Garfield Auto Service Center

category: Auto repair shop, Auto restoration service, Brake shop, Car repair and maintenance service, Chauffeur service, Muffler shop, Oil change service
address: 725 S Garfield Ave, Traverse City, MI 49686, United States
Phone: +1 231-929-3862
Monday8 AM–5 PM
Tuesday8 AM–5 PM
Wednesday8 AM–5 PM
Thursday8 AM–5 PM
Friday8 AM–5 PM

rayting: 4.8
services: Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible car park, Wheelchair-accessible entrance, Wheelchair-accessible toilet,
Offerings: Oil change,
Amenities: Gender-neutral toilets, Mechanic, Toilets,
Planning: Appointments recommended,
Payments: Debit cards, NFC mobile payments, Credit cards,

Name: C******** B***
Date: 2024-02-21 06:15:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Great customer service

Name: T****** M*********
Date: 2024-01-31 21:44:26
Rating: 5
Comment: Fast fix great price they even checked on me days after to make sure the car was working properly! Best place Ive visited around here I definitely recommend this place!

Name: J*** H*****
Date: 2023-10-23 16:13:35
Rating: 5
Comment: Professional, reasonable and accommodating. They took care of my brakes right away. I highly recommend the Garfield Auto Service Crew.
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Name: M*** F***
Date: 2023-09-12 05:26:29
Rating: 5
Comment: Fixed my exhaust on my truck same day. No longer sounds like a cherry bomb muffler.

Name: D**** M******
Date: 2023-09-03 03:36:09
Rating: 5
Comment: They know their stuff. Took tender, expedient and expert care of my vintage car. 👍🏻

Name: B*** M*******
Date: 2023-07-26 17:56:05
Rating: 5
Comment: Fast and friendly.

Name: J***** R***
Date: 2023-07-05 21:16:02
Rating: 5
Comment: My husband and I have been using Garfield Auto on on cars for 2 years for various car issues. Each time they do an amazing job, super honest and far priced! I would recommend everyone to use them, you will be thankful you did! 😀

Name: A****** P****
Date: 2023-06-01 00:26:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Darren is the man among men. He is incredibly courteous, helpful, jolly, informative, and obviously an angel on earth. Thank you for existing and after all your years being as kind as you are.

Name: N*** M******
Date: 2023-05-24 19:18:51
Rating: 5
Comment: Always helpful, quick, and honest. Very much appreciated

Name: M****** F*****
Date: 2023-02-20 21:34:06
Rating: 5
Comment: Have great respect for this place and the business they do for their customers! They go out of their way to help in any way they can. Great experiences with everyone that works there and everyone is very friendly! Only shop I would recommend for honesty and wont try to get you for every penny.

Name: M******* M
Date: 2023-01-26 22:56:35
Rating: 5
Comment: Fast, friendly service!

Name: J**** C*****
Date: 2022-12-07 02:24:07
Rating: 5
Comment: Good mechanics and fair prices

Name: D**** M*****
Date: 2022-12-07 01:13:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Jeff was incredibly nice on the phone. All of my questions were answered and was talked to like a true human being. Something that is difficult to find in the car repair business. Especially when talking about classic cars. I will be sure to recommend these guys to folks in the future.

Name: J**** A******
Date: 2022-11-21 04:00:11
Rating: 5
Comment: Was visiting Traverse City when my car wouldnt start. I called around to see if i could tow the car to a repair shop. I was very lucky to find Garfield Auto Service. I had the car towed to the shop.They were busy but were able to squeeze me in. The staff there were able to diagnose the problem, order the part , and make the repair. The staff there are experienced, knowledgeable, and easy to work with and I highly recommend them.

Name: J**** (***
Date: 2022-07-21 21:54:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Great, friendly, fast service, thank you👍🏻

Name: P** S*******
Date: 2022-07-08 13:49:06
Rating: 5
Comment: Carl and his crew got my car in emergently for a brake repair .. I was traveling to TC from out of town and my brakes went out. I was able to get my car and repaired in a day ! Other places I checked were scheduling 2-3 weeks out .

