Ambrose Automotive Riverbend Auto Services

category: Auto repair shop, Auto tune up service, Mechanic, Oil change service
address: 4438 Remembrance Rd NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534, United States
Phone: +1 616-735-6370
Monday8 AM–5 PM
Tuesday8 AM–5 PM
Wednesday8 AM–5 PM
Thursday8 AM–5 PM
Friday8 AM–5 PM

rayting: 4.9
services: Service options: Language assistance,
Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible car park, Wheelchair-accessible entrance, Wheelchair-accessible seating,
Offerings: Oil change,
Amenities: Mechanic, Toilets,
Planning: Appointments recommended,
Payments: Credit cards, Debit cards, Credit cards,

Name: R***** B*****
Date: 2023-10-10 14:21:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Great experience with Pat and the service Ambrose provided. Having a child away at school, and being across the state, it was great to find this auto repair shop nearby. Felt very comfortable with the diagnosis, quote and repair process. They did a fantastic job for us. Experienced prompt and great work on the repair to my kids vehicle to get them back on the road at school again. Would definitely use them again and recommend to others.

Name: D***** G*****
Date: 2023-09-10 14:01:45
Rating: 5
Comment: Incredible work on my jeep! Had it in the same day the alternator broke and out within a few hours. Went out of his way to spot other concerns too that werent related to the alternator troubles! Car runs incredible now! Very good rates highly recommend this shop to everyone!!!

Name: R***** A****
Date: 2023-09-06 22:59:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Patrick and his crew do a great job. Always fair and honest.
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Name: R***** O******
Date: 2023-09-05 20:31:12
Rating: 5
Comment: Always there to help. Trust them completely. Work is done on time.

Name: B** H*********
Date: 2023-08-25 20:26:53
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat has worked on 3 of my cars now and always gives a fair price and gets the work done quickly. Highly recommend this man to anyone

Name: A***** R******
Date: 2023-08-15 16:30:47
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat and his team were amazing! they even found a couple issues that I didnt know about. We had brought it in because it was the preferred shop for our warranty and they were thorough and fair with everything. I will be coming back to them for service in the future!

Name: T****** G***
Date: 2023-08-05 23:09:46
Rating: 5
Comment: Quality service for what I needed, not what they wanted to sell me

Name: A********* S***
Date: 2023-06-10 03:43:22
Rating: 5
Comment: I have taken multiple vehicles to Ambrose Auto for multiple different reasons over the course of the last two years. Pat and his team are the best around. They are knowledgeable, fair, and friendly. I never have to worry about being overcharged or receiving service that is anything less than amazing. We feel super lucky to have found such a spot.

Name: D** M***
Date: 2023-03-21 13:58:52
Rating: 5
Comment: This guy was very busy but still took care of a tire issue I had. Thank you!

Name: D** M***
Date: 2023-03-08 19:50:35
Rating: 5
Comment: I knew what I was asking when I drove in and only needed a tire repair. It wasn’t a big money maker for them, but it was very important to me. The man I talk to, probably the owner, just looked at me and said “We’ll get it done” and he did… promptly! Man, that’s the kind of service that brings customers back. Thanks, guys. You earned the five stars I gave as well as my respect!

Name: G********* 3**
Date: 2023-02-10 15:49:17
Rating: 5
Comment: Visted back in October after my alternator bit the dust. These guys took my car in and within a business week, it was ready to go. Pretty fair prices as well. These guys are the best in the area!

Name: J*** M*******
Date: 2023-02-09 21:38:55
Rating: 5
Comment: Great people here. Honest practical guys. Definitely will be back for future car repair needs. I worked with Pat, such a huge help! I definitely recommend going here.

Name: j**** t**********
Date: 2023-01-25 20:33:32
Rating: 5
Comment: I wanted to find a mechanic close to home but only had the positive reviews I read to go on. Im soo glad I found Ambrose - honest, great work and fair pricing. I will definitely continue bringing my car to Pat and his crew!! Highly recommend!!

Name: C****** W******
Date: 2023-01-14 13:01:53
Rating: 5
Comment: Jamie and his crews are very professional and give you great service if there was a 10 star theyre the 1st on my list.

