Marathon Automotive

category: Auto repair shop, Brake shop, Tire shop, Wheel alignment service
address: 845 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686, United States
Phone: +1 231-929-4777
Monday7:30 AM–6 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM–6 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM–6 PM
Thursday7:30 AM–6 PM
Friday7:30 AM–6 PM

rayting: 4.7
services: Accessibility: Wheelchair-accessible car park, Wheelchair-accessible entrance, Wheelchair-accessible toilet,
Offerings: Oil change,
Amenities: Mechanic, Toilets,
Planning: Appointments recommended,
Payments: Debit cards, Credit cards,

Name: b*** h
Date: 2023-11-03 14:36:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Very fast and friendly service. Take my cars there for everything.

Name: M*** G*******
Date: 2023-10-25 16:40:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Today I had snow tires swapped out. They did it quickly and with the their typical great service! Nicely priced too.Previous: I got new brake pads and rotors put on my car. Staff were kind and pleasant and prices were fair. It was easy to schedule and the work was completed quickly. Nobody likes taking their car in for repair work but Marathon Automotive made it a good experience.

Name: P**** B*****
Date: 2023-10-10 18:29:51
Rating: 5
Comment: These guys have been great. My older Hyundai needed a lot of maintenance and TLC after it sat outside all winter. Red squirrels had nested in my engine, and they ate every wire to everything in the engine! These guys fixed all that and got me back on the road again pretty quickly. I also had brakes done and oil changes. Every appointment I was greeted by professionals with great communication and service. Im so glad I found this shop for my auto repair needs!
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Name: R****** M*****
Date: 2023-08-24 22:23:22
Rating: 5
Comment: I was on vacation and was pulling my trailer with my truck, when the brakes went out on my truck. I managed to get it stopped right in front of Marathon Automotive. It was after hours, so I called them the next morning. By early afternoon, I was back on the road. The cost was more than reasonable. Highly recommend.

Name: S***** H******
Date: 2023-06-23 15:51:43
Rating: 5
Comment: I could not be happier. I have had this car at multiple mechanics and this was the best experience of all. These guys were so fast and very professional. The big thing is they actually listened to me! They did everything I asked for. Price was absolutely reasonable. They have earned by forever business.Thank you again. 🙏🙏🙏

Name: S**** D****
Date: 2023-05-08 13:30:27
Rating: 5
Comment: What an amazing team at Marathon. Great to work with a shop you trust.

Name: T* E*********
Date: 2023-04-26 14:44:47
Rating: 5
Comment: The best in TC.

Name: B**** T*****
Date: 2023-04-07 20:36:29
Rating: 5
Comment: Love this place! Expert and honest service.

Name: H**** F****
Date: 2023-03-22 16:59:38
Rating: 5
Comment: I have been a customer of Marathon Auto for many years and have had multiple fleet vehicles as well as my personal vehicles serviced by Rob and his crew. I cant say enough about their professionalism from the time they pick up the phone until I come to pick up my vehicle. Thank you so much to the entire team at Marathon but especially to Rob for keeping knowledgable and friendly staff who are always willing to go the extra mile!

Name: Z*** G****
Date: 2023-03-06 13:11:03
Rating: 5
Comment: They did an awesome job on my truck and worked with my extended warranty company. Drives like new again!

Name: C******* R********
Date: 2023-01-03 12:24:47
Rating: 5
Comment: After my favorite mechanic retired I wasn’t sure what to do. Marathon has been consistent and reliable and I’m so grateful to have found them! Plus, I’ve even gotten a ride a few times when I’ve had to leave my car, which I really appreciate!

Name: S****** G******
Date: 2022-09-27 17:18:44
Rating: 5
Comment: I had my brakes replaced here and then ran into a couple problems. No problem for Marathon Automotive! They rescued me on the highway near Manton, provided a loaner car for the weekend and then after making the repair they drove the car to make sure there was not as issue! Thank you for doing service right and being sure I wouldn’t end up stranded! Thank you!

Name: A***** T
Date: 2022-08-19 17:40:18
Rating: 5
Comment: These guys are top-notch. My wife was up in Traverse City visiting family when her Miata broke down. Had it towed to Marathon Automotive hoping we made the right choice... we did. Determined it was a bad Alternator.... it was replaced and she was on her way. This could have been a vacation nightmare but Marathon checked all the boxes.... Price, Quality and Delivery. Thanks guys!

Name: L**** D
Date: 2022-07-28 19:46:53
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent service! My husband takes his 2005 Pilot there. They are very customer friendly and have provided excellent service 👏

Name: L*** �************
Date: 2022-05-04 02:06:48
Rating: 5
Comment: Did what was needed to my car, made sure it was road worthy, and didnt try to sell me anything I didnt need. Refreshing.

Name: J***** L***
Date: 2022-04-11 21:55:10
Rating: 5
Comment: Awesome company to deal with highly recommended!

Name: L*** H*****
Date: 2022-04-02 13:53:06
Rating: 5
Comment: My Daughter and I get our Jeep worked on here and they are amazing! They get the job done. Absolutely no Complaints from here.I highly recommend them!

Name: J*** A*******
Date: 2022-03-25 02:03:24
Rating: 5
Comment: The most caring people!!!

Name: C**** H*****
Date: 2022-02-27 03:29:41
Rating: 5
Comment: They take every good care of all my vehicles.