Name: M*** F**
Date: 2022-06-26 19:41:35
Rating: 5
Comment: They were able to get me in on short notice, diagnos the problem and then have it fixed before a long road trip....and at half the estimate. I will 100% be going back to Garfield Auto next time I have any vehicle issues!

Name: C*** W****
Date: 2022-06-15 23:29:23
Rating: 5
Comment: I continue to bring all my cars to this crew. Great knowledge and took the time to explain everything that was performed. Thanks guys!

Name: D*** I****
Date: 2022-06-08 12:53:47
Rating: 5
Comment: Best auto service I have seen ever. Caring, kind, helpful. My vehicle started losing power and shuddering while towing a small camper to Sleeping Bear Dunes. My wife and I ran the car over to Traverse, with the engine light blinking, hoping to get emergency service because I had to move the camper out of the park by noon the next day. Called Garfield Auto because they had the highest rating in google. When I explained the situation they said bring it in, they would diagnose and see what was going on. They ran a computer check and said spark plugs misfiring - so new plugs. On my car, an old Lexus RX300, it meant pulling the manifold to get to the plugs, a lot of work. Carl, working the desk, said they would have it in the morning in time for us to get back to the campground in time. So we called for a car rental to get back to the camp overnight and the owner of the shop, Jeff, gave us a ride to Enterprise. Garfield Auto called the next morning to say it was ready. The total cost was about half the estimate so that was a wonderful surprise. The estimate was based on the volume of work, parts that might be needed, like coils, the plugs, and anything else they might discover. Sometimes fixing one problem uncovers another. The wanted us to be prepared for the potential cost. Please keep in mind that Garfield Auto was extremely busy with weeks of work scheduled. They listened patiently while we explained our situation and they helped. Best people and service I have ever seen.

Name: A*** M********* C**
Date: 2022-06-01 21:04:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Great service at a great price. I will be coming here for my auto service needs going forward. Thanks again!

Name: D***** B**********
Date: 2022-05-07 08:32:08
Rating: 5
Comment: We’ve been taking our cars to Garfield Auto for 20 years, always a fair deal.

Name: M****** P******
Date: 2022-04-22 16:17:33
Rating: 5
Comment: Very efficient and professional

Name: C****** W****
Date: 2022-04-21 22:16:08
Rating: 5
Comment: I had my vehicle towed to Garfield Auto and told them I thought my fuel pump quit working. They told me when they could check it out and they did and repaired it the same day. Thats service.

Name: R***** S**********
Date: 2022-04-14 21:02:27
Rating: 5
Comment: These guys have been working on our vehicles for 20+ years..there the best...keep my Ford f150, equinox, and 59 gmc running top notch...always pleasant and knowledgable...highly recommendJeff and his crew for all your auto needs ...theyDeliver great service...Ski in traverse city Michigan

Name: K*** L***
Date: 2022-04-06 17:10:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Both times I have needed my brakes done I have brought my car here. I just brought my car in a week ago to have the brakes looked at because they were really squeaky. They repaired my back brakes and I took it home but my car was still really squeaky. I was driving home from school today and noticed my car making a bumping noise so I called them and they got it in immediately. The guy who looked at my car was names Derrick (I think), and he was very kind and got my car fixed right up. Said the calipers were put on funny about a year ago and they started to rub on the rotor. They didn’t charge me for this service since it was a small error done there a year ago. They also said the bumping noise was because I ran over a bolt. They took my tire to the tire repair shop for me and only charged for the cost of that repair. Great people!!!

Name: Z*** G****
Date: 2022-02-16 03:50:22
Rating: 5
Comment: Helped me out with my truck and worked winthin my budget.

Name: J**** J*******
Date: 2022-01-28 17:37:10
Rating: 5
Comment: Was visiting from out of town and they saw me immediately when some warning lights came on. They were so helpful and reassuring. Highly recommend!

Name: R*** D*******
Date: 2021-10-07 19:15:53
Rating: 5
Comment: Honest reasonable prices and friendly service

Name: B**** L****
Date: 2021-09-02 00:51:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Our go-to mechanic. Careful repairs, good communication, and honest evaluations of problems.

