken the swivel on the body of drivers' side mirror so that I had to use tape to hold it in place. He fixed that at no charge..... One last thing: most mechanics seem to close up at 4pm or 5pm. Randy called me at 7:00pm to tell me he'd finished working on the car and I could come and pick it up that evening if I wanted to. Since I live a 15 minute walk from his shop, that's what I did.

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