Name: S***** O********
Date: 2022-12-21 18:05:10
Rating: 5
Comment: Ambrose Automotive is the only business I trust in the business.

Name: Z*** T*****
Date: 2022-11-15 04:21:35
Rating: 5
Comment: After running over something that caused significant damage to the underside of my vehicle, including fuel tank damage that resulted in a serious gas leak, I needed fast, quality repairs to get my vehicle back on the road so I could travel to and from work. Pat was able to provide those repairs for a fair price and great turnaround time—when I took my car in on a Monday, he said he was booked about a week out but could get it done by that Friday. I got a call early morning that Wednesday saying the fuel tank repair was done! I ended up needing an additional repair and Pat got that done the following Monday. I hope not to have further issues with my car, but if anything comes up I will gladly return to Ambrose Auto, because the pricing and speed of completion were excellent. I’ll also recommend this shop to anyone I meet in the area who needs auto repairs. Very glad I chose this local, independent business for my auto repair needs!

Name: L*** V****
Date: 2022-08-27 01:46:56
Rating: 5
Comment: Great staff, this is the only place that I now trust with my car. They are an honest business who generally want to help you and fix your car. I highly recommend them. You will definitely be well taken care of.

Name: M*** N*****
Date: 2022-06-12 16:13:27
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat rocks. Hes smart. Overly fair. Fast. Prices are super reasonable

Name: J** C*****
Date: 2022-06-09 20:49:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Best automotive repair shop on the planet. Pat and his team can do it all. Any type of vehicle, any type of repair, new or old. I’ve been taking my vehicles there for more than a decade, and I’ve had nothing but great experiences.

Name: S***** F****
Date: 2022-06-02 01:55:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Its not often that someone finds a neighborhood mechanic that operates with such integrity and fairness as Ambrose Auto. I have had multiple dealings with Patrick and he is excellent. He is accommodating, friendly and he prices his services well. I will continue to bring any auto I need services to this place, and I hope you will too.

Name: E*** C********
Date: 2022-01-04 02:03:06
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat is flat out the man, and also is a client of mine at Toyota! I have a service center at my work and I will only use ambrose auto

Name: C********** B*****
Date: 2022-01-03 22:27:17
Rating: 5
Comment: Exceptional service.

Name: H****** W****
Date: 2021-10-17 14:48:44
Rating: 5
Comment: Thank you so much Pat for your honesty and integrity! Fair pricing and awesome service that was done very quickly. As a parent of a college student who isnt local, I am so happy to have found a mechanic that I can trust to take care of her car with no worries. :)

Name: K********* L***
Date: 2021-10-15 18:13:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Would recommend to friends and family. This auto shop went above and beyond with friendly, prompt service. The owner is trustworthy and does exactly what he says, treating each car as if it were his own.

Name: S*** C*******
Date: 2021-09-08 19:21:09
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat and the staff at Ambrose did a wonderful job on my truck.

Name: C*** A******
Date: 2021-07-29 22:19:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Thank you Patrick !

Name: A* B***
Date: 2021-05-23 12:46:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Very knowledgeable and honest. Great price and quality work. Good people. Highly recommend

Name: S***** O********
Date: 2021-05-21 09:06:44
Rating: 5
Comment: Great service that you can rely on and Trust

Name: K******* G******
Date: 2021-03-29 20:59:59
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat is the best! Took great care of my vehicle and fixed the issue quickly.

Name: C** H****
Date: 2021-01-29 19:33:37
Rating: 5
Comment: Had a great experience! Honest work, straight forward, very nice guys

Name: S**** P******
Date: 2021-01-21 19:45:25
Rating: 5
Comment: Always great service from Pat. This is the only place I trust with my cars.

Name: B******* C
Date: 2021-01-15 16:32:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Great service, done fast and super reasonable in price.

Name: J*** S********
Date: 2020-12-16 16:17:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Been bringing my car here for years now and wont be going anywhere else. I trust the Pat and his great employees to get the job done right and not try to upcharge me for unnecessary work.