Name: F******** H****
Date: 2021-08-31 20:35:53
Rating: 5
Comment: Very good and experienced. More than just the average. very helpful for us and our 82 Ford Campervan

Name: C*
Date: 2021-08-17 18:06:55
Rating: 5
Comment: A lot of places try to charge you for unnecessary parts but they fixed exactly what I needed fixed which is what I was looking for. They also gave me a loaner car for the few hrs I waited for my car to be repaired. I was very happy with their service.

Name: K***** W*****
Date: 2021-07-30 00:34:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Cant go wrong for their service beyound helpful

Name: M*** P*****
Date: 2021-06-18 19:14:51
Rating: 5
Comment: Every time I visit Garfield Auto its a pleasant experience!!!

Name: N***** A*******
Date: 2021-05-28 10:59:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Doing a great job keeping my 2005 high mileage Seqoia running great 275,000!

Name: N******* C*********
Date: 2021-05-01 15:11:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Came in thinking I needed a new alternator, the team at Garfield told me they could do the job in just a day. On further inspection they found the problem was a wiring harness, with the repair coming in at about 1/4 the cost of an alternator.If you like fast service and honest mechanics, this is the place to come!

Name: B**** R********
Date: 2020-09-29 18:46:36
Rating: 5
Comment: They are the best, top notch workmanship.

Name: M*** A*** B*******
Date: 2020-07-18 22:11:25
Rating: 5
Comment: Good honest service. We bring all of our cars here

Name: S***** A****
Date: 2020-07-06 16:46:41
Rating: 5
Comment: The mechanics at Garfield Auto are experienced and courteous; plus they get diagnosis and repairs done efficiently. They have helped me over the years with two cars and always get it right!

Name: T***** M*****
Date: 2020-07-03 01:58:27
Rating: 5
Comment: I deleted my existing review to make a new one. Ive been going here for my truck for almost 3.5 years and have gotten service on my wheel bearings, brakes, oil and new wiring. I cant tell you how grateful I am for these people. After so many times calling in over the years, half the time one of them can tell who I am just by my voice. They know their customers. Theyre friendly and are honest people who wont rip you off. I had a new wiring harness pigtail installed for my trailer. Went home, the connection was good but some of the lights werent working. Went back, told them what was happening. They did their work and when I went home to test the trailer lights, BAM! Everything worked. Solid people. They have seating and a bathroom FYI.

Name: S*** K*******
Date: 2020-04-23 16:19:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Great service. Highly recommend

Name: D**** C******
Date: 2020-03-04 17:05:41
Rating: 5
Comment: Awesome place. Marc correctly diagnosed what I thought was a wheel bearing issue. It turned out to be worn tie rods, even though the symptom was a rotational noise. He worked with me on price, kept it reasonable, and fixed the problem in a few hours.

Name: L*** S*****
Date: 2020-01-11 16:54:38
Rating: 5
Comment: An old saying goes, ”if you want it done right, do it yourself.” This place is an exception, and I highly recommend and trust the work they do at Garfield Auto. Ive been a customer for seven years and couldnt ask for a better service team!

Name: L*** S*****
Date: 2020-01-11 16:34:31
Rating: 5
Comment: Fantastic customer service and great work. They have been my family’s go to mechanics for the past 6 years.

Name: D***** J*
Date: 2019-12-21 19:50:45
Rating: 5
Comment: Jeff and the guys are the best. honest and accommodating you can trust what they say in their estimates and they are great at working around your schedule.As a former mechanic that cant do many of his own repairs anymore I always agree with and trust their estimates as if I had done them myself.They never try to sell you things you dont need but will always tell you things you need to watch out for. If they see something they wont lie and make them sound catastrophic to someone not familiar with auto repair. No scare tactics telling you have to have them done today like those places that sadly give auto mechanics a bad name.You cant go wrong supporting this local family-owned business and the guys that work there. 👍👍👍

Name: D**** W*******
Date: 2019-12-17 12:10:02
Rating: 5
Comment: Marc and Pat are trustworthy and able mechanics and totally stand-up guys.