Name: R****** H*******
Date: 2022-01-24 23:44:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Good service

Name: Z*** J*****
Date: 2021-12-30 22:01:41
Rating: 5
Comment: There was a mix-up on the pricing for the oil change. The prices had increased since the last time I had been serviced (due to both supply chair and staffing issues outside of the owners control) and I was unaware. After questioning the price, the owner personally reached out to both clarify why the prices had changed, as well as honor the old price due to the confusion. In fact, he was unable to alter the transaction, so he just cancelled the payment all together. When I called to pay for the corrected price, he refused to take payment. This is what you call QUALITY LOCAL BUSINESS. He actually cared about the issue. My wife and I will return in the future, and anyone that asks where a trustworthy mechanic/auto service resides will be sent that way, as well.

Name: T**** B****
Date: 2021-12-08 21:14:18
Rating: 5
Comment: These guys are the best. Never take your vehicle to Williams service again. These guys are better and a lot easier to deal with. They are personal and professional.

Name: R** T*****
Date: 2021-09-13 23:14:24
Rating: 5
Comment: Just have to say, this experience with Marathon automotive took the cake.Trevor and Aaron always go beyond the call of duty and I most appreciated there sincere approach to the bottom line. Get it done and done the right way!Thank You for doing the right thing. My Audi feels safe again. 😊

Name: K******* V**********
Date: 2021-08-14 01:51:21
Rating: 5
Comment: First shop Ive been to in YEARS that actually completes the work that has been requested in a timely matter. Quick, efficient, and they have a certified tech for every make out there! My husband and I, employers and more take all of our vehicles to here and will continue to do so!

Name: T**** C****
Date: 2021-08-05 13:44:42
Rating: 5
Comment: We’ve had great experiences and results from Marathon. Thorough inspections, fair quotes and prompt service. Highly recommended.

Name: D***** F***
Date: 2021-07-28 01:08:24
Rating: 5
Comment: They were awesome. Squeezed me in during lunch, because I live a good distance away. The next day had my car fixed, but would have in one day except the part they need had to order it.

Name: A***** H****
Date: 2021-07-26 20:49:02
Rating: 5
Comment: I live in Georgia, and am visiting Traverse City. I had been told by a shop in Georgia that I needed to have the brakes replaced. I asked Marathon for a second opinion, and was told they were fine. They could have charged me for new brakes, but did not. Very honest of them.

Name: C**** K***
Date: 2021-07-04 16:26:17
Rating: 5
Comment: My name is Susan Whittington. I have a 2006 Subaru Legacy which is still in good shape. I see no reason to spend $$$ on a different vehicle when I have such a qualified crew to keep me rolling down the road. I have taken my vehicle to Marathon Auto for many years now. As an older, single woman.. I feel blessed to have this auto repair shop close to me when the need arises. I recently had an issue with an air filter.. it was still under warranty and was replaced without any hassle. Robert has gone over and above, and has been very professional, as have Erinn and Marty. I truly appreciate this company and the service they provide. 5 Star Service!

Name: J*** G**
Date: 2021-07-02 20:19:55
Rating: 5
Comment: Most professional service in town; I highly recommend them and dont plan to use anyone else. They take care with their work and stand behind it if there is any problem. 5 Stars!

Name: A***** L********
Date: 2021-05-10 16:21:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Went above and beyond to air up the tires on our motorhome. Very nice employees!

Name: P****** G*****
Date: 2021-05-02 13:03:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Very helpful

Name: B**** L****
Date: 2021-05-01 14:24:57
Rating: 5
Comment: No complaints. Good tire service.

Name: S**** R****
Date: 2021-04-30 15:02:59
Rating: 4
Comment: Called in and Trevor quickly scheduled me for the next day to swap all 4 tires, and quoted me for the service before I hung up.The person that greeted me at the front desk wasn’t Trevor, and was a bit standoffish when I asked if they torque to spec (they do).Took about 45 minutes and no complaints - other than the extra 10% they added to my bill which is not what I was quoted over the phone. I trust the other reviews on here, but have my reservations for returning due to the pricing discrepancies 🤷🏻‍♂️Edit - Rob thanks for the call, and explaining the situation here - that makes perfect sense and is an easy mistake to make (and that you were more than happy to remedy). Appreciate your service!

Name: D**** S*******
Date: 2021-04-06 00:07:31
Rating: 5
Comment: Outstanding service

Name: R*** B****
Date: 2021-04-02 15:57:35
Rating: 5
Comment: Great staff, friendly and knowledgeable

Name: P*** B*****
Date: 2021-03-31 23:20:07
Rating: 5
Comment: Great service

Name: B**** T*****
Date: 2021-03-01 16:09:39
Rating: 5
Comment: We have been taking our vehicles here for years and could not be happier. Professional and courteous. Reasonable pricing and trustworthy.

Name: P*** D***
Date: 2021-02-25 15:25:13
Rating: 5
Comment: Capable and friendly shop I trust.

Name: M****** N****
Date: 2020-12-17 19:19:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Always Excellent service!

Name: B****** D**
Date: 2020-11-16 21:35:39
Rating: 5
Comment: They really are honest people....and friendly;)

Name: g*** f***
Date: 2020-11-11 18:50:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Super garage with excellent service and knowledge. I highly recommend it to all people I know.

Name: R****** D*******
Date: 2020-11-10 16:37:45
Rating: 5
Comment: There is no beter place to take your car, they stand behind there work and everyone there are very friendly

Name: J*** H******
Date: 2020-10-22 15:49:47
Rating: 5
Comment: Rob is the best! He does an outstanding job taking care of his clients. If you want to deal with a business that still believes in customer service you need to see Rob, I would highly recommend Marathon Automotive.