Name: L**** M*****
Date: 2020-11-19 19:23:48
Rating: 5
Comment: Patrick is wonderful, a great mechanic and a great person

Name: V******
Date: 2020-10-22 22:53:20
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat. He’s why we love it here. He’s really the only person we’ve ever wanted to take our cars back to. He’s great does great work and fair prices.

Name: B*** L*****
Date: 2020-10-13 15:44:32
Rating: 5
Comment: I believe them to be very trustworthy and very reasonably priced. I will continue to use them for my car repairs and maintenance.

Name: R*** S
Date: 2020-10-12 13:34:37
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat was great to work with and very helpful! I will definitely be going back for future automotive repair needs.

Name: S*** S******
Date: 2020-08-30 13:51:09
Rating: 5
Comment: Leaving a review 6 years after service. I was recommending a mechanic in the Grand Rapids area and immediately thought of my experience with Pat. Pat worked on a few of my cars in college and his professionalism and quality of work is second-to-none. After I graduated I had an interview in Chicago and had to get to in the morning. Pat stopped at a parts store before it opened, opened his shop a hour early on a Saturday, and got my car ready to roll in time for my interview. It goes without saying, his care for his clients left a lasting impression and I will always recommend him for anyone looking for repair/service in the GR area.

Name: K*** B******
Date: 2020-06-16 19:34:59
Rating: 5
Comment: I moved out here and was in need of a repair shop and these guys are awesome! So helpful! They always try to do what’s best for the customer. I recommend them for any car issues. They have fixed small things on my Dodge Charger and big things on my ford ranger.

Name: B**** M*****
Date: 2020-05-29 20:16:24
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat and his crew do a great job of keeping my car in shape, on time and at the right price. Friendly staff and great service will keep me coming back.

Name: R****** K******
Date: 2020-05-14 19:20:47
Rating: 5
Comment: First time having Ambrose automotive work on my car & it won’t be the last!! Super friendly staff & not trying to rip you off - although I had already diagnosed the problem, they didn’t try & sell more labor/parts than needed.. which is super reassuring. Extremely fair pricing & Made paying convenient - they even left my keys in it for an easy ( & especially in these weird times, ‘no contact’) pickup.Thanks again guys!!

Name: A**** C******
Date: 2020-04-28 20:15:33
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive finally found an auto repair shop that I can trust. I dealt with Patrick. Extremely knowledgeable and professional. My vehicle has almost 165000 miles on it, and he has it running like brand new. Recommend this business to anyone who values auto maintenance.

Name: B**** G****
Date: 2020-04-12 20:25:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Pay swapped a engine in my 04 Ram and he was open, honest, and warrantied his work and was honest about time line. Won’t go anywhere else. Pat and his guys are the best!

Name: M*** B
Date: 2020-03-17 13:16:33
Rating: 5
Comment: I had went to Ambrose to get a rebuilt Transmission put in my 06 Mountaineer and I cant say enough about Pat and the guys at Ambrose!! The work they do is great and Ive never had any issues with anything theyve done for me!! Ambrose Auto is a smaller family shop witch means the pricing is very fair and affordable!! way cheaper than the larger chain shops. Even though there a smaller shop they still do it all. For me the most important thing about Ambrose is that Pats an honest guy and hes not going to try and sell you things you dont need just to make a buck. They explain everything thats needed and really help you understand exactly what they are going to do to get your vehicle fixed and driving again! I would more than recommend Ambrose Automotive to any Friends and Family looking for a mechanic or just an Oil change!

Name: A***** F*******
Date: 2020-01-18 13:42:17
Rating: 5
Comment: Super quick, really honest guys

Name: J*** P*****
Date: 2019-12-17 14:31:37
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat takes pride in his work and makes sure he takes good care of your vehicles.

Name: M****** B******
Date: 2019-10-28 12:25:07
Rating: 5
Comment: Ambrose Automotive & Service Repair has provided by far the best service out of any mechanic I have been to. Pat and staff are super friendly. You can rest assured you will be treated fairly, and only necessary things will be repaired on you car. I will continue to bring my cars here and recommend everyone to do the same.