Name: R***** W***
Date: 2019-11-29 14:22:03
Rating: 5
Comment: My vehicle broke down and needed a significant repair while visiting Traverse City. Upon query from the towing service, Marc was immediately willing to look at my vehicle. As promised, he called me the next morning to advise of the extent of the repairs needed and the cost. Ultimately, I donated the vehicle instead of repairing due to high mileage, but if I lived nearby, I wouldnt hesitate to make Garfield Avenue my go to for automotive service. Thank you, Marc and team.

Name: D**** W******
Date: 2019-09-23 23:32:16
Rating: 5
Comment: Honest, quality work, clean, stand behind there work, fair, pleasant employees, beautifully decorated,This is first and only one I use because of honest good work.

Name: j**** l*****
Date: 2019-08-29 13:01:48
Rating: 4
Comment: Good place for an oil change. Nice people. Very friendly. Not bad prices

Name: A********* N******
Date: 2019-08-07 00:00:52
Rating: 5
Comment: I had a used car inspected here. I called them en route and there was no problem getting me in immediately. The service was quick and cheaper than I expected. Most importantly, they were professional and diligent, ultimately saving me from buying what seemed like a peach but was a total lemon. There was no minced words about the situation, which I really appreciated. Dont buy this vehicle. For a person who isnt the most car savvy, I really appreciated the help!

Name: D** W***
Date: 2019-08-05 23:50:51
Rating: 5
Comment: Great guys who I can tell love to work on cars. Ive owed them a good review for a long time. You might pay a tiny bit more than the next mechanic but youll get your investment returned.

Name: N***** S** O***
Date: 2019-08-05 16:42:21
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent service,great attitude and without question have knowledge and experience to do anything. Best garage experience and will be going there from now on.

Name: J****
Date: 2019-07-30 18:57:38
Rating: 5
Comment: Seasoned and experienced mechanics. Top notch work and fair prices.

Name: B******* C***********
Date: 2019-07-27 07:26:23
Rating: 5
Comment: These guys are excellent. They are honest, do good work, and are always friendly. I dont take my vehicles anywhere else.

Name: M*** F****
Date: 2019-07-15 22:29:56
Rating: 5
Comment: Great people, work on foreign and domestic cars, old and new. Treated me like a valued customer. I will go back when I need more work on my 87 Vanagon.

Name: J**** D*****
Date: 2019-07-13 18:50:38
Rating: 5
Comment: In my many years driving used cars I been to a lot of mechanics in Traverse City but Garfield Auto has been the best, nicest, and most knowledgeable professionals I have had the luck to find.

Name: N***** M******
Date: 2019-05-31 01:54:05
Rating: 5
Comment: I highly recommend Garfield auto friendly awesome guys.

Name: B**** N****
Date: 2019-05-14 17:17:32
Rating: 5
Comment: Good honest mechanics! I dont worry about being ripped off here!

Name: D** B
Date: 2019-04-30 03:42:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent staff and outstanding work! Love taking all my cars here! Highly recommend! This place is whats good!👌👍

Name: c****** h*****
Date: 2019-03-09 02:03:52
Rating: 5
Comment: Honestly blown away with the service I received. I already took my car to a different shop two days prior to my breakdown and was told nothing was wrong. Was towed here on short notice, He was so helpful and told me more info about how the previous owner never replaced the recall parts. Now I get to have 3 part replaced for free instead of out of pocket later down the road. Definitely recommend

Name: J*** G******
Date: 2019-03-01 14:33:03
Rating: 5
Comment: In a place like Traverse City, you have a lot of mechanics to choose from, but if you didnt bring your car here, you paid too much and the work was probably mediocre. If you really want what is best for your car (just as you would your child or pet) you would bring your car to Garfield Auto.

Name: J*** M
Date: 2019-01-26 16:35:52
Rating: 5
Comment: Best place in town. Marc is awesome.

Name: S***** A****
Date: 2018-09-13 10:59:56
Rating: 5
Comment: From Sharon: The folks at Garfield Auto have taken care of my last two vehicles without fail. Such dependability gives me peace of mind!

Name: V***** P****
Date: 2018-08-26 12:47:59
Rating: 5
Comment: In town visiting friends and the ignition switch in our vehicle breaks. Called Garfield Auto Service and a few hours later the repair was complete. My thanks to Pat and Marc for their friendly and A+ Service. If I ever need any repairs while in TC I will not hesitate to call.

