Providing reliable auto service is what we do. We want to do more than properly fix your car with name brand auto parts; we also want to provide our services at prices that you can afford. While we are well known for our emissions testing, we are also a full oil and lube service center. Our trained professionals can perform full car electrical inspections and repairs as well. These services are offered for cars of all sizes, including foreign cars and SUVs. We also accept extended warranty contracts.
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07/09/2014

Honest, reliable, good prices

I have been going to Ernie's for probably 20 years. It's a family own and operated repair shop and Chris the owner is on site. HIs wife is normally in the office. They always diagnosed the problem correctly and fixed it. Prices are very reasonable. We've had quotes elsewhere and Chris still has the best price. I wish every business was as honest, reliable and customer friendly as Ernie's.

05/22/2013

Wouldn't Recommend.

Toke my car here first thing in the morning when they opened at 8:30. I had an appointment. They never even looked at my care until after 4pm. After 5pm they said the problem was the water pump. So at this time they would get the part tomorrow. Finley got my car back the next night at 3:30pm for something with an appointment should take a day. Ended up not being the problem. Now I wanted to bring it back, but asked if I could have it looked at before noon. Ernie said he decides witch cars get looked at first. Why make appointments? I said I might have to look somewhere else. He said you should. I would have liked him to look at it because he know the history, but might be better off. I definitely wouldn't recommend.

05/22/2013

Wouldn’t Recommend

Toke my car here first thing in the morning when they opened at 8:30. I had an appointment. They never even looked at my care until after 4pm. After 5pm they said the problem was the water pump. So at this time they would get the part tomorrow. Finley got my car back the next night at 3:30pm for something with an appointment should take a day. Ended up not being the problem. Now I wanted to bring it back, but asked if I could have it looked at before noon. Ernie said he decides witch cars get looked at first. Why make appointments? I said I might have to look somewhere else. He said you should. I would have liked him to look at it because he know the history, but might be better off. I definitely wouldn’t recommend.

10/29/2012

Finally found a great repair shop!

On recommendations I saw here on "dexknows", I had my car towed into Ernies. Without an appointment they were able to fix my car in one day at a very reasonable price. I was so impressed with them that I'm taking it back to have some other work completed! Great job!!!

05/03/2012

Faithful and Honest

My family and I have used Ernie's auto for more than 15 years. Chris is an honest and fair business owner and hires good mechanics. We have had at least 10 autos serviced there, always with the same prompt and courteous service. His prices are lower than most other shops too!Highly recommended!!

03/23/2012

Great first experience.

Took it to Ernie's before work. Chris gave me a straight diagnosis by 8 am and made all the repairs in time for me to pick it up after work. Fair price. Excellent work. Great customer service.Will be taking my car here as long as I live in the area.

11/23/2011

Excellent & reliable service.

I have used Ernie's for about 6 years for a variety of autos. I couldn't be happier with the quality of service that I've received.

06/10/2010

Always honest, faithful work

When new to Palatine, Ernie's was a recommendation from a Palatine's friend's parents who had used Ernie's for nearly 2 decades. That was pre-internet. What a thrill to see Ernie's honest, faithful work shines through the decades & generations. Now, I needed a referral for a Palatine auto body. Marie was quick to refer two next door.

06/09/2010

Anthony

Its simple. ItS hard to find shops or mechanics you can trust and are reliable. Ernies is straight, honest and fair priced, does not fix things that do not need it and takes the time to explains the issue to you if you need.

12/21/2009

Tom McGlade

Chris and his team are reliable, honest and professional!

09/14/2009

Excellent Service

These guys are the best. Always good service, they find the problem quick, fix it properly, and charge reasonably. No games with Ernie's.

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Quality Care Since 1979.