Name: C****** Y******
Date: 2020-10-02 17:16:52
Rating: 5
Comment: Great local place to have your vehicle worked on. Friendly staff and very helpful. Fast service

Name: J****** M******
Date: 2020-09-16 21:39:25
Rating: 5
Comment: Great guys, very professional and honest. Diagnosed and repaired a faulty fuel pressure sensor on my Volvo.

Name: K*** H*****
Date: 2020-08-19 14:40:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Wonderful job, took care of my problem for less than half another place quoted me in a timely and professional manner

Name: K**** R*******
Date: 2020-08-16 07:44:52
Rating: 5
Comment: It used to be my emergency go to place. Now, its just become my go to place. I always have a respect for an honest mechanic, they havent had a problem telling me something needs to be repaired, something (or a car) needs to be replaced or everything is perfectly fine.

Name: *****
Date: 2020-08-06 18:47:41
Rating: 5
Comment: This business is in my ABSOLUTE top 10 businesses. First time using them and I am beyond impressed. Daughter locked my keys in my trunk, car doors locked, Im at work...... Called all around, every one else $80+. Called Marathon, $65, very professional and on time. Kudos!!

Name: S****** B******
Date: 2020-06-04 14:41:29
Rating: 5
Comment: Very honest, friendly and quick with repairs. Definitely recommend!!

Name: H******
Date: 2020-05-21 03:31:05
Rating: 5
Comment: Professional, friendly and honest. I delt with Ron mostly. Got my car in & out quick, plus theyre decently priced as well. Got a suggestion from a friend to go there and Im glad I did.

Name: L***** H*****
Date: 2020-02-18 20:37:03
Rating: 5
Comment: I always have my vehicle taken care of at Marathon. Ive been trusting them for years! Thanks for everything.

Name: B*** Y****
Date: 2020-02-05 20:03:41
Rating: 5
Comment: They did a great job on my brakes!

Name: G***********
Date: 2020-02-03 17:13:25
Rating: 5
Comment: I just talked to Robert at Marathon Automotive over the phone and I think he was the nicest mechanic or shop owner I’ve talked to on the phone to date.No comment about the quality of auto service yet since Im bringing my car in later this week for the first time, but if their car care is as good as their customer service I wont have any complaints.

Name: J*
Date: 2020-01-16 20:34:23
Rating: 5
Comment: Awesome customer service from everyone that works there. Honest too!

Name: B**** W*********
Date: 2019-12-12 18:37:11
Rating: 5
Comment: One of the best, if not THE best, auto repair businesses Ive ever used. They always do exactly what they say they will and stand by their work.

Name: B**** z*****
Date: 2019-12-08 17:32:56
Rating: 5
Comment: Great whitefish sammy

Name: e*** a******
Date: 2019-11-18 20:05:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Friendly and professional staff, I count on them for all my automotive needs! Everyone is very courteous, they go above and beyond to answer all of my questions and concerns. Another reason to stop by is that they have really good coffee!! :)

Name: A****** H****
Date: 2019-10-09 02:56:21
Rating: 4
Comment: They did a good job wish they could of did more

Name: J*** P******
Date: 2019-08-27 16:17:43
Rating: 5
Comment: Visit this place regularly very good!

Name: J**** L******
Date: 2019-08-24 13:09:25
Rating: 5
Comment: Attentive and professional, these guys really do the job well. I had tires replaced, and it took them 30 to 45 minutes and they were completely done. They really did a great job.

Name: T***** K***
Date: 2019-08-14 22:22:45
Rating: 5
Comment: I needed my car checked out while I was on vacation in Traverse City. I called several places and this place had the best reviews. It, in fact, deserves all the good reviews it is getting. They were very accommodating, reasonably priced, and fixed all the issues I was having in a timely fashion. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a mechanic they can trust. Thanks for the work on my 2013 Ford Fusion. If I lived in Traverse City I would always go to this place.

Name: J***** G
Date: 2019-07-19 21:40:09
Rating: 5
Comment: We stopped in after having some issues with our car while visiting Traverse City. Luckily it was a simple fix and even though it was close to their closing time, they took care of the issue right away. They went above and beyond for us. All the guys are so great and very personable! Any vehicle issues, this is the place to be.

Name: K**** G****
Date: 2019-07-19 21:37:32
Rating: 5
Comment: These guys are such a blessing! We are from out of town and ran into some trouble with our car at 5 pm on a Friday. Luckily, the guys at Marathon took a look at the vehicle right away and fixed it enough to get us back home. Their staff is incredibly friendly and willing to help. Could not have found a better place to take our car!

Name: P******* L******
Date: 2019-06-25 11:34:24
Rating: 5
Comment: So, a woman walks into a car repair place ... and gets treated great!I was having a set of tires installed, from my husbands order. In response to my casual question to the front desk attendant about the suitability of the tires for heavy snow, the senior mechanic came out and talked with me for 15 minutes.He discussed the pros and cons of the tire model for longevity and Michigan winter driving, speaking with tremendous enthusiasm and no detectable condescension. Since we ordered the tires online for delivery to the store, it wasnt a sales pitch - just a knowledgeable opinion validating our choice and providing maintenance advice, for which I was very grateful.The front desk attendant also explained an air pressure sensor issue specific to the car model, and the warning was reset at no extra charge. The cost of installation/tire disposal was somewhat lower than we had expected, and the service was done in less than an hour. The waiting area was comfortable, with no loud TV.All in all, the best car maintenance experience Ive had in years.