Name: J*** M****
Date: 2018-08-18 06:35:03
Rating: 5
Comment: I would totally recommend Garfield Auto Service. I had problems with my brakes and they had the problem fixed in a few hours. Customer service was really good as well.

Name: S****
Date: 2018-08-15 03:38:07
Rating: 5
Comment: They know vehicles and do great work

Name: G*** l*******
Date: 2018-08-02 20:52:35
Rating: 5
Comment: Best sevice in traverse city, honest and fast, everyone is a pleasure to deal with. highly recommended!!

Name: T** K*****
Date: 2018-07-31 00:45:26
Rating: 5
Comment: Jeff, Marc and the crew at Garfield Auto Repair saved our bacon while we visited Travers City. Our breaks went bad while we were in town and the guys at Garfield took us in on the spur of the moment, diagnosed the problem, and had us on the road in under two hours. Can’t say enough about their professionalism, friendly demeanor, and work ethic. Wish they were closer than six hours away, I’d use them for all repairs.A great example of the community and people that make up Traverse City.!

Name: J**** M*******
Date: 2018-07-21 01:13:25
Rating: 5
Comment: Visiting Traverse City from Kalamazoo. On the drive up my car started having some concerning issues. I called Garfield (on a Friday morning) after reading Google reviews as well as getting a recommendation. They had a full day schedule but were gracious enough to work my car in, diagnose it, and repair it in about 5 hours time. Everyone was very friendly, accommodating, VERY knowledgeable, thorough, and honest honest HONEST! There is one more repair needed. I’ll be in the area again in August and will wait until then to have it serviced by Garfield when I am here. Thank you so much Marc (and everyone) for your kindness and your help. You and your auto shop put me at ease and helped make an already stressful situation bearable!

Name: J******
Date: 2018-07-06 22:33:17
Rating: 5
Comment: What a great bunch of friendly capable guys, of all repair facilities I’v used in my 50 years these guys are honest straight forward . They will always treat right!Thank you guys. 👍

Name: E*** D******
Date: 2018-06-29 20:52:16
Rating: 5
Comment: GREAT experience with this shop. Had a brake issue that needed fixed same-day. They got it in, discovered a quick fix, had it back that day, and didnt charge a dime for the diagnosis. Theyve earned my business!

Name: E*** A****
Date: 2018-05-18 10:55:14
Rating: 5
Comment: My Ford Taurus wagon was barely able to get in the parking lot when I brought in. Mark worked on it and did a great job with making it run like a champ! Thank you Mark for your great work.

Name: A***** V********
Date: 2018-05-03 19:50:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive found my new permanent mechanic! Brought my car in and they were able to get to it first thing the next day and repaired it that same day! The car was making all sorts of noises when it came in and it runs absolutely beautiful now! Really polite and friendly guys there and they even came in a little under the given estimate. I highly recommend them and they have definitely earned my repeat business!

Name: S**** J
Date: 2018-01-21 17:57:19
Rating: 5
Comment: Coworkers told me about them. They did what was expected and even fixed some small things that got in their way. Ill be seeing them in the future

Name: K P
Date: 2018-01-20 03:02:18
Rating: 5
Comment: . Mark and Pat are great mechanics

Name: C********** R***
Date: 2017-10-29 13:45:52
Rating: 5
Comment: The best! My wife and I have taken all of our vehicles to Jeff and his crew for years. Honest, knowledgable, reliable and friendly. Would recommend them to anybody!

Name: M*** S*******
Date: 2017-07-28 02:04:38
Rating: 5
Comment: So, were cruising along on our annual trip to northern Michigan when the power cuts out and were stranded. The tow truck driver was great, and gave a quick diagnosis of a failed fuel injector, based on his minimal time with the car. This wouldve thrown off our vacation budget. We dropped it off overnight with Garfield Auto. Marc and team found that the fuel line had been accidentally loosened during a recent service visit back home. They popped it back on, drove it to confirm all was good, and didnt charge me anything! They are a solid team, theyve made a customer for life, and my brother-in-law made a note of them too! I want to spread this good word. Thanks, guys!

