Everyone needs a trusted auto repair pro in their back pocket for regular maintenance, that weird whirring noise, to identify what part is haphazardly hanging off the bottom of your vehicle and more. We asked you for the best auto repair shops in Northern Michigan and here are your Top 8 winners—they’ll get the job done.
Searching for the full winner’s list? Here are the Red Hot Best Winners 2021: The Best of Northern Michigan.
Above the Bridge
George’s Body Shop, St. Ignace Customer satisfaction has been a top priority at George’s since it first opened in 1951, and the shop offers 24/7 wrecker and lockout service for when life throws a curveball.
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Benzie & Leelanau
Van’s Garage, Leland Now owned by the third generation of the VanRaalte family, Van’s has been taking care of everyday drivers and vintage automobiles since 1933. While the team works on all makes and models, new and old, they have a special fondness for classics and host the annual Leland Classic Automobile Exhibition each year in mid-September.
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Cadillac, Manistee & Ludington
Manistee Tire Service, Manistee Manistee Tire Service has been handling the automotive repair, tire and wheel needs of customers in Manistee, Ludington and the surrounding areas since 1947. Follow them on Facebook where they offer tips and fun articles—like Halloween costumes for cars.
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Charlevoix & Chain of Lakes
Bellaire Auto Repair, Bellaire Bellaire Auto Repair is in its 26th year of service. The three-bay shop is a member of the Auto Value Certified Service Center®, a network of 3,800 certified repair facilities stretching throughout the United States and Canada.
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Kalkaska, Gaylord & Grayling
Tie: Alpine Auto Repair, Gaylord & Fuhrs Grayling Car Care The certified technicians at Alpine Auto Repair have more than 50 years of experience between them, and over at Fuhrs, owner Ray Fuhr is a Ford Factory Trained Senior Master Technician with 14 years of factory training in auto and diesel.
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Petoskey, Harbor Springs & The Straits
In addition to providing full auto repair and maintenance, Dan Warner and his staff pride themselves on also offering full service at the station’s gas pumps, including window washing and checking fluids and tires. Dan has worked in the automotive industry since 1993 and purchased the former “Phillips 66”—in business since 1958—after working there for several years.
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Near downtown on Cedar Run Road, Car Repairs Inc. has 56 five-star reviews, 1 four-star and just 2 one-stars (it happens). “The most trustworthy mechanic you will ever meet,” “reliable and reasonable,” “Brad and his crew are top-notch” … the people have spoken!
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