Name: S******** G******
Date: 2019-05-03 12:24:54
Rating: 5
Comment: Great! Professional, fair, honest and always help you in a pinch, even when they are busy. (I.E. a flat tire fix.)Not sure how they make time for all the workouts to stay in shape as hard as these guys work! 💪🏼 (DAVE!) Thanks as always, always a wonderful experience at Marathon.

Name: m**** p********
Date: 2019-03-31 00:45:28
Rating: 5
Comment: Very decent pricing and they will fix your vehicle the same day. Wonderful job

Name: J* S****** H*****
Date: 2019-03-22 14:28:07
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent honest timely service

Name: P**** S** Z*** (******** A***** H*******
Date: 2018-10-09 08:07:57
Rating: 5
Comment: Fair prices and very honest. Women can trust them.

Name: R**** L***
Date: 2018-10-01 15:05:19
Rating: 5
Comment: Thank you for making things right with my problematic car, although things did not go as expected I am genuinely happy with the integrity of the General Manager there and I highly recommend anyone take their car to this shop! Happy customer here!

Name: T** L********
Date: 2018-05-22 13:35:56
Rating: 5
Comment: Very honest and dependable.

Name: L*** M*****
Date: 2018-05-04 01:59:08
Rating: 5
Comment: Good people. Fast, efficient and reasonably priced.

Name: C**** S******
Date: 2018-05-03 17:49:21
Rating: 5
Comment: They back their products with a strong warranty and friendly customer service.

Name: B******* L***
Date: 2018-04-20 16:50:01
Rating: 5
Comment: I never have to worry about the quality of the work. great customer service too!!

Name: R**** A*******
Date: 2018-03-09 18:50:18
Rating: 5
Comment: Great device, got my car in fast, kept me updated on the status car. Friendly sevice.

Name: J** W*****
Date: 2018-03-05 22:49:54
Rating: 5
Comment: Car repairs always seem a little annoying to me, but Marathon is one of the best places to get quality work performed by qualified people. I’ve been Jack’d around by others and have found you get what you pay for... and trust is earned! I trust Marathon Automotive. Try em’.

Name: S**** S******
Date: 2018-03-02 16:24:17
Rating: 5
Comment: Great service! We have been bringing our cars here since we moved to Traverse City four years ago. We have always received helpful advice and great service. Once a control rod on my old beater Jeep broke and Marathon found that it was under recall and we ended up getting it fixed free from the dealer. On several other occasions Marathon has gone beyond the call of duty. We highly recommend them!

Name: E**** M******
Date: 2018-02-24 05:32:31
Rating: 5
Comment: My husband and I take our cars to Marathon Auto anytime we have an issue come up. The staff is always friendly, knowledgeable, and provide excellent customer service. Their work is done in a timely fashion and is impeccable. I highly recommend Marathon Auto!

Name: J**** K*****
Date: 2018-02-23 17:49:19
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive been satisfied with the service Ive received from Marathon Automotive; good communication during the process and everyone on their staff that Ive come into contact with has been courteous and a pleasure to work with

Name: P**** M*******
Date: 2018-02-23 14:12:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Top-notch customer service. They know their stuff, get the job done well, price fairly, and treat you with respect.

Name: K***** M******
Date: 2018-02-23 04:16:45
Rating: 5
Comment: Local to Traverse City and always impressed by their professional service/suggestion & prompt scheduling ability. Their in house local taxi service is super convenient to stay productive throughout the day with other tasks at the house or with the family. Thanks crew at Marathon for being super reliable/trustworthy.

Name: N F*****
Date: 2018-02-22 21:49:50
Rating: 5
Comment: Great and professional group of people. Higher Grounds coffee and the shuttle service are always appreciated, too! Thank you for taking care of our cars.

Name: R*** T********
Date: 2018-02-19 16:10:25
Rating: 5
Comment: Bought some Nokian tires (which I love) at Marathon a few weeks ago and got a screw in one of them. Brought it in on my way to work and they quickly fixed it and sent me on my way. Very helpful and kind. Have always treated us well. Thanks Marathon!

Name: T***** R*****
Date: 2018-02-16 23:07:35
Rating: 5
Comment: Ron is amazing!! I needed a front end alignment and when I called he was very helpful, respectful, and overall on top of getting it done. I am very happy with the whole group there!!! Reasonable prices too!! Thanks guys, I will be coming back for future work if need be!!!

Name: e*** b******
Date: 2018-02-15 15:05:23
Rating: 5
Comment: I take all my cars here, fast service even on my late model vehicles. The service advisors get to know you and deal with you as a person, not just a customer number. They dont try to sell you stuff you dont need, and inspect your car for damage to keep you running as smoothly as possible.

Name: d*** b****
Date: 2018-02-13 16:53:00
Rating: 5
Comment: This is a terrific place to have your car serviced. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. They are honest and suggest repairs that need to be done, not ones that only benefit the shop.

Name: r****** k******
Date: 2018-02-10 22:29:04
Rating: 5
Comment: They work around your schedule. They have a shuttle service. And they do top notch repairs. Dave, Marty, and Erin have always taken care of me.

Name: E*** C******
Date: 2018-02-10 07:05:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Great experience every time, staff is great and there is a shuttle service. Highly recommend

Name: N*** R*******
Date: 2018-02-08 13:51:37
Rating: 5
Comment: Always my go-to service shop. They have never done me wrong and always provide great service. I own two Subarus with the local dealership right around the corner and I still go to Marathon 10 out of 10 times. Also, their coffee is awesome :)

Name: c**** k*******
Date: 2018-02-02 15:30:39
Rating: 5
Comment: Friendly service, always explain what they will do, follow up phone call to check if alls well, actually guarantees their work, honest, no hassle, reasonable.

