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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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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.

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.

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.

12/21/2009

Tom McGlade

Chris and his team are reliable, honest and professional!

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.

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.

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!!!

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.

05/03/2012

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!!

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Quality Care Since 1979.

BBB Rating
A+
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Hours
Regular Hours
Mon - Fri:
Sat - SunClosed
Services/Products
Spark Plugs|Spark Plugs|Batteries|Generators|Alternators|Starters|Carburetors|Axles|Wheels|Car Batteries|Tires|Ball Joints|Differentials|Retreads|Air Filters|Belts|Hoses|Oil Filters|Industrial Brakes|Disc Brakes|Rotors|Air Brakes|Antilock Brakes|Brake Pads|Brake Shoes|Calipers|Drum Brakes|Hydraulic Brakes|Hydroboost Brakes|Power Brakes|Spring Brakes|Brake Fluid|Brake Linings|Domestic & Foreign|Auto Tune Ups|Auto Tune Ups|Battery Repair|Calibration|Computer Equipment|Diagnostic Services|Rewiring|Rebuilding|Mobile Auto Electric|Differential Repair|Electrical Services|Cylinder Head & Block Repair|Four Wheel Drive Repair|Flat Tire Repair|Scion Automobile Repair & Service|Smart Automobile Repair & Service|Suspension Repair|Brake Repair|Suzuki Automobile Repair & Service|Tire Rotation|Porsche Automobile Repair & Service|BMW Automobile Repair & Service|Engine Service & Repair|Dodge Automobile Repair & Service|Buick Automobile Repair & Service|Truck Repair|Jeep Automobile Repair & Service|Saab Automobile Repair & Service|Suspension Installation|Automotive Lighting|Acura Automobile Repair & Service|Commercial Vehicle Maintenance|Cooling Systems|Foreign Autos Repairs & Services|Audi Automobile Repair & Service|Steering Repair|Fuel System Service & Repair|Infiniti Automobile Repair & Service|Transmission Repair|Muffler Shop|Vehicle Inspection|Oil Recycling|24 Hour Towing|Lincoln Automobile Repair & Service|Tire Recycling|Automotive Welding|Tire Repair|Battery Repair|Performance Auto Repair|Imports|Rolls-Royce Automobile Repair & Service|Commercial Vehicle Repair|Mitsubishi Automobile Repair & Service|Battery Charging|Exhaust Repair|Auto Alignment|Hyundai Automobile Repair & Service|Battery & Ignition Repair|Nissan Automobile Repair & Service|Radiator Repair|Driveshaft Repair|Auto Inspection|Chrysler Automobile Repair & Service|Windshield Wiper Replacement|Hybrid Auto Repair|Mercury Automobile Repair & Service|Japanese Import Auto Repair & Services|Auto AC Repair|Volkswagen Aut
Brands
Acdelco, Bridgestone, Castrol, Firestone, Goodyear, Havoline, Pennzoil, Quaker State, Valvoline
Payment method
amex, discover, visa, cash, check, debit, master card
Categories
Automobile Electric Service, Auto Oil & Lube, Auto Repair & Service, Automobile Repairing & Service-Equipment & Supplies, Brake Service Equipment, Gas Stations, Wheels-Aligning & Balancing
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Specialties: Trucks;Cars, Domestic, Trucks, Automobiles, Autos

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