BBB Rating
A+
BBB Rating and Accreditation information may be delayed up to a week.
Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Sat - SunClosed
Services/Products
  • Volvo Automobile Repair & Service
  • Rebuilding
  • Corrosion Control
  • Suzuki Automobile Repair & Service
  • Mercury Automobile Repair & Service
  • Rolls-Royce Automobile Repair & Service
  • Automotive Lighting
  • Saab Automobile Repair & Service
  • Auto Alignment
  • Auto Computer Repair
  • Emissions Testing
  • Suspension Repair
  • Exhaust Repair
  • Cadillac Automobile Repair & Service
  • Luxury Automobile Repair & Service
  • Chrysler Automobile Repair & Service
  • Engine Service & Repair
  • Lexus Automobile Repair & Service
  • Cooling Systems
  • Fuel System Service & Repair
  • Wheel Balancing
  • BMW Automobile Repair & Service
  • Extended Warranty Work
  • German Auto Repair
  • Flat Tire Repair
  • Mazda Automobile Repair & Service
  • Hybrid Auto Repair
  • Lincoln Automobile Repair & Service
  • Hyundai Automobile Repair & Service
  • Calibration
  • Chevrolet Automobile Repair & Service
  • Auto Glass Installation & Repair
  • Transmission Repair
  • Oil Changes
  • Computer Equipment
  • Airbag Repair
  • Tire Recycling
  • Honda Automobile Repair & Service
  • Computer Diagnostics
  • Auto AC Repair
  • Nissan Automobile Repair & Service
  • Rewiring
  • Jeep Automobile Repair & Service
  • Transportation To & From Metra
  • Freon Charge
  • Wheel Repair
  • Truck Repair
  • Steering Repair
  • Battery Repair
  • Scion Automobile Repair & Service
  • Collision Services
  • Freon & Coolant Recycling
  • Auto Inspection
  • Oil Recycling
  • Acura Automobile Repair & Service
  • Smart Automobile Repair & Service
  • Foreign Autos Repairs & Services
  • Quality Care
  • Four Wheel Drive Repair
  • Dodge Automobile Repair & Service
  • Isuzu Automobile Repair & Service
  • Roadside Assistance
  • Differential Repair
  • Kia Automobile Repair & Service
  • Buick Automobile Repair & Service
  • Battery Charging
  • Brake Repair
  • Cylinder Head & Block Repair
  • State Inspections
  • Electric Car Repair
  • Suspension
  • Gas Conversions
  • Carburetor Repair
  • Heating System Service & Repair
  • Tire Repair
  • Mitsubishi Automobile Repair & Service
  • Battery & Ignition Repair
  • Commercial Vehicle Repair
  • Shock Absorber Repair
  • Luxury Auto Repair
  • Auto Body Repair
  • Porsche Automobile Repair & Service
  • Muffler Shop
  • Smog Check
  • Windshield Wiper Replacement
  • Battery Recycling
  • 24 Hour Towing
  • Radiator Repair
  • Clutch Repair
  • Vehicle Inspection
  • Domestic & Foreign
  • Subaru Automobile Repair & Service
  • Ford Automobile Repair & Service
  • Imports
  • Mercedes Automobile Repair & Service
  • Commercial Vehicle Maintenance
  • Electrical Services
  • Infiniti Automobile Repair & Service
  • Mobile Auto Electric
  • Automotive Welding
  • Performance Auto Repair
  • Tire Rotation
  • On Board Computer Specialists
  • Classic Car Repair
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Toyota Automobile Repair & Service
  • Car Side Mirror Replacement
  • Suspension Installation
  • Volkswagen Automobile Repair & Service
  • Audi Automobile Repair & Service
  • Mobile Mechanic
  • European Autos Repairs & Services
  • Alternator Installation & Repair
  • Driveshaft Repair
  • Japanese Import Auto Repair & Services
  • Auto Tune Ups
  • Inspections for New Purchases
  • Differentials
  • Carburetors
  • Axles
  • Disc Brakes
  • Drum Brakes
  • Starters
  • Hydraulic Brakes
  • Oil Filters
  • Hydroboost Brakes
  • Brake Fluid
  • Domestic & Foreign
  • Generators
  • Batteries
  • Brake Linings
  • Belts
  • Hoses
  • Rotors
  • Calipers
  • Air Brakes
  • Brake Pads
  • Ball Joints
  • Alternators
  • Spark Plugs
  • Power Brakes
  • Industrial Brakes
  • Car Batteries
  • Antilock Brakes
  • Spring Brakes
  • Retreads
  • Brake Shoes
  • Tires
  • Air Filters
  • Wheels
Brands
ACDelco, Acura, American Racing, Audi, B&M, BFGoodrich, BMW, Bendix, BorgWarner, Bosch, Bridgestone, Castrol, Chrysler, Cooper, Dodge, Firestone, Ford, GMC, Goodyear, Havoline, Hitachi, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, KIA, Land Rover, Lexus, MINI, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Michelin, Mitsubishi, Motorola, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Pennzoil, Pontiac, Porsche, Quaker State, Saab, Saturn, Scion, Subaru, Tesla, Toyota, Uniroyal, Valvoline, Volkswagen, Volvo
Payment method
amex, discover, visa, cash, check, debit, diners club, master card
Accreditation

ASE Certified

Categories
Auto Repair & Service, Auto Oil & Lube, Automobile Electric Service, Automobile Repairing & Service-Equipment & Supplies, Brake Service Equipment, Gas Stations, Wheels-Aligning & Balancing
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Specialties: Trucks;Cars, Domestic, Trucks

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