Name: P******* W********
Date: 2019-10-27 16:42:24
Rating: 5
Comment: They give great service very professional

Name: J*** V******
Date: 2019-09-24 00:21:24
Rating: 5
Comment: A GOOD place to bring your car to be repair , they treated me fairly and did a great job at a fair price ,I highly recommend that bring your car there, there in Standale.

Name: J****** H*******
Date: 2019-08-28 18:17:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Great work

Name: J**** O******
Date: 2019-07-23 14:38:22
Rating: 5
Comment: I am highly satisfied with the service and quality work.

Name: T****** C*****
Date: 2019-05-07 23:57:30
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat is amazing. Great customer service and great prices!

Name: A***** B***
Date: 2018-11-17 15:49:41
Rating: 5
Comment: I called Ambrose Automotive and told Pat Ambrose what was going on. Pat is the best. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, HONEST and fair priced. When I first called him and explained what was going on he talked to me for a good 20 minutes EVEN THOUGH he is a very busy man. He never tried to rush me off the phone. He had a new transmission ordered and put in within a week just like he said he would. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND AMBROSE AUTOMOTIVE FROM NOW ON I WILL TAKE BOTH MY VEHICLES HERE FOR ALL WORK. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ALL MY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ANYONE THAT IS LOOKING FOR A FRIENDLY,HONEST AND KNOWLEDGE MECHANIC. LOOK NO.FURTHER PAT AMBROSE IS THE MAN. THANK YOU SO MUCH PAT. !!!!!Thanks again (Mike & Alicia Burgess)

Name: S**** S****
Date: 2018-08-09 14:51:03
Rating: 5
Comment: Friendly , knowledgeable employees!! They got my car in quickly when I had a crisis and didn’t try to push anything else I me !! Trust worthy and fair pricing !! I will definitely go back !!

Name: N*** G
Date: 2018-07-13 16:51:52
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat is extremely knowledgeable, honest and takes responsibility for the quality of his work.Quick Story:I took my vehicle to multiple places around Grand Rapids to get my exhaust repaired. Every place I went too just wanted to change parts and charge me close to a thousand dollars for the repair. I took my vehicle to Ambrose Auto where Pat diagnosed and repaired the issue quickly. Best part? Pat stated that no parts actually needed to be changed and that the repair could be completed with some minor welding. At the end of the day my car ran great and pat only charged an hour of labor saving me a lot of cash!Now, I recommend all my family, friends and co-workers to Pat of Ambrose Automotive.Pat has already provided the same stellar service to one of my co-workers.For those reading the one star reviews, pertaining to Ambroses untimeliness with repairs. One thing to keep in mind is that Pat is very busy, due to his high quality service he has an enormous amount of jobs to complete any given day of the week. Just follow up with Pat if you dont hear from him during the day and he will always give you a status update.

Name: C***** B*******
Date: 2018-05-04 18:32:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Love this place, does honest work, takes the time to explain things, hope he never retires, then l will have to take up riding my bike!...💝

Name: J*** M*********
Date: 2018-03-29 13:51:48
Rating: 5
Comment: The staff here is very knowledgeable and is willing to put forth the effort to get you the best price possible. I wont take my vehicles anywhere else.

Name: p*** h**********
Date: 2018-03-28 21:41:13
Rating: 5
Comment: Patrick , the owner is really nice and honest.If you don’t need work done, he will tell you the truth.

Name: Y***** D***
Date: 2017-08-15 20:28:56
Rating: 5
Comment: Great service

Name: D**** D*********
Date: 2017-07-18 19:29:41
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat is the man. He always has lower prices than other mechanics, gets it done quickly and thoroughly. With our most recent experience, rather than fixing the superficial problem we noticed that the dealership diagnosed (we were hoping itd be covered by a recall) pat diagnosed the underlying causes and saved us money by not needing to do the same repair in a months time. The best, most honest, professional mechanic Ive ever had.