Name: A***** K*****
Date: 2018-02-01 14:54:55
Rating: 5
Comment: Trustworthy mechanics, nice waiting room, good coffee.Been going there 5+ years, and Ive never been steered wrong.

Name: J*** W
Date: 2018-01-25 21:09:59
Rating: 5
Comment: Great work, not too expensive. Place I go to if I dont do the repairs myself.

Name: N**** D*****
Date: 2018-01-25 21:04:51
Rating: 5
Comment: Marathon Automotive provides the best service Ive ever had and I have been driving and maintaining cars for many years. They are outstanding!

Name: K P
Date: 2018-01-20 02:45:19
Rating: 4
Comment: Top notch shop. A bit in the higher $ of a auto repair shop. But Brad is a wonderful tech. AErin is nice to deal with.

Name: L**** K****
Date: 2017-12-05 18:31:38
Rating: 5
Comment: Been working with Marathon for a couple of years after I spent some time bouncing back and forth from other repair shops. They not only have the knowledge and equipment to get the job done, but they also stand by their work. I got my front brake pads, calipers, and rotors replaced on both sides this past March. It was pricey but it was going to be anywhere I took it. My vehicle started smoking out of the left wheel well and I knew it was probably the caliper that was seized up. Sure enough it was. My vehicle is getting worked on as I type this and the parts are under full warranty still so that is one less thing to worry about. Really appreciate all of the help from the team at Marathon!

Name: A*****
Date: 2017-11-10 12:46:33
Rating: 5
Comment: I made the mistake of taking my rims and tires to be mounted and balanced at Walmart in Cadillac. Every tire had some level of leaking to them to the point where I would have to add air every week. I brought my other vehicle to marathon to mount the tires and they have maintained the same pressure for 1 year and counting. I decided to remount the other set from Walmart at Marathon and these are perfectly mounted as well. Well worth the cost.

Name: A***** H***
Date: 2017-09-26 11:07:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent customer service, and quick turn around time! The free shuttle service was a lifesaver.

Name: J******** B*******
Date: 2017-07-14 15:17:41
Rating: 5
Comment: I had a wonderful experience with Marathon Automotive! They got my car in right away and their price was very reasonable. The office staff is extremely friendly and were very knowledgeable. Will definitely be back!

Name: J D*******
Date: 2017-06-22 12:30:01
Rating: 5
Comment: I had a great experience with Marathon Automotive! They were friendly and I got a great deal. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Name: R*** M***
Date: 2017-02-03 15:34:40
Rating: 5
Comment: Marathon is be best auto shop in town. They provide dealer-level quality, at much lower prices. You can find more affordable options in town, but I choose Marathon when I need it done carefully and properly. Theyre experienced and comfortable with all makes and models, including luxury brands. Theyre always friendly and helpful, and provide great coffee and shuttle service.

Name: C****** F*****
Date: 2017-01-06 20:07:04
Rating: 5
Comment: Great people and service. Very convenient location. Appreciate the shuttle service. Over 15 year customer. Keep up the good work!

Name: B** B********
Date: 2016-07-02 19:57:46
Rating: 5
Comment: In a word, CONSISTENCY!I have never had to have my car back to Marathon for the same problem twice.A professionally run operation, and they know how to listen.I recommend them to my friends, and its the only place I go for competent, consistent service on my car.

Name: J**** C*****
Date: 2015-10-29 13:25:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Just had my Magnum rear axles worked on and they came in on time and under their estimate. Always the best!

Name: L**** M*****
Date: 2015-10-10 17:22:49
Rating: 5
Comment: I found Marathon Automotive to have excellent service. The staff were all very friendly and answered all of my questions.I will be back.

Name: R***** R*****
Date: 2015-06-24 14:17:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Fast quick service very well priced too!

Name: W****** M*****
Date: 2015-06-17 16:56:12
Rating: 5
Comment: LOVE these guys! After my first trip there a few years ago, they remembered where I had moved from, my name, and my husbands name. They do not have to make a conscious effort to know you--it comes natural. They always take care of our vehicles in an honest way and have never done work without discussing it with us first. I highly recommend using them!

Name: K*** B******
Date: 2015-06-05 18:55:34
Rating: 5
Comment: The good folks at Marathon Automotive have been providing me superb and timely service for over a dozen years now. I trust them; I know the job will be done efficiently and effectively, and Ive never had a single issue with any work performed at Marathon. What Ive appreciated all the more is the friendliness and kindness of the people who work there, particularly Erin, Dave and Marty who greet customers. Good coffee is always on hand; free wifi is available while you wait. And over the years, theyve even welcomed Camry, my Australian Shepherd, who has been loved and adored by all and who knows where Erin keeps the dog treats. Yes, Im paying a bill in the end, but how could the experience of a necessary car repair be made any better?

Name: L***** S******
Date: 2015-05-18 18:46:30
Rating: 5
Comment: Really nice waiting room, free hat. gotta love it.

Name: J*** S********
Date: 2015-04-14 16:01:55
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent and courteous customer service. Not pushy or overbearing like some shops try to be. Recommended.

Name: E*** M*****
Date: 2015-03-13 13:11:36
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive always had great experiences at Marathon and can trust that I am getting honest and professional service from experienced pros.

