River Hills Automotive

  • 4.7 of 5 stars
9 reviews

2825 Cliff Rd E, Burnsville, MN 55337, us

(952) 890-9988


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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)
Nov 07, 2011
Sep 04, 2006
These guys are awesome. They're really nice. They remember your name. I'm a young female and I've always been treated really well, never felt ripped off. They have fantastic hours (open till 10pm!!!) The prices are fantastic. I went to a local place near my house and they wanted to charge me twice as much as the River Hills guys. My mom has been going here for years, too, and she also loves them.
Nov 23, 2006
was in town for business and had a dead battery. they promptly dispatched their tow truck to assist me with a jump start. a follow up inspection at the shop identified a loose & corroded connection at the battery. prompt repairs were made and the final test showed my battery was ok. now thats honest service. thank you River Hills Auto!!
Mar 15, 2007
No only are they good, they are honest and their price was the lowest compared with the dealer and two other garage shops.
May 09, 2006
Tremendous integrity - will only repair something that they "know" needs to be done
Aug 19, 2006
The owner Dave Barnes is extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgable. I trus my cars with him and his crew!
Sep 04, 2006
I am a young female and have never felt ripped off by these guys like I have at most repair shops I've been to. They are incredibly honest, great guys. I had oil leaking from my car that they said might cost $2000 to fix. They could easily have taken me for that much. But when they found the problem and it wasn't as bad as they thought, they fixed it for $350. They could have charged me $2,000. I never would have known the difference. But they didn't. I gave them homemade chocolate chips cookies instead.
Nov 07, 2011
Dec 06, 2013
  • Masha
I have been bringing my vehicles to this shop since 2005. This shop has great people with very little turn over. I see the same guys working on my cars all these years. Right now I have an old Lexus with over 200 K miles on it. They never recommend unnecessary repairs, and frequently will save me a great deal of money by only fixing things that are needed. Last year I brought my car to them due to emission light being on- Dave figures out that it was because I was not closing my fuel tank cap tightly enough. He could have told me that I needed a large repair job, but he was honest enough not to. And he was right, too. Of course, over the years my vehicle needed some repairs, but I never had to bring it back for the same thing. Dave and his crew do a good job preventing bad things from happening with regular maintenance. My partner was bringing his Umpala to the Honest Auto Repair, and every time he drove off the parking lot something else would break or a light would go on. We thought that it was just a bad car. He took it to Dave a few months ago. They fixed quiet a few things that have been piling on, and it runs great. Of course something will need to be fixed eventually, but I trust Dave to tell me the truth. I bought my mom a vehicle 2 years ago. I took it to Dave before I gave it to my mom- she is an old lady, and I did not want her to end up with large repairs down the road. Several things got fixed in that vehicle. So far my mom had no issues at all. I just hope she remembers to do her oil changes. It is hard to find a good mechanic. Many places have big staff turn over. I am scarred to go to most places. I am a girl and I can see some shops trying to get money out of customers. One shop a few years ago was trying to make me flush my transmission fluid 6 months after my transmission was rebuilt. Blatant. I would not go to anyone but Dave’s shop. Two years ago I had a conversation with an elderly lady at Dave’s shop. She said that Dave’s father was just as good. You can not have a better recommendation then that.

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