Name: K***** R****
Date: 2017-03-05 00:15:13
Rating: 5
Comment: I was truly impressed with the service here. I was told by my car dealership that multiple things were wrong with my car and needed fixed and they even so generously gave me a jaw dropping estimate for these services. Luckily I took my car into Ambrose for a second opinion and got the truth from them that half the things the dealership said were wrong with my car were in fact not in need of repair. As a young female who doesnt know much about cars, I would highly recommend Ambrose to everyone as they do not take advantage of customers. I will most definitely be returning when something actually needs repaired! That same day they were able to fit me in for a transmission flush at a VERY reasonable price.

Name: S***** H***
Date: 2016-11-14 15:03:05
Rating: 5
Comment: These guys are super cool! Easy to talk to and fair pricing and they have always done a good job for me.

Name: J** B********
Date: 2016-11-11 19:53:01
Rating: 5
Comment: I strongly recommend Ambrose automotiveTheres a reason everyone has rated this place 5 stars... I came here for an oil change and found an authentic owner who is friendly and knowledgeable. Pat will talk things through with you at the level you know. Hes not pushy about getting work done and does not pressure you to do anything, just inform you of your options and his experience.I decided to go here because it as in my neighborhood and I wanted to have a local mechanic I could trust for any needs I might have.. and hes earned my trust so far.- Hes had his shop for 6 years- Certified techs who he both knows and has worked with.- Not looking to make money on the basic routine maintenance you need (cheapest oil change in my area actually, about $23).

Name: J*** G
Date: 2016-10-30 15:09:47
Rating: 5
Comment: In my opinion, this is best auto shop in all of Grand Rapids. Pat (the owner) and the staff are honest, trustworthy, and dependable. I moved to Grand Rapids and sought out a new mechanic. After trying 1 or 2 places I was lucky enough to find Ambrose Auto. My SUV was in need of a major repair and Pat was awesome at showing me all my opinions and sharing his honest opinion. I would recommend this shop to anyone in the area.

Name: C******** C********
Date: 2016-02-20 23:46:57
Rating: 5
Comment: Very happy with the service provided, would recommend!

Name: R*******
Date: 2016-02-08 21:38:57
Rating: 5
Comment: Never been to a better Automotive repair! Patrick was super nice, answered my questions, and tried to give me the cheapest/best options. He explained everything to me clearly, and showed me all the parts that were replaced. My total repair cost even came out a little cheaper than what was quoted and all their prices are more than fair and possibly the cheapest Ive seen. Ill be going back there in a heart beat if anything happens to my car.

Name: m*
Date: 2015-07-17 17:16:59
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat is very nice they do very good work. There secratary is the probably the best person ever she is very nice and very helpful

Name: R*** S******
Date: 2015-06-19 18:08:23
Rating: 5
Comment: Pat and Brandon are good, knowledgeable guys. The pricing is always fair, and they do good work.

Name: M******* A****
Date: 2015-01-23 13:25:22
Rating: 5
Comment: I love this place! Pat is the best...he is fair...and his customer service is second to none! I wont take my car anywhere else!

Name: H***** G*
Date: 2014-12-22 17:19:09
Rating: 5
Comment: Honest and affordable!

Name: E*** A*******
Date: 2014-12-05 13:53:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Highly recommended.

Name: S*** C*****
Date: 2014-12-04 14:18:33
Rating: 5
Comment: Great service and very helpful! Made the frustration of car problems ease a little.

Name: J***** B*****
Date: 2014-11-24 16:39:26
Rating: 5
Comment: Great customer service, Pat is friendly, knowledgable and honest which is exactly what you want in your car guy! Will definitely come back for future work.I wish I had known about this place while I was a student since its right on the 50 route.

Name: M**** B****
Date: 2014-11-19 20:14:44
Rating: 5
Comment: Im a college student, so I am always looking for quality at an affordable price. This is the place! The staff is very helpful, they can literally fix anything or they know who can help you! They dont try to stiff you or over charge. I love this place, I will always give them my business!

Name: N*** S****
Date: 2014-10-27 16:49:25
Rating: 5
Comment: Great people and great service!! Wouldnt go anywhere else

Name: G T******
Date: 2014-08-14 16:35:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Came from out of town after 5:00p.m. The shop was actually closed, but Patrick diagnosed the problem quickly, quoted the repair, got the parts in, and had the van repaired by 7:30, and right on budget. Amazing service!