Name: R****** W*******
Date: 2015-01-14 15:34:01
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent service. I have never had a bad experience with the good people at Marathon Auto. I would highly recommend them.

Name: C**** R*****
Date: 2014-11-22 01:53:13
Rating: 5
Comment: Very friendly and super fair. the work is always done right the first time. I never hesitate to go there and to recommend them to all.

Name: I** W********
Date: 2014-11-17 20:46:37
Rating: 5
Comment: I always receive excellent, professional service from Marathon Automotive. They give me a good estimate of my service needs, and perform them in the time estimated. Also, the coffee they provide while I wait is good.Ira Wasserman

Name: M*** D****
Date: 2014-10-30 16:04:18
Rating: 5
Comment: I have been going to Marathon Automotive since 1992 when I moved to Traverse City. They have always been professional and honest. As the rest of my family moved to Traverse City over the years, they started going to Marathon for their car repairs and continue to do so to this day. Thanks for the great customer service Marathon!Mike Dugan

Name: j********
Date: 2014-10-29 21:09:27
Rating: 5
Comment: Marathon Automotive was really great - perfect service and very excited to get a brand new car after the repairs. Thank you!!

Name: A***** S*******
Date: 2014-10-25 13:15:08
Rating: 5
Comment: We have been taking our cars to Marathon Automotive for many years now. They are very friendly to work with, always do a good job, and just make the overall experience very pleasant. We also buy our tires there. Prices have always been competitive, and their products are excellent. I always feel I get an honest opinion from them regarding tires. They listen to my needs, and try to sell the most appropriate tire, even if its not the most expensive tire they sell. One year they even exchanged a set of snow tires for a different tire after I had them home for a few days. No charge, no hassle. They will always get my business.

Name: M****** H*
Date: 2014-10-23 13:49:09
Rating: 5
Comment: I normally let repeat business speak for itself and only leave reviews when I’ve had a bad experience—who has the time? In this case, however, I’m leaving a review for Marathon Automotive because in my opinion, they went above and beyond to provide service to someone else.We have had Marathon work on our truck several times. The last time we were there, we were getting new tires. There was also an older gentleman there—on oxygen, and I’d wager a vet based on the conversation he was having with another patron. Due to the partition, I only overheard what happened next, but it still makes me smile.The lady at the front desk (sorry, I have no name!) who was helping this man settle up was extraordinarily helpful to him. She was patient when he had difficulty speaking from the exertion of moving and helped him maneuver his oxygen tank. She also offered to go get his car, so that he wouldn’t have to walk as far. He replied with thanks, and asked her just to park it off to the side. She said, “Oh, no, Sir. I’m going to bring it right to the door.” I could tell she said it with a smile and that the gentlemen really appreciated it. I think she may have assisted him to his car as well.She went beyond customer service to really care about a customer, even knowing she’d be leaving her register and that where the car was parked might be slightly inconvenient for other customers. It was a good and kind judgment call!

Name: P* Y** M******
Date: 2014-10-20 18:07:34
Rating: 5
Comment: Very fast great customer service felt very welcomed when i walked through the door a place i would recommend

Name: C**** S*******
Date: 2014-10-13 14:14:22
Rating: 5
Comment: I have been taking my cars to Marathon for 15 years. The service is consistently great, and the work has always been top-notch.

Name: L** C********
Date: 2014-10-08 21:23:14
Rating: 5
Comment: We needed nitrogen in my new tires because one was running low down to 40lbs. Stopped at four different places and nobody had any, but the last place told me Marathon Automotive on Airport Rd. had it. So we drove over there and everyone was so nice. We needed a new valve stem not just a fill up and they took care of us. We were on our way back to Saginaw hauling equipment with the truck and just didnt want to risk any problems. Thank you very much!

Name: M******* C******
Date: 2014-10-06 17:06:15
Rating: 5
Comment: The crew at Marathon Automotive is always polite, friendly and prompt with any repairs. They keep good records of all of my families vehicles. I would and do recommend them.

Name: R***** E****
Date: 2014-10-03 01:45:04
Rating: 5
Comment: The facility and employees are extremely well groomed and clean. They are also knowledgeable and courteous. I have had occasion to use their facility several times and always was given an honest opinion of what was needed and an honest estimate on what the repair would probably cost. I trust these folks. Bob Evans, Traverse City, MI

Name: R***** P*******
Date: 2014-09-30 22:01:53
Rating: 4
Comment: I have used Marathon a number of times now and been very satisfied with the service and the way I was treated. The staff is courteous and knowledgeable and, most important of all, I trust them.

Name: S**** W****
Date: 2014-09-26 20:41:51
Rating: 5
Comment: My girlfriend an I have had a work done a couple times on our vehicles here and each time it was a great experience. The pricing was fair for the work done, but what stood apart was the communication, professionalism, and kindness of the staff. Of course nobody wants to have a car repair expense, but we are very happy going here and will continue to do so.

Name: D******** W****
Date: 2014-09-26 12:24:00
Rating: 5
Comment: Always excellent service, but the friendly, courteous, helpful front staff is great!

Name: S***** K*****
Date: 2014-09-24 20:26:21
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent communication, trust and service. Have been repeatedly thankful and impressed by level of attention, care and genuine friendliness of the entire staff. Simple yet huge things like rides to and from work, a running tally of things on the horizon as far as our vehicles goes, conversation with desk staff and drivers on everything under the sun--makes for a wonderful addition to and break from my busy, often chaotic day. Always willing to discuss wide range of options too--in case unexpected bad news has come our way. Very satisfied and thankful for Marathons presence in our community.