Name: N*** E******
Date: 2017-07-26 16:07:15
Rating: 5
Comment: These are good, honest guys who know how to treat customers well. You want a mechanic you can trust, and this is the place youll find them.

Name: J*** F**
Date: 2017-07-12 00:39:32
Rating: 5
Comment: Awesome mechanics! We were on a cross country road trip and on our way into Traverse City we started hearing load noises come from the front tire. I called Garfield at 5pm and they said theyd look at it first thing next morning. We had a cracked CV boot that led to leaking grease and a ruined axle. They ordered the part and installed it first thing the next morning. We were so thrilled that they got us back on the road as quickly as imaginable. They were very friendly, upfront, honest, and since everything is working well, I can only assume they did great work. I wish we lived in Traverse City so that they could become our regular mechanics! Thanks Garfield!

Name: S***** T*******
Date: 2017-06-17 12:27:13
Rating: 5
Comment: I have finally found mechanics I can trust. They have serviced my truck three times now and each time they got my truck in fast, were extremely friendly, affordable, and most importantly honest. They dont gouge you and tell you things need to be fixed when they dont need to be. I will continue to bring my vehicles to their shop when ever I am in need of a dependable mechanic. Thank you so much!

Name: C******* A*****
Date: 2017-06-02 17:51:31
Rating: 5
Comment: Needed a fence pipe they are very busy but squeezed me in ...thank you so much

Name: K**** M******
Date: 2017-04-28 18:18:45
Rating: 5
Comment: Kevin and I have always had nothing but incredible service from Garfield Auto. We highly recommend them! They all go above and beyond. They are honest and kind.... and provide great service and great work. ~Mariah

Name: G***** P*****
Date: 2017-04-03 17:16:20
Rating: 5
Comment: I was very impressed with my experience at Garfield Auto. I had the pleasure of working with Marc and couldnt have asked for a better team to work on my vehicle. They were honest with what had to be fixed, and were very professional. I strongly recommend Marc and the rest of the team at Garfield Auto for your next service needs.

Name: M***** S********
Date: 2017-03-27 20:04:49
Rating: 5
Comment: I went in for a normal check up and a second opinion. The shop gave me great advice and even took me under my truck to show me what was going on so I could see for myself. Great service and respectful

Name: T*** D****
Date: 2017-03-24 12:11:54
Rating: 5
Comment: Marc helped me find the problem on my misfiring Audi by scanning it and he didnt even charge me. He was totally cool and patient, even when I told him I wanted to replace the part myself. He even painted it yellow so I could find it. Hes the mechanic Ive been looking for, honest, friendly and a very pleasant dude.

Name: B**** B
Date: 2017-02-28 03:27:44
Rating: 5
Comment: Super fast and super solid repair work!! The charges are always very reasonable.

Name: J**** M*****
Date: 2016-07-13 15:25:12
Rating: 5
Comment: Finally! A trustworthy mechanic. Friendly, helpful, and did what they said theyd do for the price they quoted. Definitely recommended.

Name: G*** B*****
Date: 2016-06-09 15:23:21
Rating: 5
Comment: Jeff and all the other fine folks at Garfield Auto are the best!

Name: L***** M****
Date: 2016-02-16 21:35:55
Rating: 5
Comment: I was in the area from out of town, they fit me in and got me on the road again!

Name: B** D******
Date: 2015-07-29 17:05:19
Rating: 5
Comment: These guys have fixed several of my vehicles, even a classic MG, and each time, they exceeded my expectations. Fair prices, honest mechanics, and they have always delivered what they promise. Jeff and Jack and their crew have earned all my business, 2 or 4 wheels!

Name: A** F****
Date: 2015-03-27 14:25:53
Rating: 5
Comment: Jeff is awesome and makes great recommendations every time Im in the shop. I highly recommend Garfield Auto to anyone needing auto repair.

Name: p****** s****
Date: 2015-02-25 14:44:15
Rating: 5
Comment: Great experience!!! Great guys!!! They helped me get back on the road. I would recommend this shop to anyone.