Name: K** S*****
Date: 2014-09-20 14:07:11
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive used Marathon for years. There are less expensive places, but Ive found that the value and work done right the first time is well worth it. Traverse City has no Acura dealer - the closest being Grand Rapids. Marathon services and repairs my wifes Acura as well as, if not better than, the dealerships weve used over the years, usually at a better rate. The service writers are top -notch. They answer my questions fully and even give me helpful suggestions with my own shade -tree mechanic jobs that are within my own skills to accomplish. But whenever I encounter more technical or difficult problems, I always take my vehicles to Marathon.

Name: R***** C***
Date: 2014-09-18 15:07:04
Rating: 5
Comment: Honest, efficient, and know what they are doing. What more could you ask for.

Name: R**** C**********
Date: 2014-09-18 05:04:32
Rating: 5
Comment: Prompt and professional service while fairly priced is not easy to find. Marathon Auto has it. Thank you.

Name: J*** F******
Date: 2014-09-17 19:19:35
Rating: 5
Comment: Have been a customer for over 20 years. Very efficient, organized, and courteous...and they have done solid mechanical work on all of my vehicles over the years. We also had our company fleet vehicles serviced there as well.

Name: S***** C***
Date: 2014-09-15 17:42:33
Rating: 5
Comment: This is the only place we bring our vehicles for service! Love the shuttle service and how quickly they take care of us when ever needed!Thanks Rob and Crew!!

Name: S**** I*****
Date: 2014-09-15 17:05:47
Rating: 5
Comment: What can I say that has not already been said so many times. We have had the pleasure of utilizing Marathon Automotive a number of times for general automotive needs as well as emergency situations. The staff has been very professional and helpful. We will continue to send our vehicles to the qualified staff at Marathon for many years to come. The attention to detail and honesty is greatly appreciated. The airport drop-off service is a fantastic service and a time saver. Thanks for all of your assistance!!! Keep up the good work.Respectfully,John Ingram

Name: r***** f*****
Date: 2014-09-11 17:33:29
Rating: 5
Comment: Everyone that I spoke with at marathon automotive was kind courteous and knowledgeable about the product they stock and sell

Name: C**** H*******
Date: 2014-09-10 20:25:42
Rating: 5
Comment: Professional, knowledgeable, thoughtful and very easy to work with. The facility is comfortable and the staff is very accommodating. They are always willing to answer my questions and give me peace of mind that they understand the problem and that it will be taken care of. I know my car is in very good hands when I take it in for service.

Name: P****** M*****
Date: 2014-09-03 12:49:34
Rating: 5
Comment: I have been a customer for about 10 years. Marathon Automotive has always shown the highest integrity and professionalism. Its nice to be able to trust your car repair shop, The staff is always friendly and willing to give sound advice on your repairs, even to the point of suggesting that some repairs might not need to be done immediately (or ever in the case of a really old car I had). I cant offer a higher recommendation than for Marathon Automotive.

Name: R** M*****
Date: 2014-08-31 23:22:54
Rating: 5
Comment: These folks are the best.They are honest and do excellent work.Best garage Ive been to.They care about the customer.

Name: J*** L******
Date: 2013-08-27 23:17:24
Rating: 5
Comment: The customer service at Marathon Auto is above and beyond expectations.I called to get tire recommendations and pricing for both of my cars.Ross patiently took a great deal of time to explain the options.I ended up going with his recommendations for both cars and have been very pleased with the results.He also pursued a credit for the older tires on one of the cars even though I did not purchase them from Marathon Auto.All of the staff are consistently very friendly and helpful.This was my first experience with Marathon Auto and the great customer service will keep me coming back.

Name: C**** M****
Date: 2013-08-23 21:02:49
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive been looking for an excuse to compliment Ross and the crew on their customer service, and now I can! Im in a customer-service business, and Marathon Automotive has it down pat. They always make me feel like the most important customer in the store (even though I know Im not), and the quality of the repairs is always top-notch. Theyre not the cheapest repair shop around, but they are the BEST!

Name: T****** B****
Date: 2013-08-23 15:22:08
Rating: 5
Comment: Always friendly and courteous, take the time to explain needed service and offer options, and most importantly, they stand behind their work. Not the least expensive in town, but worth every penny for the quality work. Tire pricing is competitive, and the honest tire advice is priceless.

Name: B**** P*****
Date: 2013-08-22 19:18:31
Rating: 5
Comment: I have been using Marathon Automotive for all my mechanical work, oil changes, and tires since I moved back to Traverse City in 2000. They have always been fair with me and never make me feel like an uninformed single woman who doesntt know diddly about cars (even though thats true!). I rely on them to steer me in the right direction when I need something done to my Toyota. I have recommended them to more people than I can even remember because they do such a thorough and efficient job. They will be my auto repair shop of choice as long as I own an automobile.

Name: S******** G******
Date: 2013-08-22 16:34:24
Rating: 5
Comment: I feel as though Marathon Automotive is the best place to take your vehicle.From the moment you walk in, everyone is friendly, professional, and great to deal with. Did these guys get trained by the Ritz Carlton? Their prices are in line with others, and yet they give you so much more value. They are honest, timely, and they themselves go out of their way in order to prevent you from having to go out of your way. Do you need a ride? No problem! Catching a flight? Theyll drop / pick you up with a coffee! Seriously, the only way they could do better would be to give you a brand new vehicle off the assembly line (Dont get any ideas, guys...)Keep it up!

Name: S** K******
Date: 2013-08-22 15:14:10
Rating: 5
Comment: Weve been using Marathon Automotive for 26+ years and have always received superior service for all of our vehicles, both personal and company. When difficulties arise for delivery or pick-up, Marathon Automotive is always accommodating, including shuttle service. We dont anticipate changing ever!

Name: J*** R****
Date: 2013-08-22 13:13:25
Rating: 5
Comment: Purchased tires for two cars within the past year from Marathon. Competitive prices with GREAT service and EXPERT advice about which tires will work best for various applications and vehicles.Its a pleasure doing business with Marathon and Id recommend that anyone in the market for service or tires give them serious consideration.And the coffees not bad either!

Name: C**** L*******
Date: 2013-08-22 13:09:08
Rating: 5
Comment: Perhaps Marathon Automotive should change its name to Zeus Automotive. Because, they are Gods of automotive service, and my experience with them was simply heavenly. Precise, professional, friendly and priced fairly. What more could a mere mortal ask for?

Name: D***** G*******
Date: 2013-08-22 03:27:35
Rating: 5
Comment: I was introduced to Marathon Automotive many years ago and they continue to service my vehicle today. The technicians are top-notch and their service is second to none. They always manage to fit me into their very hectic schedule even at a last minutes notice. I have had no complaints and no problems with the work that they have performed on my SUV. They are very courteous and make me feel welcome every time I walk through their door. They will always be my preferred choice.

Name: Z M***
Date: 2013-08-22 01:40:54
Rating: 5
Comment: Living down set its hard to find a auto repair shop Up North that knows foreign cars - especially the MINI.Marathon Automotive was recommended by a MINI owner in TC , although I was skeptical since I was preparing for a journey to the Mac and needed some minor repairs I scheduled an appointment.WOW was I impressed with the staff and their familiarity with the MINI, the professionalism and attention to detail that I received was something I have missed for many years dealing with shops down state.Since we will now be frequent visitors to the area I will now schedule all my routine maintenance/oil change visits for both of our cars.PS- their support of the Leelanau Conservancy is commendable and also the coffee is very good.

Name: S**** A*******
Date: 2013-08-21 22:29:43
Rating: 4
Comment: Im a fan of tires. Shocked by some who arent, I feel the need to tell. You can spend tens of thousands of dollars because of a cars appearance, comfort, performance or safety and significantly degrade all of those things to save a couple hundred dollars on tires. From this basic truth, Ive become a fan of Marathon. They know tires. They even read European magazine snow tire reviews. They only stock the tires they know are good. They also provide trustworthy service and have always shown themselves to be honest. If you want to optimize your vehicle, getting the best tires with the best service is where the rubber meets the road.

Name: E* E**** J**
Date: 2013-08-21 20:51:54
Rating: 5
Comment: After my first experience at Marathon Automotive, I not only brought my other vehicle there, but Ive made sure my family and friends also visit them when they need any type of service of tires. I needed new brakes on my SUV. They showed me the caliper and pads, and explained how they would clean the caliper (very few shops do this) to guarantee a better fit and to eliminate any small rust or corosion.I thought tires were tires, Ross and his crew know EVERYTHING there is to know about tires. They explained the difference in a couple sets I was looking at. They didnt try to upsell, only educate.I trust Marathon with my vehicle repairs. Fast, friendly and fair.

Name: B*** M
Date: 2013-08-21 18:29:44
Rating: 5
Comment: We are so glad we found Marathon Automotive! From tires to service and repairs, they have always been professional, honest and knowledgeable. We wouldnt take our Hondas anywhere else.

Name: k*** b****
Date: 2013-08-21 17:25:10
Rating: 5
Comment: These guys know their stuff. I ask a lot of questions and they gave me the best advise. They seemed to be thinking of my needs, not just getting my money. Big Plus, the coffee is great!

Name: C*** F*******
Date: 2013-08-21 16:31:55
Rating: 5
Comment: Ive been using Marathon for 4+ years for three different vehicles. They are super. Very reasonable prices, great service and very accommodating for busy people with rides, before and after hours pickup, etc.

Name: J**** D
Date: 2013-08-21 16:17:58
Rating: 5
Comment: Really like the service here. Shop is very friendly and knowledgeable on many levels. Have had a few routine maintenance problems with car and they took care of me very well. I felt my car was treated with respect long since forgotten by my dealer. BTW the coffee is great while I wait and I like to walk to the surrounding shops and restaurants while I wait on bigger jobs. Keep it up Marathon!A+++++

Name: L** D********
Date: 2013-08-21 16:02:46
Rating: 5
Comment: For most of the time I lived out west I had the same mechanic, so when I moved home to Michigan in 2002 I wanted the same thing. Just as you would do in finding a good doctor and dentist - you have to find a good mechanic/auto shop. I found that with Marathon Automotive. Theyve worked on my Jeep Barney for years and as a result, it runs like a charm - even with 207,000 miles on it. Ive even had offers to purchase it when Im ready to sell. I owe it all to everyone at Marathon Automotive for keeping Barney in tip-top shape. Thanks Marathon!

Name: S*** D****
Date: 2010-10-26 12:44:28
Rating: 5
Comment: Excellent! Never had a problem. You can trust these guys.

Name: L***** K****
Date: 2009-11-22 11:51:57
Rating: 5
Comment: We have used Marathon for 20 years and have never been disappointed! Great people and results.